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Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Douglas County

Healthcare, Non-profit

Job title:
Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Job level:

Job description:

Incumbents work under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), or designee performing basic nursing care in accordance with the Douglas County Health Center (DCHC) established policies and procedures as well as state and federal laws and regulations.

Compensation: $20.64/Hour

Essential Functions:
Assist residents with hygiene needs and activities of daily living (ADL’s).
Assist residents with restorative nursing based on care plan.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, supervisors, County employees, elected officials, attorneys, law enforcement, judges, other agencies, and the public.
Comply with Civil Service policies and regulations, collective bargaining agreements, County policies, and laws to create a cooperative, safe, respectful and quality work environment.
Maintain workspace, resident room, and common space cleanliness.
Obtain/replenish supplies, and notify supervisor of equipment malfunction.
Provide superior customer service to residents, visitors and coworkers.
Encourage and support residents in maintaining or regaining independence, accommodate individual choices, and assist in maintaining personal belongings.
Document vital signs, intake/output, care/restorative nursing, and other nursing actions in a timely and accurate manner.
Notify nurse immediately of any physical or behavioral change in a resident (e.g. difficulty breathing, difficult to arouse, confusion, skin breakdown, cuts, bruising, bleeding, blister).
Report immediately to supervisor any suspected abuse, neglect, exploitation, and/or misappropriation of resident property.
Comply with all confidentiality and privacy requirements and regulations.
Assist with admissions, transfers and dismissals including required document completion.
Attend and actively participate in rounds, daily report, and assigned meetings.
Observe and adhere to all safety and emergency procedures reporting any unsafe conditions to supervisor.
Accompany residents to appointments on and offsite as well as planned facility activities.
Attend continuing education courses and seminars to maintain Nursing Assistant certificate in good standing.
Participate in quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI) activities.
Answer the phone as needed, and assist residents in placing calls.
Report to work at assigned location with regular, consistent attendance.
Perform other duties as directed and assigned.

Education and Work Experience and Other Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent required.
Successful completion of a State certified 75-hour Nursing Assistant course required and must maintain in good standing.
Basic life support/cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification required within six (6) months of hire and must maintain throughout employment.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Six (6) months experience in a healthcare setting preferred.
Experience with electronic medical records preferred.
Completion of a pre-employment criminal background check, post conditional-offer drug screen, physical assessment, and health review required.
Completion of an annual health review required.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is performed in a healthcare facility. Noise level is usually moderate but can occasionally be loud. Work is performed during assigned shift; however, hours will occasionally vary (e.g. varied days, hours, holidays, weekends, and overtime) as needed. Work involves potential exposure to biohazards and infectious materials. Work may be stressful when dealing with multiple priorities, time constraints, limited resources and uncooperative/irate individuals.
Work requires physical activity including extended periods of standing, walking, and bending with occasional sitting, kneeling, climbing, stooping, crouching, carrying, and balancing. Work also requires constant reaching between knee and shoulder as well as frequent reaching below knee level. Frequent fine motor movement of fingers and wrists as well as gross motor movement of elbows and arms is also required. Incumbents must have the ability to frequently lift and/or carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds as well as push/pull up to 50 pounds of force with grip strength of 65 pounds.
Required sensory abilities include vision, hearing and touch. Visual abilities, correctable to normal ranges include close, distance color, and peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Communication abilities include the ability to talk and hear within normal ranges. Incumbents must possess the hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate computers and other equipment.

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Posted on:
April 17, 2024

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