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CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT

Position Description

INTRODUCTION:


The incumbent serves as a Certified Nursing Assistant at designated IHSC Medical Facilities.


DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:


1. Initiates and maintains compliance with IHSC policies for accreditation.
2. Provides direct care to detainees.
3. Works within Scope of Practice and performs functions outlined in the Guidelines for the Nursing Assistant.
4. Obtains medical histories and completes necessary paperwork on detainees entering the facilities including vital signs. Any medical problems are referred to the RN, Physician, and/or NP/PA.
5. Assists with medical appointments, emergencies and sick call to include taking vital signs and documenting detainee’s medical complaints.
6. Documents all detainee contacts using S.O.A.P. format, followed by their signature and name stamp.
7. Ensures the medical provider’s orders are implemented.
8. Coordinates health care needs of detainees with other staff members.
9. Coordinates referrals to off-site providers as required.
10. Performs record keeping functions in accordance with program policies.
11. Maintains patient confidentiality and confidentiality of medical records.
12. Maintains non-involvement in the security aspects of care.
13. Assures a safe and clean working environment.
14. Assists with the disposal of biologically hazardous wastes on a regular basis.
15. Assists with maintenance of medical equipment and quality control of laboratory reagents.
16. Restocks clinic forms in medical provider’s offices.
17. May assist in maintaining medical supply stock level, restocking as needed. May order supplies.
18. Attends general/medical staff meetings.
19. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
20. If an Infirmary (Short-Stay Unit) is onsite, provides daily nursing care as needed and notifies RN, Physician, or PA/NP of any abnormal findings. Makes beds in the unit.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

1. Performs bedside non invasive procedures (i.e. ECG as directed within the scope of practice).
2. Application of medical principles, clinical procedures, and techniques
3. Alertness and skill in providing care and reacting to emergency situations.
4. Interpersonal skills to develop a rapport with patients and co-workers during which instructional and educational information is presented.
5. Requirements on safety, infection control, quality assurance, maintenance of records of patients seen, statistical information gathering, etc.
6. Skill in collecting a variety of samples.
7. Supply requisition procedure and ability to complete requests for equipment repair and maintenance.
8. CPR/ BLS certification required.
9. Certification as nursing assistant.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

1. Works under the administrative direction of the Health Services Administrator (HSA) or designee.
2. Works under the clinical direction of a nurse (RN/LPN/ARNP), PA, or physician.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:


Work requires walking, standing, bending, and some lifting (for example to assist patients with