Perform direct resident care duties under the supervision of licensed nursing personnel. Assist with promoting a compassionate physical and psychosocial environment for the residents.
Essential Job Functions:
This facility expects their employees to promote an atmosphere of teamwork with other employees and hospitality and comfort for its residents. Therefore, the following list of duties is not all-inclusive:
- Provide personal care (i.e., grooming, bathing, dressing, oral care, etc.) of residents daily and as needed.
- Change bed linen and maintain appropriate grooming supplies in resident room on a regular basis.
- Ambulate and transfer residents, utilizing appropriate assistive devices and body mechanics.
- Record resident vital signs, weights and measurements, intake and output, food consumption, and other information as assigned.
- Routinely turn and position residents as necessary.
- Observe residents carefully and report changes in condition to Charge Nurse.
- Recognize a resident’s ability to make choices and support these within the constraints of the caregiving environment.
- Participate in collecting data needed for the accurate completion of the MDS and the plan of care. Provide input to the nurses for development of the plan of care.
- Provide adequate hydration to residents at regular intervals each day according to specific resident needs.
- Prepare residents for each meal and transport to dining room (unless resident on bed rest) making sure that food tray is accessible, self-help devices are available (if needed), and assistance is provided to those residents who cannot feed themselves.
- Keep an accurate record of food intake and output, as directed.
- Assist nursing staff with the basics of aseptic and sterile techniques to avoid infection of residents and self-contamination of equipment and supplies.
- Be alert for proper ventilation, temperature, light and noise control.
- Take TPR, blood pressure, weighing of residents, etc. as directed.
- Promptly answer call lights and other resident needs.
- Utilize proper body mechanics when lifting or transporting residents.
- Assist in the orientation and training of other staff, as requested.
- Attend in-service education programs in order to meet facility educational requirements.
- Be familiar with Standard Precautions, Exposure Control Plan, Fire Drill and Evacuation Procedures and know how to use the information.
- Maintain confidentiality of resident and facility records/information.
- Protect residents from neglect, mistreatment, and abuse.
- Protect the personal property of the residents of the facility.
- Must adhere to attendance standards per Attendance Policy.
- Maintain established housekeeping standards within assigned duty areas.
- Others as directed by the supervisor or administrator.
- Current Nursing Assistant Certification from state.
- Maintain CPR Certification
- High School Graduate or GED
NON-CERTIFIED: Does NOT apply to all facilities:
- Currently attending a CNA class working toward certification. (May not work non-certified for more than four (4) months.)
- Organized and detailed in work performance.
- Good communication skills with excellent self-discipline and patience.
- Genuine caring for and interest in elderly and disabled people in a nursing facility.
- Comply with the Resident’ Rights and Facility Policies and Procedures.
- Perform work tasks within the physical demand requirements as outlined below.
- Perform Essential Duties as outlined above.