Certified Nursing Assistant- Shift Differential Offered 7am to 7:30pm or 7pm to 7:30am

  • StoneCrest Center
  • Jul 25, 2022
Full time Health Care

Job Description

PURPOSE STATEMENT:

Provide medical or therapeutic care under direction of nursing or clinical staff.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Ensure the well being of patients and provide a positive, supportive and structured environment, under direction of charge nurse or supervisor.
  • Patient safety is addressed through
  • Complete patient observation rounds timely.  Observation may be assigned every 15 minutes, within reach of patient and/or 1:1 patient care.
  • Ensure patient rooms are clean and uncluttered.
  • Assist with transferring, lifting, raising or turning patients.
  • Obtain patient’s vital signs, height and weight as assigned and ensure accurate documentation.
  • Identify self to patient and visitors promptly and respond to patient requests quickly.
  • Engage with patient in activities and interactions designed to encourage achievement of treatment goals.
  • Respond to distressed patients in a non-threatening manner and attempt to understand the source of distress.
  • Apply de-escalation techniques to help manage patient’s emotions, behavior and participation in treatment and assist with seclusion and restraints when necessary.
  • Monitor behavioral improvements and reinforce these behaviors.  Report changes and responses to treatment by communicating with team.  Significant changes are reported to nurse immediately.
  • Reinforce skills patients learn from nurses, physicians and therapist that promote improved physical and mental wellness.
  • Insure comfort, dignity, privacy and perform related CNA duties such as feed, bath, dress, groom, move patients or change linens.
  • Provide transfer or transportation for patient or coordinate transportation with appropriate staff member, as required.
  • Adherence to work schedule and overall attendance.
  • Follow established policies, procedures and standards for patient care.
  • Clean unit as assigned by professional staff, including equipment such as, beds, IV poles and wheelchairs.
  • Document timely, accurate and appropriate clinical information in patient medical record.
  • Collaborate with other staff in working with the population of the facility to treat and rehabilitate.
  • Demonstrate a positive, empathetic and professional attitude towards customers always.  When patient needs are not met, acknowledge and work to resolve complaints.  Recognize that patient safety is a top priority.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively to patients, family members, guests and other members of the health care team.

 

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform other functions and tasks as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Additional education or training which results in certification as nursing assistant per state requirements required.
  • Previous experience in behavioral health setting knowledge and experience working with the population of the facility preferred.

 

LICENSES/DESIGNATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Current Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification or license, per state requirements.
  • CPR and de-escalation/restraint certification required (training available upon hire and offered by facility).
  • First aid may be required based on state or facility.