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CNA-NH

Overview

Certified Nursing Assistant, Nursing Home

$2,000 Sign-on Bonus for experienced candidates

Full time, 72 hours per pay period, Day shift

About Claiborne Medical Center

Claiborne Medical Center, a member of Knoxville-based Covenant Health, offers a full range of medical services including emergency care, general and orthopedic surgery, rehabilitation, and diagnostic services. Our radiology services are certified by the American College of Radiology in Computerized Tomography (CT), Mammography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Nuclear Medicine, and Ultrasound. Claiborne also provides skilled and long-term care through Claiborne Health and Rehabilitation Center. Our team of physicians and staff is dedicated to putting our patients first, every day. For more information, visit ClaiborneMedicalCenter.com.

Position Summary:

Functions as a direct patient caregiver performing tasks to assist registered nurses. Performs hands-on care, assistance with ADL’s and specified technical tasks for a group of residents under the supervision of the Team Leader. C.N.A.’s are not allowed, by practice standards, to perform any invasive procedure or any application of topical medications.

Recruiter: Sandra Simmons || ssimmon6@CovHlth.com (jlawles2@covhlth.com) || 865-374-5368

Responsibilities

+ Take and record temperature, pulse, respiration rates, blood pressures, weights, heights, and intake-output measurements.

+ Encourage residents to turn, cough, and take deep breaths and to use incentive spirometry as specified by Plan of Care.

+ Ambulate, and assist residents in and out of bed, into wheelchairs and transport when necessary.

+ Attends to nutritional needs of residents’ which may include distributing meal trays, feeding, filling and passing out water pitchers.

+ Provides morning or evening care, which may include bed bath, oral hygiene, combing hair, back care, dressing patient, changing bed linen, cleaning over-bed table and bedside stand, straightening room, and other supportive care as needed.

+ Empty drains, canisters, urine bags, bedpans and emesis basins and record intake and output.

+ Assists in maintaining a safe environment, which may include reporting equipment that is out of order, appropriate handling of linen and storing of supplies.

+ Provides general care such as positioning, lifting or turning residents; assisting in use of bedpan, urinal or commode; preoperative supportive care; and application/removal of abdominal binders or anti-embolism stockings and sequential compression devices.

+ Empty & clean ostomy bag, per procedure.

+ Collect urine, stool and sputum specimen as ordered.

+ Perform tasks such as ROM, assist with ambulatory devices as specified by the residents' plan of care.

+ Perform phlebotomy (requires additional training). To include correct labeling using two patient identifiers, maintenance of lab-draw supplies, rotating and restocking.

+ Perform EKG (requires special training).

+ Promptly answer patient call lights and respond to patient requests.

+ Report significant changes in residents' condition to RN.

+ Help to maintain clean and orderly residents’ and work environment.

+ Employ all established infection control policies including standard precautions, transmission-based isolation precautions, OSHA standards, safety measures and proper body mechanics in performance of job.

+ Document/maintain residents’ record as appropriate.

+ Gathers equipment for O2 set up. Checks O2 for connection and proper placement.

+ Checks for proper functioning of equipment at patient bedside.

+ Ambulate residents with oxygen.

+ Set up suction equipment and check for proper function.

+ Demonstrates knowledge and competency in providing for age-specific needs of the population served.

+ Demonstrates ability to perform skills on C.N.A. checklist.

+ Assists in maintaining a safe environment for all residents which may include reporting to appropriate managerial staff equipment that is out of order, suspicion of resident abuse, mistreatment, neglect and reporting of suspicion of criminal activities.

+ Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.

+ Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Education:

None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.

Minimum Experience:

Hospital experience preferred. Medical terminology a plus. Must be able to operate computer and possess excellent interpersonal skills. Must be able to read with comprehension, write legibly, and perform basic arithmetic computation. Must have understanding and knowledge of residents’ care which may be appropriately delegated to nursing assistants.

Licensure Requirement:

CNA certification from state of Tennessee required (or can be transferred from another state within 4 months). CPR required.

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Job Title CNA-NH

ID 3994688

Facility Claiborne Medical Center

Department Name NURSING HOME


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