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Certified Nurse Assistant CNA Per Diem

Company: American Addiction Centers
Location: Worcester
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

AdCare, a subsidiary of American Addiction Centers, Inc., is a for-profit substance abuse disorder treatment facility located at 107 Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA. For over 45 years, AdCare has been helping individuals and families struggling with alcohol and drug use, one life at a time. The AdCare name represents innovation, quality, and cost efficiency in treating alcohol and drug dependency. We are committed to improving the lives of our patients and their families by providing safe, effective, recovery-based alcohol and drug treatment.
Our addiction recovery center(s) provide a comprehensive approach to care. AdCare's integrated system of care offers a range of accessible treatment centers including a 114-bed inpatient hospital and several conveniently located outpatient sites located throughout the Massachusetts and Rhode Island areas. When you join AdCare, you become part of our family. AdCare seeks talented individuals who are passionate, empathetic, engaged in their work and dedicated to serving people. Together, we can enable our patients to live happier and healthier lives. Our purpose and passion are to empower patients, their families, and our communities by helping individuals achieve recovery and optimal wellness of the mind, body, and spirit.
Job Summary
Per Diem Position. The CNA will interact directly with patients, providing therapeutic support, comfort and transfers within the facility, monitoring patient vital signs and assisting with ADL. The CNA shall be a dedicated, compassionate, and energetic individual who will serve the significant role of identifying and communicating patient needs and addressing them directly or in conjunction with nursing and other facility clinical staff
Duties and Responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Screen baggage at admission. Accurately records all patient belongings and valuables in the EMR on the Clothing Inventory E-form. Secures patient valuables such as cash, cell phones in accordance with hospital policy. Assists the staff with skin checks.

  • Orients patient to the unit and to the hospital (when possible); provides ongoing patient education as directed by licensed personnel.

  • Assist patients with room and floor transfers and discharges; orients patient to new unit upon arrival including introduction to on duty staff. Assists discharged patient to the lobby; gathers all personal belongings as recorded on the patient valuables list.

  • Performs waive testing (Dip, Occult, Pregnancy) and EKG's and appropriately documents in the EMR.

  • Assist with ADL activities. This includes delivering meals to patients, turning, bathing, toileting and ambulating patients and providing fluids/nourishment between meals.

  • Offers therapeutic support to patients, responding to concerns and encouraging their continued work in accomplishing recovery.

  • Provide adjunct care for the patient as directed by nursing team; 1:1 monitoring.

  • Check vital signs, documents in EMR.

  • Adhere to professional standards, follow policies and procedures, and abide by federal, state, and local requirements, as well as Joint Commission standards.

  • Complete Safety checks per company policy.

  • Reports observations from direct patient care to licensed nurse to assure continued safety of all patients. Ensures patient compliance with fall risk objectives.

  • Maintains unit stock levels of supplies.

  • At end of shift communicates to incoming CNA pertinent data regarding patient activity or needs.

  • 3rd shift CNA responsible for batching urine toxicology tests.

  • Medical Assistants may assist with venipuncture when needed.

  • Treats patients, and colleagues with dignity and respect; honors each person's right to privacy/maintains very strict patient and colleague confidentiality; respects all individual differences; supports cultural diversity.

  • Consistently arrives to work on time and adheres to attendance policies.

  • Other duties as assigned within scope of work

    Education/ Experience:

    • High School diploma, GED or HiSet required

    • Completion of a state-approved CNA certification training course

    • Basic computer skills

    • Ability to work as part of a team and to handle multiple tasks safely and effectively

    • Good communication skills, including the ability to communicate sensitive information with empathy ("bedside manner")

    • Working knowledge of Excel, Outlook and EMR

    • 6+ months experience with substance/psych desirable

    • The Medical Assistant/CNA functions as an integral member of the patient care team; will provide nursing care to patients under the direction of the licensed nurse to meet the needs, comfort and safety of patients.

    • Provide patient monitoring one-to-one on the unit, groups and meal periods.

      Certifications and Licenses:

      • CNA

        All positions require a TST, MMR Titer, and the ability to pass a pre-employment drug screening (including THC) and a background records check.
        American Addiction Centers is an equal opportunity employer. American Addiction Centers prohibits employment practices that discriminate against individuals or groups of employees on the basis of age, color disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other category deemed protected by state and/or federal law. AAC will provide reasonable accommodations that are necessary to comply with State and Federal disability discrimination laws.
        Job ID: 2023-7814
        External Company URL: http://contactaac.com

Keywords: American Addiction Centers, Worcester , Certified Nurse Assistant CNA Per Diem, Healthcare , Worcester, Massachusetts

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