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Westchester Medical Center CERT NURSE AIDE S1 in PORT JERVIS, New York

JOB SUMMARY:

The Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) is responsible for performing various direct patient care activities in a long-term care environment under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. CNAs employed in long-term care facilities assist, encourage, and comfort patients who are suffering from chronic physical or mental disorders on a recurring or on-going basis.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

? Prepares and assists with medical procedures as directed.

? Assists patient in dressing or undressing, bathing, and eating.

? Reports changes or problems in patient condition to professional nursing staff.

? Collects or assists in the collection of specimens for testing and analysis.

? Obtains and records vital signs and weight.

? Performs accu-checks, and oral and nasal suctioning.

? Collects and labels specimens.

? Prepares supplies and environment prior to and after care.

? Ensures adequate inventory of equipment and supplies in patient care area.

? May assist with admission, transfer and discharge of patients.

? Transports patients to units and ancillary departments for testing.

? Performs related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:

Experience: A minimum of two years of experience in a medical, hospital or health care setting which involved patient care related duties is preferred

Education: A high school diploma or equivalency required

*Licenses / Certifications: *Certification as a Nursing Assistant (CNA) in New York State

*Other: *The individual performing this job may reasonably anticipate coming into contact with human blood and other potentially infectious materials.

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