Certified Nursing Assistant
JOB SUMMARY: A certified nursing assistant is a para-professional person who assists the licensed practical or registered nurse in the care of residents in maintenance of a clean and safe/suitable environment.
RESPONSIBLE TO: Head or Charge Nurse
RESPONSIBLE FOR: Daily assignment of resident care and other duties within scope of training and experience.
1. Must have a pleasant, sympathetic and cooperative attitude.
2. Must like to work with elderly and chronically ill people.
3. Able to treat people with respect and dignity.
4. Neat and well-groomed
1. Certificate from state-approved basic nursing assistant program and have passed competency test; or be "grandfathered" by training or education.
2. Previous experience preferable, but not essential.
3. Must be able to read, write and follow oral and written instructions. Must have enough understanding of English language to do the above.
4. Listed on Illinois Department of Public Health Nurse Aid and Registry.
PHYSICAL: Must be able to pass initial physical examination.
1. Must have physical stamina to stand, walk, bend, stoop and lift during entire tour of duty.
2. Must wear back support while on duty.
1. Knowledge of correct body mechanics, proper resident care and correct use of equipment and supplies.
2. Understanding of universal precautions to avoid contamination of resident and self.
3. Must be able to complete assignment on time.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Work in a clean, well-lighted, heated, ventilated environment with modern equipment.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
A. Up to five days a week, eight hours per shift, including weekends and holidays. May be required to rotate shifts and/or units.
B. One meal per day shift provided.
C. Attend orientation, in-service education and nursing assistant meetings.
A. Support and ensure that the objectives of Whitehall North's guest relations philosophy are met.
B. See specific shift functions.
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