Health – Ability to meet performance requirements.
Education and Training:
Must be a certified nursing assistant in Tennessee or currently enrolled in a nurse aide training program that meets state requirements.
Attends inservice programs, as required by the state and federal regulations, to learn procedures and develop skills.
Sensitive to our residents’ physical and psychosocial needs.
Ability to follow oral and written communication.
Capable of charting accurately in the resident care record or other required documentation.
Pleasant and cheerful personality.
Tactful and courteous approach with residents and visitors.
Treats all resident information as confidential per law.
Adheres to dress code as directed by this facility policy.
Able to be on feet 8 – 12 hours per day.
Able to lift 60 – 70 lbs. on a frequent basis.
Able to bend, stoop, squat or twist frequently in a day.
Able to see and hear adequately enough to respond to visual and auditory requests from residents.
Upper extremity mobility which does not impede fine motor coordination and manual dexterity.
Able to read and write so that facility charting requirements are met.
Report any medical conditions, such as communicable disease, that might interfere with providing direct resident care.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities Required:
Understands and practices universal precautions with all resident care.
Performs all tasks/procedures included on assignment or reports to charge nurse any task not completed.
Assist in the preparation for admission of resident.
Assist in and accompanies residents in admission, transfer and discharge procedures.
Provides post-mortem care.
Provides morning care, which may include bed bath, oral hygiene, combing hair, back care, dressing, changing bed linen, cleaning over bed table and bedside stand, straightening room, and other general care as necessary throughout the day.
Provides evening care, which includes hands/face washing as needed, oral hygiene, special skin care, freshening linen, cleaning over bed tables, straightening room, and other general care as needed.
Provides general nursing care such as positioning residents, lifting and turning residents, applying/utilizing special equipment, assisting in the use of bedpan, urinal or commode, and ambulating resident using a gait belt.
Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, height, blood pressure and intake and output measurements.
Adheres to policies and procedures of the facility and the Department of Nursing.
Participates in socialization activities on the unit and assists residents to/from activities.
Turn and repositions as ordered and/or as needed, making sure no rough surfaces are in direct contact with the body. Lifts and turns with proper and safe body mechanics and with available resources.
Checks for reddened area or skin breakdown and reports to RN or LPN.
Ensures that residents are dressed properly and assists as necessary. Ensures that clothing is properly stored in dressers or on hangers. Ensures that all residents are clean and dry at all times.
Check unit for adequate linen and supplies.
Utilizes resident safety devices and restraints properly when ordered. Understands reason for safety device and/or restraint and suggests less restrictive measures if possible.
Accompanies residents to appointments as directed.
Provides reality orientation per plan of care.
Prepares residents’ for meals and services, removes food trays and assists with meals or feeds residents per plan of care.
Distributes fluids and other nourishments to residents.
Performs general care activities for residents in isolation, adhering to the facility Infection Control Policies.
Answers resident call lights, anticipate their needs and makes rounds to assigned residents.
Assists residents with handling and care of clothing and other personal property, including dentures, glasses, contact lenses, hearing aides and prosthetic devices.
Collects and transports specimens as directed.
Reports and records as appropriate any changes observed in condition or behavior of residents and any unusual incidents.
Provides care per Nursing Care Plans and contributes information and suggestions for providing care.
Assists in maintaining a safe and clean environment, reports equipment that is out of order, reports other problems to the charge nurse; maintains appropriate handling of clean and soiled linen and stored supplies on the unit.
Establishes and maintains interpersonal relationships with residents, family members, and other facility personnel while assuring confidentiality of resident information.
Attends inservice education programs as assigned to learn new procedures, develop skills, etc.
Practices careful, efficient and non-wasteful use of supplies and linen and follows established charge procedures for resident charge items.
Willingness to work with the realization that errors may have serious consequences for residents.
Patience and tact in dealing with residents and their families.
Willingness to perform a variety of simple repetitive tasks.
Subject to night, weekend, and holiday duty.
Able to establish and maintain relationships with residents, family members and other facility personnel while assuring confidentiality or resident information.
Maintains a positive attitude and is an open-minded, supportive member of the Nursing Department.
Other duties as assigned.
The HealthCare Center at West Meade Place has been providing nursing services to the Greater Nashville community since 1992. At that time we...