Clinical Nursing Assistant (CNA) – Neurosurgical/Trauma Unit, R6

  • MaineHealth
  • Portland, ME, USA
  • Apr 08, 2021
Nursing

Job Description

Summary

R6 is a dynamic 24-bed neurosurgical / trauma unit with an embedded 9-bed neuro-focused Intermediate Care Unit (IMC). Bean 2 is a 12-bed Total Joint Center. This position offers the R6/B2 CNA an opportunity to care for a diverse patient population in a supportive environment as an integral member of a collaborative team of highly trained staff.

The R6 patient population includes adults and older adolescents with neurological and orthopedic conditions including closed head injuries, strokes, brain tumors, seizure disorders, multi-traumas, and conditions requiring neurosurgical intervention. In R6 IMC, closer observation, collaboration, and teamwork amongst the RNs and CNAs is required to support care needs of these higher acuity patients. The Bean 2 patient population consists of adults who have undergone joint replacement surgeries, and this unit serves as the Joint Center for our nationally recognized and Joint Commission accredited joint replacement program. This fast-paced unit consistently receives exceptional patient satisfaction scores.

R6/IMC/B2 offers a challenging yet rewarding environment where teamwork, excellent communication, a positive attitude, and a proactive approach to provision of care is expected. As a teaching unit with frequent student rotations, this collaborative learning environment welcomes new CNAs and other learners excited to be part of this supportive team. The compassionate Nurses, Patient Care Technicians, and CNAs on R6/IMC/B2 work closely to support each other in meeting patients’ needs and ensuring the highest standards of care are met.

Position Summary

  • Under the supervision of a Registered Professional Nurses and according to defined policies and procedures, performs various service duties and technical tasks such as taking vital signs and assisting patients with basic hygiene and activities of daily living. Specific duties may vary by area of assignment. Consideration of the special needs and behaviors of specific patient populations is required.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Education: Participates in continuing education relative to role as defined.

  • License/Certifications: Must be certified as a Nursing Assistant by the State of Maine and be on the State of Maine Registry, having completed a six-week or equivalent course.

  • Experience: N/A

  • Ability to read, write, and speak English in order to follow oral or written instructions and complete standard forms.

  • Ability to perform simple arithmetic calculations.

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to exchange information and maintain courteous relationships with patients, families, visitors, and Maine Medical Center employees.

  • Knowledge of standards, policies, procedures and organizational structure of the unit, the Department of Nursing, and Maine Medical Center.

Additional Information

Maine Medical Center is a Magnet designated 606-bed tertiary care and teaching institution. MMC is Maine's largest hospital and a state-wide health care resource. MMC offers outstanding career opportunities and quality of life in Portland.