Certified Nursing Assistant - Nexus Specialty Hospital - Shenandoah, TX

Description

Under the direct supervision of the nurse, the Certified Nursing Assistant assists in the direct patient care and assists patients with activities of daily living.

Job Specific Duties

  • Completes and records routine patient vital signs as per instructed by RN/LVN.
  • Performs patient rounds at least every 2hrs, if unable to perform, primary nurse is notified.
  • Knowledgeable of vital sign ranges and reports any deviation to the primary nurse immediately.
  • Assist patient with ADLs (Activities of Daily Living) as needed and documents in patient’s medical record.
  • Performs oral care at least once per shift and documents in patient’s medical record.
  • Provides hair care at least once per shift and documents in patient’s medical record.
  • Ensures patients are turned at least q2hrs, if patient cannot be turned or refuses, the primary nurse is notified and is documented in the patient’s medical record.
  • Feeds patients per restrictions as assigned/required.
  • Assist with safe transfers as needed.
  • Retrieves patient’s equipment from materials management as required/requested.
  • Maintains cleanliness of various instruments and equipment used per hospital policy and returns equipment to Central Supply. Reports non-functioning equipment to Central Supply.
  • Keeps patient rooms clean and in an orderly condition by removing all trash and preventing unnecessary clutter.
  • Communicates with patients, patient’s family, staff, and physicians in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Exchanges and communicates patient care information upon change of shift.
  • Interacts with patient and families in a caring and compassionate manner.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.
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Job Requirements

Experience

  • Prefer at least six (6) months experience working in a hospital/rehabilitation/long-term care environment

Skills

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Certified as a Certified Nursing Assistant in the State in which performing duties
  • Certified in CPR
  • Certified CPI within 90 days of hire

Education Required

  • High school Degree or GED required
  • Basic Computer skills