Certified Nursing Assistant
Company: Medstar Research Institute
Posted on: June 13, 2021
Job Summary Functions as a member of the patient-centered care
team to provide direct patient care activities under the
supervision of a Registered Nurse for assigned patients and their
families/significant others. Assists medical and nursing staff with
procedures and/or tests and patients with Activities of Daily
Living (ADLs). Performs specific care activities such as specimen
collection, phlebotomy, electrocardiography (EKG), and
documentation in the health record. Incumbents in this position may
perform all, or a combination of the duties described depending
upon the assigned work area and the specific needs of the patients
and the department. Minimum Qualifications Education/Training
Completion of an approved nursing assistant certification program;
high school graduation or equivalent. Experience Experience as a
Certified Nursing Assistant preferred. General health care
experience in an acute care, long-term care or other settings
preferred. Student nurse in junior or senior year preferred.#
License/Certification/Registration CNA (Certified Nursing
Assistant) certification from the relevant jurisdiction; BLS (Basic
Life Support) certification. Phlebotomy certification preferred.
Knowledge, Skills # Abilities Basic math skills. Verbal and written
communication skills. Basic computer skills preferred. Primary
Duties and Responsibilities Contributes to the achievement of
established department goals and objectives and adheres to
department policies, procedures, quality and safety standards, and
SPIRIT Values. Complies with governmental regulations and
accreditation standards. # Assists patients with activities of
daily living (ADLs) and personal hygiene, including bathing, mouth
care, dressing, skin care, positioning, feeding, ambulation,
toileting, and range of motion activities. Assists with patient
mobilization and rehabilitation, use of crutches and walkers, and
transfer/transport of patients in wheelchairs and stretchers. #
Collects specimens (e.g., blood, urine, sputum, stool); performs
venipuncture/phlebotomy; and obtains EKGs. # Assists in the
measurement and documentation of patient#s intake and output (I#O).
Accurately takes and records patient#s vital signs, height and
weight, pulse oximetry, point of care and waived testing (i.e.,
finger sticks for glucose monitoring/Accucheck, urine dipstick,
hemoccult) and other pertinent data or information in the patient#s
health record. # Performs routine sterile, non-sterile (e.g.,
application of thermal soaks) and other treatments/activities
identified by Unit/Hospital policy inclusive of but not limited to:
tube feedings; ostomy care; Foley Catheter care; perineal care;
simple dressing changes and wound care; turning and positioning;
postmortem care and transportation of body to the morgue; and
assistance with the application, maintenance and removal of
traction, casts, splints and exercise equipment. # Maintains the
comfort, privacy and confidentiality, and dignity of each patient
in the delivery of services. Performs patient observation duty,
including 1:1 observation, and safe application of restraints.
Prepares patients to be seen by providers. Assists providers and
registered nurses in patient examinations and procedures. # Rounds
on all assigned patients based on established standards (e.g.,
hourly purposeful rounding). Reports actual and potential problems
concerning patients/families, including changes in the patient#s
condition, to the registered nurse and other care team members as
necessary. Ensures complete hand off to oncoming shift and obtains
full hand off from outgoing shift. Initiates and assists in CPR
when indicated. # Participates in patient/family teaching as
directed and responds to questions from patients, families and
visitors in a prompt, courteous, and respectful manner, referring
them to appropriate personnel if necessary. # Maintains the
cleanliness and safety of patient rooms/environment by distributing
and changing linen/towels, removing used meal trays, checking bed
siderails and safety restraints, etc. Assists with environmental
services support such as linen management, trash removal and
cleaning patient rooms as needed. # Transports and/or escorts
patients during discharges, transfers, and/or medical appointments.
Completes errands such as delivering specimens to the laboratory,
equipment, and supplies, etc., as required. # Receives and stocks
equipment and supplies and maintains orderly supply and utility
rooms. # Attends staff meetings, ongoing educational offerings, and
participate in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement
teams. Assumes other duties as assigned. # #
- Job Summary
Functions as a member of the patient-centered care team to
provide direct bedside care to the patient under the supervision of
a licensed nurse. Performs a variety of activities for assigned
patients and their families and significant others.
- Minimum Qualifications
Completion of an approved nursing assistant certification
program; high school graduation orequivalent preferred.
6 months related experience preferred.
CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) certification by the Maryland
Board of Nursing. BLS (Basic Life Support) certification.
- Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Basic math skills. Verbal and written communication skills.
Basic computer skills preferred.
- Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Assists patients with activities of daily living (ADL's)
including bathing, dressing, skin care, positioning, ambulation,
toileting, and range of motion activities.
Assists with environmental services support such as linen
management, trash removal, and cleaning patientrooms as needed.
Assists with transport of patients, specimens, equipment, and
supplies as appropriate. Maintains patient privacy and
Communicates changes in the patient's condition to the Licensed
Contributes to the achievement of established department goals
and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures,
quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental
and accreditation regulations.
Obtains data and accurately documents pertinent patient
Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service
Performs basic procedures, collects specimens, provides
respiratory therapy support, and obtain EKG's.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Provides and documents nutritional support for patients.
- Reports actual and potential problems concerning patients,
families, staff and their departments to the Registered Nurse.
Responds to questions from patient, families and significant others
in a prompt, courteous, positive manner, referring them to
appropriate personnel if necessary.
Keywords: Medstar Research Institute, Baltimore , Certified Nursing Assistant, Other , Baltimore, Maryland
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