PRN Certified Nursing Assistant CNA

Advanced Correctional Health Janesville , WI 53548

Posted 2 months ago

PRN Certified Nursing Assistant CNAAdvanced Correctional Healthcare, Inc. was certified as a Great Place to Work by Fortune Magazine for the fourth straight year in 2019-2020!Position: PRN (as needed) Certified Nursing AssistantFacility: Rock County JailLocation: Janesville, WIJOB DESCRIPTIONAre you a professional C.N.A. who desires to work in a unique and challenging environment? Do you have strong communication skills and the ability to work well with patients and department staff? Do you have experience in assisting patients, feeding patients, maintaining medical records, and responding to emergency situations in a calm and professional manner? If so, we invite you to apply as a member of our team.Advanced Correctional Healthcare, the industry leader in providing quality medical care, mental health care and business services to correctional facilities, has an excellent opportunity for a PRN CNA at the Rock County Jail in Janesville, WI.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS* Maintains an orderly, clean, and safe work area. * Participates in response to emergency situations as they occur. * Checks daily functionality of medical emergency equipment. * Completion and processing required medical summaries and reports. * Assisting with CQI activities through data collection and reporting. * Provides care under the direction of the medical staff. These cares may include obtaining, recording and reporting vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, temperature, pulse oximetry), reporting information to nurse on-call, assisting a licensed nurse or practitioner with sick call of the inmates. * Provides information by answering questions and requests from staff, inmates, and outside sources as directed by the supervising nurse. * Completes assigned tasks given by medical staff as well as tasks in line with the duties of the position. * Providing or assisting patients with performing activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, toileting, incontinent care and grooming. * Assisting patients with set-up, fresh water for hydration, feeding, recording intake and output. Reviewing diet orders for meal consistency or thickened liquids and ensuring the appropriate diet is ordered. Reporting dietary noncompliance to the nurse on duty. * Any and all other duties as assigned.REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE*
  • Graduation from an accredited program * Successfully pass a national certification exam * Current certification in good standing. * At least one year of experience * Current CPR card * The CNA must comply with all current and future state, federal and local laws and regulations. * The CNA must be able to comply with court orders, medical department rules and the policies and procedures of the county jail.ACH provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Follow these links to learn more about equal employment opportunity, the Employee Polygraph Protection Act, or the Family and Medical Leave Act.
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