|CNA - Med/Surg or ER - PRN|
POSITION SUMMARY: The nurse aide performs direct and indirect routine patient care under the general supervision of an LPN or RN. Responsible for individual schedule changes. Knowledge of computer documentation. Maintains patient/staff confidentiality.
- Graduate of an accredited high school or equivalency
- Completed certified nurse aide course
- Experience preferred but not required
- If no previous experience, must possess ability and desire to learn
Minimum Field of Expertise:
- Ability to prioritize patient care
- Knowledge of new trends and techniques
- Demonstrates annual competency of selected clinical skills
- BLS affirmation
- Current Kansas Certified Nurse Aide license
- Moderate to heavy physical efforts
- Frequent standing/walking/sitting/stooping/bending/reaching
- Frequent lifting patient, supplies, equipment
- Manual dexterity and mobility
- Must be able to lift arms above head
- Rapid and efficient response to emergencies
Required protective equipment:
- Precautions/Isolation according to policies/procedures for: a. exposure to blood, body fluids, infectious materials; b. exposure to chemical hazards, slippery surfaces; c. exposure to noise and noxious odors; d. electrical equipment.
- Ability to see clearly at 20 feet or more
- Ability to see clearly at 20 inches or less
- Ability to see peripherally
- Must be able to hear when spoken to in a soft/low tone.
- Subject to stressful conditions
- Assigned to a home unit and shift or shifts.
- Can expect to be reassigned to another area or shift as necessary for staffing.
- Requires weekend and holiday work.
- Subject to overtime and low census days due to fluctuation in workload.
- Subject to call back for mass casualty situations
- Knowledgeable of responsibilities during emergency/disaster and of incident command
- Works positively with others, possessing tact, discretion and diplomacy
- Possesses the ability to work under pressure
- Maintains good physical and emotional well being
- Positive communication skills
- Works quietly and as part of a team
- Attends staff meetings
- Complies with Department of Nursing dress code.
- Possesses integrity
- Possesses initiative
- Role model
- Maintains a positive attitude
Degree of Supervision:
- Must be able to work under direct supervision of an RN, LPN
DUTIES OF NURSE AIDE
- Implements physical care to all age groups within the established policies and procedures of the unit and under the direction of an LPN or RN.
- Ensures proper documentation of all cares.
- Positively assists with the physical comfort needs of the patients.
- Positively assists in the admission, transfer, and discharge of the patients.
- Monitors vital signs, accuchecks, weights and reports findings to patient care nurse.
- Positively assists in the orientation of patient/significant other to surroundings.
- Assists with patient elimination procedures such as intake and output, catheter care, catheter insertion, enemas, collection of urine and stool specimens.
- Assists with ambulation and movement.
- Offers assistance to other staff members.
- Communicates positively in a timely and accurate manner with nursing staff, patients/significant others, physicians, and other ancillary personnel.
- Assists in orientation of other personnel.
- Gives accurate instructions and explanations to patients/significant others.
- Identifies self to patient (verbally and written).
- Promptly answers call lights and responds appropriately.
- Assists in maintenance of a safe environment by reporting and correcting any unsafe conditions, or equipment.
- Uses good body mechanics and safety devices such as lifts, side rails, restraints, transfer belts, etc.
- Follows procedure and safety precautions when using equipment and supplies.
- Assists in the maintenance of a comfortable and positive environment.
- Follows basic infection control and isolation procedures.
- Participates in inservices to learn new skills and techniques.
- Attends 100% of all staff meetings/mandatory classes unless excused by the Unit Manager.
- The Nurse Aide is evaluated by the Unit Manager/ Assistant Chief Nursing Officer by several methods including observation, documented counseling, and continuing education/inservices/meeting records. “Exceeds” equals documentation by the Unit Manager that they went beyond the expectations routine performance. “Not met” must include documentation that the Nurse Aide has not performed up to expectations documented by the Unit Manager/ Assistant Chief Nursing Officer.