Certified Nursing Assistant II - Part Time Nights
Company: Boston Medical Center
Posted on: June 25, 2022
Under the direction and supervision of the registered nurse and in
accordance with hospital policies, procedures, protocols, and
standards of practice, the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
participates in the delivery of patient care. The role encompasses
the provision of direct clinical and support services to patients
and families across the health care continuum, functioning as an
effective member of the health care team by contributing to the
efficient operation of the patient care unit, and accountability
for fiscally sound, quality patient/family clinical outcomes.
Position: Certified Nursing Assistant II
Department: Menino 6 West
Schedule: Part Time, 32 Hours, Nights
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES:
- Under the direction of the registered nurse (RN), performs a
variety of appropriately delegated patient care interventions for
patients and their families within the scope of his/her role.
- Collaborates with the RN throughout the shift to determine the
appropriate work assignment and priorities as well as communicates
the status of delegated task completion and outcomes of patient
data findings to the RN throughout the shift.
- Maintains timely ongoing verbal communication with RN
throughout the shift regarding patient condition. Notifies RN
immediately of any significant change in a patient's condition
and/or monitoring alarms (for example: change in vital signs,
change in patient's mental status, abnormal blood sugar, patient
fall, patient concerns with care).
- Upon initial contact with patients, visitors, and staff,
identifies self as a CNA and introduces self to patient by name.
Wears appropriate name badge which identifies self as a CNA.
- Accurately collects and records patient data (vital signs,
intake and output, blood sugar, weights, restraint care/monitoring,
other) and complies with hospital documentation standards to ensure
a complete and accurate patient record.
- Accurately interprets & utilizes medical abbreviations and
terminology in accordance with hospital policy.
- Initiates a prompt response to all patient call lights and
seeks assistance from co-workers as appropriate.
- Assists with admission, discharge, and transfer of patients as
appropriate for the inpatient or ambulatory area patients. Prepares
room for admission and ensures patients have appropriate
identification bands upon admission and throughout their
hospitalization. Transports patients and their belongings,
equipment and supplies, as needed as part of the transfer/discharge
- Makes routine patient room rounds to address patient
- Provides and/or assists with basic hygiene including but not
limited to: bathing, dressing, mouth care, shaving, whirlpool
baths, perineal and bowel care, foley care, application of condom
catheters, emptying urinals and ostomy bags and other associated
- Provides basic skin care including but not limited to:, back
rubs, routine diabetic foot care, application of non-medicated
ointments, application of elastic stockings, ace wraps, and
venodynes, turning and repositioning patients every two hours, and
other associated tasks.
- Sets up patients for meals and assists them with feeding and
opening food containers; maintaining calorie counts and recording
intake/output measures (I and Os).
- Performs basic oral suctioning.
- Performs post mortem care.
- Assists nurse/health team members during simple and complex
treatments or procedures.
- Provides basic preoperative care and readies the patient for
the OR in conjunction with the RN.
- Collects, labels, and sends/transports specimens with the
appropriate lab slips/requisitions.
- When ambulating patients uses safe and proper technique,
applies safety devices using hydraulic lifts or bed scale as
- When providing one-on-one (1:1) or one-on-two (1:2) patient
care, performs the duties of the CNA for the patient assigned.
- Identifies emergency / crisis situations and initiates
appropriate response actions within the scope of her/his role,
including immediate communication of such events to the registered
- Performs basic patient testing, including but not limited to:
tests for guaiac, sugar and acetone, urine pH, glucose finger
stick, O2 saturation, leg/girth measurements, visual acuity tests,
peak flow tests, etc.
- Under the direction of the RN, works cooperatively with all
health care team members to provide a variety of support services
to meet patient, family, and staff needs within the scope of
- Addresses patient comfort and information needs by providing
informative, non-clinical information to patients and families,
orienting patients/visitors to the hospital, unit, patient room
services, distributing patient mail/flowers, arranging room to
ensure necessary personal care items are available & accessible
(includes call light), distributes nourishments, changes linens &
clothing, refills ice packs, performs patient errands or other
duties as assigned by the RN.
- Answers the telephone identifying unit, self & role; responds
to caller's need within the scope of role, or takes and delivers
messages in a timely manner.
- In conjunction with the RN, responsible for initiating patient
belongings tracking form and for properly securing patient
belongings in accordance to hospital policy.
