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CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT

Date:  Nov 8, 2021
Req ID:  13656
Location: 

North Little Rock, AR, US, 72214

Category:  AR DEPT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS
Anticipated Starting Salary:  $26,033

Position Number: 44038503 
County: Pulaski 
Posting End Date: [[postingEndDate]] 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $26,033 

 

The Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs serves Arkansas Veterans, and their eligible dependents, through advocacy and education to access federal and state benefits, high-quality long-term nursing care, burial honors, and assistance to minor children of honorably discharged Arkansas veterans experiencing medical issues.

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.


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