JOB SUMMARY: The Certified Nursing Assistant is a paraprofessional member of the interdisciplinary group who works under the supervision of a registered nurse and performs various services for a patient as necessary to meet the patient's personal needs and to promote comfort. The Sweet Dreams Nursing Assistant is responsible for providing assistance to patients in a facility or home setting and ensuring that they are comfortable prior to retiring for the night. Duties include observing the patient, reporting these observations and documenting observations and care performed. The CNA will be assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity and safety of a patient's care.
REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Meets the training requirements of the State.
Has completed a minimum of 75 hours of classroom and supervised practical training. Sixteen hours of class room must be completed prior to a mandatory 16 hours of practical training
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must have current CNA certification in good standing
Licensed driver with current auto insurance and automobile in good working condition
Current CPR certification
Must be able to work in the evenings, generally from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Must be flexible in work hours to ensure the patients receive care as provided in the plan of care
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Responsibilities of the CNA include, but are not limited to, the following:
Provide bedtime care including personal hygiene regimens as required
Provide Namaste to promote a serene environment
Provide aroma therapy and gentle touch
Provide lotion rubs to hands and feet
Perform personal care needs after given a patient's assignment and attending to his/her requests promptly. If unable to perform a certain task, report to the Case Manager immediately.
Provide patient and family with positive communication techniques, within realm of ethical and respectful care, including confidentiality.
Meet safety needs of patient and using equipment safely and properly (foot stools, side rails, O2 etc.)
Give personal care including baths, back rubs, oral hygiene, shampoos and changing bed linen in accordance with the plan of care
Assist in dressing and undressing patients in accordance with plan of care
Assist in feeding the patient in accordance with plan of care
Take and record oral, rectal and auxiliary temperatures, pulse, respiration and blood pressure when ordered with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency.
Provide proper care and observation of patient's skin to prevent breakdown of tissue over bony prominence.
Assess and report on patient's condition and significant changes to the Case Manager; also being aware of the caregiver or other individuals living with the patient and interpersonal issues.
Assist in ambulation and exercise as instructed by the hospice nurse or therapist in accordance with plan of care.
Provide normal range of motion and transfers/positioning in accordance with the plan of care.
Offer and assist with bedpans and urinals. Providing assistance as assigned with light laundry needs.
Perform range of motion and other simple procedures as an extensional therapy service as ordered with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency.
Provide respite for patient's/family/caregiver when on-site, as appropriate.
Keep patient's living area clean and orderly, as assigned.
Adhere to the organization's documentation and care procedures and standards of personal and professional conduct.
Participate in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.
Respect patient and family/caregiver environment and patient's personal needs