OTHER JOB DUTIES
EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, QUALIFICATIONS
At a minimum a high school diploma. Minimum age 18 required. Must possess a valid Wisconsin Certified Nursing Assistant certification and maintain it per State requirements while employed by Wood County. Must be CPR certified. Previous experience in dealing with mental health patients is preferred. Must be able to intervene and deal directly with highly agitated, depressed or assaultive patients in a non-retaliatory therapeutic manner. Must be able to write legibly and communicate effectively, verbally. Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.
Basic equipment used: EZ stand, EZ lift, gait belt, walker, wheelchair, sensor pad alarms, clip alarms, anti-rollback devices, seatbelts (alarmed or unalarmed), low beds, personal care items, mats for floor, scales, blood pressure cuff, thermometer, telephone, and stethoscope.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE JOB
Talking and hearing (hearing the spoken word clearly face-to-face and on the telephone and hearing sounds through a stethoscope and alarms signals is required at all times), using far and near vision (with glasses if needed) is spent one hundred percent (100%) of the time. Seventy-five percent (75%) of the time is spent standing and walking. Over fifty percent (50%) of the time is spent bending, twisting, feeling, reaching, low lifting (objects weighing 10 lbs. or less), and medium lifting (objects weighing 20-40 lbs.) climbing (using legs and feet). About twenty-five percent (25%) of the time is spent sitting, high lifting (objects weighing 50-80 lbs.) very high lifting (objects weighing 100 lbs. or more), low carrying (objects weighing 10 lbs. or less), medium carrying (objects weighing 20-40 lbs.), high carrying (objects weighing 50-80 lbs.), very high carrying (objects weighing 100 lbs. or more), low pushing/pulling (objects weighing 10 lbs. or less), medium pushing/pulling (a lever requiring 25 lbs. of force to move), high pushing/pulling (a cart with a load of 100 lbs.), and very high pushing/pulling (dragging objects weighing more than 100 lbs.). Ten percent (10%) of the time is, running, low and medium handling, and low, medium, and high fingering (keyboarding). Required in unusual or non-routine situations, stooping, kneeling, crouching, balancing crawling, running, grappling, and climbing (using legs and arms for support).
Exposure to hazards and fumes are present only in unusual situations. The potential for exposure to blood borne pathogens or biohazards or to physical attack or injury from patients is a potential at all times.
Wood County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.