Cuyuna Regional Medical Center

Registered Nursing Assistant (NAR/CNA) - Care Center

  • Cuyuna Regional Medical Center
  • 320 East Main Street Crosby Minnesota 56441 United States
  • Jan 04, 2019
As needed Nursing

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY

Registered Nursing Assistants are an essential part of the nursing team. They provide direct care for residents that are consistent with each resident’s plan of care and provide a “homelike” environment for the resident. Registered Nursing Assistants must continually work toward the achievement of the goals of CRMC. Quality care and overall efficiency are essential components to this success.

  • Trained Medical Assistant (T.M.A.) duties apply ONLY to those that have completed the TMA certification process, received training, and been assigned to TMA duties.
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
  • Education and Experience:
    • Successful completion of an approved nursing assistant training program and competency evaluation within four months from the date of employment.
  • License/Certificates:
    • Active certification with the Minnesota Nursing Assistant Registry preferred.  Candidate may prove that he or she has recently successfully completed an approved training program and has not yet been included in the registry or in a training and competency evaluation program approved by the State of Minnesota.
  • Special Skills and Aptitudes:
    • Effective interpersonal skills - building a positive relationship with residents, coworkers, and others.
    • Understand the best practices used in providing personal care for residents.
    • Able to practically apply knowledge of infection prevention, safety principles, and proper procedures to work situations.
    • Demonstrate care and compassion in all interactions.
    • Capable of following and carrying out verbal and written instructions.
    • Proficient observational and reporting skills.
    • Ability to adapt resources to meet the needs of the situation.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Responsible for the direct care of residents assigned to him/her in collaboration with and under the guidance of the licensed nurse.
  • Provide care for each resident in a manner that protects and promotes dignity, privacy, self determination, and resident rights.
  • Offer and respect resident choices in matters of daily routine.
  • Refer to resident by name of his/her choice
  • Report significant resident data and changes in condition to the licensed nurse.
  • Attend 12 hours of training each year.
  • Maintain compliance with state and federal guidelines.
  • Monitor physical environment for safety or fire hazards.  Correct and/or report problems immediately.
  • Demonstrate all job tasks with a Can-Do Spirit while other duties may be assigned.

TMA Duties:

1.  Accurately and efficiently deliver prescribed medications to residents within normal time limits, to include but not limited to.

  • Maintain appropriate security of Medication Cart
  • Proper administration of oxygen delivery systems
  • Blood Glucose monitoring
  • Provide proper wound care
  • Properly order/re-order medications
  • Properly use emergency equipment
  • Properly use Nebulizers
  • Properly use blood pressure cuff, pulse oximeter, thermometer
  • Proper use of any other instrument utilized in this TMA Role

2.  Effectively utilize computer systems required for this position (e.g. Point Click Care, e-MAR/TAR, email, Net Learning, Technical Life Support, etc.)

3.  Be a role model.  Monitor staff to ensure resident needs are met, report performance concerns to the licensed nurse.

4.  Appropriately communicate via written or verbal methods.   Inform licensed nursing staff of resident conditions and/or changes to conditions.