Hours: 2nd Shift
Position Title Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Reports to: Charge Nurse or RN Supervisor
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is to provide residents routine daily nursing care and services in accordance with the resident’s care plan, and as directed by facility supervisors.
• Assist residents in achieving the highest practicable level of self-care, independence and well-being.
• Encourage residents to be active and out of bed unless contraindicate.
• Assist residents with transfers, ambulation and range of motion.
• Provide clean clothing and linens that are in good repair to residents.
• Respond to resident’s call lights promptly.
• Pass nourishments and snacks.
• Pass water and encourage fluids unless contraindicated.
• Have necessary patient equipment present, clean and in good repair.
• Change positions of residents to prevent skin care issues
• Assist residents in being free of offensive odors.
• Obtain vitals and report to Charge Nurse.
• Monitor and document I&O when required.
• Complete charting of care provided.
• Assist with preparation for new admissions, room changes, transfers and discharges.
• Greet new residents and orient them to their new room, and ensure they are comfortable.
• Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, positive emphasis and calmness.
• Collect specimens (i.e. urine, stools, sputum etc.) as instructed.
• Report significant findings or changes in condition and potential concerns to the Charge Nurse, RN Supervisor and/or Director of Nursing.
• Assist residents in preparing for medical tests, activities, social programs, appointments and daily meals.
• Assist with elimination including emptying catheter bags as well as providing and sanitizing bedpans, urinals and bedside commodes.
• Assist residents with good personal hygiene, including care of skin, bathing, shampooing and grooming of hair, oral hygiene, shaving or beard trimming as well as cleaning and cutting of nails.
• Provide pressure relieving devises and skin-protective measures.
• Assist with the care of the dying resident; provide post-mortem care as instructed.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Education and/or Experience High school diploma or equivalent.
Current certificate as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Current CPR certification.
Preferable one-year experience in a long term care facility.
Language Skills Ability to read technical procedures. Ability to read and comprehend policy and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers and employees.
Mathematical Skills Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.
Reasoning Ability Ability to solve practical problems. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Current Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Current CPR certification.
Knowledge and experience with PCC preferred.
Must maintain all required continuing education/licensing.
Must remain in good standing with the Department of Public Health License and Certification Division at all times.
The essential functions of this position require the following physical abilities:
Standing and /or walking very frequently. Sitting occasionally. Reaching with hands and arms frequently, pushing/pulling very frequently. Talking and /or hearing very frequently. Tasting and /or smelling very frequently. Lifting up to 50 pounds frequently. Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling occasionally. Close, distance, color, peripheral, and depth perception in vision: ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.