Certified Nursing Assistant, CNA, Transitional Care Unit
Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift
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.
9 North has a registered nurse on duty around the clock. Skilled caregivers on this unit also include 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.
If you are passionate about the geriatric patient population and strive to always put your patients first, apply for our Transitional Care Unit today!
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.
For more information on this position or others contact: Michelle Ball || email@example.com || 865-374-5363
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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