Certified Nurses Assistant II-Acute
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Works as a member of the nursing team under the supervision of
the Registered Nurse on assignments that are routine in nature and
within authorized duties of the CNA 2 Acute Care. Tasks performed
have predetermined procedures and guidance and supervision is
provided as needed. Position supports RN in patient care delivery
as dictated by comfort and safety and in accordance with identified
training and certification.Essential Responsibilities:
- Problem Solving: Work tasks are fully defined. Refers more
difficult issues to RN.
- Decision-Making: Uses judgment to perform tasks. Accepts
accountability for own actions.
- Compliance Accountability: Consistently supports compliance and
the Principles of Responsibility (Kaiser Permanentes Code of
Conduct) by maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of
information, protecting the assets of the organization, acting with
ethics and integrity, reporting non-compliance, and adhering to
applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations,
accreditation and licenser requirements (if applicable), and Kaiser
Permanentes policies and procedures.
- Communication Skills: Demonstrates effective written/verbal
communication. Documents and relays messages or instructions
accurately. Reports patient information on a timely basis. Verifies
understanding of information and asks for clarification when
necessary. Documents accurately to reflect understanding of
assigned tasks. Confronts difficult or conflict situations
- Service Orientation: Demonstrates a commitment to service.
Contributes to a positive patient care experience. Anticipates the
customers desires and takes proactive steps to meet those needs.
Recognizes the diversity and cultural norms of the individual.
Seeks assistance when needed in culturally sensitive
- Assessment or Observation Skills: Obtains vital signs and
collects data; reports values outside given parameters. Reports
observations. Reports outcomes of assigned nursing care tasks.
- Critical Thinking Skills (including strategic and systems
thinking). Demonstrates the ability to problem solve. Identifies
resources and uses them when confronted with a problem. Prioritizes
assigned tasks and work or seeks assistance appropriately.
Demonstrates understanding of how Kaiser Permanente key systems
affect services and quality of care.
- Technology Skills: Demonstrates technological literacy in using
computerized information systems related to assignments.
Demonstrates technical knowledge of clinical procedures and use of
special equipment as assigned.
- Knowledge: Attends mandatory inservices related to patient care
and others as appropriate. Displays clinical knowledge appropriate
to education/training and assigned tasks. Assists in identifying
own learning needs. Seeks assistance when doing an unfamiliar
task/activity, or when unable to perform an assigned task/activity.
Takes responsibility to keep informed of organizational policies
and current information in policy and procedure manuals and unit
- Legal & Ethical Responsibilities: Provides care and assists
patients within the limits of the authorized duties for CNA 2 Acute
Care consistent with those defined by the state. Demonstrates
knowledge of the legal responsibilities, limitations and
implications of their actions. Provides care in compliance with
government, state or regulatory agencies (e.g. Medicare). Adheres
to and supports KP policies and Principles of Responsibility.
Adheres to HIPAA and confidentiality policies. Demonstrate accepted
ethical practices with respect to cultural, social and ethnic
differences, within the healthcare environment (e.g. CLAS
- Team Focus (Teamwork): Interacts effectively and sensitively
with all members of the healthcare team. Demonstrates flexibility
as a team member. Collaborates with team members and supports the
goals of the team. Supports a collaborative LMP environment.
Assists others with patient care activities when own assignment is
completed. Maintains an acceptable attendance record. Participates
in unit-based activities, including staff meetings.
- Leadership & Change Management: Identifies and supports new
ideas. Demonstrates the ability to support change efforts within
the team or unit. Assists in orienting and mentoring new team
members. Acts as a resource to other team members.
- Performs Tasks & Procedures (Implementation): Performs assigned
tasks competently and demonstrates operational knowledge of
procedures, therapies, special tests and equipment within scope of
knowledge and training. Vital Signs. Temperature. Pulse.
Respiration. B/P - manual and electronic. Pain Level. Pulse
oximetry. Warm and cold therapies. Warm and cold compresses. Ice
bags, ice gloves, or dry cold pack. Heated soaks and whirlpool or
sitz baths. Data gathering. Newborn hearing screening
(Maternal/Child). Replacing electrodes and leads on monitored unit.
Bladder scanning. Capillary blood glucose (CBG) testing. Placing
electrodes and leads and/or running 12-lead electrocardiogram or
three lead rhythm strips. Testing of gastric contents and stool for
occult blood and pH. Applying topical over-the-counter creams and
ointment(s) for prophylactic treatment for skin conditions.
Applying pediculicides. Applying sequential compression devices.
Assisting patients in and out of Continuous Passive Motion (CPM)
machines. Assist patient to cough and dry breathe. Suctioning oral
pharynx. Turning oxygen on and off at pre-established flow rate.
Using incentive spirometry. Clean ostomy site and change dressing
or appliances for established, non-acute ostomies on intact skin.
Collect clean catch urine specimens. Discontinue Foley catheter at
direction of RN. Measure, record, and/or empty output from drainage
devices and closed drainage systems. Demonstrates department, job
and age-specific competencies.
- Safety Practices: Promotes a safe patient environment by
proactively reporting errors, near misses or systemic hazards and
participating in their resolution. Promotes patient safety through
diligent adherence to policies and procedures. Maintains a safe,
ergonomically correct, and hazard-free environment for patient,
visitors, staff and self. Prevents injury or illness through
proactive, safe work practices and follows health and safety
policies and procedures. Regularly observes fire and life safety
policies and procedures. Completes environmental and health safety
training per policies. Demonstrates the use of defined emergency
response procedures.Basic Qualifications: -Experience
- One (1) year of experience as a CNA 1. -Education
- High School Diploma or related medical assistant
- Completion of an OSBN approved CNA 1 Program. -License,
- Nursing Assistant Certificate - Level 2 (Oregon)
- Basic Life Support within 1 months of hire -Additional
- N/A -Preferred Qualifications:
- Previous experience as a CNA two (2) Acute Care.
- Computer keyboarding skills. -Notes:
- On-call CNA/Mobility role.Job Schedule: Job Category: Clinical
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