Arista Care at Park Avenue
AristaCare at Park Avenue has current Full-Time CNA positions available for 2nd & 3rd shift, there are also Part-Time & Per Diem opportunities. There is a $1500.00 sign on bonus for Full-Time positions.
Purpose of Your Job Position
The primary purpose of your job position is to provide each of your assigned residents with routine daily nursing care and services in accordance with the resident's assessment and care plan, and as may be directed by your supervisors.
Delegation of Authority
As a Certified Nursing Assistant you are delegated the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties.
Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position.
Duties and Responsibilities
· Use the wristband or photo card file to identify residents before administering treatments, serving meals, etc., as necessary.
· Record all entries on flow sheets, notes, charts, etc., in an informative and descriptive manner.
· Use only authorized abbreviations established by this facility when recording information.
· Report all changes in the resident's condition to the Nurse Supervisor/Charge Nurse as soon as practical.
· Report all accidents and incidents you observe on the shift that they occur.
Admission, Transfer, and Discharge Functions
· Ensure that the resident's room is ready for receiving the resident (i.e., bed made, name tags up, admission kit available, etc.).
· Greet residents and escort them to their room.
· Introduce resident to his/her roommate, if any, and other residents and personnel as appropriate.
· Make resident comfortable (i.e., put to bed, get water, etc.).
· Inventory and mark the resident's personal possessions as instructed.
· Store resident's clothing.
· Assist residents with packing their personal possessions when they are being transferred to a new room, or when being discharged.
· Transport residents to new rooms or to the receiving area.
· Assist with loading/unloading residents from vehicles as necessary.
· Perform all assigned tasks in accordance with our established policies and procedures, and as instructed by your supervisors.
· Follow work assignments, and/or work schedules in completing and performing your assigned tasks.
· Cooperate with inter-departmental personnel, as well as other facility personnel to ensure that nursing services can be adequately maintained to meet the needs of the residents.
· Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the unit and shift.
· Meet with your shift's nursing personnel, on a regularly scheduled basis, to assist in identifying and correcting problem areas, and/or the improvement of services.
· Report all complaints and grievances made by the resident.
· Notify the facility when you will be late or absent from work.
· Report occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals to your supervisor.
Personal Nursing Care Functions
· Participate in and receive the nursing report upon reporting for duty.
· Follow established policies concerning exposure to blood/body fluids.
· Assist residents with daily dental and mouth care (i.e., brushing teeth/dentures, oral hygiene, special mouth care, etc.).
· Assist residents with bath functions (i.e., bed bath, tub or shower bath, etc.) as directed.
· Give backrubs as instructed.
· Assist residents with dressing/undressing as necessary.
· Assist residents with hair care functions (i.e., combing, brushing, shampooing, etc.).
· Assist residents with nail care (i.e., clipping, trimming, and cleaning the finger/toenails). (Note: Does not include diabetic residents.)
· Shave male residents.
· Keep hair on female resident’s clean shaven (i.e., facial hair, under arms, on legs, etc.) as instructed.
· Keep residents dry (i.e., change gown, clothing, linen, etc., when it becomes wet or soiled).
· Change bed linens. Keep linens tight to avoid wrinkles from forming under the resident.
· Make beds (occupied and unoccupied).
· Put extra covers on beds as requested.
· Position bedfast residents in correct and comfortable position.
· Assist resident with bowel and bladder functions (i.e., take to bathroom, offer bedpan/urinal, portable commode, etc.).
· Maintain intake and output records as instructed.
· Keep incontinent residents clean and dry.
· Check and report bowel movements and character of stools as instructed.
· Prepare and give enemas. Report results as instructed.
· Collect specimens as instructed (i.e., urine, sputum, stools, etc.).
· Assist residents in preparing for medical tests (i.e., lab work, x-ray, therapy, dental, etc.).
· Assist residents in preparing for activity and social programs (i.e., church services, parties, visitors, etc.).
· Assist in transporting residents to/from appointments, activity and social programs, etc., as necessary.
· Assist with lifting, turning, moving, positioning, and transporting residents into and out of beds, chairs, bathtubs, wheelchairs, lifts, etc.
· Assist residents to walk with or without self-help devices as instructed.
· Perform restorative and rehabilitative procedures as instructed.
· Change dressings, bandages, binders, etc., as instructed.
