Certified Nursing Assistant

  • Crisp Regional Health System
  • 1106 N 4th St Cordele Georgia 31015 United States
  • Posted: Apr 16, 2019
As needed Nursing

Job Description

  Position Summary:
Under the leadership of the departmental Nursing Director and the supervision of a licensed nurse, the Certified Nursing Assistant provides culturally sensitive, developmentally appropriate patient care.  The Certified Nursing Assistant works under close supervision of a licensed nurse and performs a variety of basic patient care activities and related services necessary in caring for the personal needs of patients.
 
Basic Qualifications:
·         Education:
Requires a high school diploma in General Studies or a GED state certification.
·         Experience:
Requires up to six months of work-related experience or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
·         Licensure, Registrations & Certifications:
Requires and maintains a Certified Nursing Assistant certification.
 
Essential Job Responsibilities:
  • Functions as part of an interdisciplinary team with positive interpersonal communication skills when communicating with patients, families, visitors, physicians, coworkers, and staff from other departments of the organization.
  • Provides direct support to the nursing staff and follows the departmental Director’s and licensed nursing staffs’ instructions and directions in the delivery of quality patient care.
  • Alerts the nursing staff and medical staff to observed changes in the patient’s condition.
  • Operates medical equipment safely, such as automatic blood pressure machines and SCD machines.
  • Collects and transports patient specimens for laboratory analysis as directed.
  • Assists patients with basic hygiene, hair and oral care as required.
  • Complies with CRHS and departmental safety, infection control, and performance improvement initiatives to ensure the delivery of quality care and services.
  • Maintains and expands knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Provides basic clerical support as requested.
  • Presents a professional image to CRHS nursing, clinical, and medical staff members as well as patients, families, and visitors.
·         Participates in performance improvement studies and integrates performance improvement standards into work-related activities.
  • Attends professional development programs and in-service training and meets the minimum requirement for continuing professional education.
·         Performs other related job duties as assigned.
 
Standards of Performance:
  • Performs basic patient care tasks and clerical support duties as measured by feedback from co-workers and observations of the departmental Director.
  • Performs assigned patient care duties in a timely and accurate manner as measured by logs, charts, and observation.
  • Performs basic clerical support functions as measured by observations of departmental Director and co-workers.
  • Complies with standards of care, safety, and infection control policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates reliability as measured by compliance with the CRHS Time and Attendance policy.
  • Demonstrates professional conduct and adherence to safety, confidentiality, and HIPAA standards.
  • Promotes intradepartmental and interdepartmental teamwork  as measured by observations of the Director and coworkers
  • Adheres to the CRHS Standards of Behavior as measured by observations of managers, coworkers, and  outside and/or inside customers.
  • Actively participates as a member of the healthcare team by attending all mandated in-services, as well as departmental staff meetings as determined by the departmental Director
  • Verbalizes and/or demonstrates  core competencies of the unit and department
  • Complies with regulatory requirements, including the National Patient Safety Goals, as observed by peers, supervisors, and other members of the healthcare team.