Certified Nursing Assistant
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Provide direct care to residents to improve or maintain the residents abilities according to the residents plan of care ! Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) Assist with bathing, grooming, oral care, dressing, mobility, transferring, and feeding of assigned residents by providing set-up assistance, verbal prompts, physical support or more extensive assistance, or who are totally dependent as more fully described below: Bathing- Assist with transport of resident to tub or shower; Adjust water temperature; Wash and rinse resident. Dry body thoroughly with clean towels. Maintain privacy for resident at all times 2 Dressing- Locate, select and obtain clothing for resident. Assist residents with snaps, zippers, buttons after donning clothes or removing them. Recognize clothing in need of repair and communicate clothing needs to resident and Charge Nurse Restorative Care- Assist the resident to maintain functioning at his/her highest independent level to prevent decrease in functioning unless clinically unavoidable through ambulation, range of motion exercises, use of assistive devices and maintaining proper body alignment to prevent contractures and deformities Elimination/Toileting- Promptly assist residents to bathroom according to toileting schedule or, promptly bring clean bedpan or urinal. Open, remove clothing in preparation, clean residents if resident is unable to clean self, adjust clothing, clean residents and own hands. Measure and record output as directed by Charge Nurse and plan of care.
Provide catheter care according to facility procedure and infection control policies Mobility- Assist residents or provide range of motion exercises to all joints. Provide weight-bearing assistance or physical support for ambulating. Push wheel chair or geri-chair if needed. Maintain safe environment for mobile resident by removing obstacles, inspecting equipment and reporting defects to Charge Nurse. Monitor resident progress toward treatment goals and report responses to Charge Nurse. Transfer- Position residents for transfer. Use correct transfer technique and equipment according to plan of care, resident ability and self-ability. Obtain assistance of another staff member if needed before starting to transfer a resident Eating- Provide set-up assistance for meal tray. Open, pour, unwrap, and cut food if residents unable to help self. Feed individuals that require total assistance according to their plans of care. Actively encourage residents to chew, eat, and swallow if indicated. Assist or clean residents after meals. Serve nourishments and snacks as ordered. Document and report food and fluid intake accordingly.
Provide care in a manner that protects and promotes resident rights, dignity, self-determination and active participation. Offer and respect resident choices in matters of daily routine. Refer to residents by proper names unless resident requests otherwise. Avoid use of all pet names. Handle all residents property with respect.Observe and report patterns of decreased social interaction, angry or sad behaviors and refusals of treatment to Unit Charge Nurse.Assist with the planning, implementation and evaluation of plans of care for assigned residents and report information about conditions, responses to interventions and suggestions for alternative approaches to the Unit Charge Nurse.Assist with preparation for state inspections as directed. Attend survey training and interact with state surveyors as directed by immediate supervisor.
Follow all facility policies and procedures including those related to infection control. Use personal protective equipment properly whenever indicated.Record accurate, legible information about resident care and condition in appropriate sections of residents records ! Communicate with Charge Nurse about assigned residents regularly throughout shift ! Demonstrate competence in use of proper body mechanics for both upper and lower body. Safely and correctly use equipment such as back belts, gait belts and mechanical lifting equipment for lifting, pulling and turning residents who may range in weight from less than 80 pounds to over 300 poundsCompany Description
Midtown Oaks Post-Acute is a Medicare-certified, short-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing center located across the street from Sutter Fort in downtown Sacramento. We are proud to offer:
- Post-Acute Rehabilitation
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Palliative Care
- Pain Management
- IV Therapy
- 24/7 Admission Services