Certified Nursing Assistant
Job ID 5946863 Date posted 10/10/2017
Matheny Medical and Educational Center
65 Highland Avenue
Peapack, NJ 07977
Matheny Medical and Educational Center, a unique special hospital and school for children and adults with medically complex developmental disabilities, is seeking a:
Certified Nursing Assistant
Provides personal care tasks to an assigned patient or group, which meets their hygiene, safety, comfort, nutritional, elimination, activity, and social needs.
Carries out all responsibilities in accordance with the individual’s personal plan of care, including nursing, therapeutic, dietary, and behavioral interventions.
Participates in nursing report at the beginning of each work shift prior to working with patients.
Assists the nurse in observing patients and communicates any problems in completing tasks or changes in the patient’s status.
Respects the patient’s rights, concerns, privacy, and dignity at all times.
Checks patient for reddened areas and signs of skin breakdown, and reports findings to the nurse immediately.
Notifies the nurse when a patient complains about or exhibits signs of pain or injury.
Participates and contributes to departmental and interdisciplinary team meetings.
Demonstrates the ability to follow directions, both oral and written, and works cooperatively with other staff members.
Ensures that all documentation requirements are completed during the work shift.
Establishes and maintains positive interpersonal relationships with patients, family members, and other staff members.
Obtain patient vital signs. Alert the nurse if there are any vitals that are not within normal limits.
Check blood glucose levels as per physician’s order and performs QC of glucometers daily.
Set up/label feeding bags for the following day (night shift).
Replace/label irrigation sets weekly on Fridays.
Empty urostomy/colostomy bags and give output to nurse. Alert nurse to any changes in output (i.e. foul smelling, cloudy urine, etc.)
Clean urostomy drainage bags.
Connect/disconnect G-Tube extension tubing for transfers, showers, etc.
Fax Hillsborough report (day shift).
Update white boards.
Check trip book/notify nurses of patients attending trips.
High school diploma or equivalent required.
Ability to effectively communicate well in English both verbally and in writing.
College credits in healthcare would be a plus.
Completion of a Certified Nurses Aid training course with a current certificate valid in the State of New Jersey for a hospital setting.
Heartsaver CPR certification required.
Matheny offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package that includes medical/dental, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, tax deferred retirement plan, and generous paid time off.
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Nursing at Matheny is a challenging and rewarding experience. Our focus is on maintaining patient wellness so they can benefit fully from participation in our therapy, education, recreation and community programs. The nurse’s role involves a close partnership with the medical staff to provide the best possible care for each patient. Nurses at all levels are active members of the interdisciplinary team, various committees and in the complete strategic planning process.
While the great majority of Matheny patients have cerebral palsy as their primary diagnoses, Matheny also has patients with spina bifida, Lesch-Nyhan Disease (LND) and a wide range of uncommon conditions including Rett syndrome, Angelman syndrome, Cornelia De Lange syndrome, Wolf-Hirshorn syndrome and 4Q Deletion syndrome. Lesch-Nyhan Disease is a rare x-linked recessive disorder associated with cognitive impairment, high levels of uric acid in the blood, kidney involvement and the hallmark symptom -- severe and involuntary self-injurious behaviors. Matheny is recognized as the leading source of information on care issues regarding LND.