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Certified Nursing Assistant - Family Medicine

Job in Portland - Multnomah County - OR Oregon - USA , 97228
Company: OHSU
Full Time position
Listed on 2021-07-02
Job specializations:
  • Healthcare
    Healthcare Nursing
  • Nursing
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position:  Certified Nursing Assistant - Family Medicine, FT, Days
Department Overview

Acute Care (5A) and Family Medicine (5C) is a conceptually contiguous Family Medicine and General Medicine Acute Care unit with 14 beds on the Family Medicine unit and 23 beds on the Acute Care unit. The patient population is adults who have a variety of medical diagnoses such as Diabetes, End Stage Renal Disease, End Stage Liver Disease, Gastro-Intestinal Disorders, Adult Cystic Fibrosis, chronic and acute pain, infection, diagnostic testing, and psychiatric patients with a medical overlay.

Patients require acute medical and nursing interventions such as intravenous fluids, nutritional support, pain management, antibiotics administration, diabetic management, respiratory care, remote telemetry, prepping for procedures, and education to optimize self-care.

5A/5C admits behavioral/psychiatric patients with medical issues that may have suicidal ideation or other behavioral risks that necessitate a court hold. Creating a therapeutic environment for this population includes establishing a therapeutic nurse-patient relationship that facilitates gathering critical patient data and implementing the interdisciplinary plan of care.

Function/Duties of Position

The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is part of the multi-disciplinary team providing care to OHSU patients. The CNA provides direct or general nursing care to patients from admission through discharge under the direction of a licensed Registered Nurse and within the scope of practice defined by the Oregon State Board of Nursing. They assist the patient, patient's families and friends, nursing staff, and other OHSU personnel to assure the delivery of comprehensive quality care in a safe, confidential and comfortable environment.

Required Qualifications

* High School Diploma or GED
* Oregon CNA License with CNA2 (Acute Care) Certification

* BLS at time of hire and must be issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network branch of AHA (upload documentation with online application)

* BLS must not expire during orientation or probation period, and must have the same expiration date (upload documentation with online application)

* Basic medical terminology

* Ability to read, write and communicate appropriately and effectively

* Basic math skills

* Exposure to cleaning chemicals

* Possible exposure to body substances

* Frequent assignments with tight time frames

* Frequent assignment changes from shift to shift, day to day

* Occasional exposure to angry individuals

* Ability to repetitively lift, bend, stoop, stand and walk throughout the shift

* Ability to lift and transfer patients with assistance

* Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

* Some college

* One year in acute or long term care OR two years in a patient contact position at OHSU

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department  or (Please contact us using the "Apply for this Job Posting" box below)
Position Requirements
Less than 1 Year work experience
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