Certified Nursing Assistant II

July 8, 2023

About Our Agency
The South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN) is the state agency that plans, develops, coordinates, and funds services for South Carolinians with the severe, lifelong disabilities of:

intellectual disability and related disabilities
autism spectrum disorder
traumatic brain injury
spinal cord injury and similar disability

About Whitten Regional Center
Whitten Regional Center is a residential facility of the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs located in Clinton, SC serving residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

1. Provides physical support to assist consumers to perform daily living activities, such as transfers, eating, drinking, bathing, dressing, using the toilet, standing, walking, or exercising. Applies durable medical equipment, such as slings, stockings, or support bandages, under the direction of a nurse or physician. Responsible for turning and repositioning patients.

2. Reviews consumer’s dining plan to ensure the appropriate consistency/diet is served at all meals. Ensures consumers take nutritional supplements. Measures and records food and liquid intake/output reports changes to medical or nursing staff. Records vital signs, such as temperature, blood pressure, pulse, or respiration rate, as directed by medical or nursing staff. Examines consumers to detect issues requiring medical care, such as wounds, bruises, or blood in the urine.

3. Reviews information from nurses and/or physicians about the consumer’s condition, behavioral support plan(s), or other appropriate activities. Observes and/or examines consumers to detect symptoms that may require medical attention. Documents or otherwise reports observations of consumer behavior, complaints, or physical symptoms to nurses.

4. Cleans and sanitizes consumers’ rooms, bathrooms, and common areas. Changes bed linens and/or makes beds. Restocks consumer rooms with personal hygiene items, such as towels, washcloths, soap, or toilet paper. Stocks or issues medical supplies, such as dressing packs or treatment trays. Ensures consumer rooms, closets and dressers are neat and organized.

5. Stays up to date on CNA training and facility policy and procedure. Performs other duties as assigned.

The salary range for this position is $33,500 to $36,975 and will be based on verified work-related nursing experience as indicated on the candidate’s application. This position is eligible for $0.50/hour shift differential for applicable shifts!

The South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs offers an exceptional benefits package for FTE positions that includes:
15 days annual (vacation) leave accrual per year
15 days sick leave per year
13 paid holidays
Paid Parental Leave
Health, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance
State Retirement Plan and Deferred Compensation Programs

Online applications must be submitted at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sc/ddsn. You must include ALL current and previous work history and education.