The Certified Nursing Assistant – Obstetrics and Gynecology shall provide services to support the San Antonio Military Health Systems (SAMHS). Area of support include but are not limited to: Critical Care, Medical/Surgical, Ambulatory, Perioperative, Burn Unit, Mother/Baby, Psychiatric, Emergency Room, In and Out patient areas of the Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs). CNA services for SAMHS include the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC), Ft. Sam Houston Primary Care Clinic, and McWethy Troop Medical Clinic (TMC), all located at Ft. Sam Houston; Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgery Center (WHASC) at Lackland Air Force Base; Taylor Burk Health Clinic (TBHC) at Camp Bullis (TBHC operates as a satellite clinic for SAMMC and WHASC); Randolph AFB Clinic (RAFBC); North Central Federal Clinic at San Antonio, Kelly Clinic at Port San Antonio, and the Community Based Medical Home (CBMH) at Schertz. The primary performance location is SAMMC.

>This position is notional and contingent upon contract award.

All services shall be provided in accordance with established standards, principles and ethics of the profession, applicable professional specialty organizations, and the high-quality standard for which CHSi is recognized.

LOCATION:
This position is based in San Antonio, TX.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform and/or provide direction and support for the following services:
•CNA’s shall provide age-specific care based on Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) of the inpatient wards; specific health care provider’s orders; the physical, mental and emotional needs of the patient; and the policies and procedures of SAMMC.
•Take preliminary and routine vital signs, make sure patients are comfortable and assist the nursing staff when requested.
•Assisting patients to facilities and chaperone as needed. Assist with cleaning patients and stock rooms and performing clerical duties.
•Chaperone on medical procedures. Observe and assist physicians and nurses by handing them needed materials for the procedures.
•Ensure the room is cleaned and stocked with all necessary supplies, and ready for incoming patients.
•Assist medical staff with manual restraints and application of mechanical restraints.
•Assists medical providers with medical procedures as allowed within licensed scope of work.
•Institutes precautionary measures to prevent patient injury, suicide or elopement.
•Demonstrate personal performance based on professional practice standards, relevant statutes, rules and regulations and organizational criteria.
•Obtain and document all patient history and vital signs, assist with examinations and/or treatments, and report all changes in patients’ conditions.
•Observe, monitor, record and report on patient’s progress. Document observation of behavior, Activities of Daily Living and therapeutic progress.
•Collect and record samples, specimens, and cultures as requested by Provider order.
•Initiate and document prescribed protocol treatment in compliance with company policies and procedures.
•Performs vital sign checks, note deviations and ensure proper documentation. Perform blood pressure measurements and record as prescribed by the policy.
•Provide for the safety, hygiene, personal care, activities of daily living, exercise, and turning and repositioning of patients.
•Cleans and restock procedure and patient rooms with supplies, forms and linen, dispose of trash and soiled linen, supplies and equipment.
•Assist primary care provider with patient examinations. Set up examination room, assists patient to disrobe/dress according to level of assistance and required drape and positions patient and chaperone as necessary.
•Set up and assist primary care provider in specimen collection, label and document appropriate patient information, prior to transporting specimen to lab for processing.
•Observes patients for distress or changes in condition and report abnormalities to team leader or other senior nursing/medical personnel.
•Be able to perform or assist with minor, acute and routine primary care tasks in the inpatient setting in accordance with SOPs and training rendered under the supervision of a physician, nurse, nurse practitioner or other assigned personnel.

Required Skills
QUALIFICATIONS:
Must possess a current, active, valid and unrestricted certification from an official agency of a State, the District of Columbia, or a Commonwealth, territory, or jurisdiction. All certifications and licensure shall be unencumbered and remain in effect during employment.
•Shall possess and maintain a current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) through an American Heart Association or Red Cross approved training program. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) may be required in the future.
•Must be a graduate from a certifiable postsecondary non-degree training school of certified nursing assistants or proof of government-sponsored developmental training program and whose qualifications have been examined by the state board of nursing that has been legally authorized to practice as a certified nursing assistant (CNA), under supervision of a physician, licensed vocational nurse or registered nurse.
•Minimum one (1) year full-time experience working as a CNA with patients in an inpatients setting within the last three (3) years in the required specialty, OBGYN.

Required Experience
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
•Performs duties in a safe manner and follows the corporate safety policy.
•Participates and supports safety meetings, training and goals.
•Ensures safe operating conditions within area of responsibility.
•Maintains a clean and orderly work area.
•Observes, corrects or reports potential/actual safety hazards.
•Performs daily quality control checks on glucose test monitor.
•Assist in orientation/precepting of newly hired assigned personnel.
•Exercise the universal precautions set forth by the Center for Disease Control when providing direct patient care and/or indirect patient care involving possible exposure to contaminated items at BAMC.
•Transport patients to other units or departments assuring safe transportation of the patient. Screen patients prior to transport to ensure preoperative medications have been given by the nurse, and that jewelry, denture, and any prosthetic devices have been removed. Check patient chart and identification band for completeness.
•CNA’s may be rotated throughout the SAMMC/WHASC clinical areas.
•CNA may be exposed to highly contagious/infectious diseases, radiation from portable x-ray, and continuous fluoroscopy equipment.
•Perform a vast array of direct care procedures to include but not limited to: range of motion exercises, lifting, turning, transporting and positioning patients, personal hygiene care, change linen and clothing and feeding patients.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
•Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
•Work involves constant standing, walking for prolonged periods of time.
•Work involves lifting, bending and maneuvering of patients and equipment.

Job #MC
Contact:
Lucy Jensen
Phone:
310-455-2002
Classification:
Certified Nursing Assistant
Location:
San Antonio, TX
Specialties:
ObGyn
Employment Status:
Permanent Full-Time
State License Requirement:
Texas
Minimum Experience:
1—3 Years
Date Posted: