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Certified Nursing Assistant DOU Per Diem Nights

Job ID: 2305009074 Date posted: 01/12/2023 Facility: Los Alamitos Medical Center
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Los Alamitos Medical Center is a 172-bed acute-care facility serving the residents of Orange County.Los Alamitos Medical Center serves the Orange County and great Long Beach areas. Specializations include a dedicated outpatient facility that houses cancer, imaging, and infusion centers, a bi-plane catheterization lab, robot-assisted surgery capabilities, an Orthopedic Destination Center,and radiation oncology physician services provided by UCLA Health. Awards and distinctions include the American Stroke Association Get With the Guidelines Gold+ Performance Achievement Award for Stroke with Honor Roll Elite Plus and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll and a Comprehensive Stroke Center designation by DNV-GL.

We offer competitive salaries and benefits including a matching 401(k), several health & dental plans to choose from, generous tuition assistance plans, and relocation assistance for select positions.
We offer competitive salaries and benefits including a matching 401(k), several health & dental plans to choose from, generous tuition assistance plans, and relocation assistance for select positions.

Position Summary:

Essential Duties:

1. Provides direct patient care under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse.

2. Assists each assigned patient as needed in bathing, grooming, oral care, feeding and ambulation.

3. Checks patients regularly. Ensures food delivery and sets up trays for patient's convenience. Feeds patients when necessary and considers patient's ability to chew and swallow. Ensures that fresh water and nourishment are provided regularly when appropriate.

4. Consistently performs oral care as needed. Brushes teeth and observes oral mucosa.

5. Removes and cleans dentures and/or partials. Provides a labeled receptacle for storage.

6. Answers call lights in a timely basis.

7. Consistently uses Nurse Locator System.

8. Orients assigned patient to his/her room on admission. Explains the operation of bed, call and emergency lights, television, and storage of safe for valuables or sends them home with family.

9. Takes and records on the interview portion of admission card all vital signs, height, weight, and allergies.

10. Follows procedures for specimen collection, labeling accurately, and timely routing to Laboratory.

11. Demonstrates accuracy when taking temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, height and weight.

12. Documents and accurately maintains intake and output.

13. Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of universal precaution, infection control and isolation procedures. At all times adheres to policies and procedures as outlined in the Procedures Manual. Washes hands before and after patient contact.

14. Demonstrates competence in assisting RNs and physicians in medical treatments as defined by Hospital policy.

15. Assists in planning, providing and evaluating patient care as a member of the nursing team.

16. Provides patient teaching as directed by R.N.

17. Assists with pre-operative and post-operative care:

a) Position patient

b) Lifts and turns patient with proper body mechanics

c) Applies/utilizes special equipment as necessary and ambulates patient.

18. Provides for safe care of patient transfers. Assumes responsibility for bagging, labeling, and routing all patient belongings with each transfer, including: glasses, dentures, clothing, etc. Documents belongings on Section I of the IPA.

19. Assumes responsibility for sending home all personal belongings with each discharged patient.

20. Refers to R.N. or reference manuals as a resource when unfamiliar with assigned tasks or procedures.

21. Regularly identifies potential problems or areas of improvement and communicates such to R.N.

22. Regularly discusses patient care with R.N.

23. Reports and records as necessary any change observed in condition or behavior of patient; contributes to nursing care plan.

24. Assists in maintaining a safe and clean environment by immediately reporting any defective equipment or other problems to the Charge Nurse.

25. Cleans equipment and prepares it for disinfection.

26. Receives inventories and stocks supplies as appropriate.

27. Establishes and maintains n interpersonal relationships with patients, visitors and other hospital personnel.

28. Assures confidentiality of patient information.

29. Attends in-service education programs as assigned to learn new treatments, procedures, developmental skills, etc.

30. Employs proper techniques of body mechanics to ensure patient and staff safety at all times.

31. BLS card is current and renewed annually prior to expiration date.

32. Recognizes the need and initiates BLS appropriately.

33. Demonstrates the ability to perform in a precise and accurate manner during a crisis and emergency situations.

34. Performs all other duties as assigned within the scope of practice.


Education and Experience


Knowledge necessary to obtain C.N.A. license in the state of California and current C.N.A. certification. Current American Heart Association BLS certification.

Pay range: $19.5 Minimum - $22.42 Maximum an hour

Individual wages are determined based upon a number of factors including, but not limited to, an individual’s qualifications and experience


Tenet complies with federal, state, and/or local laws regarding mandatory vaccination of its workforce. If you are offered this position and must be vaccinated under any applicable law, you will be required to show proof of full vaccination or obtain an approval of a religious or medical exemption prior to your start date. If you receive an exemption from the vaccination requirement, you will be required to submit to regular testing in accordance with the law.

Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
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