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Certified Nursing Assistant - Med/Surg - FT (Brunswick)

Southeast Georgia Health System - Brunswick, Georgia
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Clinical Support

Southeast Georgia Health System has an opportunity for a Certified Nursing Assistant to join our Med/Surg-5 St. Simons team!

: The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) assists patients with activities of daily living, provides basic patient care, and assists in the maintenance of a safe and clean environment under the supervision of licensed nursing staff.

The CNA performs the following essential responsibilities:

1. Contributes to patient data base by collecting and documenting assessment information such as height, weight, allergies, vital signs, and intake and output measurements. Prepares patient rooms (beds and equipment) for receiving patient admissions, returning surgical patients, transfers, or discharges. Assists in and accompanies patients in the admission, transfer, and discharge procedures. Always correctly identifies patient by name for any direct care procedures and treatments or diet; checks patient�s name band for correct identification: assures proper name and that band is secured on patient�s wrist.

2. Provides general patient care such as morning care, which may include bed bath, oral hygiene, combing hair, dressing patient, evening care, back rubs, changing bed linen, cleaning overbed table and bedside stand, straightening room, and other general care as necessary throughout the shift. Provides for patient privacy, at all times; closes room door and cubicle curtains for all procedures.

3. Prepares patient for meals, and assist with meals or feed patients. Distributes drinking water, ice, and other nourishments to patients as ordered.

4. Collects and transports specimens as ordered or requested.

5. Reports any changes observed in condition or behavior of patients in a timely manner.

6. Responds promptly to patient needs and call lights (whether that of assigned patient or not), and checks on patients regularly between tasks.

7. Provides for patient safety through preventative measures (bed controls, nurse/patient communication system, siderails, and patient education).

This is a non-exempt position at pay grade 13. : The ideal CNA candidate will possess the following minimum qualifications:

* High School diploma or equivalent
* Certification as a Nursing Assistant
* Positive interpersonal communication skills
* Demonstrates a cooperative attitude by being tactful and sensitive while using sound judgment when relating to others
* Must demonstrate proficiency in taking and recording V/S and obtaining blood glucose values
* Current American Heart Association CPR Certification (BLS)
All team members of Southeast Georgia Health System will promote a culture of safety, follow established policies, adhere to all state and federal regulatory requirements, Joint Commission requirements, and national patient safety standards.

All team members of Southeast Georgia Health System will promote service excellence by developing and maintaining positive relationships with customers, other team members, and the medical staff and will ensure the highest quality of care by performing their responsibilities according to the highest professional standards.

This description of job responsibilities is intended to reflect the major responsibilities and duties of the job, but is not intended to describe minor duties or other responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or national origin. EOE/AA: M/F/D/V

Job Type: .90
Hours: As Needed
Location: Brunswick, GA - Georgia

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