Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) - PRN

Metron Integrated Health Systems | Greenville, MI

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Posted Date 5/14/2018
Description

Want to work for a place where you matter? Are you an awesome, caring, compassionate C.N.A. who enjoys helping others? Then consider a career with Metron of Greenville!

This is a part time/PRN position working flexible shifts.

Metron of Greenville is a leading provider of care, specializing in rehabilitation, skilled nursing care, as well as other rehab and complex care services. We are also one of the few facilities in West Michigan to offer care for ventilator and tracheotomy patients. Here you will find work that is both challenging and rewarding, as you interact with and care for residents. Staff at our facility will continue to hone their skills, while also learning new skills in a supportive and caring environment.

 Here's some more information:

Knowledge and Abilities - The ability to read/write comprehensive English and document observations. Must perform basic math. The ability to verbally communicate with patients, staff and general public in a manner that is understandable, must be honest, dependable and exhibit a warm, cheerful, caring manner. Must be able to safely perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

 AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

A.Provide Assistance with the Activities of Daily Living

B.Assist Patients in Preventive, Therapeutic, and Restorative Nursing Procedures

C.Adhere to Safety and Infection Control Policies and Procedures

D.Communicate Effectively Orally and in Writing

E.Maintain Patient Care Work Area in Clean Safe and Orderly Manner

F.Promote Positive Public Relation for the Facility

G.Perform Other Tasks as Required

H.Attend Meetings as Required

 

INTERPRETATION OF RESPONSIBILITY

 

*A.Provide Assistance with the Activities of Daily Living

 

  1. Provide daily hygiene measures including bathing, oral hygiene, skin care, hair and nail care, as assigned and as required.
  2. Change bed linens as required.
  3. Dress and undress patients as needed.
  4. Serves food and fluids, per plan.
  5. Assist in feeding and providing oral fluids to patients.
  6. Responds to client requests.

 B.Assist Patients in Preventive, Therapeutic, and Restorative Nursing Procedures

  1. Take and record patient’s vital signs and weights.
  2. Turns and repositions patients who require assistance.
  3. Transports patients using wheelchair, walkers, lifts and other assistive devices.
  4. Perform range of joint motion exercises daily as needed.
  5. Assist patients to ambulate, or use assistive devices.
  6. Assist the patient in bowel and bladder elimination activities and retraining programs. 

*C.Adhere To Safety and Infection Control Policies and Procedures

  1. Maintain good personal hygiene and adhere to uniform requirement.
  2. Practice universal precautions.
  3. Perform cleaning of patient care area, care equipment, and utility rooms.
  4. Provides for the safety of the patients using safety devices identified on the care assignment.
  5. Report personal illness or skin lesions.
  6. Participates in orientation training and required hours of in-service programs annually.
  7. Report defective equipment or other potential safety hazards promptly.
  8. Adheres to Facility policies and procedures.

 D.Communicate Effectively Orally and In Writing

  1. Report physical or behavioral changes in the patient, accidents/incidents. immediately to Charge Nurse/Unit Manager.
  2. Document patient nutrition and fluid intake and outputs.
  3. Document daily on Facility forms and in Patient’s medical record.
  4. Clarify questions regarding assignment with charge nurse.
  5. Maintain and safeguard entrusted confidential information.
  6. Control inappropriate feelings.
  7. Be flexible, receptive and adaptive to change.

E.Maintain Patient Care Area and Nursing Work Areas in Clean, Orderly, and Safe Manner

  1. Use only approved items.
  2. Replace furniture to proper safe location.
  3. Handle equipment and supplies to avoid wastage or breakage.
  4. Use time effectively and efficiently.

F.Promote Positive Public Relations for the Facility

  1. Display courteous, cooperative, helpful manner with patients, visitors and other staff.
  2. Use proper telephone etiquette.
  3. Represent the Facility in a positive manner.
  4. Maintain confidential information according to HIPAA guidelines.

 G.Perform Other Tasks as Required

  1. Assist other personnel when assignment completed.
  2. Knows and follows existing lines of communication and authority.
  3. Other - as designated by Charge Nurse or Director of Nursing.
  4. Assures that patient rights are maintained at all times, reporting suspected deviations to immediate supervisor.

 H. Attend Meetings as Required

  1. Attend Staff Meetings as Scheduled.
  2. Attend other Meetings as required.
  • = Essential Functions

 

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

Works primarily indoors in a climate controlled setting. There is constant exposure to blood, body tissues and fluids with occasional exposure to infectious diseases and hazardous materials. There is known stress associated with working with patients and their families who are terminally ill and who may be cognitively impaired or have inappropriate behavior. There is ongoing need to manage patient death and the psychological effects associated with it. Exposure to chemicals as identified in the MSDS Manual. Continuous exposure to latex, plastic and materials used for personal protective equipment.

Equipment Used:

Gerichairs, restraint devices, assistive devices, bathers, bedrails, wheelchairs, weight scales, feeding devices, razors, nail clippers, stethoscope, gloves, and other protective barrier equipment, telephone, call system, shavers, sterilizers, thermometers (electric/ oral), gait belt, timers, wandering notification systems, personal alarms, microwave ovens, water mattresses, air mattresses, positioning devices, lap boards, recliner chairs, weight scales, lifts, toilet and showers.

 

PHYSICAL/SENSORY/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM THE "ESSENTIAL" JOB FUNCTIONS

A.Physical - Will need to continuously stand and walk, squat, bend to floor, reach, twist, sit and potentially remain in uncomfortable positions for extended periods of time. Must be able to lift, move and turn patients. Requires varying degrees of pushing, pulling and lifting depending on the weight of the patient, which is often times over 100 pounds. Must have eye/hand coordination sufficient to assist patients with ADL's, transfers, and ambulation. Must be able to clearly speak. Must deal calmly with multiple tasks, noises, and interruptions on a continuous basis.

 

B.Sensory - Must be able to hear normal sounds and voice patterns with constant background noise. Must be able to receive and follow verbal instructions. Must be able to respond to audible emergency signals, alarms, call lights and telephones. Must be able to smell smoke, or other noxious odors. Must be able to identify a patient within a reasonable distance (20 feet), focus and read thermometer, oxygen pressure gauge and similar equipment. Ability to identify colors for warning lights, signs and labels. Must be able to read regular/small size print.

 

C.Cognitive - Must be able to remember multiple assignments over an extended period. Must be able to remember specific requests, ideas and concepts and relate them as necessary. Must be able to concentrate on details during constant interruptions.

EMERGENCY SITUATIONS

In the event of an emergency, employee must be physically able to assist in patient evacuations and to assist choking victims.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee may be required to perform other work related tasks as assigned or requested by the supervisor or manage-ment. The job description is simply a communication tool and is subject to change as the needs prevail. This document is not intended to imply a written or implied contract of employment.

Position Requirements

Have current CNA Certificate in good standing on file with the Michigan Nursing Assistant Registry, or completed an approved Michigan Nurse Aide training program and are eligible to test for clinical and knowledge skills testing to become certified within four months of hire. One year experience in long-term care, hospice care or health care setting desired.

Category
Medical / Health Care
Job Type
Full time | Part Time | On-Call

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