Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) (Part-Time & Full-Time Availability) in Signal Mountain, TN at Ascension Living

Date Posted: 11/9/2019

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Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY
The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) will provide patient/resident care as required under the 
direct supervision of the licensed nurse. The Certified Nursing Assistant completes assigned tasks 
to ensure timely, efficient and safe patient/resident care. Communication and interactions with 
patients, residents, families and other health team members is an essential component of this 
position.

POSITION DETAILS
• Performs initial and ongoing data collection on all patients/residents under the direction of the 
Registered Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse.
• Implements plan of care developed by the Registered Nurse  based  on patient/resident physical, 
psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs.
• Provides direct patient/resident care and reports condition and changes to  RN  or LPN.
• Documents results of patient/resident care within  established policies,  procedures and scope of 
practice.
• Complies with all ministry policies and procedures.
• Completes all other duties as assigned.






Job Requirements

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

•    GED or a High School Diploma is preferred.
•    Previous hospital or long term care experience preferred.
•    Ability to work with EHR/EMR

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
•    Certified Nurse Aide (or be an NATII) in the state in which employed.
•    CPR certified preferred.



POSITION REQUIREMENTS

• Must possess strong collaborative, interpersonal, organizational, multi-tasking, verbal and 
written communication skills, and a desire to create a high-performance, effective team that can 
produce consistent, demonstrated results.
• Must demonstrate on an ongoing basis the ability to develop and maintain good working 
relationships with co-workers and ministry leadership.
• The incumbent must demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly and concisely on oral and 
written form.
• Competencies needed for this position include strong interpersonal relationship skills, detail 
oriented, work in collaboration with others, demonstrate a high degree of integrity and personal 
commitment, possess strong analytical skills, be able to work independently and manage multiple 
deliverables at the same time.
• Ability to function in a matrix environment and demonstrate a passion to succeed, be self- 
motivated, dependable, committed, and a willingness to see a project through to its conclusion.
• Working knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Office is required.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Frequently required to push and pull items, such as resident/patient beds, requiring a force of 
up to 75 pounds.
• Frequently required to carry or lift items weighing up to 25 pounds at waist height. Required to 
obtain assistance of another qualified employee when attempting to lift objects over 25 pounds.
• Frequently required to assist in maneuvering resident/patients weighing 100-400 pounds and 
occasionally required to assist in maneuvering resident/patients weighing over 400 pounds.
• Tolerate standing and walking for up to 8 hours at a time on hard and soft surfaces.
• Frequently perform activities that require stooping, bending and reaching, squatting, balancing, 
and trunk twisting throughout the day.
• Constantly able to effectively communicate.
• Occasionally required to sit in a stationary position for up to 30 minutes at one time.
• Frequently able to detect and discern both loud and soft sounds such as resident calls, verbal 
orders, monitors, and phone calls.
• Frequently able to use hands and fingers to perform simple and fine motor handling tasks, such as 
taking vital signs, writing, and using a keyboard.
• Frequently able to use different types of visual perceptions to perform activities such as moving 
medical equipment, evaluating resident/patients, reading monitors and charts, and reading computer 
screens.
• Occasionally required to detect unusual odors that could indicate infection or other problems 
with a resident, or environmental issues such as smoke.
• This position may provide direct care to adult and geriatric resident/participants.



WORKING CONDITIONS
Position is Category I of Potential Exposure.
  • Use of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required for every employee engaging in Category I tasks. Frequently exposed to blood, body fluids, fumes, or airborne particles, and sharp objects potentially contaminated with blood borne pathogens or other infectious agents. 
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 
  • Work is generally performed in an indoor, well-lighted, well-ventilated, heated and air- conditioned environment. 
  • Subject to frequent interruptions by staff, residents, visitors, and volunteers. 
  • Subject occasionally to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, staff, and visitors. 


BEHAVIORAL APTITUDE

Possess a personal presence characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals and values of Ascension Living.
  • Possesses a willingness to learn and apply Catholic Healthcare principles and values in the discernment and decision making process for all matters. 
  • Creates and maintains a partnership between employees, the community, and those we serve that fosters an environment honoring individual preferences, choices and traditions.

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