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The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is accountable to the patient care team for providing direct patient care functions under the supervision of a registered nurse and performing clerical, communication and other related duties to facilitate the efficient functioning of Department services. All duties to be performed in collaboration with team members. Duties and responsibilities are performed according to standards outlined in competency based/evaluation tool. Participates in and accepts responsibility for functions delegated to the team. This position must demonstrate a commitment of quality service to our patients, the public and our co-workers.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
Provides assistance to patients in their routine activities of daily living, including but not limited to:
Performs range of motion.
Positions and provides skin care.
Changes bed and provides appropriate oral and personal hygiene.
Assists with feeding and meal delivery.
Distributes linen. Assists with routine hygiene care including toileting and incontinent care.
Provides assistance to patient care team in collection of patient data and specimens:
Obtains urine, stool, and sputum specimens and processes specimens as needed.
Obtains and records heath, weights, vital signs, including pulse oximetry and pain assessment and I&O.
Communicates patient status and reports changes in patient condition to licensed professional.
Provides assistance to patient care team by performing and explaining designated patient care procedures:
Performs incentive spirometry.
Transports patient. Preps for diagnostic tests.
Assists rehab therapists (PM & R).
Performs pulse oximetry/oxygen set up in oxygen therapy.
Prepares room (supplies). Provides post mortem care.
Prepares for admission and discharge.
Assists nurse in emergency situations.
Maintains and cleans equipment.
Performs ostomy care.
Performs suction (oral, naso pharynx).
Performs blood sugar finger sticks.
Performs EKGs (department specific responsibility).
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Maintains a safe and orderly environment.
Demonstrates effective communication, customer service, and team building skills.
Documents patient care and related duties appropriately.
Able to access and use hospital information system according to related duties (i.e., entering charges for patient related items or procedures.)
Demonstrates ability to perform clerical responsibilities by using the hospital's information systems.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Transcribes physician's orders to appropriate document.
Enters patient charges into the electronic medical data base systems and follows up as appropriate.
Performs data entry into electronic medical data base systems.
Coordinates scheduling of patient tests, diagnostic procedures, and transports.
Reviews patient chart to ensure all procedural documentation and consent forms are present.
Posts patient diagnostic results in the patient's chart.
Maintains procedure/test documents and files.
Answers telephone promptly using excellent Customer Service skills.
Facilitates communication between diagnostic/testing area, patient care area and families. Answers patient call light system.
Communicates patient and family requests to appropriate personnel immediately after receipt of request.
Responds and carries out patient and family requests when appropriate.
Functions as a Customer friendly unit receptionist for Associates, Physicians, patients, family and visitors.
Facilitates physician and department consults until task is complete.
Maintains a safe and orderly environment.
Coordinates equipment/supply needs in collaboration with the Supply Agent. Assists with cleaning and maintaining equipment.
Notifies appropriate department of equipment malfunction.
Performs any other related duties (e.g., clerical, technical duties) as assigned.
High school diploma or GED equivalent required
CNA license issued by the Commonwealth of VA required
AHA BLS Provider CPR required at hire
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A Not-for-Profit Regional Healthcare System Dedicated to Excellence. From our humble beginnings in Fredericksburg, Virginia as an eight-room hospital to our modern not-for-profit regional system, Mary Washington Healthcare has seen enormous growth and development in the past 100 years. Today, we are made up of two hospitals and 28 healthcare facilities and wellness services. Community leaders volunteer on our Board of Trustees in order to guide the continued growth and direction of our health care system.
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