Working in conjunction with the Nurse Director, Clinical Care Supervisor, RN and LPN, the CNA II performs a variety of skills/tasks for predictable residents/patients/clients with limited risk of complications and change. The CNA II may not be delegated CNA II skills for acutely ill patients. The CNA II works under the direction of a licensed nurse who must follow the principles of delegation. CNA II work is reflective of CCMH mission, vision and values. The CNA II will integrate departmental goals for improvement across the care continuum. The CNA II practices within the framework of the Wyoming Nurse Practice Act, and the National Patient Safety Goals.
PRIMARY JOB DUTIES
CNA II skills may include but are not limited to the following:
Tracheostomy care for patients with well-established tracheostomy
Assisting with peripheral IV fluids (“Assisting with peripheral IVs refers to the set-up of equipment and discontinuing IVs. It does not include venipuncture or hanging IVs”)
? Removes an urinary catheter
? Obtains urine specimen from catheter port.
Gastrostomy and percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy (P.E.G.) feeding tubes in a stable site
Capillary blood glucose testing
Responding to mental health needs
Observes patients and reports unusual conditions and/or reactions to RN
Provides service excellence utilizing AIDET.
Enhances patient safety by attending shift huddle, and performance of hourly rounding.
Assists with admission, discharge and transfer of patients.
Maintains a clean and safe environment.
Performs routine cleaning tasks.
Documents according to policy.
Alerts staff when supplies are needed and replenishes stock.
Demonstrates efficient time management and prioritization skills
May be required to work on other nursing units.
Complies with the hospital’s Corporate Compliance Program including, but not limited to, the Code of Conduct, laws and regulations, and hospital policies and procedures
Must be free from governmental sanctions involving health care and/or financial practices.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education: In order to be certified as a CNA II a certified nursing assistant must:
Be eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of examination
Have a high school diploma or a GED
Have a current unencumbered Wyoming certified nursing assistant certificate (with on time renewal)
Must have completed at least one thousand five hundred (1500) documented hours of work as a certified nursing assistant
Must be a graduate from a state or board approved CNA II training and competency evaluation program
Thirty (30) hour course which shall have a minimum of:
Fifteen (15) hours classroom instruction related to CNA II skills
Fifteen (15) hours of supervised clinical practice related to CNA II skills
Certification: Wyoming Certification. Must register with the Wyoming Department of Health’s CNA Abuse Registry.
Certifications required: See Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification Policy and Certifications/Education Requirements Policy.
Experience: Previous CNA experience preferred.
Essential Technical/Motor Skills: Hand/eye coordination.
Interpersonal Skills: Good interpersonal skills needed in dealing with nursing staff, physicians, patients, families and other members of the health care team.
Essential Physical Requirements: Ability to use appropriate body mechanics in lifting, positioning and/or transferring patients. May require standing or walking for long periods of time.
Essential Mental Abilities: Knowledge of basic patient care procedures. Able to read, write and understand English.
Essential Sensory Requirements: Sufficient vision, hearing and speech to perform duties.
Exposure to Hazards: OSHA CATEGORY I. TASKS THAT INVOLVE EXPOSURE TO BLOOD, BODY FLUIDS, OR TISSUES. All procedures or other job-related tasks that involve an inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids, or tissues, or potential for spills or splashes of them, are Category I Tasks. Use of appropriate protective measures is required for every employee engaged in Category I Tasks.
Hours of Work: May be scheduled to work 8-, 10-, or 12-hour shifts. May have to work night shift and/or rotate day and night shifts. Must work weekends and holidays. May have to take call.
Employees working in healthcare facilities have the potential to be exposed to hazardous materials including: Hazardous Chemicals/Drugs, Waste Anesthetic Gases, Radiation, Latex, Biological Hazards, Respiratory Hazards and Ergonomic Hazards. See Hazardous Materials in the Workplace Policy.
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