Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is the fourth largest,
free-standing long-term acute care hospital in the U.S. and one of
only two in the nation serving both adults and children. Located in
New Britain and Hartford, we operate on a not-for-profit basis.
Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is recognized for advanced care
and rehabilitation in pulmonary care , acquired brain injury ,
medically-complex pediatrics , neuromuscular disorders , spinal
cord injury , comprehensive heart failure and comprehensive
inpatient and outpatient treatment for children and adolescents
with autism spectrum disorder .
Required: Certified nursing assistant (for new hires)
Required: Ability to read, write and understand instructions
Required: State registration (for new hires)
Preferred: High school diploma/GED
Preferred: Previous experience as a certified nursing
Preferred: Basic Computer knowledge
In Lieu of certification/registration, nursing students
currently enrolled in a Connecticut nursing school who have
completed 100 hours of theoretical and clinical instruction in the
fundamental skills of nursing are qualified. Certificate and
registration must be obtained within 120 days of employment.
The certified nursing assistant, within a team, functions as a
caregiver who assists in the care of a group of patients under the
direction and supervision of a licensed nurse.
Job requires continuous periods of standing, walking, bending,
forward reaching with occasional periods of sitting. Ability to
safely transfer patients and provide contact guarding or hands-on
assistance. Requires ability to lift or carry objects up to 10
pounds continuously, to 20 pounds frequently, and up to 40 pounds
frequently for patient transfers and bed mobility. Ability to
push/pull up to 50 pounds frequently throughout the day for patient
transport and mobility activities. Occasional overhead reaching,
crawling, kneeling, and squatting may be required as related to
patient care. Visual and auditory skills are needed. Fine
manipulation is required for writing and computer usage.
Job requires the application of previously acquired knowledge.
Job requires flexibility of thought, reasoning, organizational
skills, and the ability to function in new situations. Selective
attention and concentration are necessary to complete tasks.
Job requires basic formulation, content, syntax, and spelling to
complete tasks. Only simple sentence or very short paragraph
expression is necessary.
Job requires spontaneous communication, and paraphrasing in and
out of the context of discussion and the ability to dialogue with
Job requires an ability to comprehend lengthy messages or
paragraphs and to follow multistage commands. Communication skills
i.e. listening, feedback, etc.
Job requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide
tens and hundreds by two, three, four, and five. Perform basic
arithmetic operations. Perform operation with measuring units such
as milliliters, liters, centimeters, feet, yards, and pounds.
Provide care under the direction and supervision of a licensed
nurse in accordance with hospital policies, procedures, and
Receives report from licensed nurse on assigned patients.
Reports pertinent patient information to appropriate team
Incorporates awareness of age, developmental, cultural, hearing
and other special patient needs into care provided for assigned
May assist professional staff during emergency situations.
Demonstrates competency in use of patient related equipment.
Documents in a timely and accurate manner adhering to hospital
policies and procedures.
Attends and participates in staff meetings.
Completes specific assigned tasks, sets priorities for daily
tasks, prioritizes and completes assigned tasks.
Assists with maintaining orderliness, cleanliness, and supplies
Assists with equipment maintenance and identification of
technical equipment problems when they arise and reports any
problems to manager or PCC.
Transports specimens to laboratory.
At HSC, we are a family. Each person who is a part of our team
of over 1,000 employees and volunteers offers unique talents and
perspectives. We all believe in keeping the same shared value of
making our patients the center of what we do. By combining all of
our unique skills and shared values we are able to make a positive
difference in the lives of our patients.
We are dedicated to creating an environment of care and
engagement that makes us one of the most desirable places to work.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a competitive
Hospital for Special Care (HSC), with locations in New Britain
and Hartford, Connecticut, is the only long-term acute-care
hospital in the nation serving adults and children. HSC is
nationally recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in the
highly specialized areas of pulmonary care, acquired brain injury,
medically-complex pediatrics, neuromuscular disorders and spinal
Responding to the needs of a rising patient population, HSC now
leads Connecticut by recently opening the first comprehensive
inpatient heart failure unit in the state.
The Neuromuscular Center at Hospital for Special Care is the
largest and most comprehensive neuromuscular care and clinical
research facility in the state. The Center treats over 1000
patients annually in one of four multi disciplinary and specialized
weekly clinics - including the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)
Clinic for Adults, MDA Clinic for Children, Amyotrophic Lateral
Sclerosis Association (ALSA) Clinic, and a Neuropathy Clinic. The
Center's Research & Clinical Trials Unit experiments with promising
new medications - hoping to find cures for amyotrophic lateral
sclerosis and other chronic neuromuscular disorders.
Hospital for Special Care operates inpatient and outpatient
facilities serving Southern New England on a not-for-profit basis,
and is one of the tenth largest, free-standing long-term acute care
hospitals in the United States.