Certified Nurse Assistant
CNA

Job description

 

Description:

Certified Nurse Assistants (CNA) provide each resident with routine daily nursing care, compassion, and respect. This care also follows the resident’s assessment plan and current federal, state, and local standards and regulations.

Our CNAs are empowered to “do the right thing” make sound independent decisions as they demonstrate patience, initiative, and willingness to assist residents.

Collaborates with all levels of nursing personnel and facility consultants, physicians and department managers, and other department employees in assisting with MDS Coordinator with coordinating resident assessment instrument implementation. Provides resident assessment-related education.

Under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse, performs individually assigned care activities for the chronically ill and technologically dependent residents based on established resident care policies and procedures. Participates in resident care as an active member of the healthcare delivery team. Specific areas of responsibility include monitoring of resident vital signs, providing resident hygiene and comfort measures, assisting with medical procedures and fulfilling nutritional and grooming needs. Provides general direct nursing care to assigned residents

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • They make residents comfortable by attending to their everyday needs, including bathing, grooming, walking, sitting, nighttime routines, water/food needs, etc.

  • They assist residents in transporting them as needed, including meal times, activities, physical therapy, etc.

  • They are getting to know the residents, monitoring their wellness, and communicating any changes to Management.

  • Maintaining confidentiality, including HIIPA, passwords, User codes, etc. is critical.

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:
Licensure / Certification:

  • Current California Certified Nursing Assistant Certification

  • Current BCLS certification

Experience:

  • Requires at least six months prior C.N.A. experience in an acute, sub-acute, or skilled nursing care facility.

  • Knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administering simple treatments and providing related bedside patient care services, as permitted by state regulation.

  • Knowledge of basic medical asepsis and standard precautions.

  • Willing to work rotating shifts and different units.

  • Ability to contribute to a patient-centered environment

Language Skills:

  • Must be able to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manual.

  • Must be easily understood through verbal communication in the English language. b.

Mathematical Skills:

  • Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals

PERFORMS RELATED DUTIES:

  • Interacts with customers, families, visitors, center and Reliant subsidiary personnel

  • Carries out other tasks as requested in situations where hands-on intervention/participation may be required.

SPECIFIC EDUCATION / VOCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Successful completion of a state approved certified nursing assistant program.

  • A minimum of a high school education or high school equivalency diploma is preferred.

  • This position requires that the employee is able to read, write, speak and understand the spoken English language to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our patients and visitors at the work site when responding to their medical and physical needs.

  • Must provide verification of TB screen within 90 days.

  • Basic knowledge of computer use or willingness to learn.

  • Must attend a minimum of 12 hours continuing education programs provided by the center in order to maintain certification.

RESPONSIBILITIES / ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Provides patient care in a manner conducive to safety and comfort. Patient care includes, but is not limited to:

       - Assists patient with or performs Activities of Daily Living (ADL);

       - Obtains and records Vital Signs and weights per policy;

       - Assists patients with ambulation and transfers;

       - Positions patients in correct body alignment in and out of bed;

       - Applies adaptive equipment as ordered;

       - Cares for personal belongings;

       - Assists physician and/or licensed nurse with treatments and procedures as needed;

  • Makes both occupied and unoccupied beds;

  • Accompanies patients when transported outside the center for appointments as requested;

  • Ensures patients are ready for scheduled rehab therapy and transports patients to rehab area;

  • Notifies licensed nurse if patient identification is missing;

  • Participates in the care planning process and implements care according to care plan;

  • Performs skin care treatments, as permitted by state regulation;

  • Applies simple clean dressings, slings, stockings, and support bandages, under direction of the licensed nurse, as permitted by state regulation;

  • Feeds or assists patients with meals and provides additional nourishment and hydration per care plan;

  • Records patient's oral intake and output

  • Uses electronic medical record according to the Business Processes, if applicable;

  • Answers call light or bell promptly, delivers messages, cleans areas of spillage or accidents;

  • Uses Standard precautions when caring for all patients. Adheres to Contact and/or Droplet 

  • Precautions as indicated;

  • Participates in the orientation of new nursing assistants;

  • Reports changes in patient's condition, patient/family concerns or complaints to charge nurse and/or supervisor;

  • Collects and bags soiled linen and delivers to dirty linen area;

  • Obtains clean linens and supplies from supply areas, cleans utility rooms, kitchen areas and all other nursing areas, as assigned;

  • Cleans patient equipment as assigned;

  • Transfers patient's belongings and equipment as directed, and assists with postmortem care;

  • Assists with patient discharge as requested;

  • Assists with the orientation of newly hired CNAs;

  • Promotes a culture of safety to ensure a healthy practice and living environment;

  • Collaborates and coordinates with other departments to provide timely effective care consistent with individual’s needs, choices and preferences;

  • Contributes to an environment that is respectful, team-oriented, and responsive to the concerns of staff, patients and families;

  • Participates in quality improvement activities as requested;

  • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive Protected Health Information (PHI) at all times;

  • Stays and works beyond scheduled shift if needed to meet state staffing requirements and/or needs of patients;

  • Performs other duties as requested.

Registry (Per Diem) available in these locations

 

 

Southern California

Los Angeles County 

Orange County

Northern California

San Mateo County

Marin County 

Contact HR Christine Dupaquier and fill out entry form to the right.

careers@shrsgrp.com

714.831.0868

Direct Hire available in these locations

 

 

Location:

Arcadia, CA

CNA:

  • (6) Full-Time / Part-Time, AM / PM / NOC

Contact HR Diana Guzman, DO NOT fill out entry form to the right.

dguzman@sachemail.com

626.579.0310 ext. 232

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