Certified Nursing Assistant -- Harbor's Edge -- Norfolk
Harbor's Edge - Norfolk, VA

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Harbor's Edge is a premier Life Care Retirement Community ("CCRC") located near the heart of Norfolk in order to provide a quality senior living option for Norfolk seniores.

The Certified Nursing Assistant is responsible for providing nursing care to residents in the areas of: daily hygiene, toileting, feeding, moving safely to activities and other functions, and maintaining the cleanliness and care of the resident’s room. The Nursing Assistant will have a current certification as a Nursing Assistant in the Commonwealth of Virginia or documentation of passage of the competency evaluation for a certified Nursing Assistant. Reporting to the Charge Nurse, the ideal Certified Nursing Assistant will be credentialed and will have a minimum of one year experience in the field.

The following is a representative list of duties and responsibilities associated with this position:
-- Follow individualized plan of care for each assigned resident (Care Cards and ADL Flowsheets.)
-- Observe residents for change in condition and report any changes immediately to charge nurse, RN Team Leader, MDS Coordinator, and/or Director of Nursing.
-- Document daily care by the end of each shift.
-- Check and record vital signs and weights, as assigned.
-- Assist with bowel and bladder needs.
-- Measure and record intake and output for residents on I & O.
-- Provide for or assist patients with activities of daily living as needed, including bathing/showing according to schedule, oral care, toileting, dressing, etc...
-- Perform restorative nursing techniques including proper positioning, ADL training, and Passive Range of Motion.
-- Turn and position high risk, immobile residents in accordance with positioning schedules and provide preventive skin care as per facility policy.
-- Assist in providing reality orientation, redirection, and validation techniques to residents in need.
-- Encourage residents to participate in recreational activities; assist residents in getting to activities.
-- Assist residents with transfers and ambulation as directed and ordered by the physician, using proper body mechanics; use of facility gait belts, back supports, and mechanical devices is required.
-- Assist other staff with heavy lifting, transferring, and use of proper equipment according to policy and physicians orders.
-- Provide transportation for residents within facility and, at times, accompany to appointments outside facility.
-- Participate in the set up/clean up of dining room.
-- Feeding and cueing residents in the supportive dining room.
-- Record residents’ consumption after every meal. Report changes in eating habits and percentage of food consumption to charge nurse.
-- Empty trash in resident’s rooms and other resident areas as needed.
-- Keep resident’s rooms, dining area, utility room, and other areas of the facility clean and orderly.
-- Keep environment safe for residents (hallways clear of equipment and floors free of debris and linen).
-- Change bed linens according to facility policy. Provide laundry services in Assisted Living as necessary.
-- Supply fresh ice water to residents each shift. Stock resident’s rooms with toiletries and undergarments as needed. Requisition and charge resident supplies as needed.
-- Maintain restraint free environment at all times. Support fall prevention programs for all residents in need.
-- Help admit and discharge residents according to facility procedure.
-- Respond to urgent calls as needed.
-- Assist in post-mortem care as instructed by the nurse.
-- Perform other duties as assigned. Attend in-service classes and staff meetings

On a daily basis, throughout the workday: Must be capable of sitting, standing, walking, climbing stairs, reaching, turning, bending, stooping, crouching and kneeling, reaching over the head, grasping with both hands, and fine manipulation. Must physically be able to lift up to 25 pounds unassisted. Must physically be able to carry, transfer, push and pull, and reposition residents with assistance or using appropriate equipment. Must have normal eyesight or use corrective lenses. Must have three-dimensional vision and ability to judge distances and spatial relationships so as to see objects where and as they actually are. Must be able to recognize colors. Must be able to hear and distinguish between normal tones and be able to perceive the nature of sounds. Must be able to exchange ideas by means of the spoken word as well as engage in activities to convey detailed or spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, and/or quickly. Must have normal sense of touch and smell.

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