Nursing Asst Class - Student - TD

The Dalles, OR 97058, USA Req #16
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Student Opportunity:

Nursing Assistant - Class and Certification
$4,000 sign on Bonus(after OSBN certification) 

Competitive pay based on experience 
Full benefits package for full time CNAs 
Vacation and Sick Time off
Daycare Vouchers available
Certification reimbursement 

Are you looking for an opportunity to give back to those who served? Interested in caring for Veterans?
Would you like to get paid while you learn?
The Oregon Veterans Home in The Dalles is the place for you.


Please contact Megan Phelps, NA Class Instructor, at 541-296-7190 ext. 52382
or Rebecca Tobias, Director of Nursing at 541-296-7190 ext. 52520, 

Currently, OVH is offering a 3.5-4 week, onsite training program for anyone interested in becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant and working at The Oregon Veterans' Home.

CLASS START DATE: September 6th


Start employment on the day you begin classes and be paid for all hours while attending! ($15.00/hour during class, and $18.90/hour after graduation). Employment will be considered temporary, (without benefits), until completion of the course.


Receive a $4,000.00 sign on bonus!


Great attitude, caring and compassionate personality, ability to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check. Must be able to work evening shift (2pm-10pm) following graduation from course until other shifts become available.

Please review the CNA job description below:

General Position Summary:

The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) assists the licensed nurse in functions as designated. Works in close cooperation with other team members to give personal care to assigned residents. Assists in any way possible to provide a safe and comfortable environment for the residents, maintaining dignity, privacy and resident rights. Assists nurses working with assigned residents to administer to their personal needs: bathing, daily hygiene, toileting, lifting, turning or repositioning with the nurse. Feed residents as needed during meals. Perform other related duties as trained and assigned by the charge nurse. C.N.A.’s for the Oregon Veterans’ Home will be able to perform the following Essential Functions and meet all job requirements for any wing assignment throughout the facility.

Essential Functions / Major Responsibilities (OAR Division 63):

  1. Under the supervision of a licensed nurse, the C.N.A. may only provide care and assist residents with the following tasks:
  2. Tasks associated with communication and interpersonal skills
  3. Answering and placing call lights
  4. Coaching and mentoring other nursing assistants
  5. Communicating with residents and co-workers
  6. Maintaining confidentiality
  7. Reporting abuse, mistreatment and neglect
  8. Utilizing de-escalation techniques

  1. Tasks associated person-centered care
  2. Tasks associated with infection control and Standard or Transmission Based Precautions:
  3. Assisting with coughing and deep breathing
  4. Bedmaking and handling linen
  5. Caring for the resident’s environment
  6. Handling and disposal of hazardous waste
  7. Handling of contaminated materials
  8. Handwashing and hand hygiene
  9. Implementing precautions associated with communicable and infectious diseases
  10. Implementing neutropenic precautions
  11. Maintaining resident cleanliness and grooming
  12. Utilizing personal protective equipment

  1. Tasks associated with safety and emergency preparedness
    1. Implementing bleeding, cervical, hip and sternal precautions
    2. Moving and transferring residents
    3. Transporting clients in wheelchairs and specialized chairs
    4. Turning and positioning residents
    5. Utilizing lifts and safe resident handling devices
    6. Turning oxygen on an doff or transferring oxygen between wall and tank at pre-established flow rate for stable residents
    7. Managing hazards in the workplace
    8. Preventing burns
    9. Preventing falls
    10. Performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

