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Care Companion CNA Labor Pool (Days, 24 hrs/wk)

Company: Nebraska Methodist Health System
Location: Omaha
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

  • Purpose of Job
    Provides a safe environment for patient(s) whose behavior has been identified at risk for injury and/or may jeopardize the continuation of medically necessary treatment.
  • Job Requirements
    Education
    • High School Diploma or General Educational Development (G.E.D) required
    • Participate in mandatory inservices and continuing education programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by supervisor.

    Experience
    • Previous cleaning, food service and/or patient related experience preferred.
    • Orientation and on the job experience will be provided to learn hospital procedures and work routines.

    License/Certifications
    • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
    • Current Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) required.

    Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
    • Require the ability to understand and carry out instructions, follow schedules, communicate information, read simple and clear instructions.
    • Must be able to collect, and report patient needs to the appropriate caregiver.
    • Requires ability to demonstrate critical thinking skills commensurate with job description.
  • Physical Requirements
    Weight Demands
    • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

    Physical Activity
    • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
      • Climbing
      • Crawling
      • Kneeling
      • Sitting
    • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
      • Balancing
      • Carrying
      • Crouching
      • Distinguish colors
      • Keyboarding/typing
      • Lifting
      • Pulling/Pushing
      • Repetitive Motions
      • Standing
      • Stooping/bending
      • Twisting
      • Walking
    • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
      • Fingering/Touching
      • Grasping
      • Hearing
      • Reaching
      • Seeing/Visual
      • Speaking/talking

    Job Hazards
    • Not Related:
      • Explosives (pressurized gas)
      • Electrical Shock/Static
      • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
      • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
    • Rare (1-33%):
      • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
      • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
    • Occasionally (34%-66%):
      • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
      • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
      • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
  • Essential Job Functions
    Essential Functions I
    • Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the customer/patient, to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment, as outlined in the Age Specific Criteria.
      • Demonstrates ability to identify opportunities for and give individualized customer service/care according to customer/patient needs.
    • Exhibits excellent interpersonal relations with patients, co-workers, and guests to ensure effective communications.
      • Responds to patient needs promptly and courteously.
      • Communicates patient issues to the appropriate staff.
      • Maintains a positive attitude while responding to requests in a timely and accurate manner.
      • Behavior logs completed after each shift and turned into Core.
    • Provides a safe environment for patient(s) whose behavior has been identified at risk for injury and/or may jeopardize the continuation of medically necessary treatment.
      • Assists in keeping excess stimulation to a minimum.
      • Provides assistance with repositioning, turning and chair transfers.
      • Provides transportation assistance.
      • Assists with every two hour toileting schedule, if appropriate.
      • Respond to bed exit, sit/stand alarms by assisting the patient(s) in their immediate needs.
    • The primary nurse will report the activity and nutritional level of the assigned patient(s).
      • Helps feed patients as necessary.
      • Assists in offering nutrition/fluids on a frequent basis, if appropriate.
    • Helps maintain patient environment.
      • Help keep room neat and tidy, free of clutter.
      • Attends to patient amenities; e.g., newspapers, mail, tissues.
    • Helps maintain patient safety.
      • Calls for assistance if unsure of observation or activities of the patient(s).
      • Assists with diversional activities, if appropriate.
      • Is sitting for two patients, companion will sit in hallway between the two rooms and maintain visual contact with both patients.
      • Is sitting for a suicide precaution patient, companion must have constant visual contact of the patient at all times. (refer to suicide precaution policy).

    Essential Functions II
    • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
    • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Location: Nebraska Methodist Health System CNA Labor Pool
Schedule: Full Time, Day Shift, 6:45a - 7:15p + Every 3rd Weekend; 24

Keywords: Nebraska Methodist Health System, Omaha , Care Companion CNA Labor Pool (Days, 24 hrs/wk), Other , Omaha, Nebraska

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