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Certified Nursing Assistant - Neurology Unit - Full...
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Wyoming Medical Center | Casper, WY
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Job Description

As a member of the Wyoming Medical Center health care team, the Certified Nursing Assistant will provide quality service in a timely, courteous, and cost-effective manner. The CNA is devoted to providing patient care in a comfortable and safe environment. The CNA will assist patients with activities of daily living, provide basic nursing care to patients, and assist in maintenance of a safe and clean environment. The CNA is responsible and accountable for direct and indirect patient care and for completing delegated tasks following Universal Precautions.

Duties & Responsibilities:

* The employee shall comply with all safety and health standards, and all rules, regulations, and orders which are applicable to the individual's own position, actions, and conduct.
* Performs duties and responsibilities within the scope of a Certified Nursing Assistant as defined by the Wyoming State Board of Nursing guidelines and Wyoming Medical Center policies and procedures.
* Performs duties as assigned by RN, charge nurse, coordinator, or manager in a timely manner and within scope of responsibilities. Demonstrates organizational and prioritizing skills in daily routines to ensure appropriate patient flow and accomplishment of tasks.
* Consistently practices patient safety, including falls prevention and pressure ulcer prevention.
* Practices patient care according to Joint Commission and OSHA standards and regulatory guidelines.
* Assists, RN, physician, and other team members with admissions, discharges, transfers, and procedures.
* Assists patients with activities of daily living.
* Provides unit orientation for patient and family. Provides education to patient and family as appropriate, including procedural instruction.
* Accurately obtains and documents vital signs, including weights.
* Accurately documents patient's intake and output, including fluid restrictions.
* Assists with patient rounds as assigned.
* Assists with and performs skin and wound care according to WMC policies and procedures.
* Participates in shared governance structures appropriate to responsibilities and interests, to improve nursing practice and patient care. Participates in unit staff meetings and committees.
* Practices aseptic technique.
* Provides Level One respiratory care.
* Assists patients with passive range of motion.
* Recognizes and responds to emergencies in patient status, malfunction of equipment, and daily changes in the schedule.
* Knows responsibility during Codes and responds appropriately to crisis situations.
* Follows WMC restraint policy.
* Practices proper technique in specimen collection, labeling, care, transport, and handling.
* Follows policy for post-mortem care, including organ donation.
* Appropriately reports occurrences according to WMC risk management guidelines.