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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Med Surg – Per Diem, Variable (Norwalk)

Alta Hospitals

This is a Contract position in Anaheim, CA posted June 6, 2024.

The Certified Nursing Assistant aids professional and technical nursing personnel primarily by accomplishing a variety of duties and procedures which are directly related to patient care.  Primary duties include taking and recording vital signs, assisting patients with hygiene and elimination, ensuring the safety of the patient, and maintaining a clean and safe unit environment.  Assists with stocking unit supplies, operating hospital equipment as directed, performing routine clerical tasks, and assisting with other related duties as assigned.

As an acute care, 50-bed community hospital, Norwalk Community Hospital provide quality healthcare to the Norwalk and surrounding communities. This includes our 24/7 emergency department and more than a dozen specialties, including pulmonary, gastrointestinal, cardiology, internal medicine, orthopedics, surgical services and more.

  • Accurately measures and records patient weights and vital signs. Recognizes and reports changes in the patient’s condition, takes appropriate action and accurately documents all activities as required.  Receives and accurately inventories and secures patient belongings as appropriate
  • Assists patient with hygiene, elimination, routine skin care, comfort measures and other Activities of Daily Living (ADL), in consideration of patient age, gender, culture and stated preferences, maintaining patient privacy and respect at all times. Assumes responsibility for maintaining a clean & safe environment. Ensures Infection Control procedures and HIPAA compliance.
  • Assists with patient care activities as directed by licensed nurse, including specimen collection/transport, turning & positioning, and patient transportation.
  • Actively engages in caring behaviors, taking conscious ownership for work and takes a proactive, deliberate, and thoughtful actions regarding work activities. Demonstrates appropriate use of independent judgement and decision making.

Required Qualifications:
•   High School Diploma or Equivalent
•   Demonstrated prior patient care experience
•   Certification as a Nurse Assistant (CNA) in the state of CA
•   AHA Basic Life Support
•   Understanding of basic medical terminology
•   Must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in English
•   Must demonstrate customer service skills appropriate to the job
•   Hospital Fire and Life Safety Card (Los Angeles City Employees only)

Preferred Qualifications:
•   Bilingual skills to communicate effectively with patients and families

Pay Rate: Min – $22.17 | Max – $22.17