Sign-On Bonus: $1500
Ivy at Gastonia is looking for caring, compassionate, and a hard working CNA that wants to make a difference in lives of our Resident. This is a full time position for a passionate and caring staffing team.
Our team training and education will ensure that you have the knowledge to provide high quality care.
CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt
SUPERVISOR: Director of Nursing and/or Charge Nurse
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist professional nursing staff by performing duties in caring for residents at facility; work under supervision of professional nurses; transport, bathe, and dress residents; comb hair, clean teeth, and care for nails; provide bedpans and urinals; make beds and feed residents; execute resident assessment and care plans; provide for safety, comfort, and well-being of resident.
The person holding this position is delegated the responsibility for carrying out the assigned duties and responsibilities in accordance with current existing federal and state regulations and established company policies and procedures.
The person understands this job description is not fully reflective of all of the duties that may be required. In signing this job description the employee understands other job duties may be assigned as deemed necessary by the immediate supervisor or Administrator of the facility.
Is knowledgeable of resident rights and ensures an atmosphere which allows for the privacy, dignity and well-being of all residents in a safe, secure environment.
Supports, cooperates with, and implements specific procedures and programs for:
Safety, including universal precautions and safe work practices, established Fire/safety/disaster plans, risk management, and security, report and/or correct unsafe working conditions, equipment repair and maintenance needs.
Confidentiality of all data, including resident, employee and operations data.
Quality Assurance and compliance with all regulatory requirements.
Compliance with current law and policy to provide a work environment free from sexual harassment and all illegal and discriminatory behavior.
Supports and participates in common teamwork:
Cooperates and works together with all co-workers; plan and complete job duties with minimal supervisory direction, including appropriate judgment.
Uses tactful, appropriate communications in sensitive and emotional situations.
Receives oral reports and written assignments from the charge nurse at the beginning of each tour.
Promotes positive public relations with residents, family members and guests.
Completes requirements for in-service training, acceptable attendance, uniform and dress codes including personal hygiene, and other work duties as assigned.
Provides quality nursing care to residents in an environment which promotes their rights, dignity, freedom of choice, and their individuality as illustrated by the following:
Provides individualized attention, which encourages each resident’s ability to maintain or attain the highest practical physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being.
Knowledgeable of the individualized care plan for residents and provide support to the resident according to the care plan. Contribute to the care
planning process by providing the charge nurse or other care planning staff with specific information and observations of the residents’ needs and preferences.
Attends to the individual needs of residents which may include assistance with grooming, bathing, oral hygiene, feeding, incontinent care, toileting, colostomy care, prosthetic appliances, transferring, ambulation, range of motion, communicating, or other needs in keeping with the individuals’ care requirements.
Measures intake and output accurately and records on the appropriate clinical records.
Maintains the comfort, privacy, and dignity of each resident in the delivery of services to them. Interact with residents in a manner that displays warmth and promotes a caring environment.
Fully understands all aspects of resident’s rights, including the right to be free of restraints and free of abuse. Responsible for promptly reporting to the charge nurse or administrative staff incidents or evidence of resident abuse or violation of residents’ rights.
Assists in maintaining a safe, neat, and clean environment; report environmental deficiencies to the charge nurse such as lighting or equipment problems.
Protects the personal belongings of each resident including eyeglasses, dentures, hearing aids, furnishings, jewelry, clothing, memorabilia, etc. Promptly report missing items according to established policy and participate in efforts to locate missing items.
Observes residents for changes in condition or behavior and promptly report these changes to appropriate licensed nursing personnel.
Provides care that maintains each residents’ skin integrity to prevent pressure ulcers, skin tears; and other damage by changing incontinent residents, turning, repositioning immobile residents, and applying moisturizers to fragile skin, etc.
Answers residents’ call bells promptly and courteously.
Always fastens the resident’s call light within reach of the resident.
Performs various tasks assigned by the charge nurse including vital signs, residents’ weights, applying barrier creams/ointments, collecting specimens, etc.
Assists with orienting residents and their families to the nursing home upon admission and to the unit when transfers occur.
Lifts, moves, and transports residents, using proper body mechanics or lifting devices for accident prevention.
Communicates and interact effectively and tactfully with the resident, visitors, families, peers, and supervisors.
Assists and escort residents for appointments such as beauty shop, activities, church services, etc.. Encourage residents to participate in recreational, occupational, and physical therapies and other rehabilitative measures to promote activity of mind and body.
Practices careful, efficient, and no-wasteful use of supplies and linen and follow established charge procedures for resident charge items.
Completes certified nursing assistant records documenting care provided or other information in keeping with department policies. Ability to use the computer to document activities of daily living, vital signs, weight, bowel movements, nutrient intake, and supply capture in the facility software program.
Performs all job responsibilities in accordance with prescribed safety and infection control procedures including thorough hand washing, use of disposable gloves, where indicated, proper handling of clothing and linens, and proper disposal of soiled materials.
Walks extensively to and from various locations of the unit while making rounds and transport residents within the facility.
Assists with serving food and drinks at mealtimes.
Passes nourishments/snacks to all residents receiving dietary supplements, records on the clinical record the percent of nourishment consumed.
Ensures that fresh water is always available for the resident, unless otherwise instructed; passes juice and water on each shift.
Responds to inquires relating to his/her particular-area or to requests from residents, visitors, other personnel, etc. within given time frames and within established policy.
Meets on-going requirements to maintain current certified nursing assistant certification. Obtain 12 hours of continuing education through attendance at facility in-service programs during each year.
Performs related duties as assigned or as the situation dictates.
Education: successfully completed state approved certified nursing assistant training program.
Experience: At least one year’s experience as a nursing assistant preferred.
License/Registration: Possess a current acknowledgment card and/or certificate issued by a state agency
Continuing Education: As required by state law and regulations 12 hours a year.
Job Knowledge: Ability to read, write and speak English. Good verbal and written communication skills to understand instructions and complete basic charting functions Report pertinent information to the immediate supervisor; respond to inquiries or request for information. Adaptability and ability to adjust to various residents and unit needs. Willing to cooperate with licensed nurses; be aware of limitations and not attempt to exceed these limitations; work with the residents.
Standards: Knowledge of and ability to meet regulations of: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS); State Health Department; OSHA, Life Safety Codes, Facility Policies and Procedures
Residents always come first, and their needs will be met unless there is a conflict with the needs of others or the organization as a whole.
Residents, resident families, co-workers and visitors will be treated with respect, dignity, and kindness.
Support the mission, vision and values of the facility
Employee behavior will consistently be in a manner that demonstrates both
employee’s and the company’s commitment to an ethical, honest and above-board approach in all dealings with employees, customers, suppliers and the community.
Report to work on time and for scheduled shifts as attendance is required to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.
- Note that PRN Status requires a minimum of 1 weekend a month w/ two major holidays out of the year worked.
- Competitive hourly and salary rates with $1500 CNA Sign-On Bonus
- Empowering staff and opportunities to lead
- Recognition and Bonus Programs
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