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CNA - Hiring Incentive!

  • 505806
  • YUMA
  • DEPT OF VETERAN SERVICES
  • Full-time

DEPT OF VETERAN SERVICES

For Veterans and those who care for them.

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT (CNA)
12-hour shifts with every other weekend off
Day and Night Shifts Available (6:00am to 6:30pm) or (6:00pm to 6:30am)

Job Location:

Address:

6051 East 34th Street

Yuma, AZ 85365

Posting Details:

Salary: $13.54 to 15.21 (DOE) 

This position may be eligible for a $5,000 hiring incentive

Shift differential is paid for nights 10% Base Pay

Eligible weekend shifts receive supplemental pay 10% Base Pay

Grade: 12

Closing Date: 

Job Summary:

This position may be eligible to receive a temporary stipend of 10% in addition to base pay beginning in December 2021. If eligible, the temporary stipend amount will be calculated using the employee's base rate of pay and will be reflected in each paycheck. It is anticipated that this temporary stipend will be available through June 30, 2022.

In this position the candidate carries out all assigned para-professional nursing care and treatment services in prescribed and efficient manner. Provides a safe, therapeutic and hygienic environment. Learns, implements and monitors Arizona Management System (AMS) methods. Incorporates a cultural focus on Veteran/Member­-centered care in the performance of job duties.

Job Duties:
  • Assists the licensed nursing staff and Veteran/Member by performing a variety of care tasks.
  • Helps Veterans/Members with transfers, ambulation, eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, personal hygiene and other ADLs.
  • Turns and repositions Veterans/Members as directed.
  • Follows instructions to use simple procedures and devices to strengthen Veterans'/Members' limbs and maintain flexibility.
  • Assists nursing staff with simple medical procedures such as suppositories, enemas, treatments, post surgical care and post-mortem care.
  • Always utilizes universal precautions.
  • May use a variety of medical equipment (e.g., lifts, oxygen, geri-chairs, braces, prosthetic devices, catheter care, etc.) in accordance with physician orders, licensed nurse direction and/or care plan.
  • Assists in monitoring physical and mental status of Veterans/Members by utilizing appropriate medical equipment and techniques to take vital signs (temperature, pulse, respirations); obtain urine, sputum or stool samples; and track input/output.
  • Weighs Veterans/Members per licensed nurse instruction.
  • Communicates and documents all information as appropriate.
  • Is responsible for medical record and worksheet documentation on all assigned Veterans/Members.
  • Keeps records and prepares simple reports.
  • Transports Veterans/Members to the dining room.
  • Informs them about menu choices available for the day.
  • Informs dining staff about Veterans'/Members' choices and picks up food from dining staff.
  • Serves Veterans/Members their meals in courses; assists them if necessary.
  • Clears soiled items from table after each course and places them in assigned location.
  • Maintains record of Veteran/Member food consumption.
  • Provides for resident care and comfort by responding to patient requests (verbal or call light) for assistance timely in accordance with the Resident Bill of Rights.
  • Keeps areas neat and sanitary by changing bedding and linens; cleaning and disinfecting commodes, urinals, bedpans and humidifiers; providing fresh water, etc. as assigned.
  • Listens to and communicates resident requests/concerns as appropriate.
  • Responds appropriately to licensed nurses and assists with assaultive or combative residents following established policies and procedures.
  • Reports to and assists licensed nurses in emergency situations rapidly and appropriately following established policies and procedures.
  • May perform other related duties such as transporting Veterans/Members to appointments outside the facility; transporting them to activities within the facility; assisting them in packing and moving their belongings or assigned furniture; and labeling their personal property.
  • May perform clerical duties (e.g., answering phones, filing, etc.) as needed.
  • Completes special projects as assigned.
  • Actively involved in AMS processes such Huddle Boards, Problem Solving, Job Breakdown Sheets, Success Tracking, and Standardized Work.
  • Participates fully in the QAPI process, our Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement program mandate by CMS which incorporates AMS.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

  • Principles, practices and techniques of para-professional nursing care, treatment and services appropriate to the work setting
  • State and agency laws and regulations governing para-professional nursing practices
  • Practices and procedures of using medical equipment in assigned duties
  • Practices and procedures established for the work environment
  • Practices and techniques applied in maintaining a safe, orderly, therapeutic and hygienic environment

Skills in:

  • Applying methods and techniques of para-professional nursing practices
  • Applying and interpreting State and agency laws and regulations governing para-professional nursing practices
  • Using and maintaining medical equipment
  • Applying methods and techniques in maintaining a safe, orderly, therapeutic and hygienic environment
  • Recording, maintaining. filing and retrieving medical records
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills

Ability to:

  • Establish and maintain effective work relationships
  • Learn, implement, and monitor Arizona Management System (AMS) methods
Selective Preference(s):
  • 1+ years in a Skilled Nursing / Long-term Care facility
Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • Active certification to practice as a Certified Nursing Assistant in the State of Arizona
  • Fingerprint clearance card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety
  • Current Negative TB skin test (Mantoux skin test) with in the last 6 months or a written statement from a physician, physician’s assistant or a registered nurse practitioner indicating freedom from tuberculosis, if in the past has had a positive skin test or tuberculosis
  • This position is subject to the vaccination requirements outlined in CMS Interim Final Rule - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination (published November 5, 2021) (86 FR 61555)
Benefits:

The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:


• Sick leave
• Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
• Health and dental insurance
• Retirement plan
• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Retirement:

Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Human Resources at recruiting@azdvs.gov

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.