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Nursing Assistant

Company: Wellpath
Location: El Centro
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to Always Do The Right Thing!

Under direct supervision and direction of the Health Services Administrator (HSA), Program Manager (PM), or higher licensed medical professional, the Nursing Assistant (NA) provides assistance with direct and indirect patient care and will communicate and maintain accurate patient events records.


  • Completed an approved Clinical Nursing Assistant program


  • Previous correctional/detention facility experience


  • Medication administration certificate, if applicable in assigned state
  • Current (must maintain) lifesaving BLS and ACLS certification through AHA
  • Unrestricted Certificate in Clinical Nursing Assistant

  1. Prepares patient records and completes each patients chart for necessary forms needed, including required documentation, on a daily basis outlined by CMGC and Facility
  2. Assist nursing staff in duties involving direct and indirect persons served care, including but not limited to:
    o Personal care skills: Bathing, grooming including mouth care, dressing, toileting, assisting with eating and hydration, proper feeding techniques, skin care, transfers, positioning, and turning.
    o Safety/Emergency procedures: preparation and knowledge on how to act in emergencies, disaster preparedness, knowledge of emergency plans, evacuation, and communication.
    o Basic nursing skills: Taking and recording vital signs, measuring and recording height and weight, caring for the persons served environment, recognizing abnormal changes in body functioning and the importance of reporting such changes to a supervisor, caring for persons served when death is imminent.
    o Infection control: Evaluating and maintaining safe environment, reporting of signs and symptoms to licensed professionals, surveillance and monitoring.
    o Communication and interpersonal skills: The ability to communicate and demonstrate emphatic care. The ability to demonstrate competency in delicate situations.
    o Care of cognitively impaired persons served: Able to address the unique needs and behaviors of individuals with dementia (Alzheimer disease and others)
    o Basic restorative care: Training the patient in self-care according to the persons served abilities; use of assistive devices in transferring, ambulation, eating, and dressing; maintenance of range of motion; proper turning and positioning in bed and chair; bowel and bladder training; care and use of prosthetic and orthotic devices.
    o Mental health and social service needs: Modifying ones behavior in response to persons served behavior
    o Patients rights: Providing privacy and maintenance of confidentiality
  3. Reports persons served condition changes to supervisor
  4. Works within scope and ensures compliance with Company policies and procedures and regulatory requirements, including bloodborne pathogens, hazardous materials, infection control, and safety
  5. May assist in the job shadow portion of the interview process of potential staff
  6. May assist for orientation and training of new employees
  7. Perform other duties as assigned.

Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance plan options
  • Time off & leave benefits
  • 401K
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Parental benefits
  • Perks and discounts
  • And more available here

Keywords: Wellpath, El Centro , Nursing Assistant, Other , El Centro, California

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