Full-Time (72 hours per pay period); Shift hours: Nights.
JOB OBJECTIVES: Under the direction of a Registered Nurse, assist nursing care team members with the delivery and accomplishment of patient care/services.
EDUCATION/KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS: Must have a high school diploma or an equivalent certificate (GED). Must have successfully completed a hospital-approved formal training program or equivalent. Must be able to read with comprehension, write legibly, and perform basic arithmetic computations. Must have understanding and knowledge of patient care which may be appropriately delegated to nursing assistants. Must exhibit basic knowledge of setting up and maintaining traction. For staff involved in the care of age-specific groups, knowledge of the bio-psychosocial needs of adult, geriatric and pediatric patients is essential. Special knowledge is required in growth and development needs of pediatric/geriatric patients where applicable.
EXPERIENCE: Must have work experience as a nursing assistant or must have completed at least one semester of clinical and class work in an approved nursing program.
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS - Must be certified and registered with the State of Tennessee, Division of Health Care Facilities, as a Nurse Aide upon initial placement into a CNA position. Must be currently certified and registered as above when placed into a CNA position after working in a non-CNA position for more than one year. Must be certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR/Provider C) or be recertified during the orientation period.
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