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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Posted on May 31, 2022
OPEIU Local 8
Sea Mar Community Health Centers
Full-time
Not disclosed
Seattle, WA
Health insurance, Paid time off, Paid holidays, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Retirement benefits, Life and disability insurance
Applications accepted until position filled

Position Summary:

Full-time Nursing Assistant opportunity at Sea Mar’s Cannon House Assisted Living Facility in Seattle. This is an Graveyard Shift (11:00 pm to 7:30 am) 32 hours per week maximum.

Working under the supervision and guidance of a licensed nurse (RN or LPN), the CNA is responsible for assisting with the direct patient care within the scope of their practice, as well as other work in the community which supports the patient milieu.

The CNA assists licensed staff to ensure optimal patient care and participates in the healthcare team effort to provide and maintain a clean, safe and attractive environment for residents.  The work will include components of direct resident care, nutritional support, observation and documentation, and general maintenance of the resident’s environment.

The CNA is responsible for maintaining his/her own clinical and mandatory education requirements, and for meeting the established standards of the profession; he/she is an advocate for the residents under his/her care and their families.

The duties and responsibilities of a CNA include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Engaging/communicating with residents on an ongoing basis to develop a trusting, cordial relationship with the residents
  • Observing residents, and taking vital signs as per plan of care
  • Reporting any health issues and changes of conditions immediately to the supervising nurse
  • Taking care of a resident’s personal hygiene, including assisting with showers/baths, shaving, hair care, nail care, etc.
  • Remind and/or assist residents with toileting as per care plan
  • Emptying catheter bags
  • Monitoring vital signs including temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, pain level, and weight as assigned.
  • Serving meals, clear dinning area, meal tray delivery to resident’s room as approved by licensed nurse
  • Making beds, changing linens, making laundry ready and available for laundry aide
  • Keeping the residents’ space tidy on an ongoing basis, to include washing dishes in the resident’s unit, discarding food older than 3 days, etc.
  • Assisting the resident to activities, meals, etc.
About the employer: Sea Mar Community Health Centers

Sea Mar Community Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) founded in 1978, is a community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health, human, housing, educational and cultural services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos in Washington State. Sea Mar proudly serves all persons without regard to race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, or sexual orientation, and regardless of ability to pay for services. Sea Mar's network of services includes more than 90 medical, dental, and behavioral health clinics and a wide variety of nutritional, social, and educational services.

About your union: OPEIU Local 8

OPEIU Local 8 is a progressive, democratically run union working for social and economic justice since 1945. Local 8 represents more than 6,000 members all over Washington state working in many settings including offices, health and home care, housing, social services, the insurance industry, legal services and the public sector.

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