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Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION 

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

DEPARTMENT:

Radiology

Department Director:

Radiology Director

FORMULATED: 01/16

Employee Health:

 

REVIEWED: 01/16

Human Resources:

REVISED:  01/16      

 

EMPLOYEE’S NAME: ________________________

 

FLSA STATUS:  NON-EXEMPT

 

Job Description

MISSION STATEMENT:

Our Mission is to improve the well-being of those we serve with a commitment to excellence: every patient, every encounter, every time.

 

VISION:

Our Vision is to create a world-class health system to advance medicine and increase access for the communities we serve by empowering caregivers to heal through compassion, knowledge, innovation, integrated care and excellence.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Assist clinical team members by performing a variety of duties for patients within the patient focused care system and under the direction/supervision of a registered nurse.

 

­POSITION EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School graduate/G.E.D. certificate required. 
  • Graduate from an accredited CNA program
  • Current CNA certification required.
  • Current BLS/CPR certification required.
  • Willingness to be crossed trained to other areas.
  • Must be able to be sensitive to cultural and bilingual issues.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English required
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of nursing, administration, and physicians
  • Prefer hospital experience

 

JOB KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE­:

  • One (1) year continuous experience preferred.
  • Exhibits tact, enthusiasm, and patience. 
  • Must be sensitive to cultural and bilingual issues.
  • Must have excellent customer service skills.
  • High degree of competency/experience in general. 
  • Requires good communication and organizational skills.
  • Requires reasoning ability and good independent judgment.

 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  •        Promotes the facility mission, vision and values by effectively communicating them to others. 
  •        Considers mission, vision and values in developing services, standards and practices
    •       Ensure that care is delivered to each patient in accordance with their scope of practice.
    •       Takes vital signs and is able to recognize abnormal values and report to licensed staff in a timely manner.
    •       Supports and promotes excellence in customer/guest relations.
    • Assists all patients, family members/significant others, physicians, visitors and employees in a friendly manner
    •       Introduces self and uses caring, thoughtful words either in person or on the telephone.
    • Demonstrates ethical and appropriate behavior for clinical environment to include, but not limited to, dignity, patient’s rights and privacy, and the maintenance of confidentiality of patient information.             
    •       Demonstrates caring.  If unable to assist an individual in needs, offers to find someone who can.
    • Demonstrates proper telephone etiquette. If transferring a telephone call, announces the caller and briefly explains the situation before ending the transfer.
    • Always makes eye contact when speaking with patients, family member or significant others, visitors, employees, etc.
    •       Transports patients to and from room and out to vehicle.
    •       Addresses all individuals courteously.
    •       Keeps voice down; does not shout or use improper language.
    •       Responds to all inquiries promptly and courteously.
    •       Works together in the spirit of teamwork.
    •       Shares information so that the people who need to be aware of the facts are informed.
    •       Uses resources in an efficient and cost effective manner.
    •       Performs other duties as assigned

 

CUSTOMER SERVICE:

Provides excellent customer service to all DHR customers. All employees are required to attend the DHR C.A.R.E. program which outlines the Customer Service Principles including: First Impressions, Communication, Hospitality, Teamwork, Professionalism, Service Recovery and the Golden Rule. All employees are expected to practice theses principles at all times.

 

LINES OF RESPONSIBILITY:

Radiology Director…..Supervisor…..Charge Nurse…..RN…..CNA

 

AGE SPECIFIC:

Employees must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in his/her assigned unit.  The individual must demonstrate knowledge of principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirement relative to his or her age.  

 

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: (ADA)

A.Essential Duties: Indicated by bold print within performance standards, preceding individual numbered criteria.

 

The following table provides physical requirements that will be associated with, but not limited to, this position: 

Light/moderate lifting up to 50 lbs, from the floor to shoulder height. 

Yes

Kneeling

Yes

Must be able to assist other employees with lifting more than 50 lbs.

Yes

Walking

Yes

Light/moderate carrying up to 30 lbs.

