United Hospital Center, Inc. Clinical Associate-Nursing Assistant in Morgantown, West Virginia

POSITION SUMMARY:Performs nonprofessional direct and indirect patient care activities under the supervision of a registered professional nurse. Assists in providing high quality, cost-effective care by performing delegated tasks. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:1.High school diploma or equivalent.2.Obtain certification in Basic Life Support or HeartSaver First Aid within 30 days of hire date. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:EXPERIENCE:1.Prior patient care experience preferred. CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be constructed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties. Other duties may be assigned.1.Assists in direct patient care by providing basic physical care to promote patient comfort as directed by the Registered Nurse. 2.Assists all assigned patients with activities of daily living according to need in a timely manner.3.Neatly and securely make all assigned beds.4.Safely assists in the transport and handling of all patients according to WVUHis Safe Patient Handling Policy.of all patients.5.Obtains and records assigned patient specimens on schedule.6.Performs assigned tests such as glucose monitoring, urine and stool testing and maintains quality control testing & logs, according to department policy. On Subacute Unit, CNAs are not permitted to do glucose monitoring.7.Performs routine phlebotomy services, excluding line draws, in departments determined by management.8.Obtains and records assigned patient temperatures, pulse rates, respiratory rates, blood pressures, intake and outputs, weights and abdominal girths according to departmental policy. 9.Provides respiratory support by properly setting up equipment needed for oxygen administration. 10.Assists with usage of Incentive Spirometer according to Respiratory Care procedure.11.Observes and reports all patient concerns/changes in condition to a registered nurse immediately.12.Prepares patients for examinations and diagnostic procedures according to departmental procedure. 13.Assists physicians and registered nurse with examinations and procedures.14.Assists in care of drainage devices such as penrose drains, chest tubes and similar catheters while maintaining accurate output.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.For more details go to URL