There are multiple positions available, with a wide range of shifts and schedules available.
Pay will vary based on experience, shift and location.
Contract lengths – 12 weeks.
Travel contracts available with elevated pay rates and travel stipends.
The Certified Nursing Assistant performs nursing procedures and patient care tasks as assigned by the facility under the direction of a Nurse or Physician. Specific duties are similar to job duties of long-term care, however the services provided are for individuals that have develop mental or behavioral issues. Ages range from 40 to 85+ and most have been long term residents of the facilities.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Certified Nursing Assistant should understand his/her own limitations, seeking advice and assistance when necessary. Specific duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Provide for patient's personal hygiene, comfort, and activities of daily living
- Assists with bathing, dressing, and grooming, toileting, including use of bedpan, commode, or toilet
- Assists with transfers and ambulation
- Helps patients care for themselves by teaching use of cane or walker, special utensils to eat, special techniques and equipment for personal hygiene.
- Take vital signs and monitor intake and output
- Assist the nurse or physician with patients and procedures
- Completes documentation as required and in accordance with the facilities' policy
- Accurately report patient status to supervisor
- Consistently practice standard precautions
- Performs all duties promptly in a competent and caring manner
- Maintain good communication among patients/residents and all healthcare personnel
- Present a neat appearance and dress in compliance with the facilities' policies
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
- Participates in continuing education and learning experiences to enhance and maintain current knowledge and skills for continued competence
- Perform all duties using proper body mechanics, follow facilities "No Lift " policy as appropriate
- Ability to operate and handle many kinds of medical equipment
- Frequently move/lift between 50-100 pounds, depending on assignment requirements
- Stand for long periods with frequent squatting, twisting, bending, kneeling and reaching to prepare equipment, materials or objects in order to provide patient care or maintain the patient environment
- Sensory requirements include speech for communication and vision, smell, touch and hearing to monitor patient status.
- Manual dexterity and fine motor coordination
- Ability to work in a stressful environment
- Consistent attendance is required to assure that the facilities' needs, and patient needs are met
- Complies with all facilities' policies, procedures, and practices
Education: High School Graduate or equivalent preferred.
Experience: 6 months to 1year experience preferred, but not required.
Certification: Must be certified in the state of Wisconsin.