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Certified Nursing Assistant-Medical Unit – Nights Full Time

Wyoming Medical Center

This is a Contract position in Natrona County, WY posted May 15, 2019.

As a member of the Wyoming Medical Center health care team, the Certified Nursing Assistant will provide quality service in a timely, courteous, and cost-effective manner.

The CNA is devoted to providing patient care in a comfortable and safe environment.

The CNA will assist patients with activities of daily living, provide basic nursing care to patients, and assist in maintenance of a safe and clean environment.

The CNA is responsible and accountable for direct and indirect patient care and for completing delegated tasks following Universal Precautions.

Duties& Responsibilities: The employee shall comply with all safety and health standards, and all rules, regulations, and orders which are applicable to the individual’s own position, actions, and conduct.

Performs duties and responsibilities within the scope of a Certified Nursing Assistant as defined by the Wyoming State Board of Nursing guidelines and Wyoming Medical Center policies and procedures.

Performs duties as assigned by RN, charge nurse, coordinator, or manager in a timely manner and within scope of responsibilities.

Demonstrates organizational and prioritizing skills in daily routines to ensure appropriate patient flow and accomplishment of tasks.

Consistently practices patient safety, including falls prevention and pressure ulcer prevention.

Practices patient care according to Joint Commission and OSHA standards and regulatory guidelines.

Assists, RN, physician, and other team members with admissions, discharges, transfers, and procedures.

Assists patients with activities of daily living.

Provides unit orientation for patient and family.

Provides education to patient and family as appropriate, including procedural instruction.

Accurately obtains and documents vital signs, including weights.

Accurately documents patient’s intake and output, including fluid restrictions.

Assists with patient rounds as assigned.

Assists with and performs skin and wound care according to WMC policies and procedures.

Participates in shared governance structures appropriate to responsibilities and interests, to improve nursing practice and patient care.

Participates in unit staff meetings and committees.

Practices aseptic technique.

Provides Level One respiratory care.

Assists patients with passive range of motion.

Recognizes and responds to emergencies in patient status, malfunction of equipment, and daily changes in the schedule.

Knows responsibility during Codes and responds appropriately to crisis situations.

Follows WMC restraint policy.

Practices proper technique in specimen collection, labeling, care, transport, and handling.

Follows policy for post-mortem care, including organ donation.

Appropriately reports occurrences according to WMC risk management guidelines.

Demonstrates flexibility in work assignments with regard to volume-driven schedules.

Appropriately utilizes chain of command.

Documents according to WMC policies and procedures.

Reads and utilizes communication materials.

Utilizes basic computer applications.

Uses patient care equipment appropriately.

Demonstrates proper procedure for decontamination of equipment used for patient care.

Processes and stocks linen, supplies, and equipment appropriately.

Maintains clean work environment and performs light housekeeping.

Performs environmental safety checks.

Mentors new staff.

Conducts self in a professional manner, using accountable communication to resolve problems in an open, timely manner.

Utilizes Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) methodology and tools (FOCUS-PDCA).

Maintains high level of patient confidentiality.

Utilizes proper body mechanics and follows minimal lift policies and procedures.

Performs other duties as required or delegated.