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CDCR Career – Nursing Assistant

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Job Description:

Under medical or licensed nursing supervision, the Certified Nursing Assistant provides nursing care to patients/residents/clients or inmates who are physically ill, disabled, convalescent or geriatric; assist the physician or nurse with examination and treatments of patients; motivate and assist patients in developing and utilizing their maximum potential for self-care; and do other related work.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides physical support to assist patients/residents/clients or inmates in performing daily living activities, including rising out of bed, bathing, dressing, feeding, toileting, walking or exercising, social actions or rehabilitation programs; turns or re-positions bedridden; records vital signs, height and weight; measures and records dietary intake and urinary and fecal output; administers medications or treatments as directed; collects specimens; observes or examines patients/residents/clients or inmates to detect symptoms that may require medical attention; assists nurses or physicians in the operation of medical equipment or provision of care; transports patients/residents/clients or inmates to treatment units, operating rooms or other areas using wheelchairs, stretchers or movable beds; cleans and sanitizes patients clothing, rooms, bathrooms, examination rooms, or other patient/resident/client areas; positions or holds patients, residents, clients for surgical preparations; performs immediate and temporary interventions in emergency situations; assists with admission, transfer, or discharge activities; sorts, counts and distributes linens and clothing; assists in serving meals and special diets; performs other tasks as required and as defined by the California Code of Regulations, title 22, Division 5, Chapter 2.5, Article 3, 71835 through 72841.

Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of: Routine hospital, clinic, inpatient and/or outpatient settings, techniques of bathing, feeding, lifting, and transporting patients, making beds, and caring for patients/residents/clients or inmates clothing and other property; hospital routine and procedure; proper methods and attitudes involved in meeting the physical and psychosocial needs of physically ill and/or disabled patients/residents/clients or inmates and assisting medically trained personnel; and accepted first aid methods.
  • Ability to: Develop skills in the performance of routine hospital, clinic, inpatient and/or outpatient settings, techniques of bathing, feeding, lifting and transporting patients/residents/clients or inmates, making beds, and caring for patients/residents/clients or inmates’ clothing and other property; assist medically trained personnel; communicate at the level required for successful job performance; keep simple records; follow oral and written directions; and analyze situations accurately and participate in an appropriate course of action.
  • Ability to: in the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR): All of the above, and maintain order and supervise the conduct of persons committed to the CDCR; prevent escapes and injury of these persons, to themselves, to others, and to property; maintain security of work areas and work materials.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Possession of a valid Nursing Assistant Certificate issued by the California Department of Public Health.
  • All employees must have general qualifications as described by California Code of Regulations, title 2, section 172.
  • Concern, sympathetic understanding and interest in working with patients/residents/clients or inmates; willingness to comply with prescribed procedures; and demonstrate patience and emotional stability.

Job Details:

Company: CDCR

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Visalia, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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