CNA Companion - Resource Float

at MaineHealth in Biddeford, Maine, United States

Job Description

PER DIEM Opportunity
8 hour and 12 hour shift Scheduling Options
Southern Maine Health Care has an immediate need for Certified Nursing Assistant Companions (CNAs) to join our care team who are able to float between our two campuses in Biddeford and Sanford, ME.
This uniquely fulfilling role is a caregiver who provides patients in need of supervision with companionship and care by providing observational support for patients that need eyes on support, as well as, support to patients through hands-off direct, one on one engagement.
CNA Companions position themselves in their assigned patient's room to maintain constant visual observation of the patient. If the patient has any worries or concerns about how they're feeling, or if their symptoms are worsening, CNA Companions listen to these problems and relay them to the appropriate nurse so that further action can be taken if necessary. The role provides care in a manner that soothes patients, observes for changes in their condition, and summons nursing staff where necessary. Additionally, we have a full-time Nurse Educator on-site for additional support and further learning opportunities for all of our staff focused on behavioral health issues and diagnosis. As many of our learning opportunities are online courses, basic computer skills are needed.
CNA Companion Role
Float between inpatient units, provide 1 to 1 care to patients.
A great opportunity to spend more dedicated time and build rapport with the patients you care for.
12 hour shifts
Position Summary
The CNA Companion under supervision of a Registered Professional Nurse and according to established policies and procedures, performs various service duties to provide patient care, supervision, companionship, and support to the patient. Helps to maintain the patient room in a clean and orderly condition. Specific duties may vary by area of assignment.
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Education: High school diploma.
License/Certifications: Must be certified as a Nursing Assistant by the State of Maine and be on the State of Maine Registry, having completed a six-week or equivalent course.
BLS and ability to perform CPR required.
Knowledge of standards, policies, procedures and organizational structure of the unit, the Department of Nursing and Southern Maine Health Care. Ability to read, write, and speak English in order to follow oral or written instructions and complete standard forms.
Requires the interpersonal skills necessary to exchange information and maintain continuous relationships with patients, visitors, and other SMHC employees.
Requires excellent communication skills.
Requires the ability to almost constantly sit, stand, walk, and reach.
Requires the ability to maintain sensitive information in a confidential manner.
Participates in continuing education relative to role as defined.
Additional Information

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is, "Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America." MaineHealth consists of nine local health systems, a comprehensive behavioral health care network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and 1,700 employed clinicians working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately 22,000 care team members, MaineHealth provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. Learn more about our system at

At MaineHealth, we offer benefits that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our packages include health and dental insurances, paid parental leave, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.

With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you'll be working with health care professionals that truly value the people around them - both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the well-being of our communities and care team members. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Join us, and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to a new level.
*Looking to start a career as a CNA but haven't enrolled in a course yet? We offer a paid Internship program! EARN WHILE YOU LEARN -
(Course provided at MMC - Upon completion, available job openings at SMHC + MMC)

MaineHealth values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

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Job Posting: 1064159

Posted On: Apr 05, 2024

Updated On: Apr 05, 2024

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