Certified Nursing Assistant, CNA, Transitional Care Unit
Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
The Transitional Care Unit (9 North / TCU) is a short term care facility located on the 9th floor of Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. TCU is a 24 private bed unit providing extended physical or occupational therapy or skilled nursing care to patients transitioning from hospital to home.
The majority of patients stay in the TCU 14 to 20 days at most. Patients on our unit have varied diagnoses which include cardiac, respiratory and oncology comorbidities and most are over the age of 65. Some patients come to TCU to receive wound care, or after they have had and joint replacement procedures. All patients on our unit benefit from our Therapy Department and have full access to the medical doctors in our facility.
Skilled caregivers on 9 North include registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants, case managers, therapists and activities coordinators. In addition to having excellent critical thinking skills, our ideal candidate will also possess outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
As an organization, we want to grow our employees by promoting a culture of excellence and professionalism. Fort Sanders Regional has achieved NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders) Exemplar status every year since 2013. Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center was the first NICHE-certified facility in our region and now joins other hospitals and a team of nationally recognized researchers, educators, nurses and doctors in a vision of sensitive care for patients 65 and older.
Exemplar status is the highest of four possible program levels, recognizing our commitment to providing the highest level of geriatric care.
Position Summary: Functions as a direct patient caregiver performing tasks to assist LPNs and RNs. Performs hands-on care, assistance with ADL’s and specified technical tasks for a group of residents under the supervision of the charge nurse. CNA’s are not allowed, by practice standards, to perform any invasive procedure or any application of topical medications.
Minimum Education: None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.
Minimum Experience: None.
Licensure Requirement: CNA certification from state of Tennessee required (or can be transferred from another state within 4 months). CPR required.
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