Certified Nurses Aide
About the Job
The Certified Nursing Assistant, under the supervision and/or direction of a Registered Professional Nurse, performs various duties assisting the RN/LPN the care of patients in accordance with established policy and procedure of the hospital.
*1. Performs general patient care duties and assists patients with activities of daily living under the supervision of an RN.
*2. Assists in patient treatment, activities and procedures.
*3. Works as supportive and productive member of patient care team under the supervision of an RN.
*4. Assists in maintaining a safe and clean environment.
*5. Actively participates in unit related activities and own personal growth.
*6. Assists in the preparation for admissions of residents.
*7. Assists in and accompanies residents in the admission transfer and discharge procedures.
*8. Provides post-mortem care and assist in transporting bodies to the morgue.
*9. Provides care, which may include bed bath, oral hygiene, combing hair, dressing residents, changing bed linen, cleaning over bed table and bedside stand, straightening room, and other general care as necessary throughout the day.
*10. Assists Staff Nurse and / or Licensed Nurse in treatment procedures.
*11. Provides general nursing care such as positioning residents: lifting and turning residents: applying/utilizing special equipment: assisting in use of bedpan, urinal or commode; ambulating the resident.
*12. Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, height, and intake & output measurements.
*13. Makes rounds with out going shift: know whereabouts of assigned residents.
*14. Makes rounds with on coming shift to ensure the unit is left in good condition.
*15. Adheres to Policies and Procedures of the facility and the Department of Nursing.
*16. Participates in socialization activities on the unit.
*17. Turns and positions residents as ordered and or as needed. Lift5s and turns with proper and safe mechanics and with available resources.
*18. Established and maintains interpersonal relationships with residents family members, and other facility personnel while assuring confidentiality of resident information.
*19. Attends in-service education programs, as assigned, to learn new treatments, procedures, developmental skills, etc.
*20. Practices careful, efficient and non-wasteful use of supplies and linen.
21. Performs related duties, as required.
*ADA Essential Functions
· High School Diploma or equivalent, required.
· Equivalent work experience, including ability to read, write and comprehend medical terminology.
· New York State Certification.
· Previous experience as a nursing assistant preferred, or able to satisfactorily complete train program.