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Certified Nursing Assistant Part-Time Intermittent - Tsali Care Center
Job Code:2023-09-017
Department:Tsali Care
FT/PT Status:Part Time Intermittent
Salary Minimum17.12
Salary Midpoint19.26
  
Position Closes:

Job Responsibilities & Qualifications:

Primary Function    

Provides personal care and performs routine tasks for facility residents of the Tsali Care Center as assigned by supervisor, and all related duties of Certified Nursing Assistants as certified by the State of North Carolina.

           

Job Description

  • Implements the ordered plan of care for residents in the assigned caseload and schedule.
  • Is required to work on weekends and holidays on a rotating basis.
  • Takes vital signs as specified in CNA Plan of Care, understands normal parameters and reports results outside of normal parameters to residents' primary RN or PCS supervisor immediately if indicated and otherwise within the working day.
  • Organizes daily schedule to make good use of time and care of residents.
  • Demonstrates safe practices by using proper body mechanics, following policies for sharp/dangerous material handling and disposal, reporting and/or acting to correct unsafe or costly conditions.
  • Cleans and restocks CNA supplies daily and as needed to maintain current and complete nursing assistant supplies.
  • Maintains current CPR certification, TB test, and CNA certification without lapse and provides copies to supervisor.
  • Attends all mandatory agency in-service/education programs as scheduled during the evaluation period.
  • Attends at least 12 hours/year of work-related educational programs.
  • Participates in QA and Performance Improvements projects as assigned.
  • Attends monthly staff meetings and scheduled case conferences involving assigned residents, unless excused by PCS Supervisor. Documents the reading of minutes when unable to attend staff meetings.
  • Performs other duties assigned by supervisor to promote efficient operation of the facility.
  • Follow written and oral directions
  • Follow established performance standards & perform duties
  • Assist/orient new employees in following established facility policies and procedures.
  • Complete documentation accurately, timely and by following facility policies and procedures.
  • Provide resident care within state scope pf practice regulations.
  • Utilize all equipment within manufacture’s recommendations.
  • Follow resident’s rights policies and procedures.

               

    Education /Experience         

  • A high school diploma or GED is preferred.
  • Must already be a Certified Nursing Assistant or have previous medical experience with the willingness to obtain CNA certification within 4 months after being hired to qualify for this position. Will be considered a Patient Care Assistant (PCA) until the Nurse Aide Certification is obtained and follow the job description of a PCA until that point.  Pay will also be at a PCA rate.
  • Three to six months would be necessary to become proficient in most phases of this position.
  • Experience providing care to ill or elderly would be helpful.
  • Must possess sufficient and legible written and verbal skills in order to communicate with residents and health care providers.
  • Must maintain specified certifications.
  • Valid driver’s license preferred
  • Must have CPR Certification or must obtain within the first 6 months of employment.

           

Job Knowledge         

  • Must have thorough knowledge of the policies, procedures, and guidelines of the EBCI Health Delivery, standard CNA practices, applicable OSHA mandates, and related regulatory controls.
  • Requires the ability to perform various CNA skills using assigned clinical equipment.
  • Must have basic clerical skills, including the ability to maintain records, files, and logs.
  • Must be able to collate data and prepare reports as required.
  • Must have good communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Must have an understanding of the EBCI culture, life styles, and risk factors.

           

Complexity of Duties           

Must adhere to all tribal confidentiality policies and procedures. An above average degree of discretion is required while handling resident and related medical information.

           

Contact with Others

Has frequent contact with coworkers, other health professionals, residents and their families; where tact, courtesy, and diplomacy are required to maintain positive relationships. Requires good communication skills, both written and oral. Requires sensitivity to others while dealing with residents and their families who may be under stress while dealing with issues of disease and poor health. Purpose of contacts is to exchange information, gain assistance, and dispense data.

           

Mental /Visual /Physical Effort      

Job duties can be mentally /emotionally stressful at times. Close mental concentration and attention to detail are required for most nursing assistant duties that can be for short or extended periods of time. Physical activities require the ability to walk, sit, reach, extensive bending and heavy lifting while assisting residents to walk or turn, and when transferring residents. Must have visual acuity, manual dexterity, and the ability to speak and hear. May occasionally move more than 15 pounds.

           

Environment 

Works in office and hospital environment and is exposed to biohazard, disease, etc.; which requires strict adherence to OSHA guidelines and protocol for maintaining sterile conditions and aseptic technique.

           

Responsibility for Accuracy

Requires a high degree of accuracy in reporting health abnormalities to the residents' primary RN, and in the documentation of services provided. Undetected errors could have minimal or life threatening results. Government regulations, compliance with grants, and third party payers require the submitting of accurate patient information to allow for appropriate reimbursement for residents. The submission of false or inaccurate information would place the facility at risk for fraudulent claims, resulting in loss of facility certification, and the nursing assistant's certification would be in jeopardy. Review of work following established procedures, protocol and quality audits would prevent most errors.

           

Resourcefulness & Initiative           

Must demonstrate good observation skills with sufficient knowledge to recognize health abnormalities and report them to the patient's primary RN. Requires good organizational skills in order to follow a schedule and calendar of visits for resident care, assemble needed supplies, prioritizing resident needs, and planning visits to make good use of time.

 

Customer Service

Consistently demonstrates superior customer service skills to patients/customers by demonstrating characteristics that align with CIHA’s guiding principles and core values. Ensure excellent customer service is provided to all patients/customers by seeking out opportunities to be of service.