POSITION: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
SCHEDULE: PRN/ As Needed
FACILITY: Draper Intake Correctional
LOCATION: Elmore, AL
Under the direct supervision of the Director of Nursing and
clinical supervision from RNs and LPNs, the Certified Nursing
Assistant will assist nursing staff in direct patient care
activities as assigned, within the scope of training and assist
with daily operations.
Assists inmates with activities of daily living such as feeding,
bathing, bed making, shaving, dressing and other related tasks.
Checks vital signs, EKG, height and weight as assigned; collects
and maintains records of fluid intake and output; venipuncture;
reports on the condition of inmates.
Obtains specimens, separates the specimens into component
fractions for testing, transports specimens to the laboratory,
spins and packages tests for shipping.
May be required to perform duties related to phlebotomy and
Follows established inflection control practices and emergency
Assists inmates in wheel chairs, on stretchers, and with
Promotes and encourages patient hydration and elimination.
Assists inmates with turning and repositioning and range of
Cleanse bedside units, workrooms and equipment; assists nursing
staff with washing and sterilizing equipment.
Prepares and maintains written reports and records as
Assists with medications ordinarily self-administered when
specifically ordered by a physician.
Responds to call lights promptly and courteously.
Makes suggestions for improving work conditions to the HSA or
Director of Nursing.
Accepts constructive criticism in stressful situations.
- Upon receiving the necessary training and/or instruction,
perform other duties as required or assigned.
The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are not
all-inclusive and are for payroll purposes only; employees may be
assigned other duties in any area of the health services unit.
The demands described here are representative of those that must
be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential
functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Essential duties are routinely performed in a general office and
clinical environment. Duties may require work in at a station/desk
and entail paperwork, use of computers, fax machines, copiers, and
other business machines and medical equipment. Essential duties may
require the following physical demands: the strength to lift and
carry material weighing up to 30 pounds; may be required to lift
and/or move persons, carts, emergency equipment and other objects;
vision to read printed materials and computer screen; walking;
reaching; carrying; stooping; bending; squatting; prolonged
sitting; handling (hand movement); hearing and speech to
communicate in person and over the telephone; intellectual skills
including short and long term memory, abstract reasoning, and
Must be able to ambulate throughout the facility for extended
periods of time; specific vision abilities required by this job
include close vision and distant vision, color vision, peripheral
vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus; must be
able to clearly communicate orally and via written and typed
correspondence and notes using various forms, records, charts, and
This position may require rotating assignments, operating on a
24 hour a day, 7 days a week schedule where employee is subject to
working overtime either voluntarily or via mandate, on occasion as
The following requirements list the minimum to qualify. An
equivalent combination of education and experience may be
LICENSING: Not applicable
CERTIFICATION: CPR certification
EXPERIENCE: 0-2 years' experience in a healthcare setting
EDUCATION: High school diploma or GED equivalent
OTHER PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Flexible, dependable, and reliable
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Demonstrated knowledge of and performance of nursing policies
- Ability to competently manage multiple priorities
- Be capable of giving CPR instructions and ability to take
charge in a CPR emergency
- Ability to work in a stressful environment
- Support philosophy, objectives and goals of nursing
- Assume individual accountability for own conduct and
maintenance of professional appearance
- Approach change in a positive manner
- Maintain the confidentiality of inmate records
- Must be able assist staff with various policies, administrative
and organizational projects. "team-player" as this position
requires daily coordination with other coworkers.