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The Nurse Aide/Healthcare Technician (CNA) assists in providing patient care under the direct supervision and control of the Registered Nurse. Assists in maintaining a clean, safe patient environment and performs job responsibilities in a safe manner. Maintains clinical and professional competencies as appropriate to the needs of the patient population served.
Supports patients/residents with activities of daily living.
Assists patients/residents with personal hygiene.
Takes vital signs and height and weight measurements.
Feeds and ambulates patients/residents according to specific procedures.
Maintains patient/resident's rooms in a clean and orderly condition.
Observes and reports changes in patient/resident conditions.
Orients patients/families to unit and instructs patient on safety measures.
Assists with clerical work such as, including answering phones, entering data and maintaining medical records.
Maintains stock supply items in inventory management.
Performs duties as outlined in the scope of Nurse Aide I or Nurse Aide II tasks (per North Carolina Board of Nursing Nurse Aide I and Nurse Aide II Tasks List).
Perform technical tasks with appropriate training such as administering a 12- Lead Electrocardiogram test and routine venipuncture.
Additional Essential Functions
Teammate must be able to provide nursing services in all inpatient units at Carolinas Rehabilitation
Assists professional staff with Physical, Occupational, Speech or Recreational Therapy treatments, including management of non-clinical paperwork.
Supervises patient exercise programs and functional therapeutic activities in Physical and Occupational Therapy under the direct guidance of therapist or an assistant.
Prepares modalities for the Physical and Occupational Therapy licensed staff.
Assists with inpatient scheduling, compliance, and charge reconciliation PRN.
Screens and registers patients for outpatient wheelchair seating clinic.
Communicates with therapists, physicians, and vendors to manage documentation requirements.
Physical Requirements Work requires walking, standing, sitting, lifting, reaching, bending, stretching, stooping, pushing, and pulling. Must be able to lift and support the weight of 35 pounds in handling patients, medical equipment, and supplies. Must speak and understand English in good understandable terms. Must have manual and finger dexterity. Physical abilities testing required.
NA I + 4 TASKS
In accordance with the North Carolina Board of Nursing curriculums, the following tasks are utilized at all sites and units within Carolinas Rehabilitation. (Demonstration of competency must be shown three (3) times before attempting these tasks on their own).
Complete the sterile technique training as defined by North Carolina Board of Nursing Curriculum Sterile Technique Module 3
Performs sterile dressing changes/wound care for wounds over 48 hours old. (North Carolina Board of Nursing Curriculum Elimination Procedure Module 10)
Placing urinary catheterization, including straight catheters and indwelling foleys. (North Carolina Board of Nursing Curriculum Urinary Catheter Module 8)
Assist with the care of established colostomy/ileostomy/ostomy care and irrigation. Must be established ostomy greater than 6-weeks post-operative without any necrosis, stenosis, mucocutaneous separation or prolapse. Ostomy must be assessed by a RN prior to delegating the task. (North Carolina Board of Nursing Curriculum Wound Care Module 4)
Assist with the patient receiving Oxygen therapy by setting up and monitoring the flow rate of the oxygen (including accurately reading oxygen flow rate, placing the O2 device on patient and setting the flow rate accurately) may be done. (North Carolina Board of Nursing Curriculum for Oxygen Therapy-Set up and Monitoring Flow Rate #2)
Additional Training and Certifications
EPIC registration and scheduling training classes required upon hire.
Within 6 months to 1 year of hire, teammate will attend the required training, education, and competencies.
Prior to provision of care, all nursing personnel, will be provided training or have documentation of training, as per “10 A NCAC 13B.2028 STAFF TRAINING FOR INPATIENT REHABILITATION FACILITIES OR UNIT.”
Teammates whom have obtained and have current Phlebotomy Certification from the American Society for Clinical Pathology, which is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying agencies (NCCA) and issues CPT certifications through National Heath-career Association Inc., are able to perform phlebotomy.
Education, Experience and Certifications High School Diploma or GED required. Current listing with the DFS Nurse Aide Registry as a Nurse Aide I or with the North Carolina Board of Nursing as a Nurse Aide II. Current American Heart Association Basic Cardiac Life Support HealthCare Provider certification.
At Atrium Health, our patients, communities and teammates are at the center of everything we do. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion allows us to deliver care that is superior in quality and compassion across our network of more than 900 care locations.
As a leading, innovative health system, we promote an environment where differences are valued and integrated into our workforce. Our culture of inclusion and cultural competence allows us to achieve our goals and deliver the best possible experience to patients and the communities we serve.