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.9 Certified Nurses Aide Acute Care, Day Shift

Mid-Valley Hospital

This is a Full-time position in Omak, WA posted March 9, 2021.

Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) delivers patient care under the direct supervision of the RN or LPN. This includes providing basic care to patients, as well as assisting with activities.

CNAs will accurately and correctly use medical technology including the electronic health record (EMR/EHR).

CNAs serve as a conduit between patients and nurses. CNAs must record and communicate information and any issues to medical staff, therefore accurate and effective communication skills are required.

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

• The CNA will adhere to all Mid-Valley Hospital policies and procedures and Washington State licensing laws without exception.

• The CNA has frequent contact with the public and often handles sensitive information and will maintain confidentiality.

• Obtains work assignment from RN and/or LPN at the beginning of shift and coordinates patient with her team leader throughout the shift. Notifies team leader of change in patient condition.

• Cares for all types of patients, i.e., neonatal, pediatric, psychiatric, geriatric, orthopedic, medical, surgical, detox, and cardiac.

• Uses personal protection equipment (PPE) correctly and appropriately.

• Takes accurate vital signs and reports all abnormal findings to RN.

• Maintains patient’s environment by keeping surrounding furniture neat and orderly.

• Works to maintain overall cleanliness of patient rooms and facility in general.

• Monitors supplies within department and completes accurate restocking according to set PAR levels while watching for any out dated supplies, each shift as often needed.

• Participates in safety, disaster fire protection programs.

• Assists patients with ambulation as needed, getting out of bed, transferring to commode, wheelchair or stretcher.

• Work aids may be, but not all inclusive, scissors, stethoscope, scales, carts, wheelchairs, traction bar.

• Assists with bathing the patient, i.e., bed bath, partial bath or shower, and personal care.

• Follows normal chain of command.

• Completes assignments on time.

• Demonstrates appropriate bed making skills, uses linen wisely.

• Passes ice water, snacks, meals, monitors intake and output and documents the same.

GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

  1. Greets all patients, visitors, physicians, and other staff members in a courteous, respectful and professional manner at all time. Responds to all patients with empathy and positive interpersonal skills at all times.
  2. Reports for scheduled shift on time and prepared to assume responsibilities.
  • Reports to work in proper uniform/attire.
  • Leaves for meal break on time and returns on time.
  • Varies work schedule to meet the needs of the department.
  • Ensures the department manager has approved all scheduled overtime.
  • Seek supervisor approval before working beyond scheduled hours that will result in overtime.
  • Schedules all time off with supervisor’s approval.
  • Strictly adheres to hospital attendance/tardiness policies 100% of the time.
  • Performs all duties as assigned.
  • Wears I.D. badge in a visible location at all times on hospital property.
  • Protects I.D. and access badge and reports any issues or loss immediately to supervisor or to the Human Resource Department.

3. Attends and participates in meetings and is responsible for information communicated at meetings and in email.

  • Attends all mandatory in service on a timely basis as scheduled.
  • Participates as an active team member at staff meetings.
  • Reads communications and acts upon in a positive and informative manner.

4.Identifies own educational needs and maintains appropriate skill level through educational opportunities.

5.Exercise a commitment to practicing behaviors that are in agreement with the spirit of cooperation and reflect the values described in the Code of Mutual Respect and Professionalism.

6.Assists all patients, family members, physicians, visitors, and employees in a professional and courteous manner.

  • Extends special attention and sensitivity to all patients, visitors, physicians, and fellow employees.
  • Actively promote diversity and inclusion across organization for both patients and coworkers while avoiding any language or actions considered to be discriminatory or derogatory regarding race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status.
  • Assists in maintaining an atmosphere of cooperation and teamwork with other departments and community partners.
  • Demonstrates a genuine willingness to prevent or resolve inter-personal conflicts.
  • Demonstrates the ability to participate in and/or implement team decisions.
  • Adheres to HIPAA and all applicable privacy laws at all times, only sharing information on a need to know basis.

7.Follows Infection Control procedures at all times.

  • Clinical Personnel: Strictly adheres to standard precautions by adhering to the usage of personal protective equipment when handling blood or body fluids.
  • Non-Clinical Personnel: Washes hands and other skin surfaces with soap and water thoroughly and often in an effort to control spreading of germs within the department and facility.
  • Adheres to isolation procedures at all times as applicable.

8 Adheres to the following environmental care standards.

  • Demonstrates adequate knowledge of safety policies and procedures, the use of MSDS sheets, hazardous material procedures, and safety codes.
  • Code Blue, Code Gray, Code Silver, Code Amber, Code Red, Code Orange, Rapid Response Team
  • Demonstrates adequate knowledge of security issues, i.e. personal protection, protection of personal and hospital property.

9. Be familiar with and comply with the Mid-Valley Hospital & Clinic Personnel Handbook and Policies.

10.Be familiar with the collective bargaining agreement (Union Contract) of the UFCW 21 and Mid-Valley Hospital.

11. Demonstrates the ability to adapt to varied age-specific patient populations.

  • Non-Clinical Personnel: This position has no responsibility for the assessment, treatment, or care of patients. However, the ability to communicate and interact with patients of all ages is required.

.Requirements:

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

High School Diploma or GED and NA training.

EXPERIENCE:

1-3 years in acute care setting. May be waived at the discretion of Director of Patient Care Services.

REQUIRED CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION:

The nursing assist is currently registered with Washington State and renews his/her license prior to his/her birthday year.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT: Standard Precautions.

CAREER PATH: LPN, RN

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

May be required to work any shift in emergencies.

May be required to work any day of the week.

Ability to exert up to 50 pounds occasionally and up to 25 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Ability to stoop by bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.

Lifting, pulling, pushing up to 100 pounds of weight. Frequent carrying of objects up to 20 pounds.

WORKING CONDITIONS

This person spends 95% of their time in temperature controlled office space. The potential for exposure to bio hazardous agents or exposure to blood-borne pathogens and other potential infectious agents is high. This position requires contact with patients and staff under a wide variety of circumstances. This person is subject to varying and unpredictable situations, many interruptions, long irregular hours, multiple calls and inquires.

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