Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



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Nature and scopeProvides services and care for residents and patients.Minimum eligibility requirements* Successful completion of State-approved Nursing Assistant Certification course and in good standing with Registry.* Must be 18 years of age or older.* Ability to read, write and speak English.* Ability to communicate effectively with residents, families, staff, vendors and the general public.* Be familiar with the Adult Care Home Residents' Bill of Rights and be willing to assist residents in exercising their rights.* Must have compassion for and desire to work with the elderly and understand that for each resident the facility is considered the Resident's home.* Must demonstrate the ability to work responsibly as a team member as well as an individual.* Must be honest, ethical, fair, dependable, respect confidentiality and the rights and privacy of others.* Must practice and promote the company's Guidelines, Policies and Procedures, Mission Statement, values and goals.* Maintain practice certification and required hours of Alzheimer's and related dementia-specific training per year.* Exceptional organizational skills.* Must meet all health requirements.* Must pass criminal background check.* Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities (essential job functions), with or without reasonable accommodation.Essential functions* Provides personal care and services such as:* Assisting with activities of daily living (turning and positioning, toileting, bathing and grooming, feeding, and mobility)* Obtains and records vital signs and weight as assigned.* Accurately documents all care as required by company policy and in compliance with state and federal regulations.* Provides non-resident services such as, but not limited to, washing wheelchairs and cleaning resident / patient areas in compliance with infection control procedures.* Contributes to the resident assessment and care plan.* Makes routine rounds on each assigned resident and patient in accordance with established procedures.* Promptly communicates any significant changes in behavior or condition to supervisor.* Completes required forms and documents in accordance with company policy and state and/or federal regulations.Safety and Sanitation* Monitor all exit doors, the call and alarm systems to assure prompt response.* Understand fire watch and need to check exit doors during and after as directed to assure full closure and lock.* Maintain the confidentiality at all times of all mag-lock code systems to assure safety of the residents.* Promptly answer facility and common residents' telephone in a professional manner and per the company's policy in order to meet the needs of the caller and communicate information.* Understand and follow safety and infection control policies and procedures and readily report any breach of the safety and infection control procedures to the Supervisor In Charge.* Respond to emergency call signals promptly.* Report incidents to the Supervisor in Charge promptly and complete appropriate paperwork as required in a professional manner.* Readily and directly report any verbal or physical abuse of a resident, inappropriate use of resident or facility property or lack of or inappropriate care of a resident to the Supervisor in Charge, RCM or Executive Director if necessary.Laundry/Cleaning Functions* Collect, laundry, and distribute linens, garments, etc. in accordance and as permitted by State regulations and with the company's procedures.* Help to properly maintain all equipment and ensure work areas are clean and safe.* Promptly notify the Supervisor in Charge of items that need repair or present a safety risk to residents, employees or visitors.* Assist in cleaning resident rooms, dining areas, public areas as indicated by regulations.* Notify housekeeping of spills, soiled areas and assist with clean up as per State Regulations as needed. Assure marker is placed at spill areas until area is cleaned.Training* Successfully complete Licensed Health Professional Skills Check Off and other required State or company training's.* Attend all required stand-up meetings and in-service training's.Other* Participate and promote and encourage resident's involvement in activities.* Follow and communicate company values, goals and policies and procedures.* The job description provides a framework for the job; other duties may be assigned as necessary.* Assists with cost control by using facility supplies efficiently and in a waste free manner.Customer service* Responsible for ensuring that all employees are providing excellent service to residents, and all community visitors.* Perform job duties for residents and with team members in a courteous and professional manner.* Take initiative to ensure resident safety and satisfaction is a priority.* Meet and greet visitors in a friendly, helpful manner (Visitors include anyone who visits the community; specifically, current residents' families and friends, prospective residents and their families, referral sources, vendors and regulators).* Answer phones appropriately, according to company and Community standards.Residents' rights* Ensure compliance and understanding of all regulations regarding residents' rights.Training* Successfully complete Licensed Health Professional Support skills check off and other required State or company training.* Attend training and stand up meetings as directed by supervisor.Working conditions (travel, hours, environment)* Scheduled hours; possible overtime. May work in other positions temporarily when necessary.* Is involved with resident, personnel, and visitors under all conditions and circumstances.* Is subject to callback during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.).* Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., through the workday, as well as to reactions from dust, disinfectants, tobacco smoke, and other air contaminants.* Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.* May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals.Physical/sensory requirement* Medium work: ability to exert 10-35 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.* Must function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents and staff.* Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and, at times, hostile people within the community.OSHA category classification II:Potential for exposure to blood borne pathogen.

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