Certified Nursing Assistant – |
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.
- 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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