Provide each of our resident’s with routine daily nursing care and services in accordance with the residents assessment and care plan, and as may be directed by your supervisors.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The following duties are normal for this position. This list is not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Assist resident with Activities of Daily Living (i.e. bed bath, shower, oral hygiene, combing/brushing hair, shave male/female, dressing/undressing as necessary)
Assist resident with nail care (i.e. clipping, trimming and cleaning the finger/toenails, do not include diabetic residents)
Inform the LPN/Nurse Supervisor of any changes in the resident’s condition so that appropriate care can be provided.
Keep resident environment clean and free of clutter (i.e. clean linen, bed neatly made, nightstand, over-bed table and any items off floor.)
Provide residents with incontinent care as scheduled and as needed. Report to LPN/Nurse Supervisor/LPN Treatment Nurse any areas of redness, open areas, skin tears or discoloration immediately.
Assist with positioning/repositioning residents in bed or chair as needed.
Assist residents with bowel and bladder functions as needed (i.e. take to bathroom, bedpan/urinal, indwelling catheter.)
Assist residents to walk with or without self- help devices as instructed
Obtain resident vital signs
Answer resident call lights and ensure that residents who are unable to call for help are checked frequently.
Follow safety/infection control precautions
Follow hand washing procedures during your daily duties.
Assist with meal tray set-up and feeding. Ensure that all meals, snacks and fluids are recorded.
Document on flow sheets as directed.
Assist in transporting residents to activities, therapy etc.
Report all complaints or grievances to the LPN/Nurse Supervisor/Director of Nursing/Administrator or Social Worker.
Immediately report all incidents/accidents to your LPN/Nurse Supervisor no matter how minor they may be.
Any suspected abuse must be immediately reported to LPN/Nurse Supervisor/Director of Nursing/Administrator and Social Worker.
Performs other tasks as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Educational Requirements and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
State of Alabama Certified Nursing Assistant
Long term health care experience preferred as a Nursing Assistant.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Skilled in directing and motivating the workforce
Ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team.
Ability to work effectively with the residents and their family members, and at all levels of the facility.
Ability to react decisively and quickly in emergency situations.
Knowledge of training techniques for clinical staff.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Customer Service Requirements:
Solicits resident/family feedback to understand their needs and the needs of the community.
Work efforts reflect a passion for exceeding customer expectations.
Be responsible by taking ownership of Quality Care that shows dedication to serving our resident’s lives through empathy and compassion.
Demonstrate commitment to interpersonal excellence through professional greetings, proper telephone etiquette, common courtesy, a professional attitude and appearance.
Enriches the facility culture by having fun.
Recognizes the benefit of team collaboration. Shows respect for fellow employees by working together to get the job done.
Effectively addresses resident/family members concerns and resolves conflict in a manner that is fair to all.