  1. Tasks activities of daily living (ADLS)
  2. Assisting with nutrition and hydration
  1. Measuring and recording height and weight
  2. Measuring and recording intake and output
  3. Positioning clients for nutritional and fluid intake
  4. Preventing choking and aspiration
  5. Preventing dehydration
  6. Thickening liquids
  7. Utilizing techniques for assisting with eating
  8. Assisting with elimination
  1. Administering bowel evacuation suppositories that are available without a prescription
  2. Administering enemas
  3. Assisting with the use of bedpan or urinal
  4. Assisting with toileting
  5. Collecting specimens: sputum, stool and urine including clean catch urine specimens
  6. Providing catheter care including the application of and removal of external urinary catheters
  7. Providing ostomy care for established, healthy ostomy including cleaning the ostomy site and emptying the ostomy bag or changing the dressing or ostomy appliance or bag
  8. Providing perineal or incontinence care
  9. Assisting with personal care
  1. Bathing
  2. Providing comfort care
  3. Dressing and undressing
  4. Grooming to include: application and care of dentures, eye glasses and hearing aids
  5. Nail care for fingernails and toenails of persons with uncompromised circulation
  6. Oral hygiene
  7. Personal care considerations for persons who have tubes or special equipment
  8. Shampooing and caring for hair
  9. Shaving
  10. Skin care to include: application of non-prescription pediculicides; application of topical barrier creams and ointments for skin care; maintenance of skin integrity; prevention of pressure, friction and shearing; and use of anti-pressure devices
  11. Assisting with positioning devices and restraints
  12. Assisting with restorative care
  1. Ambulating
  2. Applying, turn on and off, sequential compression devices
  3. Assisting with and encouraging the use of self-help devices for eating, grooming and other personal care tasks
  4. Assisting with bowel and bladder training
  5. Assisting with ADL programs
  6. Assisting with the use of crutches, walkers or wheelchairs
  7. Assisting with warm and cold therapies
  8. Caring for, applying and removing antiembolus stockings, braces, orthotic and prosthetic devices
  9. Elevating extremities
  10. Maintaining alignment
  11. Performing range of motion exercises
  12. Reinforcing task sequence by breaking down tasks into small, obtainable steps
  13. Reinforcing the use of an incentive spirometer
  14. Using footboards
  15. Utilizing devices for transferring, ambulation and alignment
  16. Tasks associated with collaboration with health care team
  17. Tasks associated with observation and reporting
  1. Observing and reporting changes in condition to licensed nurse
  2. Measuring and recording:
    1. Temperature, apical and radial pulse, respiration and blood pressure (manual and electric – forearm, lower leg, thigh, upper arm and orthostatic BP readings)
    2. Emesis
    3. Liquid stool
    4. Pain level using a facility approved pain scale
    5. Pulse oximetry
    6. Urinary output, both voided and from urinary drainage systems
  3. Tasks associated with documentation
  4. Tasks associated with end of life care
  1. The CNA must be regularly supervised by a licensed nurse and under no circumstances work independently without supervision or monitoring by a licensed nurse who provides assessment of residents as described in OAR 851-063-0030(3)(a)(b)
    1. Standards of care for CNA’s. In the process of resident care, the CNA shall consistently:
      1. Apply standard precautions according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines
      2. Use hand hygiene between episodes of care
      3. Use appropriate body mechanics to prevent injury to self or resident
      4. Follow the care plan as directed by the licensed nurse
      5. Use appropriate communication with resident, resident representatives and friends and with co-workers
      6. Use alternatives to physical restraints or apply physical restraints as directed by the licensed nurse
      7. Determine absence of pulse or respiration and initiate emergency response
      8. Report to the licensed nurse any recognized abnormality in resident’s signs and symptoms
      9. Record observations and measurements, tasks completed and resident statements about condition or care
      10. Apply safety concepts in the workplace
      11. Report signs of abuse, neglect, mistreatment, misappropriation or exploitation
      12. Demonstrate respect for rights and property of residents and co-workers
      13. Maintain resident confidentiality

Supervisory Responsibility:

May be asked to mentor CNA students or newly hired CNA’s.

Interpersonal Contacts:

  1. Professional contacts with OVH Employees, Department Directors, Physicians – in person and via telephone.
  2. Professional contacts with residents and resident representatives – in person and via telephone.

Education and Experience:

Graduate of an accredited Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program and current certification with the Oregon State Board of Nursing.

Job Conditions:

  1. Position is within the Oregon Veterans’ Home with ability to move throughout the facility, required to work on any unit assigned.
  2. Position is a 7 ½ hour shift. Normal working hours may vary to insure adequate staffing.

Essential Physical Elements:

  1. Must be able to stand for long periods of time during a 7 ½ hour shift.
  2. Must be in good physical and mental health, sufficient to permit full performance of the duties of the position.
  3. Must be able to lift, bend, stoop and stretch as required to lift, move and/or transport residents as required in daily routine.
  4. Must be able to manage pushing moderately heavy weight, i.e., kitchen carts and residents in wheelchairs, some residents weighing up to 350 lbs.
  1. Must have the ability to lift up to 30 lbs. up to 10 times periodically during a 7 ½ hour shift.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Travel Required No
  • Job Start Date Thursday, June 9, 2022
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  • The Dalles, OR 97058, USA