CNA Float- Per Diem

GENERAL PURPOSE:

To provide quality patient care services as directed by the supervisor in a courteous manner, thoroughly explaining each procedure to the patient before beginning and helping to provide a pleasant, comfortable, positive atmosphere for the patient.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Gives direct patient care such as bathing, dressing, feeding patients/residents, and assisting in examinations and treatments. Able to lift, walk, carry and stand. Able to organize and prioritize work, to maintain a harmonious daily workflow. Able to follow oral and written instructions, and write simple records under supervision.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

GENERAL:
1. Gives quality care and service which meets the standards of practice at Boulder City Hospital and adheres to hospital nursing service philosophy, policies and procedures.
2. Maintains confidential information regarding patients/residents.
3. Reports on and off duty to the nurse in charge when leaving or returning to the area.
4. Participates in required meetings and in-services. Completes all educational material within the time frame established by Nursing Administration.
5. Assists with admissions, transfers and discharges of patients/residents.
6. While was all have specific assignments and duties, these are “our patients/residents.” Call lights are to be answered by one and all and needs are to be met by the first available employee.
7. Provides oral hygiene, baths and related care, makes beds, provides good skin care, mouth care, comfort and safety measures.
8. Prepares patients/residents for meals and assists; as necessary, serves and picks up trays, measure and records food and fluid intakes, provides pitcher and fresh water as needed.
9. Measures and records output, collects specimens, gives perinea care, gives and removes bedpans and urinals, assists to bathroom or commode, observes incontinent patients frequently and cleans as necessary. Assists in bladder and bowel training.
10. Observes patients/residents with IV’s, PICCS, etc.
11. Assists patients/residents to wheelchair, stretcher and patient lifters. Assists patients/residents in moving, turning and in-and out of bed.
12. Gives routine care of isolation patients/residents under direct supervisions of RN or LPN.
13. Seeks out ways to be of assistance to licensed staff in patient care activities or in maintaining order of the unit.

LONG-TERM CARE:
1. The residents who live here are NOT patients; our purpose is to serve them with dignity and respect. This is their home!
2. Activities of Daily Living, meal intakes, snacks and showers are documented in the ADL binder for your residents. It is expected to be completed prior to the end of your shift on a daily basis.
3. Your immediate supervisor is your Team Lead RN or LPN.

MEDICAL-SURGICAL-TELEMETRY:
1. Documentation of vitals, intake and output and AM/PM care is done within the Electronic Medical Record.
2. Your immediate supervisor is the House Supervisor.

SKILLS REQUIRED:
1. Ability to work harmoniously with patients, residents, family members, visitors and staff.
2. Ability to pass High Efficiency Respiratory Fit and Use program as required by OSHA, Vil.58, No. 195.
3. Must understand the role and responsibilities of a nursing assistant, including their Scope of Practice; the importance of verbal and non-verbal communication; the purpose and use of the nursing care plan and the importance of patient/resident rights.
4. Actively participate in hospital programs.

EDUCATION:
1. Completion of an accredited Nursing Assistant program or equivalent as recognized by the Nevada State Board of Nursing.
2. Currently licensed to work as a Certified Nursing Assistant in the State of Nevada.
3. Current Healthcare BLS certification.