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CNA

LifeCare Hospitals Type Full time Posted 8/14/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 9/15/2014
PA - Pennsylvania (All) - Pittsburgh Referral - n/a -    
 
Job Title
CNA
Posted
8/11/2014
Location
LifeCare Hospitals of Pittsburgh - Bellevue Campus
100 South Jackson Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15202
Description

As healthcare professionals, we are driven by a shared desire to help others.

Through medicine, technology and basic human compassion, we have the power to bring hope, comfort and healing to people in their hour of need.

At all of the LifeCare Family of Hospitals, we never forget the importance of our mission and the responsibility that comes with it. We are dedicated to achieving better health for our patients by treating each person's body, mind and soul

A national leader in long term acute care, LifeCare was built on the belief that early and aggressive intervention, coupled with a personalized treatment plan, can maximize a patient's potential for recovery.

We may not have an open position currently - but you are welcome to submit your application for CNAs and be considered for future open opportunities.

General Summary: The Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) assists the Nursing Department in the care of patients. The CNA ensures that LifeCare Hospital’s philosophy, standards, policies and procedures are met and maintained in a professional manner. The CNA is active in department activities, transdisciplinary team activities, and LifeCare activities to ensure individualized, patient-centered health care for all patient populations admitted to LifeCare Hospital.
Patient Population: Delivers direct patient care appropriate to the patients served. The ages of the patients served are adult (18-65 years of age) and geriatric (65 and older).
Essential Functions:
1. Demonstrates proper performance of skills reflected and validated by the C.N.A. competency checklist.
2. Assists the RN, LPN/LVN and other members of the clinical team in the care of the patient.
3. Properly plans/organizes work for assigned shift to properly utilize time, resources, manpower, supplies to ensure patient receives appropriate quality care.
4. Accurately completes and documents assignments.
5. Ensures patient safety at all times by notifying the charge nurse of any risk factors seen, initiating and maintaining appropriate safety measures as outlined in LifeCare’s policies and procedures.
6. Demonstrates knowledge of use of all patient care equipment.
7. Exchanges routine information in an appropriate manner requiring good oral and written communication skills.
8. Adheres to LifeCare policies, procedures, all safety plans, and all standards imposed by regulatory organizations.
This description is a general statement of required essential functions performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.
Supervision: Does not direct the activities of staff or a function.

Requirements

Experience: Six to twelve months of experience in a clinical setting
Education: High school diploma or equivalent
Licensure/Certification:
1. State certification as a nurse aide in state where practicing if required or 1st year clinical nursing student
2. Current BLS certification