CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT 3
- Lead Certified Nursing Assistant
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
PAY GRADE: 24
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
Certified Nursing Assistants perform basic restorative services and basic nursing services related to the safety, comfort, personal hygiene, basic mental health and protection of patient rights.
Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation.
The Nevada Department of Veterans Services, Southern Nevada State Veterans Home (SNVH) is recruiting for a Certified Nursing Assistant 3, Lead Certified Nursing Assistant. The position is geographically located in Boulder City, Nevada. At the direction of a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse, incumbents perform the duties described in the series concept and function as a lead worker. Incumbents provide orientation to new Certified Nursing Assistant's (CNA) as well as Nursing Assistant Trainees (NAT), familiarize staff with direct-care protocols, demonstrate how to implement specific treatment procedures, report observations made during work shift to a charge nurse, assist with work scheduling, provide input on performance evaluations of lower level CNA's and NAT's, and act as a liaison between CNA's/NAT's and the charge nurse or nurse manager. The Lead CNA may be assigned other duties by the Nurse Manager or Charge Nurse that may include: audits, orienting agency CNAs and documentation. Positions may be assigned to "float" to all neighborhoods in order to assess current practices and instruct lower level CNA's and NAT's on established protocols.
The position requires knowledge of policies/procedures of the organization, strong interpersonal written and verbal communication skills, able to handle multiple tasks with competing priorities, deadline oriented, and the ability to orient CNA's and NAT's.
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
Certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant by the Nevada State Board of Nursing and 18 months of experience performing work as a Certified Nursing Assistant in an institutional setting; OR 18 months as a Certified Nursing Assistant II in Nevada State service.
Some positions require current CPR certification at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, some positions in this series have been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in these positions must submit to pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
Certification as a Nursing Assistant by the Nevada State Board of Nursing is required at the time of application and as a condition of continuing employment for the Certified Nursing Assistant I, II and III.
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.
The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment
1) This position requires CPR certification at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment. Can you meet this requirement? If so, please enter your certification expiration date in the box provided.
2) Do you have experience as a mentor in orienting new employees? If so, please describe your experience including the amount of time performing this duty.