- Consults with RN if patient refuses to secure their belongings
or have their belongings sent home with family member or
Work Rules, Standards, & Competency Compliance:
- Acts in a manner that supports a positive and collaborative
work environment and that is congruent with established standards,
policies, procedures, and regulations within the scope of his/her
- Works cooperatively with all staff members and takes
appropriate steps to resolve interpersonal conflicts.
- Seeks assistance from RN or Off-Shift Nurse Manager as
- Participates in staff meetings and appropriate inservices.
- Responsible for reading and reviewing minutes and clinical
updates on the unit.
- Maintains accurate education record in Healthstream. Maintains
competencies required to perform the role.
- Complies with established practice standards, policies,
procedures, protocols, guidelines, and regulations, (for example:
DPH, JCAHO, Boston fire codes, OSHA).
- Reviews and is knowledgeable of appropriate policies,
procedures and work rules.
- Dresses appropriately according to dress code requirements,
including wearing uniform and visible hospital I.D. badge while on
- Adapts to changing patient and unit needs including but not
limited to: offers assistance to other team members, floating,
adjusting assignments, etc.
- Communicates with charge nurse/Off-Shift Nurse Manager to
coordinate break periods with unit activities.
- Maintains visibility on the unit and does not leave work area
without appropriate notification to the charge nurse/RN.
- Delivers care in a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory manner
that is sensitive to and demonstrates respect for patient
- Acts in a manner that protects confidentiality of patient,
employee and hospital information at all times.
Care of Unit Environment, Equipment, Materials and Supplies:
- Performs a variety of environmental and inventory activities to
ensure a safe, clean and appropriately equipped environment for
patients, visitors and staff within the scope of his/her role.
- Initiates and performs spot and spill cleaning as needed,
including biological spills. Assists with locating and transporting
equipment for periodic sonic cleaning.
- Makes routine room rounds to unclutter, clean, and organize
patient rooms/areas when needed.
- Checks inventories, and restocks/replaces/assembles patient
equipment and supplies.
- Appropriately disposes of trash, soiled linens, medical waste &
- Performs regular quality checks per policies to ensure that
equipment is operating properly and has current safety
inspections/expiration dates before patient use. Identifies
broken/expired equipment/supplies; removes from service, and
notifies RN. Provides equipment delivery to appropriate repair
sites as requested.
- Maintains appropriate equipment logs and records.
- Performs initial cleaning/decontamination of
equipment/materials, e.g., removing reusable equipment from
isolation rooms, and arranges for terminal cleaning as
- Provides basic patient equipment care including but not limited
to: changing hearing aide batteries, cleaning/preparing breast
- Perform other duties as needed.
- Interprets/translates for patients/family/visitors when
conversant in her/his native language.
- Utilizes hospital's values as the basis for decision making and
to facilitate the division's hospital mission.
- Follows established hospital infection control and safety
- Performs all other duties as assigned.
- High school diploma or GED certificate.
Certificates, Licenses, Registration Required:
- Successful completion of an approved certified nursing
assistant training program or equivalent work/education
- Requires one year of previous experience as a nursing assistant
in an acute hospital setting, or is enrolled in a nursing program
and has completed at least one clinical rotation or successful
completion of an approved certified nursing assistant training
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
- Ability to effectively speak, read and write using the English
language; Multilingual skills (beyond that of English) in languages
appropriate to the patient populations served by the Medical Center
- Ability to perform basic math and quantitative measurements,
e.g., obtain height and weight, abdominal girths, measure urine
output, calorie counts, etc
- Ability to accurate interpret and utilize basic medical
terminology and abbreviations.
- Ability to enter and retrieve computerized information/data.
Ability to use Microsoft Outlook.
- Ability to pass clinical competency testing and basic math and
- Physical ability to push, transfer, and pull heavy loads (e.g.
independently transport average-sized patient via wheelchair and
stretcher, etc.) throughout assigned shift.
- Physical ability to meet core job requirements in accordance
with practice setting demands for the patient populations regularly
- Effective interpersonal skills to interact appropriately with
nursing staff, patients, families/visitors, physicians, and other
- Organizational skills to set priorities and efficiently
complete assigned work.
- Ability to manage stress related to patient care issues, and
changing organizational climate and personnel issues.
Req id: 24077
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