The Certified Nursing Assistant / CNA is a member of the home care team who works under the supervision of a registered nurse and performs various personal care services as necessary to meet the client’s needs. The nursing assistant is responsible for observing clients, reporting these observations and documenting observations and care performed. The Certified Nursing Assistant / CNA will be assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity and safety of a client’s care.
Provide client care as directed by the Director of Nursing or registered nurse supervisor.
Provide personal care including:
Grooming, including oral care
Assist the client with dressing and undressing
Assist the client with toileting activities
Assist in feeding the client
Feed clients who are unable to feed themselves
Take and record vital signs (temperature, pulse, respirations and blood pressure)
Measure and record height and weight
Support good skin care to prevent skin breakdown (i.e. turn and reposition client, actively encourage movement)
Assist client with active and passive range of motions as defined by the plan of care
Provide client with help walking and transferring
Observe client’s physical, mental and emotional conditions
Report any change to the Director of Nursing or nursing supervisor
Document observed changes
Measure and document intake and output
Assist client in the self-administration of medication (medication reminder)
Perform light housekeeping
Perform meal preparation and clean up
Change bed linens and make up the client’s bed
Maintain an orderly client environment.
Follow principles of infection control and Universal Precautions.
Identifies and participates in performance improvement activities.
Provide transport to doctor appointments, outside activities and shopping.
Participates in client teaching according to the client’s plan of care.
Assist in providing a safe environment and promote quality patient care through adherence to established policies, procedures and standards.
Ensure client’s rights are adhered to. These include but are not limited to:
the right to privacy and dignity while care is being providedthe right to accept or refuse care
the right to confidentiality of their information.
Respond rapidly and appropriately in an emergency situation
Use equipment properly and in a safe manner.
High school diploma or GED
Successful completion of a nursing assistant program
Certification as a CNA
Minimum of one (1) year of documented experience required.
Certified in CPR
Negative TB skin test or chest x-ray
Licensed driver with automobile that is insured in accordance with the organizations requirements.
Self-directing with the ability to work with little direct supervision
Empathy for the needs of the client
Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills
Ability to express spoken and/or written ideas in English
Treats clients, staff and the public with courtesy, respect and presents a positive public image.
Works as a team member
Ensures confidentiality and security of the client’s medical information.
In-Home Care Experience-Required
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