Certified Nursing Assistant - Nursing Penthouse 2 - UMH

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-01-11
Req: R100043918
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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The University of Miami Hospital has an exciting opportunity for a Certified Nursing Assistant. The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is a certified professional that fulfills the need of patient care in the hospital. Through collaborative efforts with members of the interdisciplinary team, the CNA performs various duties under the direction of the nurse, charge nurse and/or unit director or designee. The CNA performs various duties and observes the patients’ conditions and reports to the nurse.

Minimum requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent. Must have a Current Florida C.N.A. and BLS (CPR) certification. One (1) year of patient care experience in a Acute Care (Hospital) setting preferred. Any combination of experience, education and/or certifications will be considered.


Excellent organization skill, ability to prioritizing workload, and able to manage duties in an environment of changing priorities and frequent deadlines. Skill in telephone etiquette Effective oral and written communication skills Must have basic computer skill Ability to communicate effectively with patients, doctors and co-workers Ability to use good judgment and to maintain confidentiality of information. Ability to work as a team player Ability to work in a fast paced environment Motor Skills: Manual dexterity required 100% of the shift worked. Good visual acuity needed to read written, typed and online charts, treatment plans, and policy and procedure manuals. Hearing and speech skills are essential.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Performs functions as a professional member of the organization, including but not limited to the following)

Prepares patients’ rooms for admission by setting up the items needed by the new patient. Accompanies new patients to their rooms and orients them to the room, the bedside console, lights, bed controls and the call light system. Assists the patients with dressing and undressing, placing the patient’s belongings and cloth in appropriate places. Provides assistance with the following items: bathing, oral hygiene, changing bed linen, evening care and other items as requested by the patient. Prepares patients for meals, assuring that the appropriate tray is provided to the patient and assists with feedings as needed. Records the intake. Assists with positioning the patients, lifting and turning the patients and ambulating the patients as needed. Takes and records heights and weights on new admissions as needed or as ordered. Takes and records the patients’ vital signs and notifies the nurse immediately of any abnormal results.
Makes hourly rounds on patients, anticipates patients’ needs and answers/responds to patient call lights in a timely manner. Assists patients with toileting and records the output. Collects specimens as ordered and transports to the lab. Immediately reports any changes observed in the condition or behavior of the patient immediately to the nurse on duty. Assists in the discharge process by dressing the patient and packing their belongings as necessary. Transports discharged patients to the lobby and assists them into their vehicle. Provides postmortem care and assists in transporting the patient to the morgue when necessary. Follows proper isolation techniques. Provides range of motion exercises according to standards. Performs blood glucose finger sticks and reports the results to the nurse immediately. Consistently supports the philosophy of service excellence on a daily basis. Consistently initiates positive communication with the patients, family members, nurses and physicians in a courteous manner. Functions as a member of the team by assisting co-workers as needed. Acknowledges and responds tactfully to all requests. Ensure appropriate resources, equipment and supplies are available. Consistently utilize universal precautions and environmental safety guidelines. Participate in quality assurance programs. Comply with established measures for infection control, OSHA and AHCA regulations and risk management. Utilize time constructively and in an organized manner to accomplish assigned responsibilities. Follow facility, departmental and personnel policies and procedures. Comply with the employee Code of Ethics and Standards of Behavior. Attend mandatory educational programs and annual in-services. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.




Meets hospital-wide requirements by submitting annual tuberculin test and any other medical required for job classification and attends necessary in-service/education programs.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (Included but not limited to the following)

Spends 80% of the shift walking or standing. Spends 20% of the shift sitting. The position requires considerable amount of physical work not to exceed 50 pounds. This work may involve, but is not limited to lifting, carrying, pushing, or repositioning of objects, pieces of equipment, or patients. Any workload exceeding 50 pounds will require assistance. Individual must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, or bend in order for him/her to retrieve dropped items, read gauges and meters, or otherwise assess or retrieve information from at or above floor level. Must be able to visualize and read gauges, meters, monitors and the necessary items to provide safe patient care This individual must be able to maneuver quickly throughout the hospital corridors, stairways, and exam rooms in response to patient emergencies, and code requirement. In the event of building evacuation, heavy lifting will be required to carry patients to safety. Interpretation of the environment requires visual or auditory skills.


Physical Environment:

  • The CNA spends 100% of the shift in an air-conditioned environment.
  • Noise levels range from low to high

Occupational Safety and/or Health Risks:

  • Chemicals are frequently used for cleaning and may pose a risk of exposure.
  • Potential risk for daily exposure to infectious blood and body fluids exists.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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Posted: 1/12/2021
Application Due: 4/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time