The Certified Nursing Assistant is responsible for performing various age appropriate patient care activities necessary in caring for the needs and comfort of patients of all ages. Functions include gathering and reporting data, bathing, dressing, and feeding patients. These tasks are accomplished in a manner consistent with the policies, procedures, and guidelines of the Center. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
High school graduate or equivalent. Certification as a nursing assistant is required.
2-3 years experience in an acute hospital, rehabilitation hospital, or skilled nursing unit preferred.
- Oral Communication
- High energy
- Customer Service
- Interpersonal Skills
The incumbent in the position will not supervise other employees.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Must be able to use Microsoft Outlook, Word, Powerpoint, and Excel, as well as web-based database programs and the Internet.
The incumbent in this position is not required to work under any extreme conditions, but may be required to work around caustic chemicals approximately 5% of the time, and must be able to work around a moderate noise level, such as an office environment.
The incumbent in this position typically has to stand approximately 40% of the time, walk 20% of the time, and sit 30% of the time. In addition, the person is using touch or feel 80% of the time and reaches with hands and arms 15% of the time, along with talking or hearing 75% of the time.
The Nursing Assistant is responsible for performing various age appropriate patient care activities necessary in caring for the needs and comfort of patients of all ages.
Specific Individual Considerations:
The designation of "essential functions" and "other duties" is for purposes of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the only duties, responsibilities, and qualifications for this position. Incumbents may be required to follow any additional related instructions, acquired related job skills, and perform other related work as required. Incumbents in this position may be required to perform all or some of the above duties and responsibilities with varying levels of concentration based on the incumbents skill level and departments' needs.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assists the RN or LVN by collecting, recording, and reporting age specific data that includes: TPRs, BPs and blood sugar readings. Assists with wound photography and measurements. Reports observed responses to treatment. Assures data is complete, accurate, and comprehensive.
- Promptly reports unusual observations or changes in patient condition/behavior.
- Clarifies conflicting or confusing directions so patient care is completed without delay or confusion.
- Applies knowledge or growth and development of pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients as appropriate.
- Initiates learning activities to increase understanding & update appropriate skills through both formal and informal activities.
- Completely completes all aspects of patient care including age appropriate techniques for ADL's, mobility, transfers, positioning, hygiene, toileting, and correct application of orthosis/prothesis, and use of adaptive devices.
- Prioritizes workload and complete3s patient care assignment in a timely manner.
- Collects specimens as directed.
- Records care given as well as observed responses to treatment, including patient's participation in wound care/hyperbaric plan. Data is complete, accurate and comprehensive.
- Completes unit tasks such as cleaning exam areas, cleaning hyperbaric gurneys and chambers, sterile instrument processing, transporting patients, and running errands.