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CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT I - LTC - TAMC - Mars Hill

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Job Details
Job Order Number
JC149675186
Company Name
Northern Light Health
Physical Address

Mars Hill, ME 04758
Job Description

GENERAL DESCRIPTION/STATEMENT

A Certified Nursing Assistant is responsible for providing
resident/patient care under the direction of a Registered Nurse or
Licensed Practical Nurse. Assists residents/patients with activities of
daily living and assists in the maintenance of a safe, clean environment
for residents/patients on the rehab. unit. S/he must have a basic
understanding of the fundamentals of Rehabilitation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

1. Provide safe and efficient direct resident/patient care under the
direction of the RN.

2. Keep charge nurse informed of the patient’s status and changes as
well as problems.

3. Participate in department performance improvement activities.

4. Comply with mandated hospital and department education programs.

5. Accept responsibility for professional growth and development.

6. Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy and objectives of the
organization. Practice and encourage Service Excellence.

7. Age specific standards: The individual in this position must
demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over
the life span of the patient. In addition, s/he must possess the
ability to assess resident/patient data relative to age specific needs
and provide care as described in the department’s policies.

8. Excellent documentation skillswith the ability to learn and
incorporate FIM charting.

9. Demonstrate proficiency with resident/patient transfers.

10. Demonstrate an understanding of adaptive equipment and how it is
used.

11. Maintain a safe environment complying with NLH policies and
procedures; report and directly address environmental hazards and
violations of patient safety policyand/or protocol when involved or
observed.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

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1. Perform other work-related duties, within their scope of practice,
as assigned.

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AVAILABILITY REQUIREMENTS

Variable work schedule requires day, evening, and night work as well as
weekends and holidays.* *

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EDUCATION, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

1. Successful completion of an approved CNA program with not less
than 150 hours of instruction.

2. Currently active on the CNA registry.

3. Must be able to read and write with proficiency to accomplish all
NA responsibilities.

4. Prior experience is not required.

5. Must maintain annual educational requirements of 12 hours and
work an 8 hour shift in a 2 year period to maintain registry status.

6. BLS is required within the first week of employment. Employees
must maintain CPR certification throughout employment when in a clinical
position.

7. De-escalation and workplace violence training will be completed
at hire prior to release from orientation.Employees must complete the
required Management of Aggressive Behavior (MOAB)program within 6 months
of hire and maintain current certification throughout their employment.

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PHYSICAL DEMAND REQUIREMENTS

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1. Able to sit for 1-3 hours per day.

2. Able to stand and/or walk4-7 hours/ /day.

3. Able to lift over 50 poundsusing proper body mechanics.

4. Able to twist 500 – 1000times per day.

5. Able to bend 130-480 timesper day.

6. Able to squat/kneel 1-3hours/day (need not be continuous).

7. Able to endure high energy requirements. (7-9 mets)

8. Able to have wrists deviate from neutral position.

9. Able to show ability to make skillful coordinate manual
dexterity.

10. Able to use both hands70%-100% of job cycle with frequent fine
motor skills.

11. Require corrected vision must be at least 20/30 in both eyes (near
and far). Able to distinguish between red/green andblue/violet
colors. Able to demonstrate accurate depth perception.

12. Able to hear a whispered voice at eight feet.

13. Able to speak clearly 8 – 10hours a day.

14. Frequent exposure to infections that can cause significant
morbidity and/or mortality

15. Able to push/pull equipment several time a day. (i.e. lift
chairs,scales, Hoyer lift)

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS

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1. Able to work in 70-80?environments.

2. Able to tolerate moderate exposure to water/dampness.

3. Occasional work on slipperysurfaces.

4. Occasional work where surfaces are uneven.

5. Frequent exposure tovoices, bells, buzzers, routine noises and
occasional loud sounds.

6. Slight likelihood of significant traumatic injury (i.e.,
lacerations, contusions, abrasions,fractures).

7. Slight likelihood of significant injury from moving objects
(i.e., wheelchairs, geri chairs, Hoyerlift).

8. Frequent likelihood of exposure to toxic/infectious conditions.

9. Able to work with others;close association is frequent and
comprises a major portion of the job.

10. Able to self pace work sothat assignments are completed in a
designated time span.

11. Able to extend work hours beyond twelve hours per shift, on
occasion.

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COGNITIVE

1. Continuously utilizes appropriate judgment.

2. Must be able to add,subtract, multiply, divide, perform
fractions, and calculate percentages.

3. Must be able to read and comprehend greater than grade 10 level
of instruction.

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EMOTIONAL ENVIRONMENT

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1. Must remain calm andexercise self-control in working
relationships with residents/patients, staff,and visitors.

2. Works directly with persons who are or may become ill, disabled,
or may be dying; may be present at thed eath bed and have to care for
the body of the deceased; must possess skills to cope with stresses
associated with illness, disability, dying, and death.

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS REQUIRED

1. Willingness to work cooperatively is necessary.

2. Strong public relations and customer satisfaction motivation.


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