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CNA | Medical Psychiatric Unit | D/N | .75 FTE
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La Crosse, WI 54601

Posted 3 months 1 week ago
Part time


Love + medicine is who we are, it's what we do, it's why people want to work here. If you’re looking for a job to love, apply today.

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Gundersen Health System is seeking a part-time CNA for our 22-bed Medical Specialty Unit.  This is your opportunity to provide both med/surg and psychiatric care to patients while doing the work you love in the beautiful Coulee Region.

What you will do:

  • Fulfill 60 hours per two weeks = 0. 75 FTE
  • Work 12-hour rotating day (6:30am – 7pm) and night (6:30pm – 7am) shifts; every third weekend; two holidays per year
  • Provide LOVE + MEDICINE to our patients with Neuro-Psych diagnoses (i.e. dementia, autism, Huntington’s, geropsychiatry) as well as Med-Psych diagnoses (i.e. substance abuse and withdrawal, behavioral health)
  • Partner with a team of hospitalists, psychiatrists, RNs, CNAs, Social Workers, and Recreational Therapists

What you will get:

  • Starting pay of $17/hour + more for experience!
  • 40-hour flex overtime computation.
  • Shift, weekend, and holiday differentials
  • Support to grow in your career with access to our Career Development Center and Tuition Investment Program
  • Top-rated retirement plan and healthcare benefits

What you need:

  • Wisconsin Registered Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Gundersen Health System is healthcare for neighbors, by neighbors. While we call La Crosse home, our system has 7 hospitals and 65 clinics in neighboring communities. Inside our walls and our neighborhoods, we deliver world-class medical care combined with the right amount of love. We call it Love + Medicine and it’s who we are.

To learn more about a career as a CNA, view this Day in the Life video

Job Description:

The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is responsible for performing basic care of patients under the general supervision of an RN in the acute hospital setting. The CNA is also responsible for transporting and transferring patients within the medical complex in a safe and efficient manner. The CNA will also assist with data collection to facilitate the delivery of delegated nursing care.

Major Responsibilities:

1. Assists with basic care for patients in the areas of nutrition, elimination, comfort, mobility and safety.

2. Transports and transfers patients within the medical complex using appropriate equipment (ex. LIKO ceiling lifts) and utilizing safety precautions as indicated by the patient's health status.

3. Assists nursing staff in lifting and ambulating patients using appropriate practice guidelines.

4. Transports bodies to the morgue.

5. Maintains environment and equipment and will locate and deliver appropriate equipment to Central Service and Maintenance departments.

6. Works collaboratively with the health care team members to effectively communicate and document accurate information.

7. Demonstrates dependability, organizational skills and effective use of time by setting priorities to complete delegated work within established time frames in accordance with unit CBO/P and unit guidelines.

8. Demonstrates role accountability by adhering to Gundersen Health System Mission statement, policies and confidentiality standards.

9. Assists in the orientation of new personnel.

10. Participates in quality improvement activities in order to continuously improve patient care and unit operations. Participates in CNA meetings and unit staff meetings.

Education and Learning:


No education required


High School Diploma or equivalency

Work Experience:


No experience required.


2 years of previous CNA experience.

License and Certifications:


Wisconsin Registered Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Current Infant-Adult Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers (with hands on learning) from one of the following programs; American Heart Association or American Red Cross within 30 days of hire

Age Specific Population Served:

Infant (less than 1 year)

Pediatric (1 - 12 years)

Adolescent (13 - 17 years)

Adult (18 - 64 years)

Geriatric (65 years & older)

OSHA Category:

Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.

Environmental Conditions:

Exposed to infectious diseases.

Physical Requirements/Demands Of The Position:

Walking/Standing Continually (67-100% or 8 hours)

Stooping/Bending Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)

Kneeling/Half Kneel Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)

Climbing Stair Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)

Reaching - Shoulder Level Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)

Reaching - Below Shoulder Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)

Reaching - Above Shoulder Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)

Push/Pull (Static Force) Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs 150-200

If you need assistance with any portion of the application or have questions about the position, please contact [email protected] or call 608-775-0267

Equal Opportunity Employer

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1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 782-7300

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