Department:3 North - Medical / Surgical, 60711
The Certified Nursing Assistant assists in the care of patients, as delegated by and under the direction and supervision of a licensed Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse. Nursing care provided is not limited to a specific age group
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Position requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Required to read, write and understand written and oral instructions with the knowledge of medical terminology. Must be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of people under pressured situations.
LICENSE / CERTIFICATION / REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:
Certified Nursing Assistant certification and registration in the State of Washington; Basic Life Support (BLS) Certified. HCA required based on area of assignment
CONTINUING EDUCATION & COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS:
Continuing education and/or licensing requirements:
CNA license annual renewal and BLS certification.
Population Specific continuing competency requirements:
Knowledge and expertise in providing care to assigned population
Six months recent healthcare institutional experience
KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES:
Demonstrated skills in collaboration, teamwork and problem-solving to achieve goals
Demonstrated skills in verbal communication and listening
Demonstrated skills in providing excellent service to customers
Job performance is based solely on the individual's ability to perform the essential job functions
This position requires the ability to participate in lifting or moving of physically challenged patients
ENVIRONMENTAL / JOB CONDITIONS:
Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals or Substances and/or Infection: Risk of exposure to infectious disease during all patient contacts
Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens: Risk of exposure to Bloodborne pathogens during all patient contacts
Personal Protective Equipment Required: Yes
ACCOUNTABILITIES AND ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Population Appropriate Care Competency:
Infants 0 to 1 year of age
Pediatric 2 to 12 years of age
Adolescent 13 to 18 years of age
Adult 19 to 65 years of age
Geriatric Patient Over 65 years of age
Delivers patient care appropriate to population of patients cared for/served. Obtains and interprets information in terms of patient needs. Applies knowledge of growth and development appropriate for the population groups cared for/served, as delegated by RN. Understands the range of educational treatment needs of the patients cared for/served in the specific population groups. Has met annual in-service requirement for education case studies regarding population appropriate care for the patients in the specified population groups.
Orients patient to room, unit and services available, i.e. TV, patient advocate, educational material, and documents on patient chart, as observed by RN. Ensures patient has proper identification band. Inventories clothing and valuables, and has patient sign or documents reason for inability to sign.
Assists with accurate assessment of unit specific population. Participates in collection of information to include biophysical, environmental, functional, nutritional, significant other and family needs. Immediately notifies RN of changes in patient condition.
Maintains skin integrity by proper turning, positioning and other actions to prevent development of decubitus ulcers. Follows skin care guidelines. Follows turning schedule set up by RN.
Assists in meeting the nutritional needs of patient by seeing that food and nourishments are given to patient, trays set up and that patient is assisted with feeding if necessary.
Provides for ADL & delivery of patient care based on patient care knowledge and scientific principles, as delegated by the RN.
Provides teaching materials pertinent to disease process and documents. Reinforces patient teaching that has been initiated by the RN.
Answers call lights promptly.
Ensures a safe environment by keeping work and patient areas orderly and clear of obstacles. Uses proper body mechanics, transfer techniques, and equipment.
Ensures a smooth patient discharge and transfer process by assisting RN as appropriate. Assist with patient preparation for discharge beginning at admission and throughout patient stay. Assists RN in completion of transfer summaries, discharge instruction summaries, and interagency reports.
Maintains knowledge of emergency response plans. Responds in an appropriate manner to all potential and actual emergency situations following code procedures.
Documents all actions and observations. Charting is accurate, pertinent, legible, complete and timely.
Demonstrates knowledge and proper use of restraints, fall and seizure precautions. Acts as a resource for alternatives to restraint use and fall prevention interventions.
Demonstrates knowledge of federal and state regulations that affect area of practice as observed by team members. Professional performance and behavior is consistent with the Law Relating to Nursing Assistants.
Demonstrates competent practice. Satisfactorily completes yearly unit specific competency assessment. Is viewed by peers to be an expert in clinical practice. Certified in unit specific advanced skills.
Completes or contributes to required reports. Assists in collecting patient acuity data. Participates in unit specific QA project and provides documentation. Participates and follows through with one unit specific QA per year.
Attends, contributes to, and documents 75% of staff meetings. Attends, contributes to, and documents 90% of staff meetings annually.
Supports and enforces infection control practices. Uses hand hygiene, standard transmission precautions and demonstrates consistent use of personal protective equipment. Measured by observation.
Demonstrates economy in the use of all equipment and supplies. Ensures that supplies are charged to the appropriate source. Communicates recommendations that result in cost containment.
Consistently remains productive by offering to help co-workers, checks equipment, cleans area, makes frequent patient rounds, and offers to assist patients. Takes on additional unit duties. (Ex: Tracks equipment, committees or special projects)
Supports philosophy and mission of Harrison Medical Center. Communication promotes positive image of Harrison Hospital. Works with other healthcare team members in promoting positive image. Represents peers in unit or hospital community or project that promotes the philosophy and mission of Harrison Medical Center.
Must have regular, reliable, predictable attendance in performance of essential job functions.
During an emergency, disaster, or catastrophic event, which places life or property in jeopardy, employee may be assigned to any disaster service activity that promotes the protection of public health and safety. Assignment might require serving at a location, at times and/or under conditions that significantly differ from employee's normal work assignments. As an employee of Harrison Medical Center, employee may be directed to perform a role other than their regular job, by a superior or by law.