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CNA IPU

CNA IPU

locationWashington, DC, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/15/2023
Full Time

It’s inspiring to work with a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they’re doing!

When you become part of the Chapters Health Team, you’ll realize it’s more than a job. It’s a mission. We’re committed to providing outstanding patient care and a high level of customer service in our communities every day. Our employees make all the difference in our success!

Role:

Under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, the IPU Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) I
provides a central role in the inpatient units and on the hospice and palliative care teams, not only
providing personal care for the patient and assisting with activities of daily living but demonstrating
competencies specific to enhancing the quality of life for patients and their families facing progressive, life-limiting illnesses. The CNA I function in a supportive relationship to professional disciplines and may function as an extension of these professional services with written instructions, appropriate supervision and specialized hospice training.

Experience Requirements

The CNA I must have previous experience as a Nursing Assistant. Personal care experience is 
preferred. To be considered, the CNA I cannot have a lapse of 24 consecutive months where the aide 
has not provided services for compensation on their record.

Education Requirements

The CNA I must have at least a certificate of completion from an approved Nurse Aide training 
Program. In addition, registration is required by the appropriate Board of Nursing as a Certified 
Nursing Assistant. 

Overall Skills

The ability to demonstrate superlative oral and written communication skills as well as ability to 
organize and manage projects within defined timeframe and budget; work both independently and as 
part of a team; demonstrate excellent interpersonal and collaborative; demonstrate organizational skills with ability to delegate and follow up; manage multiple tasks and stressful situations with a positive attitude; demonstrate a strong work ethic and attention to detail; perform a thorough nursing assessment. 

Physical/Mental/Emotional Skills

The ability to possess exceptional leadership skills, including a faculty for conceptual thinking, peer 
motivation, problem solving, and who can demonstrate initiative, follow-up and follow-through; work 
in a fast paced environment utilizing tact, patience, and diplomacy; work independently; resolve 
conflict and be comfortable with conflict resolution and management; facilitate the development of 
trusting relationships and partnerships with physicians, payers, patients and co-workers; maintain a 
positive public image for Capital Caring Health by dealing with patients and employees; communicate respectfully, openly, honestly and directly; display comfortably with possible blood, bodily fluid, communicable diseases, and etc. exposure; push and pull heavy objects; display a full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients; serve as coach, mentor and a positive role model; drive long distances, on a tight schedule, sometimes in heavy traffic; provide physical care to patients;. 

Technological Skills

The ability to learn and efficiently use patient health information systems and demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office and internet browsers. 

Reasoning Ability

The ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form and deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; taste or smell and push, pull, lift/carry 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Must be able to drive distances including freeways and mountains when necessary.\

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee would normally 
encounter while performing the essential functions of this job in an office. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Works in business office with computers, printers, copy/fax machines and telephones. The noise level in the work environment is usually light to moderate. The environmental conditions are that of what is to be expected in a temperature-controlled building. Occasionally required to drive to alternate work locations.

This position requires consent to drug and/or alcohol testing after a conditional offer of employment is made, as well as on-going compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Policy.