Nursing Assistant -Fulltime - Methodist Rehab Hospital
Kindred Healthcare
 Dallas, TX

Methodist Rehabilitation Hospital, our beautiful, 50-bed JCAHO and CARF accredited freestanding Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) located at 3020 West Wheatland Road in Dallas, TX.

Methodist Rehabilitation Hospitalâs mission is to deliver comprehensive, efficient medical rehabilitation to persons with disabling conditions in order to provide them the opportunity to achieve the highest attainable level of functional improvement. Specialty programs include stroke rehabilitation, brain injury rehab, orthopedic physical therapy, and amputation treatment.

Your career growth begins when you join an interdisciplinary team, where doctors, nurses, therapists and other experts work together to form individualized care plans for our patients and residents. Opportunities through our development programs, training seminars and university partnerships, not only allow for continual career growth but emphasize our commitment to investing in our employees and developing future healthcare leaders.

This position requires being able to start a CNA program within a month of hire and requires a year of service post hire. This apprenticeship entails attending and completing CNA course and then continuing to work in the hospital as described below. The location for this position is Methodist Rehabilitation Hospital in Dallas, TX.

Under the direction of a CNA, assists in the individualized care of the patient to achieve the patientâs highest level of wellness. Greets and orients patient to the patient care area. Performs direct patient care, such as bathing, assisting with elimination, bed making, and vital signs. Performs meal service and feeding assistance functions. Transports patients and patient related materials in a safe, timely, and professional manner. Assists patients with other activities of daily living, such as dressing and grooming. Performs patient observation, documents patient care and response to care and communicates significant information to the CNA and other appropriate team members. Works cooperatively with others as part of a team; recognizes the importance of group goals. Performs designated clinical procedures and non-clinical support tasks essential to providing care to the patient. Assists in operational support tasks or duties. Collaborates with other team member to perform other services as directed.

  • Perform basic patient care skills.
  • Demonstrate safe practices with caring for patients.
  • Apply generic healthcare knowledge.
  • Demonstrate workplace behavior skills.
  • Perform basic respiratory skills.
  • Perform basic clerical skills.
  • Consults with and keeps supervisor informed of unit activities, needs, and problems related to patient care.
  • Provides general nursing care such as position the patient, lifting, turning, applying/utilizing special equipment, assisting in the use of bed pan, urinal or commode, ambulating the patient, bed bath, oral and hair care, changing bed linens, cleaning and straightening patient room and other general care necessary.
  • Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, height, blood pressure, and intake and output measurements accurately. Documents in a timely manner.
  • Prepares patient room and bed for admission and transfers and ensures all necessary equipment is in room. Maintains an attractive and comfortable environment for patients with special consideration to cleanliness of room, ventilation, and lighting.
  • Assists in patient admission, transfer, and discharge procedures. Assist with handling and care of patient belongings and other personal property.
  • Answers patient call lights, telephone, and paging system and responds as appropriate.
  • Serves and removes patient meal tray in timely manner. Assists with feeding and/or preparing items such as opening milk container and cutting food for patient.
  • Able to release, remove, and reapply restraints to patient under the direction of a CNA. Ensures patient is in proper position and alignment.
  • Other related duties as assigned.
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Ability, and eligibility, to enroll in CNA program full time within a month of offer
  • Ability to work full time