New Grad - Certified Nursing Assistant - $1,000 Sign On Bonus

Description

Under the Nurse Manager’s direct supervision, the Certified Nursing Assistant assists in direct patient care and assists patients with daily living activities.

  • Completes and records routine patient vital signs as per instructed by RN/LVN.
  • Performs patient rounds as ordered; if unable to perform, the primary nurse is notified.
  • Knowledgeable of vital sign ranges and reports any deviation to the primary nurse immediately.
  • Ensures that fluid/food intake and output are appropriately measured and recorded in patient charts every shift.
  • Bathes patients as scheduled; if the patient declines, the nurse and program director are properly notified.
  • Performs oral care at least once per shift and documents on patient’s chart.
  • Provides hair care at least once per shift and documents on patient’s chart.
  • Ensures patients are turned at least Q2HRS or as ordered; if the patient cannot be turned or refuses, the primary nurse is notified and is documented in the patient’s chart.
  • Feeds patients as assigned/required.
  • Assist with transfers as needed.
  • Assists patients with bowel/bladder needs.
  • Answers patients call lights-timely (within 5 minutes if not in another patient’s room). Immediately reports any patient concerns/ pt family complaints to the program director.
  • Reports any perceived/actual change in patient’s alertness, physical condition, skin changes, and any other areas of concern to patient’s primary care nurse immediately.
  • Can verbalize facility’s emergency codes and responsibility with each. Can verbalize the CNA role in patient emergency situations.
  • Ensures patients bed is clean and organized at all times with call bell and patient items within reach.
  • Practices correct isolation techniques to maintain a safe environment and to control the spread of infection.
  • Maintains cleanliness of various instruments and equipment used per facility policy.
  • Keeps patient rooms clean and in an orderly condition by removing all trash and preventing unnecessary clutter.
  • Assist with restocking rooms with supplies and equipment as required, including gowns, gloves, masks, etc.
  • Is respectful/courteous to patients/families/fellow staff at all times
  • Exchanges and communicates patient care information upon change of shift.
  • Performs walking rounds at the change of shift.
  • Completes all required documentation promptly and before the end of shift.
  • Ability to accept direction from supervisors and other management team members positively and professionally.
  • Ensures soiled linen hampers are covered, cleaned, and/or emptied as needed and at the end of the shift.
  • Communicates unit/patient concerns to Program Director.
  • Performs and documents patients’ weights as ordered.
  • Ensures patient attends scheduled therapies and groups.
  • Interacts with patients and families in a caring and compassionate manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
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Job Requirements

Experience

  • Prefer at least six (6) months of experience working in a rehabilitation environment with individuals with neurological impairment.

Education Required

  • High school degree or equivalent required.

Additional Information

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Certified as a Certified Nursing Assistant in Texas
  • Certified in AHA BLS
  • Certified in Behavioral Intervention (SAMA) within 30 days of employment