Patient Care Assistant (CNA)

Recruitment #220630-Y10A-I03

Introduction

Salary Information (dependent upon education and experience)
Patient Care Assistant I (#Y10A)
$12.81 hourly / $1,025.19 bi-weekly / $26,655.06 annual

Patient Care Assistant II (#Y10B)
$13.96 hourly / $1,116.48 bi-weekly / $29,028.45 annual

Patient Care Assistant III (#Y10C)
$17.39 hourly / $1,391.10 bi-weekly / $36,168.67 annual

ODVA is seeking a full- time Patient Care Assistant to provide direct care to residents of a State Veterans Home, located in Claremore, OK. ODVA offers a comprehensive Benefits Package, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.  For more information about the benefit allowance, follow this link Plan Year 2022.

Basic Purpose
Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities for providing direct and indirect non-professional nursing care or outreach services in a clinic, hospital, institution or home setting under nursing or medical supervision. This includes performing duties such as taking vital signs, obtaining lab specimens, charting, escorting patients, assisting with activities of daily living, and ordering and receiving supplies.

Typical Functions
The functions performed by employees in this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:
• Performs direct nursing tasks including taking vital signs, assisting with activities of daily living and hygiene needs, and obtaining certain lab specimens.
• Charts observations and activities, reporting pertinent changes in the patient’s condition.
• Performs delegated or other specialized functions as educationally prepared.
• Escorts patients to and from various destinations.
• Assists in maintaining and providing a clean, safe environment.
• Orders, receives and stores supplies and performs basic clerical functions.
• Participates in follow-up activities and tracking clients, schedules appointments and performs other related tasks.
• Provides case finding and recruitment of at risk persons for comprehensive health services.

Level Descriptor
The Patient Care Assistant job family has three levels which are distinguished based on the level of skill required, responsibility and complexity of specific assignments, and the responsibility for providing leadership to others.

Level I: This is the basic level where employees perform routine entry-level work, and receive training in providing care or services to patients or clients. In this role they will primarily assist other patient care staff in performing various functions and work under close supervision.

Level II: This is the career level of this job family where employees perform a full range of patient care duties or services under nursing or medical direction. This includes taking vital signs, obtaining lab specimens, assisting with activities of daily living, observing and charting patient information, and reporting appropriate information to supervisors. It may also include providing various outreach services to clients within the community.

Level III: This is the leadership level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibility for providing guidance, training and assignment of work activities to other patient care assistant staff and perform more advanced duties.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Level I: Knowledge of the English language in order to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability is required to record observations and activities, to follow oral and written directions, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Level II: Those identified in Level I plus knowledge of public health services available to the community; of record keeping; of the techniques of interviewing, of basic nursing practices and techniques; of basic methods of sanitation and personal hygiene; and of medical terminology. Ability is required to apply basic nursing techniques.

Level III: Those identified in Level II plus knowledge of planning and organizing work assignments. Ability is also required to monitor and direct the work of others; to judge a situation accurately and adopt an effective course of action.

Special Requirements
ODVA has determined positions in this job family to be safety sensitive as defined by 63 O.S. § 427.8.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience
Level I: Education and Experience required at this level is none; certification in good standing by the Oklahoma State Department of Health as a (CNA) Certified Nurse Aide. 
Level II: Education and Experience required at this level consists of one year of experience in providing patient care; certification in good standing by the Oklahoma State Department of Health as a (CNA) Certified Nurse Aide.
Level III: Education and Experience required at this level consists of three years of experience in providing patient care, as well as a (CMA-A) Certified Medication Aide Advanced by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

NOTES

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