· Provide eye and ear care (i.e., warm/cold compresses, eye/ear instillation, cleaning eyeglasses/hearing aides, etc.) as instructed.
· Assist with the application of nonsterile (moist and dry) warm/cold compresses.
· Assist in preparing the resident for a physical examination.
· Weigh and measure residents as instructed.
· Measure and record temperatures, pulse, and respirations (TPRs), as instructed.
· Answer resident calls promptly.
· Ensure that residents who are unable to call for help are checked frequently.
· Check each resident routinely to ensure that his/her personal care needs are being met in accordance with his/her wishes.
· Assist with the care of the dying resident.
· Provide post-mortem care as instructed.
Special Nursing Care Functions
· Observe and report the presence of pressure areas and skin breakdowns to prevent decubitus ulcers (bedsores).
· Report injuries of an unknown source, including skin tears.
· Provide daily indwelling catheter care.
· Provide daily perineal care.
· Perform nonsterile (clean) vaginal irrigation/douches.
· Assist with the application of slings, elastic bandages, binders, etc.
· Give tepid sponge baths.
· Provide daily Range of Motion Exercises. Record data as instructed.
· Turn bedfast residents at least every two (2) hours.
· Perform diabetic urine testing (i.e., clinitest, acetest, etc.).
· Provide physical and respiratory therapy as instructed.
· Perform special treatments as instructed.
· Observe disoriented and comatose residents. Record and report data as instructed.
· Turn all medications found in the resident's room/possession over to the Nurse Supervisor/Charge Nurse.
· Provide residents with Reality Orientation as instructed.
· Watch for and report any change in room temperature, ventilation, lighting, etc.
Food Service Functions
· Prepare residents for meals (i.e., take to bathroom, wash hands, comb hair, raise bed, position tables, place bibs, take to/from dining room, etc.).
· Serve food trays. Assist with feeding as indicated (i.e., cutting foods, feeding, assist in dining room supervision, etc.).
· Assist residents with identifying food arrangements (i.e., informing resident with sight problem of foods that are on his/her tray, where it is located, if it is hot/cold, etc.).
· Record the resident's food/fluid intake. Report changes in the resident's eating habits.
· Keep residents' water pitchers clean and filled with fresh water (on each shift), and within easy reach of the resident.
· Serve between meal and bedtime snacks.
· Perform after meal care (i.e., remove trays, clean resident's hands, face, clothing, take to bathroom, brush teeth, clean dentures, etc.).
· Check rooms for food articles (i.e., food in proper container, unauthorized food items, etc.).
· Attend and participate in scheduled training and educational classes to maintain current certification as a Nursing Assistant.
· Attend and participate in scheduled orientation programs and activities.
· Attend and participate in annual OSHA and CDC in-service training programs for hazard communication, TB management, and bloodborne pathogens standard.
· Attend and participate in advance directive in-service training programs as scheduled.
Education\r\r \r\r \r Must\r possess, as a minimum, a high school grade education or its equivalent.\r \r \r Experience\r \r \r \r Must\r be a licensed Certified Nursing Assistant in accordance with laws of this state\r in Pennsylvania.\r \r \r Specific\r Requirements\r \r \r \r Must\r be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.\r \r \r Must\r possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant\r such action.\r \r \r Must\r possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family\r members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.\r \r \r Must\r possess the ability and willingness to work harmoniously with other personnel.\r \r \r Must\r have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the\r willingness to handle difficult residents.\r \r \r Must\r be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate\r them into existing nursing practices.\r \r \r Must\r be able to relate information concerning a resident's condition.\r \r \r Must\r not pose a direct threat to the health and safety of other individuals in the\r workplace.\r \r \r Physical\r and Sensory Requirements\r (With or Without the Aid of Mechanical\r Devices)\r \r \r\r\r \r Must\r be able to move intermittently throughout the work day.\r \r \r Must\r be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable manner.\r \r \r Must\r be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.\r \r \r Must\r be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to\r function adequately to ensure that the requirements of this position can be\r fully met.\r \r \r Must\r function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the\r ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, and support agencies.\r \r \r Must\r meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility\r which include a medical and physical examination.\r \r \r Must\r be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally\r upset, and, at times, hostile people within the facility.\r \r \r Must\r be able to push, pull, move, lift and carry.\r \r \r May\r be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency\r situations.\r \r \r \r
Arista Care at Park Avenue