The Certified Nursing Assistant is part of the multi-disciplinary team providing care to OHSU patients. The Certified Nursing Assistant provides direct or general nursing care to patients from admission through discharge under the direction of a licensed Registered Nurse and within the scope of practice defined by the Oregon State Board of Nursing. They assist the patients, patients families and friends, nursing staff, and other OHSU personnel to assure the delivery of comprehensive quality care in a safe, confidential and comfortable environment.
Key Responsibilities & Performance Standards
Assist with the admitting and discharge
Obtain accurate vital signs and weight. Gather and secure patient valuables
Complete all unit specific CNA documentation in the patients medical record related to: admissions, daily care, vital signs, weight, intake and output, discharge, etc.
Ambulate patients, provide aides as directed for safety and notifies nurse of additional needs
Respond to call lights, assure that call light are within reach at all times. Seek assistance of the nurse or other health care personnel as needed
Assist with or lifts/transfers patients and perform other position requirements safely
Perform all duties necessary to assure delivery of prescribed diet and to meet all dietary needs
Empty commodes, bedpans, urinals, foley catheters, colostomies, urostomy, and other drainage receptacles/containers as directed. Collect and test specimens as directed (urine, stool, other)
Assist the patient with or perform basic hygiene
Assist with turning/positioning patients as indicated or directed. Assure good body alignment, comfort, range of motion (ROM), and support
Assume responsibility for professional/job related development, knowledge of advances in technology, use of new equipment and appropriate application of hospital systems. Disinfect or discard equipment/supplies appropriately
Provide and obtain shift reports with appropriate personnel when necessary or as directed
Incorporate quality improvement practices into performance
Incorporate the principles of OHSUs Mission Statement into performance
Understand the teaching and research missions of OHSU Hospitals and Clinics
Support patient and family centered care across the continuum through service coordination
Perform staff member requirements as outlined in the Compliance Section of the Core Competencies
Adhere to the OHSU Code of Conduct
Perform requirements for Staff Members as outlined in Compliance Roles and Responsibilities in OHSU Hospitals and Clinics:
Carry out job responsibilities in an ethical, effective and professional manner.
Report potential compliance problems using the reporting processes as outlined in the Code of Conduct.
Model ethical and appropriate behavior, professional standards, compliance, and personal integrity.
Participate in training programs.
Understand and comply with the Code of Conduct, OHSU and departmental policies and procedures, applicable rules and regulations.
Screen for pain and comfort care needs and notify the appropriate health care team member, adhering to the OHSU policy for Pain Management
High School Diploma or GED
Oregon CNA2 Certification at time of hire
BLS at time of hire and must be issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network branch of AHA (upload documentation with online application)
BLS must not expire during orientation or probation period, and must have the same expiration date (upload documentation with online application)
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or email@example.com.
As the state's only health and research university, OHSU brings together patient care, research, education of the next generation of health care providers and scientists and community service to improve the health and well-being of all Oregonians.The university is a conduit for learning for more than 2,800 students, providing training to interns, residents and fellows in postgraduate medical and research. It is the only place in Oregon that grants doctoral degrees in medicine, dentistry and nursing. OHSU cares for more than 251,000 patients each year from around the region and takes a leadership role in contributing to solutions involving the health of the state and the nation, such as health care access and transparency, ethics and workforce shortage. Beyond providing critical health care services, quality education and cutting-edge research, OHSU also is a key economic and social force in the Northwest. With an annual operating budget of $2.06 billion and more than 14,000 employees, OHSU is Portland?s largest employer. Its size contributes to its ability to provide... many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in Oregon. For more information visit http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm