Nurses Aide Trainee Job Opening
Nurses Aide Trainee
William F. Green Veterans Home• Bay Minette, Alabama
The primary purpose of your job position is to acquire the knowledge, skills, and certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant by participation in the facility?s planned educational program consisting of classroom instructions, clinical practice, and on-the-job, supervised training, and to perform certain services for which you have been trained and found to be competent during the training period.
- Perform only those nursing care procedures that you have been trained to do.
- Ensure that the resident?s room is ready for receiving the resident (i.e., bed made, name tags up, admission kit available, etc.).
- Greet residents and escort them to their room.
- Introduce resident to his/her roommate, if any, and other residents and personnel as appropriate.
- Inventory and mark the resident?s personal possessions as instructed.
- Store resident?s clothing.
- Assist residents with packing their personal possessions when they are being transferred to a new room, or when being discharged.
- Transport residents to new rooms or to the receiving area.
- Assist with loading/unloading residents? to/from vehicles as necessary.
- Participate in and receive the nursing report as instructed.
- Follow established policies concerning exposure to blood/body fluids.
- Make beds as instructed.
- Put extra covers on beds as requested.
- Weigh and measure residents as instructed.
- Measure and record temperatures, pulses, and respirations (TPRs) of residents, as instructed.
- Answer resident calls promptly.
- Ensure that residents who are unable to call for help are checked frequently.
- Check residents routinely to ensure that their personal care needs are being met.
- Turn all medications found in the resident?s room/possession over to the Nurse Supervisor/Charge Nurse.
- Watch for and report any change in room temperature, ventilation, lighting, etc.
- Assist residents with identifying food arrangements (i.e., informing resident with sight problem of foods that are on his/her tray, where it is located, if it is hot/cold, etc.).
- Perform all assigned tasks in accordance with our established policies and procedures, and as instructed by your supervisors.
- Follow work assignments, and/or work schedules in completing and performing your assigned tasks.
- Cooperate with inter-departmental personnel, as well as other facility personnel to ensure that nursing services can be adequately maintained to meet the needs of the residents.
- Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the unit and shift.
- Report defective equipment to the Nurse Supervisor/Charge Nurse.
- Inform the Nurse Supervisor/Charge Nurse of your equipment and supply needs.
- Report occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals in accordance with the facility?s policies and procedures governing accidents and incidents.
- Report known or suspected incidents of fraud to the Administrator.
- Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information including protected health information. Report known or suspected incidents of unauthorized disclosure of such information.
- Ensure that you treat all residents fairly, and with kindness, dignity, and respect.
- Report all grievances and complaints made by the resident to the Nurse Supervisor/Charge Nurse.
- Report all allegations of resident abuse and/or misappropriation of resident property.
- Honor the resident?s refusal of treatment request. Report such requests to your supervisor.
- Agree not to disclose resident?s protected health information and promptly report suspected or known violations of such disclosure to the Administrator.
- Report any known or suspected unauthorized attempt to access facility?s information system
- Performs other related assignments as required.
- As assigned, including some week-ends, evenings and Holidays.
- Works in well-lighted/ventilated areas.
- Most of the work is performed indoors
- Is subject to frequent interruptions.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
- Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies, etc., under all conditions and circumstances.
- Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, etc.
- Communicates with the medical staff, nursing staff, and other department supervisors.
- Works beyond normal duty hours, on weekends, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary.
- May be exposed to bodily fluids, infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including the AIDS and hepatitis B viruses.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; implements or office equipment; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.
- Must be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable manner.
- Collect information through observation, listening, touching, and smelling.
- Must have auditory ability sufficient to monitor and assess
- Job requires regular sitting, standing, walking, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching, reaching, pushing, pulling, twisting, writing, and carrying charts, food, trays, etc.
- Must be able to move intermittently throughout the work day.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and color vision and the ability to adjust focus.
- Employee may be required to move chairs, beds, and medical equipment, move patients in bed (with or without assistance).
- Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
- Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with the residents, personnel, and support agencies.
- Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability.
- Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people within the facility.
- May be required to lift, push, pull, and move equipment, supplies, etc., in excess of fifty (50) pounds.
Safety, Sanitation and Infection Controls
- Assure the assigned work areas are maintained in a clean, safe and sanitary manner.
- Assure that established infection control and universal precautions practices are observed.
- Report all hazardous conditions or equipment to your supervisor.
- Follow established safety policies and procedures.
- Dispose of refuse daily in accordance with established sanitation procedures.
- Keep work/assignment areas free of hazardous objects, unnecessary equipment, supplies, etc.
- Report any accident/incident to your supervisor no matter how minor.
- Must possess, as a minimum, an 8th grade education.
- Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
- Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age-related needs of the residents served.
- Must be a supportive team member, contribute to and be an example of team work and team concept.
- Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
- Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.
- Must possess the ability and willingness to work harmoniously with other personnel.
- Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents.
- Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices.
- Must be able to relate information concerning a resident’s condition.
- Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.