Providence Health & Services Certified Nursing Assistant - Long Term Care in Kodiak, Alaska

Description:

Providence is calling a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) (Long Term Care, Variable, 1.0 FTE) to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center in Kodiak, Alaska.

The Certified Nursing Assistant Long Term Care (CNA-LTC) provides a wide verity of clinical and clerical support to the Long Term Care department and other departments in accordance with Providence philosophy, objectives, policies, procedures and standards.

In this position you will:

  • Provide personal care and emotional support under the supervision of the Registered Nurse and or Physician.

  • Perform basic patient observation skills and report significant changes in patient condition to the appropriate team member in a timely manner.

  • Assist with measuring food/fluid intake and output and assists, bathing and dressing, including nail, skin, oral, peri-care, hand and foot care, and assists with toileting and elimination, including enemas pursuant to plan of care.

  • Transport patients via wheelchair, stretcher or other method as needed.

  • Actively make rounds in assigned clinical area to obtain vital signs and to provide comfort and assistance to meet patient/residents and family needs.

  • Maintain a clean, safe, and healthy environment for the patient/resident.

  • Provide routine nursing and household duties/tasks to promote a resident directed model of care in the home-like setting.

  • Perform duties/tasks that center around the residents by assisting them in all activities of daily living and life engagement.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Current State of Alaska CNA certification

  • Completion of 12 hours of in-service training annually to maintain certification

  • CNA graduates and candidates that hold a current, unencumbered nurse assistant certification or registration from another U.S. state must obtain the State of Alaska certification within 4 months of employment

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or the ability to attain certification within 90 days of hire

  • Alaska Food Handlers Permit or ability to attain certification within 30 days of hire

  • Basic computer skills and knowledge

  • Physical strength to help restrain potentially violent patients, assist patients in ambulating, turning in bed, and transferring in and out of wheelchairs

  • Ability to read, write and speak English to communicate effectively with other team members

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 6 months experience as a nurse aide, nursing assistant or private care-giver

  • Medical terminology

About Kodiak Island Medical Center

Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center (PKIMC) provides comprehensive health care to residents and visitors of Kodiak Island. This critical access hospital features 25 acute care beds, including four birthing suites, one OB triage room, and two ICU beds. In addition, the Elder House, PKIMC’s long term care facility, has 22 beds.

PKIMC provides an extensive array of inpatient and outpatient services, including emergency department, surgery, laboratory services, maternity, general medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, sleep studies, specialty clinics, diagnostic imaging services and pharmacy and is staffed by a mix of primary care physicians, surgeons and specialists who provide family practice, internal medicine, obstetrics, radiology and general practice.

For more information regarding Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, please click on the following link: http://providence-kodiakhealthcare.jobs/

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Certified Nursing Assistant

Location: Alaska-Kodiak

Req ID: 195574