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CERTIFIED NURSE ASSISTANT - CNA

at Progressive Healthcare

Posted: 7/26/2019
Job Status: Full Time,Part Time

Job Description

A. POSITION SUMMARY:

The Nursing Assistant assists the resident in performing activities of daily living, provides a clean and safe living environment, gathers data on the resident’s physical and emotional state, and reports observations to the nurse in charge.

• Assists the resident with activities of daily living:

  • A. Bathes or assists resident to bathe, provides evening care, and incontinence care.
  • B. Grooming; including care of hair and fingernails.
  • C. Assists in dressing and undressing.
  • D. Assists with meal tray, feeds resident as needed, and provides between meal nourishments and fluids as assigned.
  • E. Toilets resident.
  • F. Positions resident for comfort, using principles of body mechanics and repositions when necessary.
  • G. Provides or assists with oral hygiene.
  • H. Answers signal lights in a prompt manner.

• Recognizes resident’s strengths and uses rehabilitative nursing techniques to restore or maintain the resident's independence:

  • A. Range of motion exercises.
  • B. Supervises and/or assists with ambulation, transfer, etc.
  • C. Assists with bowel and bladder training.
  • D. Participates in reality orientation.

• Assists in meeting the resident's socio-emotional needs:

  • A. Explains procedures and communicates with resident.
  • B. Shows support through listening.
  • C. Encourages social and/or therapeutic activities.
  • D. Supports the dying resident.
  • E. Provides for residents’ privacy when appropriate.
  • F. Ensures the resident's rights are maintained.
  • G. Lights cigarettes and pipes and attends residents when they smoke (if applicable).

• Assists in provision of a safe and clean environment:

  • A. Properly stores and uses equipment.
  • B. Reports faulty equipment and accidents to Charge Nurse.
  • C. Dresses resident appropriately for activities, appointments, etc.
  • D. Makes and remakes beds as assigned.
  • E. Cleans beds, bedside units, and diaper hampers, and all other areas designated by Charge Nurse.
  • F. Puts away clean linen and supplies.

• Assists in preventing the spread of infection:

  • A. Uses proper hand washing techniques.
  • B. Uses proper disposition of soiled linen.
  • C. Cares for residents in isolation.

• Reports observations to Charge Nurse concerning the resident’s condition or activities:

  • A. Participates as a team member in Nursing Care Conference.
  • B. Records observations on nursing worksheets as assigned.

• Performs postmortem care:

  • A. Attends Staff Development programs related to job responsibilities.
  • B. Transports residents from one nursing unit to another.
  • C. Accompanies residents to the patio.
  • D. Performs other related duties as assigned and may rotate among various units.

B. QUALIFICATIONS:

• High school Diploma required.

* Active CNA Certification

• Ability to read, write, and follow directions in English for business necessity.

• Must be able to communicate effectively with residents and staff.

• Interest in the geriatric patient necessary.

• Previous healthcare facility experience preferred.