Certified Nurse Assistant - FT, PT, PRN

Sloans Lake Rehab Center
Denver, CO
Oct 19, 2019
Oct 24, 2019
Contract Type
Job Summary: The Certified Nursing Assistant is responsible for attending to residents, assisting resident with tasks of daily living, changing bed linens, etc.
Essential Job Functions
Administrative Functions
• Use the wristband or photo card file to identify residents before administering treatments, serving meals, etc., as necessary.
• Record all entries on flow sheets, notes, charts, etc., in an informative and descriptive manner.
• Use only authorized abbreviations established by this facility when recording information.
• Report all changes in the resident's condition to the Nurse supervisor/Charge Nurse as soon as practical.
• Report all accidents and incidents you observe on the shift that they occur.
Admission, Transfer, and Discharge Functions
• Ensure that resident's room is ready for receiving the resident (i.e., bed made, name tags made up, admission kits 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.
• Make resident comfortable (i.e., put to bed, get water, etc.)
• Inventory and mark personal possessions as instructed.
• Store resident's clothing.
• Assist residents when 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 from vehicle as necessary.
Personal Nursing Care Functions
• Participate in and receive the nursing report upon reporting for duty.
• Follow established policies concerning exposure to blood/body fluids.
• Assist residents with daily dental and mouth care (i.e., brushing teeth/dentures, oral hygiene, special mouth care, etc.).
• Assist residents with bath functions (i.e., bedbath, tub or shower bath, etc.) as directed.
• Give backrubs as instructed.
• Assist residents with dressing/undressing as necessary.
• Assist residents with hair care functions (i.e., combing, brushing, shampooing, etc.).
• Assist residents with nail care (i.e., clipping, trimming, and cleaning finger/toenails).
• (Note: Does not include diabetic residents)
• Shave male residents.
• Keep hair on female residents clean shaven (i.e., facial hair, under arms, on legs, etc.) as instructed.
• Keep residents dry (i.e., change gown, clothing, linen, etc., when it becomes soiled or wet).
• Change bed linens. Keep linens tight to avoid wrinkles from forming under the resident.
• Make beds (occupied and unoccupied).
• Put extra covers on beds as requested.
• Position bedfast residents in correct and comfortable position.
• Assist resident with bowel and bladder functions (i.e., take to bathroom, offer bedpan/urinal, portable commode, etc.).
• Maintain intake and output records as instructed.
• Keep incontinent residents clean and dry.
• Check and report bowel movements and character of stools as instructed.
• Prepare and give enemas. Report results as instructed.
• Collect specimens as instructed (i.e., urine, sputum, stools, etc.).
• Assist residents in preparing for medical tests (i.e., lab work, x-ray, therapy, dental, etc.).
• Assist residents in preparing for activity and social programs (i.e., church services, parties, visitors, etc.).
• Assist in transporting residents to/from appointments, activity and social programs, etc., as necessary.
• Assist with lifting, turning, moving, positioning, and transporting residents into and out of beds, chairs, bathtubs, wheelchairs, lifts, etc.
• Assist residents to walk with or without self-help devices as instructed.
• Perform restorative and rehabilitative procedures as instructed.
• Change dressings, bandages, binders, etc., as instructed.
• Provide eye and ear care (i.e., warm/cold compresses, eye/ear instillation, cleaning eyeglasses/hearing aides, etc.) as instructed.
• Assist with the application of nonsterile (moist and dry) warm/cold compresses.
• Assist in preparing resident for physical examination.
• Weigh and measure residents as instructed.
• Measure and record temperatures, pulse, and respirations (TPRs) as instructed.
• Answer resident calls promptly.
• Ensure that residents who are unable to call for help are checked frequently.
• Check each resident routinely to ensure that his/her personal care needs are being met in accordance with his /her wishes.
• Assist with the care of the dying resident.
• Provide post-mortem care as instructed.
Special Nursing Care Functions
• Observe and report the presence of pressure areas and skin breakdowns to prevent decubitis ulcers (bedsores).
• Report injuries of an unknown source, including skin tears.
• Provide daily catheter care.
• Provide daily perineal care.
• Perform nonsterile caginal irrigation/douches.
• Assist with application of slings, elastic bandages, binders, etc.
• Give tepid sponge baths.
• Provide daily Range of Motion Exercises. Record data as instructed.
• Turn bedfast residents at least every two (2) hours.
• Perform diabetic urine testing (i.e., clinitest, acetest, etc.).
• Provide physical and respiratory therapy as instructed.
• Perform special treatment as instructed.
• Observe disoriented and comatose residents. Record and report data as instructed.
• Turn all medications found in resident's room/possession over to the Nurse Supervisor/Charge Nurse.
• Provide residents with Reality Orientation as instructed.
• Watch for and report any change in room temperature, ventilation, lighting, etc.
Food Service Functions
• Prepare residents for meals (i.e. take to bathroom, wash hands, comb hair, raise bed, position tables, place bibs, take to/from dining room, etc.)
• Serve food trays. Assist with feeding as indicated (i.e. cutting foods, feeding, assist in dining room supervision, 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.)
• Record the resident's food/fluid intake. Report changes in the resident's eating habits.
• Keep residents' water pitchers clean and filled with fresh water (on each shift) and within easy reach of the resident.
• Serve between meal and bedtime snacks.
• Perform after meal care (i.e., remove trays, clean resident's hands, face, clothing, take to bathroom, brush teeth, clean dentures, etc.)
• Check rooms for food articles (i.e., food in proper container, unauthorized food items, etc.).

Care Plan Functions
• Pack and unpack petroleum lubricants to be stocked on shelves in warehouse.
• Store items in the warehouse in an orderly and accessible manner.
• Clean and maintain supplies, tools, equipment, and storage areas in order to ensure compliance with safety regulations.
Working Conditions
• Works throughout the nursing service area (i.e., drug rooms, nurses' stations, resident rooms, etc.).
• Moves intermittently during working hours.
• Is subject to frequent interruptions.
• Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances.
• Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, personnel, and visitors.
• Communicates with nursing personnel and other department personnel.
• Works beyond normal working hours, on weekends and holidays, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary.
• Is subject to call-back during emergency conditions (e.g., sever weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.).
• Attends and participates in continuing educational programs.
• Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the work day, as well as to reactions to dust, disinfectants, tobacco smoke, and other air contaminants.
• Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.
• May be subject to handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals.

Company Description

Ensign offers great opportunities for career growth. We operate with the core values of CAPLICO in mind:

Passion for Learning
Love One Another
Intelligent Risk Taking
Customer Second

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