Position Title: Certified Nursing Assistant
Departmental Title: Nursing Department
Supervisor’s Title: Nursing Supervisor/Nurse Manager
Perform various resident care activities and related non-professional nursing services.
1. High School graduate preferred, but not essential.
2. Must hold current Nursing Assistant certification or participate in on-the-job orientation leading to certification required.
1. Assist residents with activities of daily living, i.e., bathing, hair car, nail care, mouth care, feeding, back care and toileting. Perform any of the procedures included in NA training manual. Follows instructions from the RCR and RNP. Completes and documents all care as assigned accurately and in a timely manner. Assist residents during meals as indicated, feeding those unable to feed themselves, serving and collecting trays. Replenish ice and water in resident rooms as needed.
2. Transport residents using a wheelchair or assist resident to ambulate to activities or special appointments, i.e., PT, Podiatry, Beauty Shop, etc.
3. Assist licensed personnel with special treatments, i.e., catheterizations and enemas, etc.
4. Store and pass clean linen, change bed linen when indicated and collect and handle soiled linen according to procedure. Collect soiled personal laundry according to procedure. Distribute clean personal laundry to appropriate residents and put it in drawers or closets.
5. Take vital signs, TPR, and blood pressure; record Intake & Output; empty and change catheter drainage bags as directed.
6. Assist in keeping residents rooms neat, replenish personal care items as needed.
7. Observe residents and answer call bells in a timely manner to determine residents’ needs. Report any unusual conditions or reactions to supervisor. Take appropriate action as requested or required by the situation.
8. Assist in cleaning equipment used on the nursing unit, i.e., bedpans, urinals, wheelchairs, geri-chairs, toothbrush holders, basins, and emesis basins, etc. according to policy.
9. Respond to Fire and Disaster alarms and drills according to procedures. Assist residents to safety during an evacuation.
10. Direct visitors, answer telephone and run errands as directed.
11. Serve between-meal nourishments and assist residents who require help.
12. Participate in inservice education programs, floor conferences and nursing staff meetings.
13. Participates in the maintenance of a clean and safe environment.
14. Practices fiscal responsibility in the use of supplies, equipment and time management.
15. Follows all facility and nursing policies and procedures, including those related to employee and resident safety.