Certified Nursing Assistant - Casual
- Job Title: Certified Nursing Assistant - Casual
- 557 W. Washington
- Burns, OR, 97720
- Base Pay: $13.56 - $18.22 / HOUR
- Employee Type: Casual Non Exempt
- Manage Others: No
- Name: Jen Hoke
- Phone: 541-573-8642
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PURPOSE OF POSITION: To provide patient care or clerical support to the department of nursing as assigned each shift. This position will be assigned the duties of a C.N.A. (either I or II) or Unit Clerk per shift. Only CNA’s who have completed the unit clerk training will be assigned unit clerk duties. Assignments are based on daily staff competencies and department needs.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Reference C.N.A. I and C.N.A. II job descriptions. The position description will apply based on the C.N.A.’s certification.
Within scope of certification, admit, transfer and discharge patients. Document all tasks including documentation regarding meaningful use and report findings to Register Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse.
Provide bedside report using SBAR format including patient in the report.
Respond to call lights in a timely fashion.
Give oral hygiene, baths and related care. Make beds, provide skin and mouth care, and comfort and safety measures.
Prepare patients for meals and assist patients with eating, as necessary. Serve meals and nourishments, pick up trays, measure and record fluid intake, and provide pitcher and fresh water as necessary.
Measure and record output, collect specimens, give perineal care, give and remove bedpans and urinals. Frequently observe incontinent patients and clean as necessary. Assist in bladder and bowel training.
Observe patients with IVs and report any unusual signs and/or symptoms at site to appropriate personnel.
Take and record vital signs, e.g. pulse, temperature, respirations, blood pressure, etc. Report observations to Charge Nurse.
Provide transfer and movement assistance to patients consistently using transfer equipment, e.g. to/from wheelchair, stretcher and lifters, in/out of bed, turning, to/from bathroom, on/off commode, etc.
Assist with postmortem care by cleaning patient, changing linens, preparing patient for family to see and for funeral home pick-up.
Unit Clerk Functions
Greet patients and visitors in courteous manner. Answer telephone and intercoms in a professional manner and accurately route information to appropriate person.
Develop and accurately maintain unit/shift specific forms related to patient care, ordering of supplies, etc.
Assist in accurate data collection for Quality Management as requested.
Assess charts for accuracy of dates, correct posting of lab work, and placement of proper patient information.
Ensures charges are entered daily and accurately on each patient.
Maintain appropriate level of supplies and unit equipment. Order unit supplies in cost-effective manner.
CNA and UC functions
Maintain cooperative working relationship with hospital staff, patients, other organizations, and the public to provide quality customer service in a courteous manner.
Consistently reads e-mails as method of communication throughout HDH.
Routinely attends staff meetings.
Maintain work areas in a clean, orderly and secure manner.
Follow all safety rules and procedures for work areas.
Other reasonably related duties as assigned.
MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge of patient care practices and techniques, principles of good body mechanics, and cultural/age related/religious factors influencing patient behavior. Knowledge of general office practices, computer/data entry procedures, operation of office equipment, use of telephone systems, arithmetic, spelling, English and grammar. General knowledge of confidentiality concepts and requirements. Ability to communicate effectively with patients, public, and staff both orally and in writing. Equivalent to a high school education and six (6) months related experience, or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES: Must possess a current C.N.A. I or C.N.A. II certificate, in good standing, issued by the Oregon State Board of Nursing. Must obtain valid BLS card within six (6) months of appointment. Must successfully complete Basic Telemetry course within one (1) year of appointment.
DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS: Previous experience working in a hospital environment preferred.