Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
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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
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
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.
Must possess, as a minimum, a high school grade education or its equivalent.
Must be a licensed Certified Nursing Assistant in accordance with laws of this state in New Jersey
Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government
and the general public.
Must possess the ability and willingness to work harmoniously with other personnel.
Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents.
Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices.
Must be able to relate information concerning a resident's condition.
Must not pose a direct threat to the health and safety of other individuals in the workplace
Physical and Sensory Requirements
(With or Without the Aid of Mechanical Devices)
Must be able to move intermittently throughout the work day.
Must be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable manner.
Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to ensure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
Must function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, and support agencies.
Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility which include a medical and physical examination.
Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and, at times, hostile people within the facility.
Must be able to push, pull, move, lift and carry.
May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.
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