CNA - Apprentice - Per Diem
Company: Dignity Health East Valley Rehabilitation Hospital
Posted on: June 25, 2022
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.
CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT APPRENTICE
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.
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
- Other related duties as assigned.
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
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
Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical
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
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
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.
Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in
- Additional languages preferred.
Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal
- 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
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