Certified Nursing Assistant

Oklahoma City

Job Description

The Certified Nursing Assistant performs delegated tasks and procedures of patient care, involving the physical, psychosocial, safety and security needs of the patients. Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals as appropriate based on the level of patient contact this position requires.

INTEGRIS Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Essential Functions:

The Certified Nursing Assistant responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Provides personal patient care

* Assists at mealtime and records activities

* Provides oversight to patient safety issues

* Performs treatments, including: catheter care, enema administration, preparation of sitz baths, compression application, and assisting in ambulating of patient

* Collects specimens and takes vital signs

* Assists in patient admissions

* Provides appropriate care for post-op surgery patients


The Certified Nursing Assistant reports to the Registered Nurse.

Required Physical Demands (Subject to Reasonable Accommodation):
Keyboarding/Dexterity: Occasionally; activity exists up to 1/3 of the time
Standing/Walking: Constantly; activity exits up to 2/3 of the time
Strength (Lift/Carry/Push/Pull): Heavy (Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects)
Talking (Must be able to effectively communicate verbally): Yes
Seeing: Yes
Hearing: Yes
Color Acuity (Must be able to distinguish and identify colors): No

May walk and or stand up to 95% of the time. Bends and or stoops up to 250 times per day. Reaches overhead up to 100 times per day. May utilize a computer keyboard and a telephone. May hand write (charting) up to 1 hour per day. Pushes a cart (average push force 25 lbs.) up to 250 feet up to twice a day. May transport patients via wheelchair (average push force 18 lbs.) up to 1,400 feet up to 18 times per week. Moves, transports and or lifts patients which may weigh more than 300 lbs. Up to 25 times per day with assistance. May transport patients via carrier (push force 16 lbs.) up to 1,200 feet 2-3 times per day. Lifts a load up to 20 lbs. To a height of 65 inches up to 20 times per day. May push a cart (push force 30 lbs.) weighing up to 300 lbs. 200 feet up to twice a day. May carry loads up to 5 lbs. 1,000 feet 5-6 times per week. May exert up to 25 lbs. Push/pull force 1,000 yards 4-5 times per week, and 330 feet once a day. May kneel up to 10 times per day and assume hands and knee position 5 times per day. May inflate blood pressure cuff frequently, up to 60 times per day. May stand in one area for prolonged periods of time.

In Post Anesthesia: Lifts 16 lb. Loads as high as 3 feet vertically up to 20 times per day (oxygen tanks). Lifts up to a 30 lb. Load and carries it as far as 200 feet 4 times a day (supplies).

In Psychiatry: May assist staff members and security officers in restraining patients 2-3 times per month.

In Oncology: Lifts and carries a 20 lb. Load up to 1,200 feet 4-5 times per day.

In Ambulatory Surgery unit: Performs up to 38 unassisted patient transfers per day (recliner to wheelchair; to car, to bed, etc). Transports 480 lbs. Load (via cart and with assistance) up to 600 feet every two weeks.

In General Surgery: Pushes a cart weighing up to 100 lbs. (push force 12 lbs.) 200 feet once a day.

In Newborn Nursery: Exerts up to 40 lbs. Push force 200 feet twice a day. Exerts up to 15 lbs. Push force 200 feet once a day. Lifts loads up to 35 lbs. From the floor up to 65 inches up to 5 times per day.

This position may have additional or varied physical demand and/or respiratory fit test requirements. Please consult the Physical Demands Project SharePoint site or contact Risk Management/Employee Health for additional information.

Environmental Conditions:

Work involves potential exposure to infectious waste, hazardous materials, exertion and musculo-skeletal injury, and personal injury as a result of involvement with combative patients. Exposed to blood, body fluids, and communicable diseases. May be exposed to cleaning solvents. Exposed to chemical agents like betadine, alcohol, and needle sticks. In PACU: Occasionally exposed to patient being X-rayed. Frequently exposed to low levels of exhaled anesthetic gases. Hazards are minimal in universal safety precautions are utilized. Must wear universal protective clothing. Work involves frequent exposure to body secretions and wastes, disagreeable odors, cluttered work areas, noise, interruptions, and emergency conditions. May be required to float to other units as needed.

All applicants will receive consideration regardless of membership in any protected status as defined by applicable state or federal law, including protected veteran or disability status.

VII. Required Competency Test(s)

Nursing - Nursing Assistant