State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)
Maplewood Care Center - Streetsboro, OH

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STATE TESTED NURSING ASSISTANT

SUMMARY OF POSITION: Performs resident/patient care activities and related services necessary in caring for the personal needs, safety, and comfort of residents/patients as assigned. Assists in providing a positive physical, social and psychological environment. Follows all Extendicare policies and procedures.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
The responsibilities of this position involve significant physical activities including standing, lifting ( up to 60 pounds unassisted), bending, stooping, pushing, pulling and twisting. All employees of nursing homes may be required to provide lifting and transfer assistance to residents. Lifting and/or transferring some residents will require use of a lifting device and /or assistance of other staff.

Essential Functions

Assists with resident/patient care needs and comforts including but not limited to:
  • Assists or gives oral hygiene and mouth care.
  • Assists with bathing functions and dressing/undressing as necessary.
  • Assists with nail care, shaving, and hair care.
  • Assists with lifting, turning, positioning and transporting residents.
  • Makes both occupied and unoccupied beds ( as assigned).
  • Keeps residents/patients dry ( i.e. change gown, clothing, linen, etc.)
  • Assists resident/patient with bowel or bladder functions.
  • Checks residents/patients frequently to assure that their personal care needs are being met.
  • Answers call lights promptly.
  • Measures and records vital signs.
  • Weighs and measures residents/patients.
  • Collects specimens ( i.e., urine, stool, sputum).
  • Prepares and gives enemas.
  • Provides daily indwelling catheter care.
  • Performs diabetic urine testing.
  • Turns bedfast residents/patients at least every two hours.
  • Provides daily range of motion exercises.
  • Assists with care of the dying resident.
  • Maintains accurate intake and output records.
  • Performs food service functions including:
  • Prepares residents/patients for meals ( i.e., take to bathroom, wash hands, oral care, take to, from dining room, etc.)
  • Serves food trays. Assists with feeding as indicated.
  • Records the residents/patients food fluid intake.
  • Serves between meal and bedtime snacks.
  • Keeps resident’s/patient’s water pitchers clean and filled with fresh water on each shift.
  • Performs after meal care ( i.e., clean residents/patients hands, face, clothing, brush teeth, take to bathroom, etc.).
  • Notes and reports changes in resident/patient eating habits especially those on diabetic diet.
  • Assists with keeping nursing and resident/patient care area neat, sanitary and orderly.
  • Appropriately records charges for supplies.
  • Participates in the Interdisciplinary Plan of Care ( "IPOC") process as assigned.
  • Follows work assignments and schedules.
  • Complies with laws and regulations applicable to position and acts in accordance with Extendicare’s Corporate Compliance Program.
  • Attends and participates in inservice training, performance improvement ( "PI") committees and other meetings as scheduled and directed.
  • Treats all residents, visitors, and staff with courtesy.
  • Works overtime, holiday and weekend hours as scheduled.
  • Assists in orientation and training of employees as assigned.
  • Performs physical activities including standing, lifting ( up to 60 pounds unassisted), bending, stooping, pushing, pulling and twisting.

Other Duties
Performs other duties as assigned and consistent with the level of preparation and experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Has education or experience sufficient to meet position requirements.
  • Possesses current certification as a STATE TESTED NURSING ASSISTANT.
  • Able to relate positively, effectively, and appropriately with residents/patients, families, community members, volunteers and other facility staff.
  • Possess special interest in, and a positive attitude about,working with long-term care residents/patients and the elderly.
  • Able to read, write, speak and understand English.
  • Meets all health requirements, as required by law.

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