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CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT

Date:  Sep 2, 2021
Req ID:  4374
Location: 

ARKADELPHIA, AR, US, 71923

Category:  AR DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES
Anticipated Starting Salary:  $26,034.00

Position Number: 44071040 
County: Clark 
Posting End Date: [[postingEndDate]] 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $26,034.00 

DDS 

The Department of Human Services is a place for people passionate about serving others and changing lives for the better. We care for Arkansans of all ages and ensure places like child care centers and nursing homes are safe. We are the safety net for the most vulnerable Arkansans. Whether you answer the phones, take applications, protect children, or help care for residents or patients at one of our facilities, you make a difference by working at DHS. Plus, working for the State has great perks, including a pension, maternity leave, paid state holidays, and much more. At DHS, we take care of our employees so you can help care for others.

Position Information

Class Code: L082C

Grade: GS03

FLSA Status: NON-EXEMPT

Salary Range: $26,034.00 - $37,749.00

Summary

The Certified Nursing Assistant is responsible for providing routine non-professional care of patients. The position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Functions

Receives daily assignment and reviews previous shift reports. Performs or assists with patients' personal care and hygiene activities, including bathing, grooming, and dressing. Observes patient to detect problems or changes and notifies nursing personnel as needed. Monitors and records vital signs and weight, empties catheters and urinals, collects urine specimens, and administers routine treatments. Provides assistance at mealtime by escorting patients or delivering trays, distributing meal cards, feeding, and cleaning patients or patient facilities. Performs housekeeping duties by cleaning patient rooms and equipment, disposing of and replacing linens, obtaining blankets, water, or other needed items, and counting and storing patient clothing. Assists patients with recreational activities or escorts patients to and from clinic appointments. Performs other duties as assigned.

Dimensions

May be required to work rotating shifts or hours other than normal working hours. May require lifting and positioning patients, walking, use of restraints, and aggressive behavior management practices.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of patient care and personal hygiene practices. Ability to carry out and follow written instructions. Ability to monitor patients and record basic medical information. Ability to assist and/or instruct patients as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma. Must be certified or eligible to become certified as a Certified Nursing Assistant within six months of employment. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Licenses

None

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.


Nearest Major Market: Little Rock
Nearest Secondary Market: Arkadelphia