State Tested Nursing Assistant
Upland Healthcare Staffing Agency Columbus, OH
- Expired: 24 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
A certified nursing assistant ( CNA) also known as State Tested Nurse Assistant (STNA) provides health care for clients, residents, and patients at hospitals, long-term care facilities, Assisted Living, and other facilities under the direction of a nurse. They often help people under their care perform day-to-day tasks and play a vital role at hospitals and other facilities.
StateTested Nurse Assistant (STNA) need to have graduated from an accredited nursing assistant program, possess a CNA license with the Ohio Department of Health, and have an active CNA license while performing any work-related duties.
Position Responsibilities: CNAs provide direct and individualized nursing care to patients/residents based on the application of scientific nursing principles. Common responsibilities of CNAs include (but are not limited to):
- Taking vitals (blood pressure, pulse, temperature, and respiration) according to the protocol (established procedures).
- Measuring statistics. Recording intake and output, height, and weight.
- Obtaining routine lab samples not requiring laboratory personnel.
- Helping patients with ADLs (activities of daily living) for which they need assistance, such as bathing, combing hair, brushing teeth, shaving, putting on stockings and/or slippers, dressing, ambulation, and toileting.
- Helping patients with equipment for their treatment such as anti-embolism stockings, bladder scanner, intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) devices, etc., as well as helping patients to move, transfer from bed to chair, or transporting them to other departments for testing or treatment.
- Infection control. Every medical employee is responsible for infection control, but because of the constant contact the CNA has with patients, it is critical for the CNA to know and follow the proper protocol in avoiding the spread of germs and spores which transport disease.
- Observation and reporting. Observing the patient and surroundings assists the nurse to assess the progress of the patient as well as any needs the patient might have for medical intervention. The certified nursing assistant will also observe and remove any potential hazards which could cause accidents.
- Ensuring that the patient is comfortable is also ensuring they are properly cared for. This includes such tasks as keeping the bed dry and comfortable, ensuring the patient’s tray table and call mechanism is within reach; asking them if there is anything they need, whether they are too cool or too warm, and assessing the patient’s privacy needs and tending to them in the appropriate manner. Empathy is an important trait of the nursing assistant. The certified nursing aide must be able to imagine himself or herself in the patient’s position and to consider what would take to make the patient more comfortable.
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