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SC Department of Public Safety Human Services Specialist I (Certified Nursing Assistant-C) in Richland County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities

This position is located within Nursing Services located at 2200 Harden Street.

You will be under the supervision of the Registered Nurse and function as the lead Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) on an assigned unit and shift. Responsible for providing specialized nursing care to a culturally diverse geriatric and psychiatric population requiring long term nursing care based on an individualized Nursing Care Plan. Utilizes effective leadership and interpersonal skills, provides guidance and assists other CNAs in the performance of their assigned duties.

Serves as a role model for CNA Staff by demonstrating effective leadership and communication skills.

Reviews Nursing Care Plans and Assignment Sheets and assist other Certified Nursing Assistants in performing their duties.

Also, you will demonstrate competency in assisting with monitoring resident's care, CNA documentation for completeness/accuracy and other related activities. Reports all findings to Charge Nurse for follow-up with appropriate personnel.

This positions require flexibility in your work hours to include weekend, holiday and hazardous weather coverage.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

State Requirement: Experience in a relevant program area.

Agency Requirement: A bachelor's degree in a health related field; or a high school diploma/ GED and five (5) years or more of health related experience. Must have SC Nurse Aide Certification for Long Term Care.

Note: If any Agency Requirements are listed above, applicants must also meet those requirements to be considered for the position.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Comments

The selected applicant must have the ability to lift up to fifty (50) pounds; ability to stand, walk, reach, pull, push, stoop, bend and climb at least two or three flights of stairs. Ability to tolerate noise level and circulate in patient areas for long periods. Must be able to work with repetitive unusual patient behaviors. Must be able to work beyond scheduled hours as required to meet safe staffing standards/regulatory requirements.

*Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume may be attached, but not substituted for completing work history and education sections of the employment application. The employment application will be considered incomplete and not forwarded. *

The South Carolina Department of Mental Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity Agency. We provide affirmative action and equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex – including the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, national origin, age, religion, or disability.

Salary: $22,625.00 - $41,866.00 Annually

Location: Richland County, SC

Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

Job Number: 101789

Closing: 11/30/2020 5:00 PM Eastern

Class Code: GA30

Position Number: 000000000

Normal Work Schedule: Other

Normal Work Schedule (Other): Normal work schedule will be discussed during interview.

Pay Band: Band 3

Opening Date: 01/01/2018

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures: You must apply on-line at Follow the status of your application on-line.

Agency: State of South Carolina Department of Mental Health-Inpatient Services-Psychiatric Hospitals/Programs and Nursing Homes

Address: 220 Faison Drive Columbia, South Carolina, 29203

Phone: 803-935-6030