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Certified Nurse Assistant

Company: Roosevelt General Hospital
Location: Portales
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary

Assist patients with activities of daily living, provide basic nursing care to non-acutely ill patients and assist in maintenance of a safe and clean environment under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse in charge of the team and/or unit.

Essential Functions

  • Promote the mission, vision, and values of the organization
  • Provide basic nursing care to non-acutely ill patients within the Nursing Assistant's scope of practice that includes actions that meet psychosocial needs and physical needs.
  • Provide general aspects of care that meet psychosocial or physical needs or both simultaneously, within the Nursing Assistant's scope of practice.
  • Meet communication needs of patients.
  • Demonstrate performance reflecting the initiative and responsibility expected of a Nursing Assistant.
  • Assist in admission, transfer, and discharge of patient.
  • Perform basic patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient's age.
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate to the RN any observed changes in patient status and responses.
  • Maintain awareness of the needs of the pediatric, geriatric, and general patient population.
  • Demonstrate ability to assist with feeding patients and maintaining fluid balance with technique appropriate for patient's age and physical condition.
  • Provide explanation to patient and family prior to administering care to patient; answer questions within scope of practice.
  • Demonstrate ability to perform treatments and provide services within scope of practice.
  • Communicate appropriately and clearly to team leader, co-workers, and physicians.
  • Consult other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient's needs.
  • Provide care appropriate to condition and age of the patient, including pediatric, geriatric and general population.
  • Demonstrate an ability to assist physicians with procedures and perform services requiring technical and manual skills under the direction of an RN.
  • Demonstrate an ability to be flexible, organized, and function under stressful situations.
  • Respond to patient in emergency or physically distressful situations.
  • Treat patients and their families with respect and dignity; ensure patient confidentiality.
  • Interact professionally with patient/family and involve patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.
  • Maintain a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
  • Meet current documentation standards and policies and complete within shift.
  • Manage and operate equipment safely and correctly.
  • Coordinate and supervise patient care under the direct supervision of an RN.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of disease entities.
  • Ensure that medical and surgical asepsis is carried out during treatments and special procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Professional Requirements

    • Adhere to dress code, appearance is neat and clean.
    • Complete annual education requirements.
    • Maintain patient confidentiality at all times.
    • Report to work on time and as scheduled.
    • Wear identification while on duty.
    • Maintain regulatory requirements, including all state, federal, and local regulations.
    • Represent the organization in a positive and professional manner at all times.
    • Comply with all organizational policies and standards regarding ethical business practices.
    • Communicate the mission, ethics, and goals of the organization.
    • Participate in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement activities.
    • Attend regular staff meetings and in-services.


      • Successful completion of certified nursing assistant program or ability to obtain certification within six (6) months of hire
      • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or must be obtained within thirty (30) days of hire
      • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification preferred
      • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification preferred

        Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

        • Knowledge of patient services
        • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
        • Ability to determine appropriate course of action in more complex situations
        • Ability to work independently, exercise creativity, be attentive to detail, and maintain a positive attitude
        • Ability to manage multiple and simultaneous responsibilities and to prioritize scheduling of work
        • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all medical, financial, and legal information
        • Ability to complete work assignments accurately and in a timely manner
        • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
        • Ability to handle difficult situations involving patients, physicians, or others in a professional manner

          Physical Requirements and Environmental Conditions

          • Working irregular hours including call hours
          • Physically demanding, high-stress environment
          • Exposure to blood and body fluids, communicable diseases, chemicals, radiation, and repetitive motions
          • Pushing and pulling heavy objects
          • Full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients
          • Position requires light to moderate work with 50 pounds maximum weight to lift and carry.
          • Position requires reaching, bending, stooping, and handling objects with hands and/or fingers, talking and/or hearing, and seeing.

Keywords: Roosevelt General Hospital, Lubbock , Certified Nurse Assistant, Healthcare , Portales, Texas

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