Mar 01, 2021

Certified Nursing Assistant (Bilingual)

  • Vighter LLC
  • Harlingen, TX, USA
Health Care Professional Services Program Management

Job Description

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Position Description:

Title: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Location: Harlingen, TX (Rio Grande State Center)

Job Summary :
Vighter is recruiting Certified Nursing Assistants to perform work at Rio Grande State Center. A Certified Nursing Assistant performs many basic care tasks for patients, like grooming, dressing, bathing, eating and exercising. They also assist the nursing staff with medical tasks like taking blood, monitoring vitals with medical equipment and reporting patient behavior and wellbeing.

Reports to :
  • Vighter Project Manager

Principle Accountabilities:
  • Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
  • The CNA performs entry level work in establishing and maintaining an environment that is therapeutic and developmental for persons with mental illness, mental retardation, chemical dependency, social and / or physical disorders in the Mental Health Units.
  • Performs direct patient care work helping those who are inpatient in their habilitation or rehabilitation efforts.
  • Keeps environment clean.
  • Assists with treatment programs and other therapies as directed.
  • Assists with development of safety, social, hygiene, self-care and interactional skills.
  • Converses with patients / residents to reinforce positive behaviors and to promote social interaction.
  • Maintains a positive attitude
  • Meets applicable external standards, ie., JCAHO, etc.
  • Utilize all TIPs intervention skills to de-escalate disruptive patients and prevent injury to themselves and others.
  • Performs duties in accordance with established policies, practices and procedures.
  • Will work under the supervision of the MH Supervisor and general supervision of the Charge Nurse, Unit Nurse Manager, PNA III/IV.
  • The job requires the individual to work indoors inside a well-lighted, air-conditioned climate-controlled building.
  • Work is also done outside and depending on the weather, may be hot, cold, dusty, wet and humid.
  • The job hazards are walking on slippery/uneven surfaces when outdoors and potential for patient-induced bodily injury.
  • The work hours are long and irregular, may require working different shifts to include overtime.
  • Provide treatment to HHS employees injured in course and scope of employment.
  • Compliance with DSHS Immunization Policy required: serologic evidence of immunity to, or documented evidence of vaccination against, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chickenpox), Tdap, annual vaccination against influenza (and hepatitis B if Applicable).
  • Ability to establish positive working relationships with residents based on dignity and respect.
  • History of establishing positive, cooperative working relationships with co-workers.
  • Ability to effectively communicate information (oral, written) to others.
  • Ability to type documents effectively via the computer.
  • Effective organization skills.
  • Ability to plan, implement and monitor classroom and community activities.
  • Ability to effectively utilize applicable computer programs and e-mail.
  • Ability to attend work regularly and punctually as scheduled.
  • Ability to understand and abide by all policies and procedures applicable to job duties.
  • Knowledge of and adherence to all policies and procedures related to maintaining confidentiality.
  • Ability to perform CPR, First Aid, and SUR. Ability to follow facility shelter-in-place and hurricane evacuation policies and procedures.

Qualifications :
  • Minimum of GED or High School Diploma, plus 6 months of direct work experience with people with intellectual disabilities and/or mental illness.
  • Graduate from a standard Senior High School or GED equivalent.
  • Current Certified Nursing Assistant License
  • Must be Bilingual (English and Spanish)
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate efficiently and professionally in both written and oral form.
  • Must possess valid Texas driver's license or obtain it no later than 90 days after hire date. Applicants with an out-of-state driver's license must provide an original certified driving record from the state of driving licensure. Eligible driving record required based on HHSC Fleet Management policy.

  • Work experience, preferably direct care experience. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Physical Requirements :
  • Must be able to stand or sit for more than 8 hours per day
  • Must be able to use an elevator or walk up and down stairs
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds and carry up to 10 feet
  • Must be able to routinely grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbows/knees and reach above and below shoulders
  • Must be able to read and interpret handwritten and typewritten print
  • Must be able to communicate by voice and detect sound by ear
  • Must be able to perform duties in an indoor or outdoor environment
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background investigation
  • Must undergo urine drug testing

Vighter, LLC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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