Required: Certified nursing assistant (for new hires)
Required: Ability to read, write and understand instructions
Required: State registration (for new hires)
Preferred: High school diploma/GED
Preferred: Previous experience as a certified nursing assistant
Preferred: Basic Computer knowledge
In Lieu of certification/registration, nursing students currently enrolled in a Connecticut nursing school who have completed 100 hours of theoretical and clinical instruction in the fundamental skills of nursing are qualified. Certificate and registration must be obtained within 120 days of employment.
The certified nursing assistant, within a team, functions as a caregiver who assists in the care of a group of patients under the direction and supervision of a licensed nurse.
Job requires continuous periods of standing, walking, bending, forward reaching with occasional periods of sitting. Ability to safely transfer patients and provide contact guarding or hands-on assistance. Requires ability to lift or carry objects up to 10 pounds continuously, to 20 pounds frequently, and up to 40 pounds frequently for patient transfers and bed mobility. Ability to push/pull up to 50 pounds frequently throughout the day for patient transport and mobility activities. Occasional overhead reaching, crawling, kneeling, and squatting may be required as related to patient care. Visual and auditory skills are needed. Fine manipulation is required for writing and computer usage.
Job requires the application of previously acquired knowledge. Job requires flexibility of thought, reasoning, organizational skills, and the ability to function in new situations. Selective attention and concentration are necessary to complete tasks.
Job requires basic formulation, content, syntax, and spelling to complete tasks. Only simple sentence or very short paragraph expression is necessary.
Job requires spontaneous communication, and paraphrasing in and out of the context of discussion and the ability to dialogue with diverse populations.
Job requires an ability to comprehend lengthy messages or paragraphs and to follow multistage commands. Communication skills i.e. listening, feedback, etc.
Job requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide tens and hundreds by two, three, four, and five. Perform basic arithmetic operations. Perform operation with measuring units such as milliliters, liters, centimeters, feet, yards, and pounds.
Provide care under the direction and supervision of a licensed nurse in accordance with hospital policies, procedures, and protocols.
Receives report from licensed nurse on assigned patients.
Reports pertinent patient information to appropriate team members.
Incorporates awareness of age, developmental, cultural, hearing and other special patient needs into care provided for assigned patients.
May assist professional staff during emergency situations.
Demonstrates competency in use of patient related equipment.
Documents in a timely and accurate manner adhering to hospital policies and procedures.
Attends and participates in staff meetings.
Completes specific assigned tasks, sets priorities for daily tasks, prioritizes and completes assigned tasks.
Assists with maintaining orderliness, cleanliness, and supplies business unit.
Assists with equipment maintenance and identification of technical equipment problems when they arise and reports any problems to manager or PCC.
Transports specimens to laboratory.
About Hospital for Special Care
Hospital for Special Care (HSC), with locations in New Britain and Hartford, Connecticut, is the only long-term acute-care hospital in the nation serving adults and children. HSC is nationally recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in the highly specialized areas of pulmonary care, acquired brain injury, medically-complex pediatrics, neuromuscular disorders and spinal cord injury.
Responding to the needs of a rising patient population, HSC now leads Connecticut by recently opening the first comprehensive inpatient heart failure unit in the state.
The Neuromuscular Center at Hospital for Special Care is the largest and most comprehensive neuromuscular care and clinical research facility in the state. The Center treats over 1000 patients annually in one of four multi disciplinary and specialized weekly clinics - including the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Clinic for Adults, MDA Clinic for Children, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association (ALSA) Clinic, and a Neuropathy Clinic. The Center's Research & Clinical Trials Unit experiments with promising new medications - hoping to find cures for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and other chronic neuromuscular disorders.
Hospital for Special Care operates inpatient and outpatient facilities serving Southern New England on a not-for-profit basis, and is one of the tenth largest, free-standing long-term acute care hospitals in the United States.