POSITION SUMMARY - Certified nursing assistants
Certified nursing assistants and/or nursing service techs are employed to take care of patients' everyday needs.
Conducts personal care duties such as bathing, dressing, and feeding patients, as well as brushing teeth and combing hair.
Helps patients in and out of bed, often by lifting or carrying them, and assist them with walking.
Answers patients' calls for help, take their vital signs, and monitor their behavior and physical condition for progress or deterioration.
Works under the supervision of an experienced nurse, and reports any problems or worsening in a patient's condition to the facility staff.
Other job requirements may include stocking and keeping storerooms tidy and cleaning patient rooms.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Excellent customer service skills.
Reads and understands the English language.
Ability to think critically and analytically with little or no supervision
Ability to work effectively in situations of high stress and conflict and communicate goals and outcomes.
Ability to process information and prioritize
Possesses exceptional verbal and written communication skills
Possesses independent work habits, is self-reliant and self-directed
Ability to learn, adapt, and change as required by the job functions
Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality of material and information accessed and reviewed
Basic computer literacy
Ability to move freely, reach, bend, and complete light lifting
Ability to use good body mechanics while performing daily job functions and ability to follow specific OSHA guidelines
Ability to maintain attendance to meet standard job practices
High School Diploma or equivalent
PCT I - highschool or college Certified Assistant program preferred
PCTII - certified nursing assistant license required
PCTIII - certified nursing assistant license required plus EKG or lab draw competencies completed
1 - 2 years experience in a healthcare setting preferred.