Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) - Intermittent - Surgery Inpatient
Company: Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Posted on: January 16, 2020
Job DescriptionJOB SUMMARY: Under general supervision, provides
basic patient care to all patients including those in isolation.
Provides age specific assistance with activities of daily living
and therapeutic measures that will result in a lower level of
agitation or higher level of comfort for the patient. Under direct
supervision, ensures patient safety under ANMC care through
Observes patients experiencing suicidal ideation, behavioral health
issues, or other safety concerns to ensure safety and stability.
Reports significant changes or unusual occurrences to primary
Registered Nurse (RN). Records and reports all information within
scope of knowledge.
Conducts regular environmental assessments to ensure the
environment is free of objects, equipment, medications, etc. that a
suicidal patient may use to harm themselves. Must be able to work
in situations with isolation precautions.
Provides basic care including hygiene and activities of daily
living such as bed baths, showers, grooming, dressing, toileting,
monitoring body functions, preventative skin care, incontinence
care, feeding, and oral hygiene. Assists nursing staff with
mobility using safe transfer techniques, patient transport, range
of motion, ambulation, restraints, care for the patient's
environment, and application of safety measures to all
Obtains and records vital signs, temperature, height, weight, girth
measurements, incentive spirometry, calorie counts, and other
specific parameters as directed. Documents findings on appropriate
electronic health record (EHR) flow sheet and reports findings to
the RN. Identifies and reports changes in patients' status to the
Performs patient treatments as directed such as application of heat
or cold, and simple non-sterile dressings. Provides ostomy,
post-mortem, and indwelling catheter care. Assists with oral
suctioning, care of established tracheostomies, and care of long
term permanent-placed feeding tube sites (not nasal tubes).
Performs a variety of technical tasks which may include:
non-invasive collection and transportation of specimens to the
laboratory, obtaining blood glucose levels, measuring and recording
fluid and food intake and output, removal of urinary catheter,
bowel care, placing electrodes and leads for electrocardiograms,
cardiac monitoring, and telemetry, traction frame set up, cast
care, and application of external monitoring devices. Documents and
reports results to the RN.
Recognizes abnormal signs and symptoms including shortness of
breath, rapid respiration, fever, chills, cough, chest or abdomen
pain, blue color to the lips, drowsiness, and excessive thirst or
sweating. Reports changes in body function, abnormal signs and
symptoms to RN. Initiates CPR and other basic life support or
emergency measures as required. Adheres to established safety,
emergency and disaster procedures. Assists with patient
examinations and therapeutic procedures, including aseptic
procedures requiring sterile preps. Transports patients and
equipment as required.
Maintains cleanliness and safety of a variety of equipment; reports
any hazardous equipment and seeks repairs when necessary; maintains
confidentiality in regard to patient care information and chart
contents. Assist in infection control including using standard
precautions and isolation precautions as appropriate. Collaborates
with personnel in nursing and supportive services and with members
of the health care team to promote respect in delivery of patient
Performs clerical duties. Answers the phones, completes
requisitions, schedules tests and appointments, scans and files
reports, orders supplies and equipment, and manages patients'
Performs other duties as assigned.Required SkillsKNOWLEDGE and
Knowledge of safety factors and medical terminology.
Knowledge of policies and procedures for the care of patients.
Knowledge of customer service concepts and practices.
Knowledge of communication skills, both oral and written to
interact with patients and families.
Skill in observing patients and taking appropriate action as
Skill in analyzing safety issues and preparing recommendations
based on findings.
Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working
relationships with other employees.
Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of
software applications.Required ExperienceMINIMUM EDUCATION
A high school diploma or GED equivalent.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION
Non-supervisory - None
MINIMUM CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATION
Current State of Alaska Nurse's Aide Certification (CNA).
Current Basic Life Support card required.
PREFERRED EDUCATION QUALIFICATION
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION
Previous work experience in a hospital setting preferred.
PREFERRED CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATION
Must complete Crisis Prevention Intervention training and Suicide
Observation training within sixty (60) days of hire.
The following demands are representative of those that must be met
by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of
Must be able to push, pull, and lift approximately 40 pounds.
ANMC is not a latex free facility; an employee should expect to
work in an environment where latex may be present.
The work demands long periods of sitting, walking, standing,
bending, stooping, and lifting in the process of patient care.
May be required to work outside the traditional work schedule.Job
Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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