CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant Job Opening
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant
Generations, LLC• Red Bay, Alabama
This position has the responsibility and accountability to provide nursing and nursing related care and services to residents consistent with each resident’s comprehensive resident assessment and plan of care. All resident care is provided in a manner that meets the resident’s physical, mental and psychosocial needs and enables the individual to attain or maintain the highest practicable level of functioning. The Certified Nurse Aide maintains a “homelike environment” for the residents, protects and promotes resident rights and assists the resident to maintain independence and control to the greatest extent possible.
This position reports to the Unit Charge Nurse.
- Successful completion of a nurse aide training and competency evaluation program, or a competency evaluation program approved by the state within four (4) months of date of hire or
- Successful completion of a state approved nurse aide training and competency evaluation program or a nurse aide competency evaluation program approved by the state and NO BREAK in service of 24 months or longer.
- Acceptable verification of training and competency evaluation from the State Nurse Aide Registry and no findings in the Registry concerning abuse, neglect, mistreatment of residents, or misappropriation of resident property.
- Must be able to read, write, and understand the English language
- Must be able to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action
- Must be able to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public
- Carries out duties in accordance with the facility’s mission and philosophy
- Demonstrates knowledge of and respect for the rights, dignity and individuality of each resident in all interactions
- Maintains the confidentiality of resident, facility, and employee information
- Demonstrates honesty and integrity at all times in the care and use of resident and facility property
- Knowledge of emergency and disaster procedures of the facility
- Must have sufficient mobility and strength to move freely through the building to assure resident safety at all times and to assist, transfer, or otherwise move residents of the facility out of danger in case of emergency
- Demonstrates respect for coworkers and responds to needs of residents by complying with facility policies on attendance, punctuality, and dress code
- Able to arrive to and begin work on time and to report for duty as scheduled on all shifts, weekends, and holidays
- Able to interact effectively with individuals who are cognitively impaired and/or physically impaired
- Working knowledge and ability to comply with facility policies and procedures for workplace safety including infection control procedures, application of universal precautions for blood borne pathogens, use of personal protective equipment, and handling hazardous materials
- Able to carry out essential functions of this job (with or without reasonable accommodations) without posing specific, current risk of substantial harm to health and safety of self and others
- Maintain confidentiality of all resident care information
- Demonstrates the ability to prioritize tasks/responsibilities and complete duties/projects as assigned
- Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition, and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents
- Must be able to relate information concerning a resident’s condition to appropriate staff members
- Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the work place
- Demonstrates competence in performing all services required of a certified nurse aide including providing nursing and nursing-related service to individuals with cognitive impairments
- Able to recognize changes in residents’ conditions as evidenced by physical symptoms, verbal expression, or observation of change in mental or psychosocial status.
Physical, Psychological Demands
- Must be able to cope with mental and emotional stress of the position. Examples of these stresses include, but are not limited to: shift rotation, weekend and holiday duty, unusual or impaired behavior by residents, family reactions to having a loved one in a nursing facility, death and dying, oversight of state surveyors, ombudsman and federal officials, presence of consultants and attorneys, and variable involvement of medical staff.
- Must be able to work long hours when the situation demands
- Must be able to work with the ill, disabled, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people within the facility
- To meet the resident’s needs, virtually all positions require the ability to move freely through the building and, in some cases, in adjacent courtyards and parking lots. Sitting, standing, stooping, bending, lifting, and carrying are all requirements of the position.
- May be required to lift residents, medical equipment and supplies in a range of less than 80 to over 300 pounds with assistance of another person or mechanical lifting devices
- Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with personnel
- Able to respond to change productively and to handle additional tasks/projects as assigned
Every effort has been made to identify the Essential Functions of this position. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position.
Certified Nurse Aide Functions
- Provides direct care to residents to improve or maintain the resident’s abilities according to the resident’s plan of care.
- Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)-Assist with bathing, grooming, dressing, mobility, transferring, and feeding of assigned residents by providing set-up assistance, verbal prompts, physical support, or more extensive assistance as more fully described below:
- Bathing—Assist with transport of resident to tub or shower; adjust water temperature; washes, rinses resident. Dries body thoroughly with clean towels. Maintains privacy for resident at all times.
- Dressing—Locates, selects, and obtains clothing for resident. Assist residents with snaps, zippers, button after donning clothes or removing them. Recognizes clothing in need of repair and communicates clothing need to Unit Charge Nurse or Social Services.
