A Certified Nursing Assistant is responsible for providing patient care under the direction of a Registered Nurse. Assists patients with activities of daily living and assists in the maintenance of a safe, clean environment for patients on the MST floor. S/he must have a basic understanding of the fundamentals of Medical, Surgical, and Telemetry patients.
1. Provide safe and efficient direct patient care under the direction of the RN.
2. Keep charge nurse informed of the patient's status and changes as well as problems.
3. Participate in department performance improvement activities.
4. Comply with mandated hospital and department education programs.
5. Accept responsibility for professional growth and development.
6. Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy and objectives of the organization.
7. Age specific standards: The individual in this position must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the patient. In addition, s/he must possess the ability to assess patient data relative to age specific needs and provide care as described in the department's policies.
8. Excellent documentation skills with the ability to learn and incorporate electronic documentation.
9. Demonstrate proficiency with patient transfers.
10. Demonstrate an understanding of adaptive equipment and how it is used.
1. Perform other work-related duties,within their scope of practice, as assigned.
1. Active and in good standing on the Maine CNA registry or registry eligible at time of orientation start date.
1. Variable work schedule requires day, evening, and night work as well as weekends and holidays.
EDUCATION, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
1. Successful completion of an approved CNA program, and registry eligible at time of hire.
2. BLS is required within the first week of employment. Employees must maintain CPR certification throughout employment when in a clinical position.
3. Must be able to read and write with proficiency to accomplish all responsibilities.
4. De-escalation and workplace violence training will be completed at hire prior to release from orientation. Employees must complete the required Management of Aggressive Behavior (MOAB) program within 6 months of hire and maintain current certification throughout their employment in the high or moderate risk role.
PHYSICAL DEMAND REQUIREMENTS:
1. Able to sit for 1-3 hours per day.
2. Ableto stand and/or walk 5-9 hours/ day.
3. Ableto lift over 50 pounds using proper body mechanics.
4. Ableto twist 500 – 1000 times per day.
5. Ableto bend 130-480 times per day.
6. Ableto squat/kneel 1-3 hours/day (need not be continuous).
7. Ableto endure high energy requirements. (7-9mets)
8. Ableto have wrists deviate from neutral position.
9. Ableto show ability to make skillful coordinate manual dexterity.
10. Ableto use both hands 70%-100% of job cycle with frequent fine motor skills.
11. Require corrected vision must be at least 20/30 in both eyes (near and far). Able to distinguish between red/green and blue/violet colors. Able to demonstrate accurate depth perception.
12. Able to hear a whispered voice at eight feet.
13. Able to speak clearly 8 - 10 hours a day.
14. Frequent exposure to infections that can cause significant morbidity and/or mortality
15. Able to push/pull equipment several time a day. (i.e. lift chairs, scales, Hoyer lift)
1. Able to work in 70-80° environments.
2. Able to tolerate moderate exposure to water/dampness.
3. Occasional work on slippery surfaces.
4. Occasional work where surfaces are uneven,
5. Slight chance of exposure to non-ionized radiation (Microwaves).
6. Occasional exposure to ionized radiation (x-rays)
7. Frequent exposure to voices, bells, buzzers, routine noises and occasional loud sounds.
8. Slight likelihood of significant traumatic injury (i.e., lacerations, contusions, abrasions, fractures).
9. Slight likelihood of significant injury from moving objects (i.e., wheelchairs, gerichairs, Hoyer lift).
10. Frequent likelihood of exposure to toxic/infectious conditions.
11. Able to work with others; close association is frequent and comprises a major portion of the job.
12. Able to self pace work so that assignments are completed in a designated time span.
13. Able to extend work hours beyond twelve hours per shift, on occasion.
1. Continuously utilizes appropriate judgment.
2. Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, divide, perform fractions, and calculate percentages.
3. Must be able to read and comprehend greater than grade 10 level of instruction.
1. Must remain calm and exercise self-control in working relationships with patients, staff, and visitors.
2. Works directly with persons who are or may become ill, disabled, or may be dying; maybe present at the death bed and have to care for the body of the deceased; must possess skills to cope with stresses associated with illness, disability, dying, and death.
INTERPERSONAL SKILLS REQUIRED:
1. Willingness to work cooperatively is necessary.
2. Strong public relations and customer satisfaction motivation.
Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.