Certified Nursing Assistant
Certified Nursing Assistant, C.N.A.
Full Time, Night Shift Position, 7pm-7am
Salary Range: $13.29 - $17.87
Purpose of Position: Provide supervised assistance to a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse to give quality care and service to patients that meets District standards of practice and adheres to department philosophy, policies and procedures.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
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.
Maintain cooperative working relationship with hospital staff, patients, other organizations, and the public to provide quality customer service in a courteous manner.
Maintain work areas in a clean, orderly and secure manner.
Follow all safety rules and procedures for work areas.
JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge of patient care practices and techniques, principles of good body mechanics, and cultural/age related/religious factors influencing patient behavior. Equivalent to high school education and additional training as a Certified Nursing Assistant, or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES: Possession of valid Certified Nursing Assistant and Basic Life Support certificates. Possession of valid CPR card.
DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS: Previous direct patient experience in a hospital environment. Completion of CNA II certification.