CRAWFORD COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL CNA (PRN) in DENISON, Iowa

Casual part time (PRN)Essential Duties and Responsibilities:General:Provides/assists with personal hygiene of patientObtain patient's vital signs and weight as requestedPerform bedside glucose checks on patientsPhysical comfort and positioning of the patientPassing and feeding of meal tray to the patientPerforms or assists with nursing by obtaining direction from charge nurse and/or managerMaintains current knowledge of equipment and suppliesResponds to patient requests promptlyFollows general nursing policies and procedures regarding patient careCommunicates openly, directly and timely to immediate supervisor regarding department concerns and decisionsConsults with and keeps staff nurses informed of unit activities, needs and problems related to patient careAnswers patient call lights timely and reports problems and requests to nurseDemonstrates values and behaviors according to Values StatementSpecific:Maintains patient confidentialityCommunicates effectively in EnglishRequired Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesMust demonstrate aptitude and ability in caring for patients of all agesMust be aware of common patient problems and take steps to inform nurses of patient problemsBasic nursing processBasic knowledge and skills required for department computer systemEffective communication skillsEducation/Certification Requirements:General:High school graduate or equivalentSuccessful completion of certified nurse aide courseMedical terminology class (preferred)Specific:BLSQualificationsSkillsPreferred:General Computer KnowledgeEducationPreferred:High School or better.ExperiencePreferred:1 year: Previous nurse aide experience preferredLicenses & CertificationsPreferred:Basic Life SupportCertified Nursing Assist