CNA – Immediate Opening
The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) provides basic nursing care to residents within the scope of nursing assistant responsibilities and performs basic nursing procedures under the direction of a licensed nurse. Provides assistant in resident’s daily activities, providing bedside care, meeting the resident’s emotional and psycho-social needs, responding to resident call lights and requests for assistance, and taking resident vital signs. Provides environmental support through assistance with light housekeeping, laundry and meal service for the households.
Shifts available: Full time - 8:30am - 2:30pm shift time - Position eligible for 60 day and 6 month retention bonus
The Essentials: What does a CNA do?
- Performs nursing assistant duties such as intake and output, measuring height and weight, vital signs, specimen collection, catheter care, range of motion exercises, etc. Documents residents’ information accurately and daily on the appropriate forms (i.e. intake and output forms (if ordered), vital sign sheets, and B.M. record, etc.) Provides all personal care for residents, including bathing, showering, shampooing, oral hygiene, skin care, hair care, nail care, dressing, shaving, toileting, transferring, turning and positioning, ambulating, and transporting Recognizes changes in the residents’ behavior and conditions, and cares for their environment Participates in and supports resident activity programs Assists residents with nutritional needs, including serving, feeding, providing proper fluid requirements, and offering substitutions when appropriate. Monitors food and fluid intake and offers/provides snacks and fluids between meals Encourages residents to develop and maintain independence and highest level of functioning in all personal care Cares for the dying resident Adheres to strict infection control guidelines including hand washing and universal precautions Reports any and all exposures to infection in accordance with OSHA and Balfour Retirement Community guidelines, policies, and procedures Performs all duties in a safe and efficient manner (i.e. placing residents’ call light within easy reach, applying physician ordered restraints (i.e. tabs alarm, lap buddy, etc.) Demonstrates awareness of potential hazards and reports unsafe conditions to appropriate community staff to maintain a safe environment for residents, families, and staff (i.e. reports spills, faulty equipment, maintains a clear path for resident ambulation, uses wheelchair locks appropriately, etc.) Observes and reports residents’ condition changes to the care manager immediately and exchanges resident information with the care manager on an ongoing basis Consistently responsive to residents’ needs; responds to any and all call lights and acknowledges residents’ and families’ concerns and initiates action Provides privacy and maintain confidentiality and ensures the residents’ right to make personal choices Attends in-service education programs mandated by Balfour, state, and federal guidelines
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, & SKILLS:
- State certification and graduation from a state approved nursing assistant training program required Knowledge and experience in bedside nursing Effective verbal and written communication skills required Able to work collaboratively with other nursing staff Ability to read, speak, and understand the English language Ability to read thermometers, charts, and testing equipment
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:
- Ability to stand, walk, bend, and squat for prolonged periods, and repetitively Ability to push and pull objects and lift and carry up to 30-55 pounds, unassisted (based on facility location) Full use of hands, arms, and legs (i.e. washing, feeding, and dressing residents, writing notations, operating bed wheel locks, etc.) Willing to work beyond normal working hours and weekends, as well as holidays Ability to multitask, and work unsupervised in daily tasks and work in rapid environment Is subject to frequent interruptions May be exposed to unpleasant odors, contagious diseases and blood borne pathogens Balfour is a pet-friendly community; you may be exposed to animal hair and dander