The primary purpose of this position is to provide your assigned residents with routine, daily nursing care in accordance with our established nursing care procedures and, as may be directed by your supervisor. As a CNA, you are delegated the administrative authority, responsibility and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties. Every effort has been made to make your job description as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties your will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is a logical assignment to the position.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma and Nursing Assistant certification.
EXPERIENCE: On the job or equivalent training in nursing procedures.
Participate in and receive report from the nurse, upon reporting for duty.
Review Resident Care Profiles daily to ensure that you are providing appropriate nursing care.
Inform the Charge Nurse of any changes that need to be made to the Resident Care Profile.
Assist residents with oral hygiene (i.e. brushing teeth/dentures).
Give or assistants residents with bath functions (i.e. bed bath, tub or shower bath, etc.)
Assist residents with dressing/undressing as necessary.
Assist residents with hair care functions (i.e. combing, brushing, shampooing, etc.)
Assist residents with nail care functions (i.e. clipping, trimming and cleaning the finger/toenails).
Shave male residents.
Keep female residents clean-shaven (as instructed).
Keep residents dry i.e. change gown, clothing, linen, etc., when it becomes wet or soiled).
Make beds (occupied and unoccupied).
Assist with admission, transfer and discharge of residents. Ensure that the resident’s room is ready for receiving the resident (i.e. bed made, disposable equipment available, etc.).
Greet and escort resident to their room
Introduce residents to his/her roommate and other residents and personnel as appropriate.
Make resident comfortable and place call bell within reach.
Provide resident with identification band.
Orient resident to unit.
Assist resident to unpack clothing and personal belongings.
Report all changes in the resident’s condition to the Charge Nurse as soon as practical.
Follow work assignments and schedules in completing and performing your assigned tasks.
Perform all assignments tasks in accordance with our established policies and procedures, as instructed by your supervisor.
Notify the facility when you will be late or absent from work
Report all complaints and grievances made by the resident to charge nurse.
Maintain the confidentiality by all residents care information. HIPAA
Ensure that you treat all residents fairly and with kindness, dignity and with respect.
Ensure that nursing care is provided in privacy.
Knock before entering the resident’s room.
Report all abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation of resident’s property that you observe on your tour of duty.
Report all accidents and incidents you observe on the shift they occur. (Complete related statement.
Ensure that restraints are used in accordance with our established policies and procedures as instructed by supervisor.
Release restraints at least every two (2) hours for range of motion, exercise, toileting etc.
Immediately, notify the Charge Nurse of any resident leaving/ missing from the facility.
Keep floor dry. Report spills immediately.
Keep residents personal possessions off the floor and properly stored.
Follow established smoking regulations. Report all violations.
Report all hazardous conditions and equipment to the Charge Nurse immediately.
Follow established safety precautions in the performance of all duties.
Report all safety violations.
Before leaving work area for breaks or at the end of the workday, store all tools, equipment and supplies.
Wash hands before and after performing any service for the resident.
Clean, disinfect and return all resident care equipment to its designated storage area after each use.
Perform routine housekeeping duties (i.e. clean over bed tables, night stand, etc. that relate to nursing care procedures).
Follow established infection control practices. Use personal protective equipment as necessary.
Operate all equipment in a safe manner. Report defective equipment to the Charge Nurse.
Complete all flow sheets as instructed (i.e. turning and positioning sheet).
Change bed linens as necessary.
Assist residents with bowel and bladder functions (i.e. take to bathroom, offer bedpan/urinal, portable commode, etc.)
Keep incontinent residents clean and dry (i.e. wash perineal area with soap and water, apply protective barrier ointment, apply clean brief.
Monitor bowel movement pattern and report abnormalities to the Charge Nurse.
Record intake and output as instructed.
Collect specimens as instructed (urine, stool, etc.)
Assist residents in preparing for medical tests (i.e. lab work, x-ray, therapy, dental, etc.)
Assist residents in preparing for activity and social programs (i.e., church services, parties, visitors, etc.)
Assist in transporting residents to/from appointments, activity and social programs, etc.
Assist with lifting, turning, moving positioning and transporting residents into and out of beds, chairs, bathtubs, wheelchairs, lifts, etc.
Answer residents call bells promptly.
Assist residents to walk with or without assistive devices.
Provide range of motion exercises as instructed.
Ensure that resident wear glasses and hearing aids as necessary.
Measure and record vital signs (i.e. temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure) as instructed.
Weigh and measure residents as instructed (i.e. admission, readmission, weekly, monthly)
Assist in preparing residents for a physical examination.
Assist with the care of the dying resident.
Provide post-mortem care as instructed.
Check residents routinely to assure that they’re personal care needs are being met.
Observe and report signs and symptoms of pressure ulcer (sore) formation (i.e., redness, blisters excoriations, broken skin, etc.)
Provide daily indwelling catheter care.
Provide perineal care as necessary.
Assist with application of assistive devices (i.e. splints, braces, slings, prosthesis, etc.)
Turn and position bedfast residents at least every two hours.
Prepare residents for meals (i.e. take to bathroom, wash hands, comb hair, raise bed, position tables,place bids, take to/from dining room, etc.)
Serve food trays, Assist with feeding as indicated (i.e., cutting foods, feeding, verbal encouragement,etc.)
Record the resident’s food/fluid intake. Report changes in the residents eating habits.
Maintain residents hydrated (i.e. give water and juice) as instructed.
Serve nourishments and supplements as instructed.
Perform after meal care (i.e., remove trays, clean residents hands, face, clothing, take to bathroom,brush teeth, clean dentures, etc.)
Check rooms for food articles (i.e., food in proper container, unauthorized food items, etc.)
Consistently reports to work on time and ready to work at the start of the shift.
Always provides proper notification when late or absent.
Demonstrates reliability when on-call.
Demonstrates the ability to recognize priorities in organization of workflow. Able to perform duties independently, with minimal need for direct supervision.
Demonstrates willingness to take additional responsibilities when they can be assumed without adversely affecting quality or quantity of work.
Maintains the confidentiality of all resident, facility and/or physician related information.
Reports to work well groomed and in compliance with dress code. Wears I.D badge while on duty.
Demonstrates the ability to interact in a positive and helpful manner with residents, visitors, physicians,volunteers and co-workers.
Reflects commitment to building as supportive work environment and maintains a positive attitude at the work place and toward their job.
May substitute for staff at related facilities as required.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Ability to perform lifting bending and stretching without limitations.