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Certified Nursing Assistant

Company: Gila River Health Care
Location: Sacaton
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary : Cares for patients in hospital, nursing home, or other medical facility as well as during transportation between medical facilities under direction of nursing and medical staff, by performing the following duties personally. Responsible for ensuring that all critical tasks are fulfilled on a timely basis. Critical Tasks: Answers signal lights, bells, or intercom system to determine patients' or residents' needs while ensuring that all such needs are fulfilled by appropriately qualified staff. Bathes, dresses, and undresses patients. Serves and collects food trays and feeds patients requiring help. Transports patients or assists patients to walk as well as to, from and between medical facilities as necessary. When transporting patients and residents, gathers any supplies necessary for care of the patient or resident while away from the original care or living facility. When transporting patients and residents, reports to nursing staff all medical and care information occurring during the transportation event immediately upon return to the original facility. Performs basic monitoring and testing functions such as blood glucose measurements and documentation. Drapes patients and residents for examinations and treatments and remains with patients and residents to perform such duties as holding instruments and adjusting lights. Turns and repositions bedfast patients, alone or with assistance, to prevent bedsores. Changes bed linens, runs errands, directs visitors, and answers telephone. Takes and records temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration rates, and food and fluid intake and output, as directed. Cares for incontinent patients very quickly while ensuring patient and resident cleanliness. Maintains very rapid responsiveness to all patient and resident needs and requests. Communicates thoroughly and in detail regarding all patient and resident subjects, both verbally and in writing. Cleans, sterilizes, stores, prepares, and issues dressing packs, treatment trays, and other supplies. Dusts and cleans patients' rooms while ensuring a positive living environment. Reports all material medical information and patient/resident condition changes to nurse on duty. Provides snacks and hydration within limits of medical orders. Performs all work duties efficiently and on a timely basis while serving multiple patient and resident needs on a simultaneous basis. Evacuates patients and residents during emergencies under the direction of nurse on duty. Demonstrates ability to regularly change priorities to accomplish all tasks despite frequent interruptions. Demonstrates ability to clearly communicate, both orally and in writing, while performing all essential functions. Performs other special projects and duties as assigned. Required Qualifications: High school diploma or GED preferred. Arizona State Certification/Licensure as a Nursing Assistant. Prior medical environment work experience is preferred. Current and continuing BLS training and certification. Employment at The Caring House requires: AZ Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card. Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse cultures and specifically the Gila River Community and/or other Native American cultures and community health services. Employment Type: Full Time Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Gila River Health Care, Phoenix , Certified Nursing Assistant, Healthcare , Sacaton, Arizona

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