The Certified Nurse Aide provides personal care and non-personal care assistance to residents when there is a need. Assists residents so that independent living can be maintained for as long as appropriate and possible. Promotes independent living activities while giving assistance to a resident.
Essential Job Duties:
- Takes vital signs as indicated.
- Changes beds, gives showers or baths and assists with dressing.
- Assists with escorts to the dining room, beauty shop, physical therapy, activities, etc.
- Makes daily rounds to ill residents.
- Keeps Supervisor informed of residents’ status.
- Responds to all “Call for Aide” made to the Health Center.
- Assists in monitoring medication compliance.
- Assists the resident with tray service.
- Assists with ongoing assessment of residents’ needs to promote independence.
- Maintains accurate records of observations and services rendered to residents.
- Assists the resident in making doctor’s appointments.
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Other Duties: (continued)
- Attends weekly update meeting and Health Committee meetings.
- Assists in counseling residents and/or families.
- Attends in-service training and education session, as assigned.
- Performs specific work duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
- Ability to understand and follow instructions in English, communicate effectively with residents, family and staff, and perform simple arithmetic. Ability to document care given.
- CNA with good assessment skills.
- Must be able to transfer residents weighing 50 pounds or more using a transfer belt, mechanical lift or with the assistance of others.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:
Must be able to walk long distances at a rapid pace; must be able to assist in the bathing and dressing of residents with disabilities; must be able to push a wheelchair with residents weighing up to 200 lbs independently; continuous standing, turning, stooping, bending, stretching and lifting up to 95% of the work day in order to assist residents, move equipment and perform other related tasks using proper body mechanics; good visual and hearing acuity required; good verbal communication skills required. May be exposed to communicable diseases, and blood and body fluids that may contain HIV and/or HBV. May be exposed to cleaning chemicals and offensive odors.