Yes

Standing/Squatting

Yes

Straight pulling

Yes

Sitting

Yes

Pulling hand over hand

Yes

Pushing

Yes

Repeated bending

Yes

Stooping/Bending

Yes

Reaching above shoulder

Yes

Climbing Stairs

Yes

Simple grasping

Yes

Climbing Ladders

No

Dual simultaneous grasping

Yes

Depth Perceptions needed

Yes

Ability to see

Yes

Identify Colors

Yes

Operating office equipment

Yes

Twisting

Yes

Operating mechanical equipment

Yes

Crawling

No

Ability to read and write

Yes

Ability to Count

Yes

Ability to hear verbal communication without aid

Yes

Operating Personal Vehicle

Yes

Ability to comprehend written/verbal communication

Yes

Other:  Ability to deal with stress

Yes

OSHA Category

III

 

 

 

B.Working Conditions:  The individual spends over 95% of his/her time in an air-conditioned environment with varying exposures to noise. There is protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.  The position does have low exposure to malodorous, infectious body fluids from patients and some minimal exposure to noxious smells from cleansing agents. 

 

C.Occupational Exposure:  This position has minimal to no exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues and is an OSHA Category III (although situations can be imagined or hypothesized under which anyone, anywhere, might encounter potential exposure to body fluids).  Person who performs these duties are not called upon as part of their employment to perform or assist in emergency medical care or first aid or to be potentially exposed in some other way.    

D.Aptitudes:HIGH123456LOW

 

Intelligence:  General learning ability:  The ability to “catch on” or understand instructions and underlying principles.  Ability to reason and make judgments.  3

 

Verbal:  Ability to understand meanings of words and ideas associated with them, and to use them effectively.  To comprehend language, to understand relationships between words, and to understand meanings of whole sentences and paragraphs. To present information or ideas clearly.                3

 

Numerical:  Ability to perform arithmetic operations quickly and accurately.  2

 

Spatial:  Ability to comprehend forms in space and understands relationships of plane and solid objects.  Frequently described as the ability to “visualize” objects or two or three dimensions, or to think visually of geometric forms.  2

 

Form Perception:  Ability to perceive pertinent details and objects or in pictorial or graphic material to make visual comparisons and discriminations and see slight differences in shapes and shadings of figures and widths and lengths of lines.   3

 

Clerical Perception:  Ability to receive pertinent details and verbal or tabular material. To observe differences in copy, to proofread words and numbers, and to avoid perceptual errors in arithmetic computation.  2

 

Motor Coordination:  Ability to coordinate eyes and hands to fingers rapidly and accurately in making precise movements with speed. Ability to make a movement response accurately and quickly.               3

 

Finger Dexterity:  Ability to move hands easily and skillfully.  To work with fingers in placing and turning motions.              3

 

Manual Dexterity:  Ability to move hands easily and skillfully.  To work with hands in placing and turning motions.              3

 

Eye-Hand-Foot Coordination:  Ability to move the hand and foot coordinately with each other in accordance with visual stimuli.              3

 

Color Discrimination:  Ability to perceive and respond to similarities or differences in colors, shapes, or other values of the same or different color.  To identify a particular color, or to recognize harmonious or contrasting color combinations, or to match color adequately.              3

 

 

I have read and reviewed my job description with my supervisor or designee and I understand the job I am expected to perform.

 

Employee Signature:________________________________Date:____________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISCLAIMER

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. DHR leadership reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

 

Company Overview

  • Website dhrhealth.com
  • Headquarters MCALLEN, TX
  • Size 1,000 - 3,000
  • Founded 1997
  • Type
  • CEO MIGUEL A GUTIERREZ
  • Revenue <$5M
  • Industry Healthcare
  • About dhr health
  • DHR Health is a physician-owned health system that offers some of the most comprehensive medical care on the U.S. Southern Border. From general acute care services and preventative health programs to graduate medical education and clinical research, at DHR Health over 700 physicians and more than 1,200 nurses dedicate themselves to offering a full continuum of care in over 70 different sub-specialties. DHR Health is addressing all of the health care needs of its community while eliminating the need to seek health care services outside the region, which has transformed DHR Health into a nationa ... l best practice model minority-serving hospital. DHR Health was founded in 1997 to help over 1.4 million residents resolve limited healthcare access challenges in a community that lacked public and county hospitals. Becoming a comprehensive health system in 2013, DHR continues to be the premier healthcare provider in South Texas. What sets DHR Health apart is the fact that it is owned and managed by actively practicing physicians. As a result, decisions critical to patient care are made by physicians who are on the front lines treating patients. This allows the hospital to move quickly to bring necessary technologies and high quality healthcare into our community. Most importantly, the rapid and tremendous growth at DHR Health and its successes are a reflection of the continued dedication and support of its partners, employees, and medical staff members. For more information, visit www.dhr-rgv.com or call 956-DOCTORS (362-8677). More

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