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Certified Nursing Assistant

Company: 142013 Westminster Village Inc
Location: Bloomington
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION: Certified Nursing AssistantDEPARTMENT: NursingREPORTS TO: Director of Nursing/Assisted Director of NursingEMPLOYEE TYPE: Full time/(Part time 7am-3:30pm)UNION DESIGNATION: ELIGIBLESUMMARYThe Certified Nursing Assistant performs fundamental nursing tasks and procedures under the direction of the Licensed Practical Nurse and/or Registered Professional Nurse. Primarily performing personal care and restorative procedures, the Certified Nursing Assistant is an important part of the nursing team. Tasks may vary from total performance of personal care/activities of daily living for a resident to assisting residents to gain more independence in self performance of those activities.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Reports/records activities/observations objectively.
  • Performs aseptic hand washing technique.
  • Performs bed-making techniques:
  • Unoccupied closed/open bed, Occupied bed and Use of side rails
  • Assists with protective/safety measures:
  • Fire safety and prevention, Oxygen safety, General safety measures and Universal precautions
  • Determines resident's height and weight
  • Assists with the care and environment of residents' room
  • Assists with positioning of resident
  • Performs personal bedside care of the resident:
  • Routine oral hygiene
  • Care of dentures
  • Oral hygiene and mouth care of the unconscious resident
  • Complete bed bath
  • Partial bed bath
  • Tub bath
  • Shower
  • Back Rub
  • Changing residents clothing or gown
  • Hair care/combing/shampooing
  • Shaving resident's facial hair
  • Nail care
  • Performs perineal care
  • Performs indwelling catheter care
  • Assists with excretory functions such as assisting with bedpan, urinal, bedside commode and assisting resident to the restroom
  • Assists with measuring fluids such as intake/output, restriction of fluids and empty/measure contents of urine from indwelling urinary catheter container
  • Assists with meals by preparing resident for meal, serves meal or meal trays to residents, feeds residents, assists residents who need help chewing, etc. with meals, serves between meal snacks and offers fluids between meals
  • Assists with urine and stool specimen collections:
  • Assists with admission, discharge, and transfer procedures
  • Performs Oral/rectal/axillary/tympanic temperatures, radial/apical pulse, respirations, blood pressure vital signs.
  • May assist with preparing a resident for examination by nurse or physician
  • Assists with the care of the incontinent patient:
  • Application and removal of incontinence pads and disposable undergarments
  • Careful cleansing and drying of skin and assist in the preventive of skin breakdown while observing and report areas of potential skin breakdown
  • Assists with the care of patients with special needs:
  • Seizure precautions, turning and repositioning, hearing deficits, and vision, speech, sensory and cognitive impairments
  • Accurately records information and reports to nurse any variance in residents' condition
  • Proficient in use of resident care equipment such as transfer aids, mobility aids, patient lifts, and special splints
  • Performs range of motion exercises
  • Encourages resident to remain as independent as possible in ADL's, assisting with cares as indicated
  • Promotes restorative/rehabilitation in all patients
  • Promotes quality of life
  • Promotes participation in activities/therapy programs by performing cares in a timely manner to allow resident participation
  • May participate in Quality Assurance team functions
  • Participates in Care Planning sessions
  • May participate in the orientation of new employees
  • Other duties as assigned by unit nurse
  • Familiarize oneself with location and use of firefighting equipment, alarms, and disaster procedures
  • Attend educational meetings planned for this positionSKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
    • Ability to comply with HIPPA guidelines and regulations.
    • Ability to maintain a close working relationship with the Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, Administrator, Medical Director and other physicians, consultants, temporary nursing agencies, Martin Health Center staff and other facility department managers.
    • Ability to demonstrate patience, understanding, and tact in interactions with residents, families and staff.
    • Ability to mentally cope with sudden changes in census, inappropriate or combative residents, and with emotionally taxing resident or family situations occurring secondary to illness, trauma or death.
    • Ability to demonstrate calm professional manner in the event of emergency.
    • Ability to read and follow written English.
    • Ability to follow verbal communications.
    • Ability to understand written and spoken English, to remember and understand the written and spoken word.
    • Ability to problem-solve with a variety of variables and accurately interpret instructions.
    • Must be able to communicate with all educational levels and display good human relations.
    • Must be able to perform duties in an atmosphere of constant interruptions.
    • Ability to learn technical material and equipment.
    • Ability to enter and obtain information from a computer.
    • Ability to read and follow established facility policy, nursing service policy and procedures, and standards of practice and care.
    • Must be able to remember words, numbers, procedures and pieces of information.
    • Must be able to organize and maintain flexible scheduling to coordinate all job responsibilities.

      QUALIFICATIONS:High School Diploma, GED or equivalent. Must hold a certificate documenting successful completion of nurse aide training course approved by the Illinois Board of Educators or be exempt having established equivalency as defined by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation enabling him/her to practice as a C.N.A. in the state of Illinois. Must be listed on the registry in the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation or be eligible to be listed. Work experience in long term care strongly desired. Working knowledge of patient care delivery in the Geriatric/Skilled Nursing Setting. Desire to work in a skilled/rehabilitation setting is required.PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
      • Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion.
      • Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces. This factor is important if the amount and kind of balancing the amount exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.
      • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
      • Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
      • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
      • Crawling: Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
      • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
      • Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time.
      • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
      • Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
      • Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
      • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
      • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.
      • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
      • Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
      • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
      • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and making fine discrimination in sound.VISUAL DEMANDS:
        • The worker is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned (i.e., custodial, food services, general labor, etc.) or to make general observations of facilities or structures (i.e., security guard, inspection, etc.)ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
          • The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions: Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.
          • The worker is exposed to infectious diseases.PHYSICAL STRENGTH:
            • Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.PM22PI187681347

Keywords: 142013 Westminster Village Inc, Bloomington , Certified Nursing Assistant, Other , Bloomington, Illinois

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