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Certified Nursing Assistant - Observation Unit

  • Job ID: 508723262
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Western Maryland
  • Department: Observat Unit
  • Location: 12500 Willowbrook Rd, Cumberland MD 21502
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $13.80 to $20.75 / hour

Description

UPMC Western Maryland is looking for a Certified Nursing Assistant to support our Observation Unit!

Are you an aspiring healthcare professional interested in a career that provides plenty of opportunity for growth and development? If you're passionate about patient care and looking for a career that offers great benefits and plenty of room for growth, we invite you to explore this opportunity today!

This position is eligible for a generous sign-on bonus! If you are a CNA seeking a change, now is your moment to find your place at UPMC!

Sign-On Bonus Details 

• $5,000 sign-on bonus 

Minimum pay rate for this position is $13.80/hr.  Title and starting pay rate of this position may vary based on years of experience.

Purpose:
The Nursing Assistant provides routine patient care and support services in accordance with established policies and procedures, and may be directed by nurse or physician, to assure that the highest degree of quality patient care is maintained at all times. Provides direct patient care as directed by the RN including ADLs (bathing, feeding, transporting, toileting, ambulating, turning and repositioning patients. PLUS point of care testing (inc. blood glucose), weights, vital signs, I&O, telemetry monitor application/reapplication, HAC & PSI prevention (TEDs/SCDs), clean catch/mini catheter urine collection.

Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the health care team.
  • Demonstrates understanding of cultural diversity, horizontal violence and impairment in the health professions.
  • Cares for patients and self by supporting safety in the workplace.
  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation, and commitment to patients and colleagues.
  • Suggests and supports changes within the department.
  • Assumes responsibility for assignment and views problems as challenges.
  • Demonstrates awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.
  • Assures equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department.
  • Establishes appropriate and effective communication strategies.
  • Establishes professional and respectful interpersonal relationships.
  • Contributes to the universal unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays and transporting patients.
  • Constructively receives feedback and direction.
  • Identifies and communicates learning needs to the unit director.
  • Takes action to improve knowledge, skills and performance.
  • Request’s assistance in planning and prioritizing activities as needed.
  • Participates in self-review as requested by the unit director.
  • Provides direct patient care as directed by the RN including all activities of daily living such as but not limited to bathing, feeding, transporting, toileting and ambulating patients.
  • Maintains an environment conducive to patient safety and recovery including, but not limited to, completing safety checks, keeping the department and patient rooms clean and organized, cleaning department specific equipment, changing bed linens, emptying linen hampers, keeping hallways clear of equipment and returning equipment.
  • Acquires and distributes supplies and equipment to facilitate patient care delivery including, but not limited to, performing messenger functions, ordering, charging/crediting supplies, setting up patient care equipment within the scope of the nursing assistant position and stocking patient rooms and unit supply areas.
  • Delivers patient nourishments, fills water pitchers, and distributes patient mail.
  • Performs the UPMC nursing core responsibilities for nursing assistants: ADLs (bathing, feeding, transporting, toileting, ambulating, turning and repositioning patients.
  • PLUS point of care testing (inc. blood glucose), weights, vital signs, I&O, telemetry monitor application/reapplication, HAC & PSI prevention (TEDs/SCDs), clean catch/mini catheter urine collection.
  • Provides diversional activities to reduce or prevent use of restraints.
  • Documents in the medical record according to established procedures.
  • Completes clerical functions as needed by department.
  • Complies with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions and understands policies and procedures for blood borne pathogen exposure. *Strictly adheres to all policies and practices relative to patient care and hospital related information. *Responds within the scope of the nursing assistant role to emergent situations. *Provide companionship/supervision one in one with patients as required.
  • *Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.
  • *Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned this job. They are not exhaustive lists of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions associated with the job.

 

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of UPMC nursing assistant or EIC training program.
  • Knowledge of body mechanics and transfer techniques.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) required.
  • Access to medications is limited to the distribution of the medication to the nurse.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Certified Nursing Assistant

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Total Rewards

More than just competitive pay and benefits, UPMC’s Total Rewards package cares for you in all areas of life — because we believe that you’re at your best when receiving the support you need: professional, personal, financial, and more.

Our Values

At UPMC, we’re driven by shared values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. Our Values of Quality & Safety, Dignity & Respect, Caring & Listening, Responsibility & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.

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