Certified Nursing Assistant

  • Contra Costa County, CA
  • El Cajon, California
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $39,875.76 - $48,469.32 Annually USD

Job Description

The Position

Why join Contra Costa County Health Services?
Contra Costa County recognizes that our employees are our strongest and greatest asset. T he Health Services Department has over 4700 employees in nine (9) divisions which include the Office of the Director, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and health centers, Public Health, Behavioral Health, Emergency Management System, Environmental Health, Hazardous Materials, Health, Housing and Homeless, and Contra Costa Health Plan. In order to provide the best services to our patients and community, we strive to recruit motivated, forward-thinking, results-driven staff.

This is an exciting time to join Contra Costa County Health Services! The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is recruiting Certified Nursing Assistants to assist licensed nursing staff in performing routine tasks in the care and treatment of patients in an inpatient setting at the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez, CA.

Certified Nursing Assistants assist patients with feeding, ambulating, grooming, dressing and other activities of daily living. Additional duties include transporting patients to appointments; taking and recording vital signs; obtaining stool and urine specimens; and other required patient care activities. You will be an important part of the care our patients receive on a daily basis.


We are looking for someone who:
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills with a strong ability to work effectively and efficiently
  • Demonstrates the ability to adapt easily to varied and changing priorities
  • Has a strong attention to detail
  • Exercises good judgment in the observation of medical and behavioral symptoms
  • Works well as a team member with nursing, ancillary and mental health professionals
  • Follows oral and written directions
  • Communicates clearly, verbally and in writing
  • Acknowledge and respect cultural and linguistic differences of the County's diverse population

What you will typically be responsible for:
  • Perform physical tasks using appropriate body mechanics and a reasonable degree of physical exertion
  • Assisting patients with activities of daily living
  • Assists in maintaining a clean safe environment for the patient
  • Monitors and assists in providing dietary requirements of patients
  • Providing close observation of patients and the documentation of these observations
  • Reports observations to the RN or team Leader or Charge Nurse
  • Transportation of patients both within the hospital and to appointments outside the hospital

A few reasons you might love this job:
  • You will have an opportunity to make a positive difference in patients lives
  • As an integrated system, Contra Costa County Health Services offers and presents multiple opportunities to grow professionally.
  • You may develop more knowledge and skills due to the different scenarios you will encounter and the education and training that will be provided
  • You will be an integral part of a team to create optimal health for all
  • There is a great retirement plan and health benefits for you and your family

A few challenges you might face in this job:
  • You may need to reprioritize your tasks based on the ongoing needs of your assignment
  • You will need to adapt and adjust to the work environment
  • You may care for patients whose behaviors can be challenging due to medical or mental health issues
  • You may receive direction and communication from multiple staff members to process and prioritize daily assignments

Competencies Required:
  • Action & Results Focused (Taking Initiative): Initiating tasks and focusing on accomplishment
  • Customer Focus: Attending to the needs and expectations of customers
  • Decision Making: Choosing optimal courses of action in a timely manner
  • Displaying Ownership and Accountability: Holding self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results
  • Environmental Exposure Tolerance: Performing under physically demanding conditions
  • Establishing Credibility: Doing what he/she commits to doing and respecting the confidentiality of information and concerns shared by others
  • Handling Stress: Maintaining emotional stability and self-control under pressure, challenge, or adversity
  • Informing: Proactively obtaining and sharing information
  • Listening: Fully comprehending spoken communication
  • Oral Communication: Engaging effectively in dialogue
  • Reading Comprehension: Understanding and using written information
  • Safety Focus: Showing vigilance and care in identifying and addressing health risks and safety hazards
  • Teamwork: Collaborating with others to achieve shared goals
  • Using Technology: Working with electronic hardware and software applications
  • Writing: Communicating effectively in writing

To read the complete job description, please click here. Candidates who are placed on the eligible list will remain active for 6 months.

Minimum Qualifications
Certificates: Possession of a valid certificate as a Certified Nursing Assistant issued by the State of California and a valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certification issued by the American Heart Association or CPR certification issued by the American Red Cross.

Within six (6) months of hire must possess and maintain throughout the duration of employment a Contra Costa County Regional Medical Center approved Crisis Management and Prevention Certificate.

PLEASE NOTE : All applicants must submit a copy of their CNA certification and their current CPR or BLS certificate at the time of application.

Selection Process
  1. Application Filing: Applicants will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire at the time of application, and applications will be evaluated to determine which candidates will move forward in the next phase of the recruitment process. Failure to complete the entire supplemental questionnaire will result in disqualification.

  2. Training and Experience Evaluation: Consists of an evaluation of each candidate’s relevant education, training and/or experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire.


APPLICATION REVIEW DATES

Training & Experience Evaluation: Applications will be reviewed and evaluated on an ongoing basis.



The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements
Please note that as of August 24, 2021, Contra Costa County enacted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement for employees. Proof of full vaccination will be required of all employees, including new hires. The policy requirements can be found here:

https://www.contracosta.ca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/72164/2021824-Mandatory-Vaccination-Policy-PDF?bidId=

CONVICTION HISTORY

After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

DISASTER SERVICE WORKER

All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

Job Address

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