Certified Nurse Assistant

Oasis Healthcare Partners - Dallas, TX2.8

Full-time
Shifts available:
6-2

2-10
PRN all shifts

POSITION DESCRIPTION:A nursing assistant responsible for providing routine nursing care in accordance with established policies and procedures and as may be directed by the Charge Nurse, RN Supervisor, Director of Nurses or Administrator, to assure that the highest degree of quality resident care can be maintained at all times.

QUALIFICATIONS

Currently enrolled in a school for nursing assistants or have a license as a certified nursing assistant.
A minimum of 6 months experience as a certified nursing assistant or clinical experience while enrolled in a nursing assistant certification class.
Must possess a sincere desire to serve the ill, aged and infirm.
Ability to read, write and speak the English language.
Possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, and the general public.
Willingness to work harmoniously with other personnel.
Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as be willing to handle residents based on whatever maturity level they are currently functioning.
Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability.
Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and, at times, hostile people within the facility.
GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: GENERAL

Perform all duties as assigned and in accordance with facility's established policies and procedures, nursing care procedures and safety rules and regulations.
Make resident rounds at the beginning of each shift and every two hours thereafter to administer quality nursing care.
Verify the identification of a resident before administering nursing care or serving food, to assure that appropriate care is being provided to the correct resident.
Report missing ID bands to admission coordinator immediately.
Make beds, clean bedside and overbed tables.
Assure that water pitchers are cleaned, filled with fresh drinking water and within the resident's reach.
Other related duties as may become necessary or as directed by the Charge Nurse, RN Supervisor, Director of Nurses, or Administrator.
CLINICAL

Wash hands before and after caring for each resident.
Place residents in correct and comfortable position. Head of bed elevated at 30° for all residents on enteral feeding.
Assist residents with dental and mouth care.
Clean dentures after each meal. Keep dentures clean and soaked with Efferdent after dinner.
Record resident's food and nourishment intake as directed.
Perform after meal care as required – cleaning resident's hands, face, clothing, dentures, etc.
Assist residents to/from bathroom.
Offer bedfast residents bedpans and urinals.
Clean and store such equipment after each use (document Intake and Output as directed)
Check and document bowel movements and character of stools every shift.
Bathe residents as assigned and in accordance with established facility procedures (encourage showers and other self-help measures/activities).
Comb and brush resident's hair daily. Shampoo hair on shower days.
Clip and trim fingernails.
Shave male residents daily or as needed.
Keep hair under arms and face on female residents clean-shaven as necessary or instructed. Trim hair in nose and ears as needed.
Observe and report the presence of reddened areas on bony prominences.
Other related duties as may become necessary or as directed by the Charge Nurse, RN Supervisor, Director of Nurses, or Administrator.
CONSUMER SERVICE

Presents professional image to consumers through dress, behavior and speech.
Adheres to Company Standards for resolving consumer concerns.
Ensures that all consumer/resident rights are protected