Job Description

Provides direct and indirect resident care activities under the direction of a RN or LVN. Assists residents with activities of daily living, provides for personal care, comfort and assists in the maintenance of a safe and clean environment for an assigned group or residents. Eastern Plumas Health Care currently has 1 opening for a full time Certified Nurse Aide - Night Shift position.

 

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

 

  • Responsible for handling and caring for patients in a manner conducive to their safety and comfort.
  • Assists in preparation for admission of residents.
  • Assists in accompanies residents in the admission, transfer, and discharge procedures.
  • Responsible for making sure all resident clothing and personal items are on the inventory sheet and that all clothing and items are labeled with resident’s name. The Inventory Sheet must be signed at both admission and discharge by staff and resident/responsible party.
  • Provides morning care, which may include bed bath, shower or tub bath, oral hygiene, combing hair, back care, dressing residents, changing bed linen, cleaning over the bed table and bedside stand, straightening room and other general care as necessary throughout the day.
  • Assists residents to commode, toilet or on bedpan when required and empties urinals after each use, remembering to rinse. Assists those residents with toileting and personal hygiene that requires assistance.
  • Provides evening care which includes hands/face washing as needed, oral hygiene, back rubs, perineal care, freshening linen, cleaning over the bed tables, straightening room and other general care as needed.
  • Provides post-mortem care and assists in transporting bodies to the mortuary vehicle.
  • Assists RN/LVN in treatment procedures.
  • Provides general nursing care such as positioning residents, lifting and turning residents, apply/utilizing special equipment, assisting in the use of bad pan or commode and ambulating residents.
  • Takes and records temperature, pulse, respirations, weight, blood pressure, pain level and intake-output.
  • Makes rounds with outgoing shifts; knows whereabouts of assigned residents.
  • Makes rounds with oncoming shifts to ensure the unit is left in good condition.
  • Adheres to polices and procedures of the facility and Department of Nursing.
  • Participates in socialization activities on the unit.
  • Turns and repositions residents as ordered and/’or as needed, making sure no rough surfaces are in direct contact with the body. Lifts and turns with proper and safe body mechanics and with available resources.
  • Uses gait belts, hoyer lift, and other safety devices appropriately.
  • Checks for reddened areas of the skins breakdown and reports to the L.V.N. or R.N.
  • Ensures residents are dressed properly and assists, as necessary. Ensures that used clothing is properly stored in bedside dresser or on hangers in closet. Ensures that residents are clean and dry at all times.
  • Checks unit for adequate linen. Folds neatly and arranges linen in linen closet.
  • Puts all resident’s linen away. Provides clean linen and clothing. Makes beds.
  • Treats residents and families with respect and dignity.
  • Reviews and follows all safety precautions. Follows facility procedures in regards to side rails and residents as ordered.
  • Accompanies residents to appointments, as directed.
  • Transports residents to and from various departments, as required.
  • Provides reality orientation in daily care.
  • Prepares residents for meals; serves and removes food trays and assists with meals or feeds residents as necessary.
  • Distributes drinking water and other nourishments to residents.
  • Answers resident’s call lights, anticipates residents’ needs and makes rounds to assigned residents.
  • Assists residents with handling and care of clothing and other personal property (including dentures, glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids and prosthetic devices).
  • Reports and, when appropriate, records any changes observed in condition or behavior of residents and unusual incidents.
  • Participates in contributes to interdisciplinary care conferences when able.
  • Must be able to follow directions, both verbal and written, and work cooperatively with other staff members.
  • Establishes and maintains interpersonal relationships with residents, family members and other facility personnel while assuring confidentiality of resident information.
  • Attends in-service education programs, as assigned, to learn new treatments, procedures, developmental skills ect.
  • Practices careful, efficient and non-wasteful use of supplies and linen.
  • Attends 80% of staff meetings annually, reads and initials all staff meeting minutes. Reads and initials communication book.
  • Maintains personal health in order to prevent absence from work due to health problems.
  • Possesses a genuine interest and concern for geriatric and disabled persons.
  • Assists in maintaining a clean hospital environment, including housekeeping duties as indicated when housekeeping is not available.
  • Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean. Wears badge while on duty. Reports to work on time and as scheduled, completes work within designated time.
  • Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be certified as a C.N.A. in the State of California.
  • New Nurse’s aides must pass their exam within four months of hire date.
  • Must be CPR certified within four months of employment.
  • Must have the physical strength to be able to maneuver, transfer and lift patients and residents as required by the set limits per hospital standard.