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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Job



Job Number: 73803966478

Location: Pontiac, IL

Date Posted: 11-3-2016

Wexford Health Sources, one of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies, provides clients with experienced management and technologically advanced services, combined with programs that control costs while ensuring quality.  For nearly two decades, Wexford Health has consistently delivered proven staffing expertise and a full range of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, utilization management, provider contracting, claims processing, and quality management services.

At Wexford Health our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone.  We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue.

Wexford Health has an exceptional opportunity for a Certified Nursing Assistant to join our team of healthcare professionals at Pontiac Correctional Center in Pontiac, IL.

We’re proud to offer a competitive benefits package including:

  • Annual review with performance increase
  • Generous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Comprehensive health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement saving plans
  • Company-paid short-term disability
  • Healthcare and dependent care spending account

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the direct supervision of the designated Wexford Health manager and clinical supervision from the Director of Nursing, Registered Nurses, Medical Director and/or IDOC personnel as appropriate, the CNA will assist nursing staff with daily operations.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

The Certified Nursing Assistant will assist nursing staff in direct patient care activities as assigned.

  1. Assists inmates with activities of daily living such as feeding, bathing, bed making, shaving, dressing and other related tasks.
  2. Assists in checking vital signs, height and weight as assigned; collects and maintains records of fluid intake and output; reports on the condition of inmates.
  3. Follows established inflection control practices and emergency protocols.
  4. Assists inmates in wheel chairs, on stretchers and ambulating.
  5. Promotes and encourages patient hydration and elimination.
  6. Assists inmates with ambulation, turning and repositioning, and range of motion activities.
  7. Cleanse bedside units, workrooms and equipment; assists nursing staff with washing and sterilizing equipment.
  8. Prepares and maintains written reports and records as assigned.
  9. Assists with medications ordinarily self-administered when specifically ordered by a physician.
  10. Responds to call lights promptly and courteously.
  11. Receives formal and on the job training in the theory and techniques of direct care support.
  12. Receives close supervision; work is reviewed through inspections and observations.
  13. Maintains confidentiality of inmate records.
  14. Approaches change in a positive manner.
  15. Makes suggestions for improving work conditions to the Medical Director.
  16. Accepts constructive criticism in stressful situations.
  17. Upon receiving the necessary training and/or instruction, perform other duties as required or assigned.
  18. Conforms to Wexford Health Sources, Inc., and facility regulations as appropriate, to include, but not be limited to:
  • Dress Code
  • Schedule/time sheet
  • Safety and security regulations
  • Procedure for sick leave/vacation time/education seminars

The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

Standard medical setting in a correctional facility, which includes daily interfacing with inmates, correctional staff, and health care personnel.  Temperature extremes may be encountered while moving throughout the facility outdoors and indoors in buildings without air conditioning.


 

The following requirements list the minimum to qualify.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.

TRAVEL: No travel required.

LICENSING: None required.

CERTIFICATION: Nursing Assistant certificate

EXPERIENCE: 0-2 years

EDUCATION: Completion of a certification program from an accredited Nursing Assistant program.

EOE/M/F/D/V


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