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CNA - Apprentice - Per Diem

Company: Dignity Health East Valley Rehabilitation Hospital
Location: Chandler
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Dignity Health East Valley Rehabilitation Hospital is a joint venture operation and free-standing Post-Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital between Dignity Health and Kindred Healthcare. Our two-story, 58,000-square-foot facility includes a stroke unit, therapy gym and 50 beds to serve patients recovering from significant neurological injury, illness and trauma and similar medical conditions.
If not already a Certified Nursing Assistant, this position requires being able to start a CNA program within a month of hire and requires a year of service post hire. This apprenticeship entails attending and completing CNA course and then continuing to work in the hospital as described below. The location for this position is HOSPITAL NAME.
Under the direction of a CNA, assists in the individualized care of the patient to achieve the patient's highest level of wellness. Greets and orients patient to the patient care area. Performs direct patient care, such as bathing, assisting with elimination, bed making, and vital signs. Performs meal service and feeding assistance functions. Transports patients and patient related materials in a safe, timely, and professional manner. Assists patients with other activities of daily living, such as dressing and grooming. Performs patient observation, documents patient care and response to care and communicates significant information to the CNA and other appropriate team members. Works cooperatively with others as part of a team; recognizes the importance of group goals. Performs designated clinical procedures and non-clinical support tasks essential to providing care to the patient. Assists in operational support tasks or duties. Collaborates with other team member to perform other services as directed.

Job Specific:

  • Perform basic patient care skills.

  • Demonstrate safe practices with caring for patients.

  • Apply generic healthcare knowledge.

  • Demonstrate workplace behavior skills.

  • Perform basic respiratory skills.

  • Perform basic clerical skills.

  • Consults with and keeps supervisor informed of unit activities, needs, and problems related to patient care.

  • Provides general nursing care such as position the patient, lifting, turning, applying/utilizing special equipment, assisting in the use of bed pan, urinal or commode, ambulating the patient, bed bath, oral and hair care, changing bed linens, cleaning and straightening patient room and other general care necessary.

  • Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, height, blood pressure, and intake and output measurements accurately. Documents in a timely manner.

  • Prepares patient room and bed for admission and transfers and ensures all necessary equipment is in room. Maintains an attractive and comfortable environment for patients with special consideration to cleanliness of room, ventilation, and lighting.

  • Assists in patient admission, transfer, and discharge procedures. Assist with handling and care of patient belongings and other personal property.

  • Answers patient call lights, telephone, and paging system and responds as appropriate.

  • Serves and removes patient meal tray in timely manner. Assists with feeding and/or preparing items such as opening milk container and cutting food for patient.

  • Able to release, remove, and reapply restraints to patient under the direction of a CNA. Ensures patient is in proper position and alignment.

  • Other related duties as assigned.

    Company Specific:

    • Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean and wears appropriate identification while on duty

    • Completes annual health, safety, and education requirements. Maintains professional growth and development.

    • Maintains confidentiality of all patient and/or employee information to assure patient and/or employee rights are protected.

    • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served.

    • Reports to work on time as scheduled; adheres to policies regarding notification of absence.

    • Attends all mandatory in-services and staff meetings.

    • Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.

    • Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.

    • Communicates the mission, ethics, and goals of the hospital, as well as the focus statement of the department.

    • Maintains current licensure/certification for position, if applicable.

    • Consistently demonstrates Guest Relation's skills to patients, physicians, visitors, employees, and any other individuals with whom they may come in contact.

    • Consistently follows departmental and hospital Health, Safety, Security, Hazardous Materials policies and procedures.

    • HIPAA: Conduct job responsibilities in accordance with HIPAA privacy laws, follow hospital policy in provision of patient confidentiality. Able to identify patient confidentiality issues and reports to proper hospital personnel immediately.

    • Compliance: Conducts job responsibilities in accordance with standards set forth in Kindred's Code of Conduct, Kindred policy and procedures, applicable federal and state laws, and applicable standards.

    • Takes responsibility for being accountable, doing what is expected or beyond; assuring what needs to get done, and gets done.

    • Takes ownership of all aspects of duties shown through reliable, timely performance and accountability.
      Language Skills:

      • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

      • Additional languages preferred.


        • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

        • Basic computer knowledge.

        • Able to organize tasks, develop action plans, set priorities and function under stressful situations.

        • Ability to maintain a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.

        • Must have good and regular attendance.

          Physical and Safety Requirements:

          • Good general health and stress coping ability. No special physical demands are required to perform the work. Normal walking, standing, sitting, bending, carrying of light items such as books and papers and computer related work. Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with all constituents (patients, families, peers, and other healthcare team members) as needed for leadership, assessment, intervention, and professional development.

          • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising patient care.


            • Previous experience in similar role is not required.

            • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
              Either CNA certification or intent and ability to start program within a month of hire

Keywords: Dignity Health East Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, Chandler , CNA - Apprentice - Per Diem, Healthcare , Chandler, Arizona

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