Posted on 06/06/2017

CNA

San Ysidro Health Center - San Diego, CA

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Job Description

Provides direct patient care services to the participant’s under the direction and supervision of a nursing staff member, as assigned by the Program Director.

Essential Functions of the Job:

  • RESPONSIBLE TO:  Nursing
  • RESPONSIBLE FOR:  Direct participant care

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Assists other staff in carrying out program assignments.
  • Performs and records routine technical tasks such as vital signs (temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiratory rate), collection of specimens, intake and output and mass.
  • Works in conjunction with other staff in relation to participant care, as assigned by the nursing staff.
  • Assist with admission, transfer, and/or discharge of patients, by transporting, lifting and positioning patients while following necessary safety precautions.
  • Reinforces selected patient teaching initiated by Registered Nurse.
  • Assist in maintaining patient and unit area in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Considers the special needs and behaviors of specific patient age groups
  • Is responsible for order and cleanliness of the program areas and equipment.
  • Carry out assigned task as deemed necessary by the Activity Director.
  • Provides personal care, such a toileting, bathing, eating, transferring, dressing or grooming under the supervision of the nurse and the Activity Director.
  • Assist the Activities Director in carrying out the activity program.
  • Assist other center staff in meal and snack serving.
  • Cleans-up and organizes program areas, including the cleaning of equipment.
  • Interact with patients and family.
  • Transport patients and equipment as needed.
  • Keeps a record of care given.
  • Monitors patients and report any variances to normal to the nurse for further assessment.
  • Follows infectious disease precautions to prevent the spread of organisms.
  • Attends and actively participates in the in-take and assessment process as needed.
  • Attends center staff meetings and in-service educational training programs.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Nurse’s Assistant California State Certification.
  • Current CPR Certification/Card
  • The ability to comprehend both written and spoken English.
  • An interest and desire to work with the target population served by the center.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Physical clearance for reaching, bending, stooping, crouching, kneeling and grasping
  • Have full range of motion
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs; need to lift and transfer participants
  • T.B. clearance
  • Must maintain current First Aid and CPR
  • Fingerprint clearance.

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