Metro Health - University of Michigan Health CNA - Nurse Aide - Assisted Breathing Center in Wyoming, Michigan

uGeneral Summary/u:Nurse Aide, under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) provide basic nursing care to patients and performs related tasks necessary to the functioning of the unit.uRequirements:/uolliHigh School Diploma, GED or equivalent required./liliMust have one of the following:olliCurrent Michigan CNA certification/liliCurrent enrollment (and continued progression) in a RN program in which a nursing fundamentals course and at least one clinical rotation have been completed./li/ol/liliBLS for Healthcare Providers (American Heart Association) required./liliExperience in acute care or extended care facility preferred./li/oluEssential Functions and Responsibilities/u:olliACTIVITY/COMFORT—Assist patients with activity and provide for patient comfort. This responsibility includes making occupied and unoccupied beds; making beds of patients in traction; turning and positioning patients in bed; ambulating and dangling patients; transferring patients using chairs, wheelchairs, slideboards, stretchers, cardiac chairs and lifts; transporting patients using wheelchairs and stretchers; positioning/transferring patients with hip precautions, traction or CPM machines; performing passive and assisting with active range-of-motion exercises./liliHYGIENE—Assist patients with hygiene activities. This responsibility includes giving patients complete, partial, shower or tub baths; shaving beards; shampooing hair; providing oral care, including denture care; performing perineal care and indwelling urinary catheter care (excluding insertion, removal and irrigation); providing back care and bedtime care; changing non-sterile dressings; providing ileostomy/colostomy care; and assisting with postmortem care./liliNUTRITION—Assist patients with nutrition. This responsibility includes passing trays, snacks and drinking water; feeding patients; and measuring and recording intake from dietary trays./liliELIMINATION—Assist patients with elimination needs. This responsibility includes placing and removing bedpans, fracture pans and urinals; assisting patients with using bedsides commodes; emptying, measuring and recording drainage from urinary drainage bags, Jackson Pratt drains, Hemovacs, and bile bags; administering cleansing and retention enemas; removing fecal impactions; inserting and removing rectal tubes; and applying and removing fecal incontinence bags./liliSPECIMEN COLLECTION—Collect specimens. This responsibility includes collecting and labeling sputum, urine, and stool specimens for laboratory testing; testing urine for sugar, acetone, blood or pH; straining urine for kidney stones; and using the glucometer to test blood glucose levels./liliVITAL SIGNS/MEASUREMENT—Measure and record accurate vital signs and weight. This includes measuring oral and tympanic temperature, radial and apical pulse, blood pressure, respiratory rate; and using standing, chair, sling and bed scales to measure weight./liliEQUIPMENT—Use equipment and supplies safely and appropriately. This responsibility includes operating electronic blood pressure cuffs; assisting patients with incentive spirometry; setting up oxygen flow meters; setting up suction equipment and disposing of suction canisters; and applying and removing ice bags, moist or dry heat, ace bandages, arm slings, binders, supports, antiembolism stockings, sequential compression devices (SCDs), soft limb (wrist and ankle) restraints, mitt restraints, jacket/vest restraints, and leather restraints./liliINFECT