Temporary Certified Nursing Assistant II


Job title: Temporary Certified Nursing Assistant II

Company: State of South Carolina

Job description: Job Responsibilities

Notice to Applicant: Pursuant to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Interim Final Rule (IFR), the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (SCDDSN) has established COVID-19 vaccination requirements and exemptions for staff who provide any care, treatment, or other services in Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICFs/IID). This position is subject to this requirement. You may contact Human Resources for further information or review SCDDSN Directive 413-11-DD at .

$150 COVID-19 Vaccination Pay Incentive Available! Please contact your Regional Center Human Resources Department.

***Shift Differential Hourly Rates: Monday – Friday 2nd and 3rd shift = $0.50, Saturday – Sunday 1st shift = $0.50, Saturday – Sunday 2nd and 3rd shift = $0.50 About Our Agency

The South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN) is the state agency that plans, develops, coordinates, and funds services for South Carolinians with the severe, lifelong disabilities of:

  • intellectual disability and related disabilities
  • autism spectrum disorder
  • traumatic brain injury
  • spinal cord injury and similar disability

About Pee Dee Regional Center

Pee Dee Regional Center is a residential facility of the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs located in Florence, SC serving residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Under direct supervision, responsible for providing assistance to the professional staff. Delivers direct care to persons with intellectual disabilities and special needs in an ICF-IID (Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disability) setting, ensuring consumer comfort and safety. Complies with all written rules and regulations as outlined by SC DDSN policies and procedures. SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Provides basic consumer care under the direction of nursing staff. Performs duties such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. May transfer or transport consumers. Ensures safety and care of individuals with disabilities.

1. Provides physical support to assist consumers to perform daily living activities, such as transfers, eating, drinking, bathing, dressing, using the toilet, standing, walking, or exercising. Applies durable medical equipment, such as slings, stockings, or support bandages, under the direction of a nurse or physician. Responsible for turning and repositioning patients.

2. Reviews consumer’s dining plan to ensure the appropriate consistency/diet is served at all meals. Ensures consumers take nutritional supplements. Measures and records food and liquid intake/output reports changes to medical or nursing staff. Records vital signs, such as temperature, blood pressure, pulse, or respiration rate, as directed by medical or nursing staff. Examines consumers to detect issues requiring medical care, such as wounds, bruises, or blood in the urine.

3. Reviews information from nurses and/or physicians about the consumer’s condition, behavioral support plan(s), or other appropriate activities. Observes and/or examines consumers to detect symptoms that may require medical attention. Documents or otherwise reports observations of consumer behavior, complaints, or physical symptoms to nurses.

4. Cleans and sanitizes consumers’ rooms, bathrooms, and common areas. Changes bed linens and/or makes beds. Restocks consumer rooms with personal hygiene items, such as towels, washcloths, soap, or toilet paper. Stocks or issues medical supplies, such as dressing packs or treatment trays. Ensures consumer rooms, closets and dressers are neat and organized.

5. Stays up to date on CNA training and facility policy and procedure. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

A high school diploma or GED and experience as a nursing assistant. Requires Certification as a Medical Assistant or Certified Nursing Assistant.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of assistive nursing procedures. Knowledge of sanitation, personal hygiene, basic health and safety practices. Knowledge of the human anatomy. Ability to make accurate technical and physical observations of patients. Ability to accurately communicate and record observations. Knowledge of state and federal regulations. Ability to perform basic administrative tasks. General knowledge of individuals with intellectual disabilities. Knowledge of basic safety practices. Ability to accurately communicate. Ability to utilize a computer. Ability to bend, stoop, lift, push, pull, reach, and walk. Ability to work in a group home like setting or ICF. Physical ability to work with individuals who may be physically aggressive or medically fragile. Ability to supervise subordinate employees.

Additional Comments

EEO Statement: SC DDSN provides affirmative action and equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex –including the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, national origin, age, religion, or disability.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements: Pursuant to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Interim Final Rule (IFR), the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN) has established COVID-19 vaccination requirements and exemptions for staff who provide any care, treatment, or other services in Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICFs/IID). You may contact Human Resource for further information or review SCDDSN Directive 413-11-DD.

Record Check: Criminal background check will be conducted by SLED, FBI, and DSS Child Registry that indicates no record of conviction, child abuse or neglect. Employment would also be contingent on your passing a pre-employment drug test. DDSN reserves the right to rescind any employment offer in the event our review of your background develops information, including opinions of previous employer or colleagues that cause us to conclude, at our sole discretion, that you are not suited for the position.

Immunization: If this position requires the applicant to work directly with DDSN consumers, a (2) step PPD testing or QuantiFERON TB Gold testing must be completed prior to beginning employment. All new employees who are healthcare providers are required to provide documentation of immunity or be immunized against measles, mumps, rubella, pertussis, Varicella and Hepatitis B prior to beginning employment.

State Disaster Plan: In accordance with the State’s Disaster Plan, which includes hazardous weather, DDSN employees may be required to work in times of an emergency or disaster.

College Transcripts: Applicants indicating college credit or degree(s) on the application are required to provide an official, certified copy of the transcript prior to hiring or within a specific time frame required by that area, after hiring.

Driving Record: If this position requires the applicant to possess a valid driver’s license to operate a state vehicle or personal vehicle, any applicant being considered in the final stages of selection for the position will be required to provide a certified copy of a 10-year driving record.

Employee Referral: The South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs supports a Referral Incentive Reward and a Retention Bonus program. You may contact Human Resource for further information.

Supplemental Questions: Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Any misrepresentation will result in your disqualification from employment. Please complete the State application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position.

Expected salary: $15 per hour

Location: Florence County, SC

Job date: Tue, 21 Jun 2022 06:56:43 GMT

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