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Care Companion - CNA - Nursing Assistant (Days, 24hrs/wk)

Methodist Health System Omaha, NE
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Job Description

  • Purpose of Job
    • Provides a safe environment for patient(s) whose behavior has been identified at risk for injury and/or may jeopardize the continuation of medically necessary treatment.
  • Job Requirements
    • Education
      • High School Diploma or General Educational Development (G.E.D) required
      • Participate in mandatory inservices and continuing education programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by supervisor.

    • Experience
      • Previous cleaning, food service and/or patient related experience preferred.
      • Orientation and on the job experience will be provided to learn hospital procedures and work routines.

    • License/Certifications
      • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
      • Current Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) required.

    • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
      • Require the ability to understand and carry out instructions, follow schedules, communicate information, read simple and clear instructions.
      • Must be able to collect, and report patient needs to the appropriate caregiver.
      • Requires ability to demonstrate critical thinking skills commensurate with job description.
  • Physical Requirements
    • Weight Demands
      • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

    • Physical Activity
      • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
        • Climbing
        • Crawling
        • Kneeling
        • Sitting
      • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
        • Balancing
        • Carrying
        • Crouching
        • Distinguish colors
        • Keyboarding/typing
        • Lifting
        • Pulling/Pushing
        • Repetitive Motions
        • Standing
        • Stooping/bending
        • Twisting
        • Walking
      • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
        • Fingering/Touching
        • Grasping
        • Hearing
        • Reaching
        • Seeing/Visual
        • Speaking/talking

    • Job Hazards
      • Not Related:
        • Explosives (pressurized gas)
        • Electrical Shock/Static
        • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
        • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
      • Rare (1-33%):
        • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
        • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
      • Occasionally (34%-66%):
        • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
        • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
        • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
  • Essential Job Functions
    • Essential Functions I


      • Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the customer/patient, to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment, as outlined in the Age Specific Criteria.
        • Demonstrates ability to identify opportunities for and give individualized customer service/care according to customer/patient needs.

      • Exhibits excellent interpersonal relations with patients, co-workers, and guests to ensure effective communications.
        • Responds to patient needs promptly and courteously.
        • Communicates patient issues to the appropriate staff.
        • Maintains a positive attitude while responding to requests in a timely and accurate manner.
        • Behavior logs completed after each shift and turned into Core.

      • Provides a safe environment for patient(s) whose behavior has been identified at risk for injury and/or may jeopardize the continuation of medically necessary treatment.
        • Assists in keeping excess stimulation to a minimum.
        • Provides assistance with repositioning, turning and chair transfers.
        • Provides transportation assistance.
        • Assists with every two hour toileting schedule, if appropriate.
        • Respond to bed exit, sit/stand alarms by assisting the patient(s) in their immediate needs.

      • The primary nurse will report the activity and nutritional level of the assigned patient(s).
        • Helps feed patients as necessary.
        • Assists in offering nutrition/fluids on a frequent basis, if appropriate.

      • Helps maintain patient environment.
        • Help keep room neat and tidy, free of clutter.
        • Attends to patient amenities; e.g., newspapers, mail, tissues.

      • Helps maintain patient safety.
        • Calls for assistance if unsure of observation or activities of the patient(s).
        • Assists with diversional activities, if appropriate.
        • Is sitting for two patients, companion will sit in hallway between the two rooms and maintain visual contact with both patients.
        • Is sitting for a suicide precaution patient, companion must have constant visual contact of the patient at all times. (refer to suicide precaution policy).

    • Essential Functions II


      • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

      • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.

      • Other duties as assigned.










Job Details

Date Posted November 24, 2018
Date Closes January 23, 2019
Requisition 10119
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At NE Methodist Hospital
Department Nurse Enrichment Team
Shift Daytime
Hours 6:45am - 7:15pm + Every 3rd Weekend hours per week
SOC Category 00-0000.00
Location