Certified Nursing Assistant (Per Diem/Acute)
This position reports to the nurse in charge of their group, Charge Nurse and department director. Responsible for services related to dietary, environmental services, transportation, materials management and guest relations. Performs a wide variety of environmental, patient care and clerical functions on the patient care unit. Participates in team activities and quality improvement. Ensures that quality care is provided in an efficient and safe manner, consistent with the hospital standard of care. Supports other nursing units by floating when needed after appropriate orientation. Treats patients, families, visitors, peers and physicians with consideration and respect. Communicates concerns appropriately using the established chain of command. Works well under stress or with tight deadlines. Must work well with supervisors, co-workers, patients/residents, family members and visitors. Demonstrates proficiency in all required areas for patients in the Medical/Surgical Department after appropriate orientation to the area. Maintains ability to perform competencies within each area as assigned and completes renewal of competencies annually. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served. Documents patient care data collected and provides pertinent information to team leader. Position Competencies. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
High School education or equivalent. Acute care CNA experience and training preferred. California CNA Certificate/BLS required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent computer skills. Exhibits the ability to organize work assignments and follow through with accuracy. Exercises good judgment, demonstrates initiative, emotional stability, tact and poise.