Certified Nursing Assistant-Medical Unit - Nights Full Time
Company: Wyoming Medical Center
Posted on: April 15, 2019
As a member of the Wyoming Medical Center health care team, the
Certified Nursing Assistant will provide quality service in a
timely, courteous, and cost-effective manner. The CNA is devoted to
providing patient care in a comfortable and safe environment. The
CNA will assist patients with activities of daily living, provide
basic nursing care to patients, and assist in maintenance of a safe
and clean environment. The CNA is responsible and accountable for
direct and indirect patient care and for completing delegated tasks
following Universal Precautions. Duties& Responsibilities: The
employee shall comply with all safety and health standards, and all
rules, regulations, and orders which are applicable to the
individual's own position, actions, and conduct. Performs duties
and responsibilities within the scope of a Certified Nursing
Assistant as defined by the Wyoming State Board of Nursing
guidelines and Wyoming Medical Center policies and procedures.
Performs duties as assigned by RN, charge nurse, coordinator, or
manager in a timely manner and within scope of responsibilities.
Demonstrates organizational and prioritizing skills in daily
routines to ensure appropriate patient flow and accomplishment of
tasks. Consistently practices patient safety, including falls
prevention and pressure ulcer prevention. Practices patient care
according to Joint Commission and OSHA standards and regulatory
guidelines. Assists, RN, physician, and other team members with
admissions, discharges, transfers, and procedures. Assists patients
with activities of daily living. Provides unit orientation for
patient and family. Provides education to patient and family as
appropriate, including procedural instruction. Accurately obtains
and documents vital signs, including weights. Accurately documents
patient's intake and output, including fluid restrictions. Assists
with patient rounds as assigned. Assists with and performs skin and
wound care according to WMC policies and procedures. Participates
in shared governance structures appropriate to responsibilities and
interests, to improve nursing practice and patient care.
Participates in unit staff meetings and committees. Practices
aseptic technique. Provides Level One respiratory care. Assists
patients with passive range of motion. Recognizes and responds to
emergencies in patient status, malfunction of equipment, and daily
changes in the schedule. Knows responsibility during Codes and
responds appropriately to crisis situations. Follows WMC restraint
policy. Practices proper technique in specimen collection,
labeling, care, transport, and handling. Follows policy for
post-mortem care, including organ donation. Appropriately reports
occurrences according to WMC risk management guidelines.
Demonstrates flexibility in work assignments with regard to
volume-driven schedules. Appropriately utilizes chain of command.
Documents according to WMC policies and procedures. Reads and
utilizes communication materials. Utilizes basic computer
applications. Uses patient care equipment appropriately.
Demonstrates proper procedure for decontamination of equipment used
for patient care. Processes and stocks linen, supplies, and
equipment appropriately. Maintains clean work environment and
performs light housekeeping. Performs environmental safety checks.
Mentors new staff. Conducts self in a professional manner, using
accountable communication to resolve problems in an open, timely
manner. Utilizes Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) methodology
and tools (FOCUS-PDCA). Maintains high level of patient
confidentiality. Utilizes proper body mechanics and follows minimal
lift policies and procedures. Performs other duties as required or
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