Certified Nursing Assistant
AmeriStaff Nursing Services - Troy, MI

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Certified Nursing Assistant –

AL1213

Location: Chesterfield Twp, MI

Responsibilities and Duties
  • To care for the personal and oral hygiene of patients, which includes bathing, changing, shaving, nail care, etc.
  • CNA has to take care of the toileting needs of patients. Bedpan has to be given to bed-ridden patients. Emptying the catheter bags and bed pans at periodic intervals is also a part of their duty.
  • Housekeeping is also a part of the duties of a certified nursing assistant. They assist to tidy up the rooms, change bed linen, etc.
  • They maintain the medical record of patients, like temperature, blood pressure, pulse, weight, level of pain, etc. on a daily basis. The CNA also makes notes of treatments rendered to a patient from time to time.
  • Making a note of any changes in the health of a patient and informing the nurses on duty accordingly. In some hospitals and/or nursing homes, a report about the patient’s medical condition has to be submitted by the CNAs.
  • Assist the patient in walking and feeding. Feed patients with nutritional supplements as prescribed. Making a note of the food and fluid intake is also important.
  • Administering medicine is one of the important duties of a CNA.
  • Reposition and turn bed-ridden patients, to prevent bed sores.
  • Sterilize and clean the equipments immediately after usage.
  • Help the patients exercise at regular intervals, as per prescription.
  • Transport the patients for medical investigations, surgeries, and therapy sessions to and from their beds.
  • Collecting urine, stool and sputum samples for investigation.
  • Sometimes the CNA also has to change non-sterile dressing and give massages to the patients.
  • Assist in usage of various equipments like ventilators, etc.
  • Maintain cleanliness to prevent the spread of any kind of infections.

Skill Requirements:
  • Maintain Certified Nursing Assistant credentials.
  • Possesses and maintains good physical stamina and mental health. Presents a pre-employment physician’s health clearance, including negative TB skin tests and/or CXR and other tests as required by specific state statute.
  • Has the ability to read and follow written instructions and document care given.
  • Has satisfactory references from previous employers
  • Self-directed with the ability to work with little direct supervision.
  • Has empathy for the needs of the ill injured, frail, and the impaired.
  • Is flexible and cooperative in fulfilling role obligation.
  • Demonstrates tact, patience, and good personal hygiene.

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