Title: CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT
Job Objectives: The Certified Nursing Assistant provides residents nursing care involving activities of daily living such as personal hygiene, eating and dressing.
ALL positions within Good Shepherd Services which are scheduled for half time (40 hours per 2-week pay period) or greater are eligible for benefits (paid time off; retirement savings with company match; health, dental, vision, and life insurance; and more)
Day shift (6am - 2pm) 40 hours per (2 week) pay period
Day shift (6am - 2pm) 64 hours per (2 week) pay period
PM shift (2pm - 10pm) 64 hours per (2 week) pay period
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
The Certified Nursing Assistant:
1. Completes work assignments of resident care, based on interdisciplinary care plan to promote functional independence, including resident hygiene, grooming, eating, toileting, mobility, and bed making. Resident condition can range from completely ambulatory to semi-ambulatory to comatose, and can change daily. Is subject to frequent interruptions. Is subject to falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the work day.
2. Accurately documents all care given to residents, including completion of cares outlined on interdisciplinary care plan, intake and output, temperature, weight and height, pulse and respiration, using approved abbreviations, and using designated methods.
3. Responds to emergency and/or life threatening situations and provides whatever
assistance is required.
4. Assists in resident admission and discharge procedures, including inventory, labeling and packing or unpacking of residents possessions.
5. Maintains resident confidentiality and privacy.
6. Attends and participates in facility, and departmental staff meetings and inservice educational programs. Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles, and be willing to incorporate them into existing practice. Completes a minimum of 12 hours of inservice training annually.
7. Communicates observed changes in resident conditions to Charge Nurse.
8. Follows State and Federal regulations as outlined in Good Shepherd Services policies and procedures for resident care.
9. Assists residents in other capacities, as needed.
10. Utilizes various equipment, such as beds, scales, lifts, tubs, to facilitate care outlined on interdisciplinary care plan in a safe and accurate manner.
11. Maintains clean environment, using universal precautions or other measures outlined by interdisciplinary care plan, to prevent the spread of infections.
12. Demonstrates ability to work effectively as a member of the team providing resident cares.
13. Reports to the Licensed Nurse.
14. Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., some of whom may be hostile or emotionally upset. Deals tactfully with them.
15. Communicates with nursing personnel and other department personnel.
16. Works beyond normal working hours, on weekends and holidays, and in other positions temporarily when necessary.
17. Must possess the ability and willingness to work harmoniously with professional and nonprofessional personnel.
18. Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition, and enthusiasm, as well as, the willingness to handle difficult residents.
19. Maintains Good Shepherd Services Core Values.
20. Participates in organizations idea program.
1. A Nursing Assistant Certificate, as required and regulated by the State of Wisconsin, prior to beginning resident care.
2. The ability to speak to and hear resident and staff; also to read, write, and speak English in and understandable manner.
3. The mobility to spend a minimum of 80% of the work shift standing and/or moving about the work area. Sits, stands, bends, lifts, and moves intermittently during working hours.
4. The physical strength to move or assist residents as required by essential functions 1, 3, 9, 10, 11.
5. The dexterity to assist residents as required by essential functions 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11.
6. The ability to continually maintain a specified level of care for up to 20 residents, consistent with Good Shepherd Home policies.
7. At least 16 years of age.
8. Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position and in good general health, and demonstrate emotional stability.
9. Must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents.
10. Must be able to lift 50 pounds from floor to 24 inch height.
11. Must be able to carry 50 pounds 20 feet.
12. Must be able to turn 350 degrees clockwise and counter-clockwise carrying 50 .
13. Must be able to push, pull or move a minimum of 50 pounds.