CNA/ Unit Clerk - Nursing Home / Hospital
CNA and UNIT CLERK POSITION SUMMARY:
As a certified nursing assistant you will provide quality nursing care to residents; implement specific procedures and programs; coordinate work within the department, as well as with other departments; report pertinent information to the immediate supervisor; respond to inquiries or requests for information; and assists the immediate supervisor with tasks to support department operations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION STANDARDS:
Education: High School diploma or equivalent preferred.
Licensure: CNA Certification.
Work Experience: Health Care industry experience
Ability to build good working habits and relationships among the staff as well as other departmental staff. Employee must demonstrate on an ongoing basis the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and other departments.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Must possess a team-oriented attitude and adhere to a continued willingness to implement new systems of operation when changes are required to promote patient and facility health, safety and satisfaction.
Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects and activities simultaneously. Must be able to prioritize projects and handle change productively when assigned additional tasks/projects.
Conduct self in a professional, courteous manner with co-workers, staff and the public in order to maintain a cooperative relationship among the healthcare teams. Must adhere to a philosophy and culture of teamwork and cooperation.
Must have excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills, as well as a high level of sophistication to effectively communicate and interact with customers, co-workers, supervisors and the public.
Able to carry out the essential functions of this job (with or without reasonable accommodation) without posing specific, current risk of substantial harm to health and safety of self and others.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Provides quality nursing care to patients both in the nursing facility, hospital and emergency room and adhere to best practices of nursing.
Accepts direction from designated charge nurse for the shift and will perform such duties in an efficient and effective manner
Observes all Federal, State and local laws, rules, regulations and facility policies and procedures.
Will observe to an environment that promotes resident's rights, dignity, freedom of choice and individuality as illustrated by the following:
Provides individualized attention, which encourages each resident's ability to maintain or attain the highest practical physical, mental and psychosocial well-being.
Is knowledgeable of the individualized care plan for residents and provides support to the residents according to their care plan. Contributes to the care planning process by providing the charge nurse or other care planning staff with specific information and observations of the residents' needs and preferences.
Attends to the individual needs of residents, which may include assistance with grooming, bathing, oral hygiene, feeding, incontinent care, toileting, colostomy care, prosthetic appliances, transferring, ambulation, range of motion, communicating or other needs in keeping with the individuals' care requirements.
Maintains the comfort, privacy, and dignity of residents in the delivery of services to them. Interacts with residents in a manner that displays warmth and promotes a caring environment.
Fully understands all aspects of residents' rights, including the right to be free of restraints and free of abuse. Is responsible for promptly reporting to the charge nurse or administrative staff incidents or evidence of resident abuse or violation of residents' rights.
Assists in maintaining a safe, neat and clean environment; reports environmental deficiencies to the charge nurse such as lighting or equipment problems.
Protects the personal belongings of each resident, including eyeglasses, dentures, hearing aids, furnishings, jewelry, clothing and memorabilia. Promptly reports missing items according to established policy and participates in efforts to locate missing items.
Observes residents for changes in condition or behavior and promptly reports these changes to appropriate licensed nursing personnel.
Provides care that maintains each resident's skin integrity to prevent pressure ulcers, skin tears and other damage by changing incontinent residents, turning, repositioning immobile residents and by applying moisturizers to fragile skin and other areas.
Answers residents' call bells promptly and courteously.
Performs various tasks assigned by the charge nurse, including checking vital signs, weighing residents, applying creams/ointments and collecting specimens.
Assists with orienting residents and their families to the nursing home on admission and to the unit when transfers occur.
Lifts, moves and transports residents, using proper body mechanics or lifting devices for accident prevention.
Communicates and interacts effectively and tactfully with the residents, visitors, families, peers and supervisors.
Assists and escorts residents for appointments such as at the beauty shop or attending activities or church services.
Participates in activities and functions as directed.
Practices careful and efficient use of supplies and linen and follows established charge procedures for resident charge items.
Completes certified nursing assistant records documenting care provided or other information in keeping with department policies.
Performs all job responsibilities in accordance with prescribed safety and infection control procedures, including thorough hand washing, use of disposable gloves where indicated and proper disposal of soiled materials.
Walks extensively to and from various locations of the unit while making rounds and transports residents within the facility.
Promotes a homelike environment for residents.
Responds to inquiries relating to his or her particular area or to requests from residents, visitors and other personnel within given time frames and established policy.
Observes all State and Federal regulations and/or laws.
As a unit clerk you will greet patients; register patients according to established protocols; and assist patients to complete all necessary forms and documentation including medical insurance.
Perform various clerical duties relating to the updating and organizing of information on the nursing / clinic units as illustrated by the following:
• Maintenance tasks relating to chart order, chart accuracy and chart current data.
• Keep all necessary lists and schedules.
• Answer the telephone in a professional manner; direct calls to appropriate individuals and /or take messages.
• Stock units with office and medical supplies weekly; prepare requisitions to maintain established inventories.
• Fax and photocopy information as needed.
Coordinate specific work tasks with other personnel within the unit as well as within other units and departments in order to ensure the smooth and efficient flow of information.
Respond to inquiries relating to the employee's particular area within given timeframes and within established policy.
Position Type : Full Time
Shift : Day
Ref Code: 20170220006
South Big Horn County Hospital District
388 South US Highway 20
Basin, WY 82410