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Certified Nursing Assistant/Emergency Room
Job Code:2021-04-009
Department:Emergency Department
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Salary Minimum12.22
Salary Midpoint14.36
  
Position Closes:
Open Until Filled

Job Responsibilities & Qualifications:
PRIMARY FUNCTION:

Under supervision the incumbent is responsible for a variety of nursing assistant duties established by the Nurse Supervisor. Under supervision he/she is responsible for following the plan of care established by the nurse assessing the patient. The Nursing Assistant assists in performing and providing nursing care, duties, and tasks for patients of all ages.

JOB KNOWLEDGE

Knowledge and skill to perform basic clinical nursing care to acutely ill patients and
assist patients in their daily living activities.
Knowledge and skill to assist the primary care provider in treatment and examinations performed in the Outpatient, ER, or Inpatient setting.
A practical knowledge of performing prescribed treatment plans such as dressing changes or soaks.
Knowledge of proper handling and collection of specimens, performing vital signs and recognizing abnormal values.
Basic knowledge of diseases and illnesses and the ability to recognize and report changes in the patient's condition to the registered nurse.

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A practical knowledge of the medical facility's organization and services, the basic rules and regulations governing visitors and patient treatment, COBRA, and practical knowledge of standard procedures, medical records, and medical terminology.
A basic knowledge of diseases, medical and surgical procedures, as well as standard abbreviations used by the medical staff.
A thorough knowledge of recording and documenting medical information.
Knowledge and skills in operating specialized medical equipment, such as suction pumps, oxygen equipment, etc.
Applicant must have a valid North Carolina driver's license.

EDUCATION, LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, AND EXPERIENCE

· High school graduate or GED,
· Successfully completed an accredited program in Nursing Assistant,
· Certified as a Nursing Assistant (CNA),
· Current Basic Life Support (BLS), or Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) may be substituted, is required of the position. Can be acquired through the facility following appointment to position.
· Preference given to applicants who have specialized training in CNA.
· No experience required of position, will provide training.
Proficiency rated at 6 weeks.