- Elimination/Toileting—Promptly assists resident to bathroom according to toileting schedules or promptly brings bedpan/urinal. Opens, removes clothing in preparation, cleans resident if resident is unable to clean self, adjusts clothing, washes resident and own hands. Measures and records output as directed by the Unit Charge Nurse and plan of care. Provides catheter care/incontinence care according to facility procedure and infection control policies.
- Mobility—Assists resident or provides range of motion exercises to all joints. Provides weight-bearing assistance or physical support for ambulation. Pushes wheel chair or Geri-chair if needed. Maintains a safe environment for mobile residents by removing obstacles, inspecting equipment, and reporting defects to the Unit Charge Nurse and/or Maintenance Department. Monitors resident progress toward treatment goals and reports responses to the Unit Charge Nurse.
- Transfer—Positions resident for transfer. Uses correct transfer technique and equipment according to plan of care, resident ability, and self-ability. Obtains assistance of another staff member if needed before starting to transfer a resident.
- Eating—Provides set-up assistance for meal tray. Opens, pours, unwraps, and cuts food if resident unable to help self. Feed individuals that require total assistance according to their plans of care. Actively encourages residents to chew, eat, and swallow if indicated. Socializes with residents during meal times. Assists or cleans resident after meals. Serves nourishment and snacks as ordered. Documents and reports food and fluid intake accurately.
- Provides care in a manner that protects and promotes resident rights, dignity, self-determination, and active participation. Offers and respects resident choices in matters of daily routine. Refers to residents by proper names unless resident requests otherwise. Handles all resident property with respect.
- Observes and reports patterns of decreased social interaction, angry or sad behaviors and refusals of treatment to the Unit Charge Nurse
- Assists with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of plans of care for assigned residents and reports information about conditions, responses to interventions, and suggestions for alternative approaches to the Unit Charge Nurse and/or Care Plan Coordinator.
- Assist in preparation of state inspections as directed. Attends survey training and interacts with state surveyors as directed by the immediate supervisor.
- Follows all facility policies and procedures including those related to infection control. Uses personal protective equipment properly whenever indicated.
- Records accurate, legible information about residents care and condition in appropriate section of the resident’s records.
- Communicates with the Unit Charge Nurse about assigned residents regularly during the shift.
- Demonstrates competence in use of proper body mechanics for both upper and lower body. Safely and correctly uses equipment such as gait belts and mechanical equipment for lifting, pulling and turning residents who may range in weight from less than 80 pounds to over 300 pounds.
- Monitors the physical environment for safety or fire hazards and corrects or reports potential problems immediately to the Unit Charge Nurse and/or Maintenance Department. Promptly reports housekeeping and maintenance problems to the Unit Charge Nurse and/or Housekeeping Supervisor and Maintenance Department.
- Report injuries to resident or self to Unit Charge Nurse and/or Clinical Coordinator immediately.
- Attends 12 hours of in-service education provided by the facility annually and applies information to job tasks.
- Participates in fire and disaster drills. In the event of an emergency carries out assigned duties to assure resident safety.
- Other duties as assigned by the Unit Charge Nurse and/or Clinical Coordinator.
Safety and Sanitation
- Understand the position may potentially expose the Certified Nurse Aide to blood/body fluids. Must receive training related to this exposure.
- Must understand the use of personal protective equipment when performing procedures that involve exposure to blood or body fluids.
- Must follow established safety precautions in the use of equipment and supplies.
- Ensure that work areas are maintained in a clean and sanity manner.
- Ensure that all resident care rooms, treatment areas, etc. are maintained in a clean, safe and sanitary manner.
- Must follow established infection control procedures when isolation precautions become necessary.
- Must report hazardous conditions or equipment.
- Must wear/and or use safety equipment and supplies when necessary.
- Report missing/illegible labels and SDSs to the Director of Nursing, safety officer, or other designated person.
Equipment and Supply Functions
- Must be trained in the use of the department’s equipment.
- Use nursing supplies in an efficient manner to avoid waste.
- Must be trained in cleaning and dis-infecting of re-usable equipment.
- Must be trained in and use personal protective equipment when warranted.
Job Type: Full-time
- caregiver: 1 year (Preferred)
- Long Term Care: 1 year (Preferred)
- Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) (Required)
- CPR (Preferred)
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance