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Cert. Nursing Assistant - Psychiatric Unit

Fond du Lac County

Location 459 E First Street Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Posted 1120 days ago -
Type: Part-Time
Wage:$13.23 - $16.07
Reference ID: 1251913

Description

Vacant Position: Every Other Weekend CNAThe Psychiatric Nurse Assistant performs routine patient care duties and selected non-professional services under the direct supervision of a registered nurse.Provides individualized patient care under the direct supervision of a registered nurse. Maintains a therapeutic, safe and clean environment for patients.Provides self as role model to patients and assists them with daily personal matters.Participates in operating Crisis Intervention services under RN supervision.Maintains good work habits.Works within established policies and procedures of the Department of Community Programs. Examples of Duties: 1. Provides individualized patient care under the direct supervision of a register nurse: Utilizes the nursing care plan in determining intervention with patient. Takes temperatures, pulse, respirations, and blood pressures; weighs patients and measures height; collects routine urine specimens, stool specimens and sputum specimens as directed. Assists patients during meal times, observes intake and reports to a RN or LPN. Assist patients to establish appropriate activity/rest pattern and document sleep pattern. Communicates observations and changes in patient's mental and physical condition to a RN. Observes and records patient behavior and changes accurately on flow sheets and in progress notes. Assists with admission, discharge and transfer of patients. Follows instructions given by the RN or LPN and performs assignments within the policies and procedures of the Department of Community Programs. Escorts patients to appointments/scheduled diagnostic tests as required. Assists lab technician and other medical staff with procedures as necessary.2. Maintain a therapeutic, safe and clean environment for patients: Provides care to patients in a manner that considers patient rights, comfort, and the therapeutic environment. Assists in creating and maintaining an attractive and comfortable ward environment with attention to cleanliness and safety. Remains in patient areas whenever possible to assist patients and visitors. Sets limits on patients behavior with the assistance of a nurse. Intervenes to decrease the panic of disturbed patients under the direction of a nurse. Observes and is alert regarding potential safety and fire hazards and responds effectively to emergencies. Uses unit equipment safely and effectively. Assists in applying physical restraints under nurse supervision. Follows protocol for suicide, assaultive, seizure, Detox, smoking and elopement precautions.3. Provides self as a role model to patients and assists them with daily personal matters:A. Assists patients in caring for their money, clothing and other personal items.B. Escorts patients, initiates and participate in recreational, social and religious activities.C. Utilizes opportunities in contacts with patient families and significant others to promote better understanding of patient needs.D. Assists patients with activities of daily living, encouraging independent behavior when appropriate.4. Participates in operating Crisis Intervention services, both direct interview and telephone, under registered nurse supervision.5. Maintain good work habits:A. Completes required in-services.B. Attends unit staff meetings.C. Maintain neat, clean appearance in accordance with the dress code.D. Maintains positive mental attitude toward self and job.E. Abides by staff work rules for the Unit.F. Participates in performance appraisal.6. Works within the established policies and procedures of the Department of Community Programs. Typical Qualifications: EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE:Graduation from high school (or equivalent).Nursing Assistant certification.Experience in dealing with the emotionally disturbed (preferred).Required knowledge and abilities:Good physical and emotional health with sufficient strength to handle physically aggressive patients and normal day to day unit duties. Required Physical Abilities:Lift up to 50 pounds to restrain or re-locate patients and perform laundry and related duties as needed; frequent lifting or carrying of objects; intermittent standing and walking; occasional driving; bending, twisting, squatting, pushing, pulling and reaching; distinguish sounds at various frequencies and volumes; distinguish people or objects at varied distance under a variety of light conditions; using hands for grasping, fine manipulation and operating control/equipment.Ability to maintain emotional stability in stressful working situations.Ability to relate to patients in an empathetic manner.Working knowledge of patient rights, especially pertaining to Wisconsin's Mental Health law (chapter 51).Valid drivers licenseHistory of a good work record.Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing.1. Provides individualized patient care under the direct supervision of a register nurse: Utilizes the nursing care plan in determining intervention with patient. Takes temperatures, pulse, respirations, and blood pressures; weighs patients and measures height; collects routine urine specimens, stool specimens and sputum specimens as directed. Assists patients during meal times, observes intake and reports to a RN or LPN. Assist patients to establish appropriate activity/rest pattern and document sleep pattern. Communicates observations and changes in patient's mental and physical condition to a RN. Observes and records patient behavior and changes accurately on flow sheets and in progress notes. Assists with admission, discharge and transfer of patients. Follows instructions given by the RN or LPN and performs assignments within the policies and procedures of the Department of Community Programs. Escorts patients to appointments/scheduled diagnostic tests as required. Assists lab technician and other medical staff with procedures as necessary.2. Maintain a therapeutic, safe and clean environment for patients: Provides care to patients in a manner that considers patient rights, comfort, and the therapeutic environment. Assists in creating and maintaining an attractive and comfortable ward environment with attention to cleanliness and safety. Remains in patient areas whenever possible to assist patients and visitors. Sets limits on patients behavior with the assistance of a nurse. Intervenes to decrease the panic of disturbed patients under the direction of a nurse. Observes and is alert regarding potential safety and fire hazards and responds effectively to emergencies. Uses unit equipment safely and effectively. Assists in applying physical restraints under nurse supervision. Follows protocol for suicide, assaultive, seizure, Detox, smoking and elopement precautions.3. Provides self as a role model to patients and assists them with daily personal matters:A. Assists patients in caring for their money, clothing and other personal items.B. Escorts patients, initiates and participate in recreational, social and religious activities.C. Utilizes opportunities in contacts with patient families and significant others to promote better understanding of patient needs.D. Assists patients with activities of daily living, encouraging independent behavior when appropriate.4. Participates in operating Crisis Intervention services, both direct interview and telephone, under registered nurse supervision.5. Maintain good work habits:A. Completes required in-services.B. Attends unit staff meetings.C. Maintain neat, clean appearance in accordance with the dress code.D. Maintains positive mental attitude toward self and job.E. Abides by staff work rules for the Unit.F. Participates in performance appraisal.6. Works within the established policies and procedures of the Department of Community Programs. Benefits: Please see the attached link for more information on our benefits.http://www.fdlco.wi.gov/departments/departments-f-m/human-resources/benefits

Required Experience

EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE:Graduation from high school (or equivalent).Nursing Assistant certification.Experience in dealing with the emotionally disturbed (preferred).Required knowledge and abilities:Good physical and emotional health with sufficient strength to handle physically aggressive patients and normal day to day unit duties. Required Physical Abilities:Lift up to 50 pounds to restrain or re-locate patients and perform laundry and related duties as needed; frequent lifting or carrying of objects; intermittent standing and walking; occasional driving; bending, twisting, squatting, pushing, pulling and reaching; distinguish sounds at various frequencies and volumes; distinguish people or objects at varied distance under a variety of light conditions; using hands for grasping, fine manipulation and operating control/equipment.Ability to maintain emotional stability in stressful working situations.Ability to relate to patients in an empathetic manner.Working knowledge of patient rights, especially pertaining to Wisconsin's Mental Health law (chapter 51).Valid drivers licenseHistory of a good work record.Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing.

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