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Nebraska Methodist Health System Care Companion CNA Nurse Enrichment Team (Days, 36 hrs/wk) in Omaha, Nebraska

  • Purpose of Job

  • Provides a safe environment for patient(s) whose behavior has been identified at risk for injury and/or may jeopardize the continuation of medically necessary treatment.

  • Job Requirements

  • Education

  • High School Diploma or General Educational Development (G.E.D) required

  • Participate in mandatory inservices and continuing education programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by supervisor.

  • Experience

  • Previous cleaning, food service and/or patient related experience preferred.

  • Orientation and on the job experience will be provided to learn hospital procedures and work routines.

  • License/Certifications

  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.

  • Current Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) required.

  • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

  • Require the ability to understand and carry out instructions, follow schedules, communicate information, read simple and clear instructions.

  • Must be able to collect, and report patient needs to the appropriate caregiver.

  • Requires ability to demonstrate critical thinking skills commensurate with job description.

  • Physical Requirements

  • Weight Demands

  • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

  • Physical Activity

  • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):

  • Climbing

  • Crawling

  • Kneeling

  • Sitting

  • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):

  • Balancing

  • Carrying

  • Crouching

  • Distinguish colors

  • Keyboarding/typing

  • Lifting

  • Pulling/Pushing

  • Repetitive Motions

  • Standing

  • Stooping/bending

  • Twisting

  • Walking

  • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):

  • Fingering/Touching

  • Grasping

  • Hearing

  • Reaching

  • Seeing/Visual

  • Speaking/talking

  • Job Hazards

  • Not Related:

  • Explosives (pressurized gas)

  • Electrical Shock/Static

  • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)

  • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)

  • Rare (1-33%):

  • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)

  • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations

  • Occasionally (34%-66%):

  • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)

  • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)

  • Equipment/Machinery/Tools

  • Essential Job Functions

  • Essential Functions I

  • Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the customer/patient, to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment, as outlined in the Age Specific Criteria.

  • Demonstrates ability to identify opportunities for and give individualized customer service/care according to customer/patient needs.

  • Exhibits excellent interpersonal relations with patients, co-workers, and guests to ensure effective communications.

  • Responds to patient needs promptly and courteously.

  • Communicates patient issues to the appropriate staff.

  • Maintains a positive attitude while responding to requests in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Behavior logs completed after each shift and turned into Core.

  • Provides a safe environment for patient(s) whose behavior has been identified at risk for injury and/or may jeopardize the continuation of medically necessary treatment.

  • Assists in keeping excess stimulation to a minimum.

  • Provides assistance with repositioning, turning and chair transfers.

  • Provides transportation assistance.

  • Assists with every two hour toileting schedule, if appropriate.

  • Respond to bed exit, sit/stand alarms by assisting the patient(s) in their immediate needs.

  • The primary nurse will report the activity and nutritional level of the assigned patient(s).

  • Helps feed patients as necessary.

  • Assists in offering nutrition/fluids on a frequent basis, if appropriate.

  • Helps maintain patient environment.

  • Help keep room neat and tidy, free of clutter.

  • Attends to patient amenities; e.g., newspapers, mail, tissues.

  • Helps maintain patient safety.

  • Calls for assistance if unsure of observation or activities of the patient(s).

  • Assists with diversional activities, if appropriate.

  • Is sitting for two patients, companion will sit in hallway between the two rooms and maintain visual contact with both patients.

  • Is sitting for a suicide precaution patient, companion must have constant visual contact of the patient at all times. (refer to suicide precaution policy).

  • Essential Functions II

  • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

  • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.

  • Other duties as assigned.

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