Overview

Cox Medical Center Branson is looking for rotating CNA and NA care providers.

  • Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff.
  • Perform duties such as take vitals, bathe, dress, move patients, change linens and other duties as assigned.
  • Obtains information on patient condition as requested by the nursing staff, and reports any changes in patient condition.

The certified nursing assistant position provides quality nursing care to residents; implements specific procedures and programs; coordinates work within the department, as well as with other departments; reports pertinent information to the immediate supervisor; responds to inquiries or requests for information; and assists the immediate supervisor with tasks to support department operations.

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Job Requirements

  • Required:  3 months’ experience as a nursing assistant, EMT, or Surgical Technologist in the past 3 years OR
  • Completed an Unlicensed Assistive Personnel Program within the past 3 years OR
  • Completed the “fundamentals of nursing” course with clinical in an accredited nursing program or practical nursing education program OR
  • Must have Missouri CNA License OR
  • Must have MO CNA Appendix AND MO CNA license must be obtained within 120 days of hire

Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Exhibits valuable time management skills
  • Strong analytical/problem solving skills.
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a multi-tasking environment.

Primary Job Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Provides quality nursing care to residents in an environment that promotes their rights, dignity, freedom of choice and individuality as illustrated by the following:
    • Provides individualized attention, which encourages each resident’s ability to maintain or attain the highest practical physical, mental and psychosocial well-being.
    • Is knowledgeable of the individualized care plan for residents, and provides support to the residents according to their care plan. Contributes to the care planning process by providing the charge nurse or other care planning staff with specific information and observations of the residents’ needs and preferences.
    • Attends to the individual needs of residents, which may include assistance with grooming, bathing, oral hygiene, feeding, incontinent care, toileting, colostomy care, prosthetic appliances, transferring, ambulation, range of motion, communicating or other needs in keeping with the individuals’ care requirements.
    • Maintains the comfort, privacy, and dignity of residents in the delivery of services to them. Interacts with residents in a manner that displays warmth and promotes a caring environment.
    • Fully understands all aspects of residents’ rights, including the right to be free of restraints and free of abuse. Is responsible for promptly reporting to the charge nurse or administrative staff incidents or evidence of resident abuse or violation of residents’ rights.
    • Assists in maintaining a safe, neat and clean environment; reports environmental deficiencies to the charge nurse such as lighting or equipment problems.
    • Protects the personal belongings of each resident, including eyeglasses, dentures, hearing aids, furnishings, jewelry, clothing and memorabilia. Promptly reports missing items according to established policy and participates in efforts to locate missing items.
    • Observes residents for changes in condition or behavior and promptly reports these changes to appropriate licensed nursing personnel.
    • Provides care that maintains each resident’s skin integrity to prevent pressure ulcers, skin tears and other damage by changing incontinent residents, turning, repositioning immobile residents and by applying moisturizers to fragile skin and other areas.
    • Answers residents’ call bells promptly and courteously.
    • Performs various tasks assigned by the charge nurse, including checking vital signs, weighing residents, applying creams/ointments and collecting specimens.
    • Assists with orienting residents and their families to the nursing home on admission and to the unit when transfers occur.
    • Lifts, moves and transports residents, using proper body mechanics or lifting devices for accident prevention.
    • Communicates and interacts effectively and tactfully with the residents, visitors, families, peers and supervisors.
    • Assists and escorts residents for appointments such as at the beauty shop or attending activities or church services. Participates in activities and functions as directed.
    • Practices careful and efficient use of supplies and linen and follows established charge procedures for resident charge items.
    • Completes certified nursing assistant records documenting care provided or other information in keeping with department policies.
    • Performs all job responsibilities in accordance with prescribed safety and infection control procedures, including thorough hand washing, use of disposable gloves where indicated and proper disposal of soiled materials.
    • Walks extensively to and from various locations of the unit while making rounds and transports residents within the facility.
    • Promotes a homelike environment for residents.
  • Responds to inquiries relating to his or her particular area or to requests from residents, visitors and other personnel within given time frames and established policy.

Competencies

  • Customer/Client Focus.
  • Ethical Conduct.
  • Flexibility.
  • Initiative.
  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility.
  • Stress Management/Composure.
  • Teamwork Orientation.
  • Technical Capacity.

Tagged as: CNA, NA, nurse assistant, patient care, PCA

Company Description:

Cox Medical Center Branson is a full-service hospital caring for residents of and visitors to Stone and Taney counties. From our newly expanded and renovated Emergency Room and critical care areas, to our new Women’s Center, Cox Medical Center Branson offers the care you need, right here.

Recruiter / HR Contact: Kari Bowling
HR Contact Number: +1 417-335-7368