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Working in Skilled Nursing, the CNA will assist residents with activities of daily living, based upon the needs of the resident and in accordance with the resident’s assessment and care plan as may be directed by supervisors. The successful candidate must be licensed as a Certified Nursing Assistant and have at least one (1) year of experience working with older adults in a long term care setting. In addition, must also possess the ability to deal tactfully with associates, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public. This is a PRN position.
- Records all entries on flow sheets, resident records, etc., in an informative and descriptive manner; uses only authorized abbreviations established by facility.
- Ensures that resident’s room is ready for receiving new residents; greets new residents and escorts them to room; introduces resident toother residents and personnel as appropriate; provides tour of unit.
- Assists residents in preparing for and transporting to and from medical appointments, activity and social programs.
- Assists residents to walk with or without self-help devices, as instructed.
- Provides daily range of motion exercises, as instructed.
- Checks resident’s vital signs, measures weight and height, and records data as instructed; reports any variances to Charge Nurse.
- Answers resident call lights promptly to attend to needs; frequently checks those who are unable to call for help.
- Performs restorative and rehabilitative procedures, as instructed.
- Follows established safety regulations, to include fire protection/prevention, smoking regulations, infection control, blood/bodily fluids, correct body mechanics, good personal hygiene, isolation precaution procedures, all falling star interventions as posted, etc.
- Performs other duties, as assigned.
- Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language.
- Must be able to communicate effectively with internal and external customers.
- Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies / personnel and the general public.
- Must be able to maintain a rapport with the residents and their families.
- Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to long-term care.
- Must be able to perform the essential physical task of lifting, turning, moving, positioning and transporting residents into and out of bed, chairs, bathtubs, wheelchairs, recliners, Geri chairs and lifts. Must be able to lift 50 pounds repeatedly during shift.