JOB TITLE: CERTIFIED NURSE ASSISTANT
REPORTS TO : Charge Nurse
RESPONSIBILTIES: Responsible for assisting residents with activities of daily living in order to promote resident independence and dignity.
- High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
- Must have current Nurse Assistant Certification in the State of Texas.
- Must be in good standing on the Nursing Assistant Registry in the State of Texas and the Nurse Aide Misconduct Registry
- CPR Certified.
- Ability to understand, remember and carry out oral and written instructions in English.
- Ability to speak clearly and hear well enough to communicate with residents.
- Ability to complete assignments while having constant interruptions.
- Must be capable of performing the Essential Job Functions of this job, with or without reasonable accommodation.
1. Follow resident assignment schedule as made out by charge nurse, or Unit Manager. This requires the ability to be mentally alert and communicate verbally and in writing information regarding resident’s condition and care.
2. Lift, move and transfer residents as required. Check and reposition residents every two- (2) hours or more frequently as instructed. This involves the ability to safely transfer residents who cannot bear their own weight. It also involves the ability to safely perform movements such as pushing, pulling, lifting, bending, kneeling, reaching and lifting in excess of 150 pounds with or without reasonable accommodations. Manual dexterity required performing tasks in assisting residents with their personal needs.
3. Bathe, shower, shampoo, shave, comb hair, dress appropriately, nail care (routine fingernails and toe nails,) of any residents assigned. This involves the ability to safely transfer residents who cannot bear their own weight. It also involves the ability to safely perform movements such as pushing, pulling, lifting, bending, kneeling, reaching and lifting in excess of 150 pounds with or without reasonable accommodations. Manual dexterity required performing tasks in assisting residents with their personal needs.
4. Answer call lights in a timely manner. Be alert to resident’s comforts and needs. Answer their requests promptly.
5. Assist and/or totally feed residents.
6. Keep resident clean and dry, toileting or providing incontinent care. Assist with bowel and bladder care. Empties Foley catheter bags, records amount and type. Give perineal care according to policy. Willingness and ability to tolerate washing hands with soap frequently throughout the date.
7. Observe all residents and report anything unusual or abnormal to Charge Nurse. Ability to safely care for residents in a patient and respectful manner despite some resident’s lack of cooperation and/or combativeness.
8. Provide a supportive, protective, and safe environment for residents. Provide care in a kind, compassionate manner and while able to endure continuous stress of caring for residents and working with their families, including caring for residents who may be disoriented, irrational, highly agitated, susceptible to abrupt mood swings, or susceptible to physically aggressive behavior.
9. Follow safety guidelines. Promptly remove and clean up urine or bowel excretions and other spills or safety hazards.
10. Regularly bends, stoops and crouches to assist with ambulation and Range of Motion exercises to maintain or improve resident’s level of functioning.
11. Take vital signs, weight, and collect specimen’s give colostomy care and/or catheter care.
12. Clean wheelchairs, beds, nursing equipment, resident personal hygiene items, and other items as directed. Requires the ability to lift at least 25 pounds and remove assistive devices to clean properly.
13. Safely utilize equipment. Report any equipment needing service or repair immediately.
14. Participate in emergency fire or disaster drills and other in-service training as scheduled. Must be able to safely ascend and descend stairwells and assist in an evacuation.
15. Assist in care of a resident after death.
16. Follow Universal Safety Precautions in order to protect one self, residents and other staff members. Rinse soiled linen in preparation to be sent to the laundry this involves the capability to withstand strong foul odors and the ability to tolerate wearing necessary personal protective equipment. Willingness and ability to wear, tolerate and use protective clothing and equipment needed in the carrying out of duties, i.e. latex gloves.
17. Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance in accordance with facility absence policies. Perform special duties as assigned.
18. Complete assigned training on time and/or attend training classes when scheduled.
19. Take residents to smoking area and assist and monitor residents with smoking.
20. Use appropriate work place behavior and adhere to dress code at all times.
21. Uses tactful, appropriate communications in sensitive and emotional situations.
22. Promotes positive public relations with residents, family members and guests.
1. Performs other duties as assigned.
2. Encourage residents to maintain their highest possible independence, while maintaining their resident’s rights.
3. Provide pre-and post meal grooming, including washing hands and face, providing oral hygiene, toileting, and assisting to the dining room.
4. Participate in departmental meetings and family meetings as directed.
5. Participate in teaching and promoting self care for residents.
6. Clean water pitchers and keep fresh water at the bedside. Offer water and/or juices several times to residents during each shift
7. Maintain proper oral hygiene by assisting or brushing teeth, providing denture care and keeping mouth clean.
WORK SCHEDULE As assigned; including some weekends, evenings and holidays. Non-Exempt Position.
Physical Requirements: Able to lift 100 pounds, if necessary, to assist fallen resident. Able to lift 25 pounds for routine performance of essential functions.