Certified Nursing Assistant – CNA
Current openings for 12 hour shifts. Day and night shift positions available. New starting hourly wage! Exciting benefits. Work where you are appreciated!! Make the year of 2018 a year of change.
This job description is intended to indicate the kinds of duties, working conditions, physical requirements, and level of difficulty required of positions at this salary level; it is not intended to limit the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of an employee under his/her supervision. Where appropriate, directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated below may be substituted at the discretion of the corporation.
The certified nursing assistant provides nursing care within scope of practice based upon individual resident needs and promotes physical, mental, nutritional and emotional status of the residents.
GENERAL JOB REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL EMPLOYEES
- Supports the mission; resident life, health, and wellness philosophy; and the code of professional ethics of BHI Senior Living, Inc.
- Understands and abides by the BHI Senior Living, Inc., personnel policies and other policies and procedures which apply to his/her department.
- Attends work as scheduled, maintains acceptable personal appearance/hygiene, follows the designated dress code policy, and keeps work area in neat, clean, and orderly condition.
- Understands and complies with job performance requirements.
- Demonstrates good judgment in the performance of job duties.
- Supports customer service efforts and initiatives while exhibiting quality customer service behaviors.
- Demonstrates kindness, tact, and courtesy toward all residents, family members, colleagues, outside vendors, and other visitors to the BHI Senior Living corporate office and/or facilities.
- Treats all matters concerning the corporation, facilities, staff, and residents with strict confidentiality
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Prepares residents for the day or night as necessary by assisting with bathing, dressing and activities of daily living.
- Provides privacy during resident care.
- Applies supportive devices, braces, hearing aides, etc.
- Ensures that each resident receives oral care twice a day and hair grooming at least daily.
- Takes, reads, and records temperatures, pulses, respirations, blood pressures, and weights.
- Provides non-medicated skin care which requires reading assignment sheet, obtaining skin care product(s), and application to the skin. This process may include back rubs. Reports unusual signs or symptoms to the charge nurse, director of nursing, and/or the health facility administrator.
- Observes, documents and reports unusual symptoms, changes, accidents, and injuries to the charge nurse in a timely manner.
- Communicates verbally with resident while carrying out procedures. Assures anxious and disoriented residents in order to alleviate fears and to put them at ease.
- Responds to call lights by sight or sound in a timely manner and provides or obtains the necessary care.
- Transports residents to the dining room and participates with family style dining.
- Assumes responsibility for completion of tasks listed on written assignment sheet within specified time frame and reports off to charge nurse when shift ends.
- Documents in writing pertinent information on resident records (e.g. BM logs, daily skin sheets, ADL sheets, etc.) according to facility policy and Indiana State Department of Health regulations.
- Assists with post-mortem care.
- Follows facility written policies for infection control.
- Assists residents with making bed and keeping room orderly and neat.
- Gives nail care as necessary to all residents except diabetic residents or residents with poor circulation.
- Assists with the admission and discharge of residents.
- .Maintains awareness of the physical and psychological needs of a dementia resident including their family members.
- Understands, supports, and participates with social service and activity programming as well as encourages the residents to engage in activities.
- Handles problems with difficult or disturbed residents, family or sponsor/surrogate.
- In performance of assigned job duties, interacts with residents in a cheerful/positive manner and shall be respectful of resident’s personal belongings
- Teamwork and participation: maintains an effective relationship with all departments and professional staff; and participates on facility committees as assigned.
- Reporting and response:
- Reports verbally or in writing unusual resident behavior to supervisory personnel.
- Reports verbally or in writing concerns expressed by family members, visitors, or other persons visiting the facility to supervisory personnel.
- Communicates, either verbally or in writing, any problems or concerns to his/her supervisor.
- Reports all equipment malfunctions/breakdowns and other maintenance needs to supervisory personnel.
- Responds to emergency situations effectively and efficiently and, in case of an emergency, provides direct assistance to residents in evacuating building.
- Training requirements:
- Attends required in-service meetings and departmental staff meetings and completes any written, verbal, or visual requirements to include dementia training on hire and annually.
- Receives knowledge of and demonstrates the ability to perform all fire and safety, tornado, and disaster evacuation procedures and participate in all subsequent disaster preparedness training exercises.
- Maintains knowledge and training in exposure control plan and universal precautions.
- Attends continuing educational workshops and seminars at the discretion of the director of nursing and/or the health facility administrator.
- Performs all other duties as assigned by the charge nurses, nursing supervisor, and/or the director of nursing.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS – JOB RELATED SKILLS
At minimum, a high school degree, able to acquire sufficient knowledge and learn new skills through on the job training and instruction to satisfactorily meet job performance requirements at the end of the introductory period. Must have satisfactorily completed a nursing assistant 105 hour program approved by the Indiana State Department of Health. Additionally, the employee must demonstrate the following: ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; basic computer related skills; and other skills as required.