Nursing Assistant - Certified (CNA) - MC...
Washington State Department of Corrections - Monroe, WA

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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Monroe Correctional Complex
Monroe, Washington

The Department of Corrections is seeking highly motivated and qualified staff for position of Certified Nursing Assistant located at Monroe Correctional Complex.

The Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC) is comprised of five units: Washington State Reformatory Unit (WSRU), Twin Rivers Unit (TRU), Minimum Security Unit (MSU), Special Offenders Unit (SOU), and the Intensive Management Unit (IMU). In all, MCC houses approximately 2,500 offenders and employs approximately 1,200 staff.

Whether the work is inside a prison, in community corrections, or in an administrative office, the Washington State Department of Corrections professional staff experience a high degree of personal satisfaction knowing they are creating environments in which all offenders can learn to make choices that contribute to a safer society.

Under general supervision of a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse, assists in the delivery of nursing and nursing related care. Provides assistance to medical and nursing staff by performing routine tasks involving direct and indirect patient care, treatment, transportation and clerical tasks. The Nursing Assistant: · Collects subjective and objective data about the physical and emotional conditions of offender patients during nursing triage, ambulatory care clinics, and patient rounds; · Reports data collected to the licensed nurse, and as directed, initiates appropriate intervention according to the Health Services policies and procedures, treatment plans and protocols; · Participates in interdisciplinary meetings to develop a comprehensive plan to provide continuity of care; · Contributes to the development of patient care plans using standard nursing care plans for chronic and stable disease processes; · Assists the licensed nurse in responding to emergencies throughout the facility; · Provides emergency medical care including CPR, using triage format to offenders and staff; · Assists patients to improve their skills and ability to provide care for themselves and their family; · Responds to all requests for health care attention in a complete, timely, clinically appropriate and therapeutic manner.

Required Qualifications:
Graduation from a Certified Nursing Assistant Program.

Initial and continuous unblemished/unrestricted licensure in the State of Washington as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

Certified by the American Heart Association in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.

Also must exhibit knowledge, skills and ability to perform nursing assistant activities.

Participates in the evaluation of competency in nursing assistant practices as requested by the employer.

Able to use the computer to enter, schedule, monitor and track patient information, word process and communicate via email.

Special requirements/condition of employment:
Continued certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant without restriction by the Health Practice Quality Assurance Board (HPQAB) during employment.
Completion of annual skill competency evaluation and corrective action, if any, to address obvious skills deficits.
Biennial recertification by the American Heart Association in BLS as stipulated above.
Successful completion of mandatory orientation and annual in-service or continuing education as required by the employer.
Periodic tuberculosis testing and/or symptom monitoring as required by Monroe Correctional Complex.

Supplemental Information:
'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.' For additional information about the agency, please visit . IMPORTANT NOTES: From July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013 a 3% temporary salary reduction is in effect for most state positions. The salary range noted in this recruitment announcement reflects this temporary reduction. For specific information see: Temporary Salary Reduction Info . · Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application . A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates. · All DOC employees are fingerprinted for a criminal history background check. · Employees work with offenders in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply. · We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, including marijuana, will be disqualified from consideration. · Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position. · Tuberculosis is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results. · If this position is included in a Union Shop, employees will be required to become members within thirty (30) days of employment. We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies: · Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace. · Work effectively with men and women of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. · Respectfully acknowledge people’s differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable. · Promote inclusiveness. · Be culturally sensitive and appropriate. · Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions. DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability. For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email . For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

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