Early Mobility CNA - Ortho/Post Op

UNC Health

UNC Health

Smithfield, NC, USA
Posted on Saturday, December 23, 2023

Job Description


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4th Floor Surgical/Joint Center Description

UNC Johnston Fourth floor Surgical unit is a 33 private bed postoperative unit. We have a Joint Center on one of our wings for our Total Joint Patients. Fourth floor is a fast past unit that provides care to postoperative patients that have had Total Joint and other Orthopedic, Urology, Gynecology, General and Vascular surgical surgeries. It is a great unit to gain experience in Chest tubes, Colostomies, NG Tubes, Wound Vacs, and post-surgical care and for new nurses to gain a foundation to grow in their career. The 4th floor Leadership team is focused on Teamwork and positive co-worker recognition for staff as well as recognition from patient and family feedback.


safe patient handling including patient transfer, ambulation, mobility and
patient care working independently, as part of a pair, and/or part of a team
with nursing and therapy staff. Safe
patient handling will include utilization of mechanical equipment to accomplish
high-risk transfers, as well as, associated equipment maintenance, inventory
and accessibility. Performs assigned duties to include a variety of
nonprofessional nursing duties in the direct care of patients on an inpatient
setting under the direct supervision of an RN/LPN and/or therapy staff. Works to promote the culture of mobility with
patients, patients’ families, and treatment team. All essential functions performed in this
position reflect the age-specific needs of the geriatric adult and adolescent patient.


Position requires a minimum of 2 years experience as a C.N.A.

Primary responsibility is to provide mobility interventions for patients under the direction of the RN and in collaboration with the Department of Rehabilitation Services. Assists with activities of daily living (ADLs) with a focus on mobility such as ambulation positioning and toileting. Assists patients with dressing/undressing within the context of promoting mobility.

Utilizes patient handling equipment, transfer devices, and protective equipment in compliance with Hospital policies and patient handling protocols while utilizing proper body mechanics and observation. Records and provides data to analyze key performance indicators.

Maintains a safe patient environment through interventions and routine observations. Complies with nursing and infection control practices in accordance with established Hospital and department policies and procedures, organizational goals and objectives. Encourages improved activity levels for patients as medically indicated.

Prepare patients, equipment and supplies for specific procedures and provide manual assistance as required. Obtain and record patient data for medical records noting and informing RN/LPN of information collected. Administer treatment and personal care procedures to patients including, but not limited to, feeding, bathing, shaving, changing clothing, cleaning and trimming fingernails, bed-making, assisting with ambulation, enemas, skin care, and bowel and bladder elimination; provide such additional care as required to meet the personal needs and comfort of assigned patients.

Participate in teaching activities by reinforcing teaching instructed by RN and/or physician as needed. Assist physician and nurses with physical examinations by helping position patient and weighing patients. Turn and position patients, set up and feed patients as necessary, provide patients with fresh drinking water. Perform finger sticks for blood glucose testing, with appropriate training.

Assist with admission, discharge, and transportation of patients. Follow standard precautions and use personal protective equipment as required.

Clean assigned area; stock and replenish supplies and equipment as required. 1

Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● High School diploma or equivalent required. Completion of a Level I - Nurse Aide education program approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● Currently listed as a Nursing Assistant I (NAI) with the Division of Facility Services with no substantiated findings of abuse, fraud, neglect or misappropriation of property.
● BCLS certification must be maintained.
Professional Experience Requirements:
● No experience required.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:

Job Details

Legal Employer: NCHEALTH

Entity: Johnston Health

Organization Unit: 4th Floor

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Salary Range: $15.00 - $18.62 per hour (Minimum to Midpoint)

Pay offers are determined by experience and internal equity

Work Assignment Type: Onsite

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Smithfield

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No

This position is employed by NC Health (Rex Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a NC Health), a private, fully-owned subsidiary of UNC Heath Care System. This is not a State employed position.

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

UNC Health makes reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as applicants and employees with disabilities. All interested applicants are invited to apply for career opportunities. Please email applicant.accommodations@unchealth.unc.edu if you need a reasonable accommodation to search and/or to apply for a career opportunity.