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Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System CNA in Gaffney, South Carolina

Education

  • Completion of a program for nursing assistance or relevant work experience to test for CNA certification.

Experience

  • Entry level.

License/Registration/Certifications

  • Certification as a nurse assistant.

The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is under the direction of a licensed nurse, the CNA provides patient care through knowledge of therapeutic patient care, patient advocacy, team dynamics, and serves as a resource for patients and family members. Collaborates with the healthcare team in developing and implementing the Spartanburg Medical Center culture and vision, mission, and goals. The CNA performs basic nursing skills as defined under critical Care Delivery, and environmental assistance to facilitate quality service and improve patient outcomes.

  • Documents and communicates with team members in a timely manner.

  • Must be able to provide and understand the specific communication, developmental, and treatment needs of patients, families, and visitors ranging in age from early adult to late adult.

  • Demonstrates proper business and telephone etiquette and sound judgment in receiving and placing calls.

  • Basic Computer Skills.

  • Assists patients by answering call lights in person and helping with requests when able or notify nurse or other clinical staff in a timely and courteous manner.

  • Pass warm washcloths before meals, for quiet time or at bedtime to prepare patients for mealtimes and sleep hours.

  • Welcomes and greets patients upon arrival to the unit and rounds on patients every 2 hours.

  • Delivers meals/snacks, water, and ice in a timely manner.

  • Straighten Rooms - clear off bedside table; help keep rooms tidy.

  • Knowledgeable in use of and response to Facility Alert, Medical Alert, Medical Emergency Systems.

  • Proactive in addressing potential needs of patients.

  • Remains committed to unit, department, and division goals.

  • Attends continuing education classes for improvement offered at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.

  • Reports risk management concerns to appropriate person.

  • Adheres to system wide standards of behavior.

  • Maintain minimum level of supplies for unit and/or patient care area.

  • Answers questions and directs visitors/family in a courteous manner.

  • Collection of vital signs, other specimen in the scope of CNA, assist nursing and/or physician staff with procedures as needed.

  • Place patient on telemetry monitor.

  • Transport patient as needed to designated unit.

  • Other duties as assigned.

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