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Certified Nurses Aide (CNA)

Posted: 05/16/2023

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Working under the direction of the staff nurses, the Certified Nurse’s Aide (C.N.A.) provides personal care and assistance to residents to assure their safety and comfort. The C.N.A. follows the nurses’ instructions to provide treatments and carry out procedures. The observe and report changes in the resident’s physical, mental and social status to nurses in order to insure the well-being of the resident
Communicates pertinent information regarding resident care throughout the tour of duty and at change of shift to the responsible nurse
Consistently communicates in a manner that demonstrates a positive and cooperative attitude
Utilizes appropriate and professional body language
Demonstrates receptivity though active listening
Records all nursing procedures and basic care on appropriate forms
Resident Care Process
Assessment - Makes appropriate decisions regarding notifying the nurse responsible for the resident
Planning - Plans organization of assignment in order to complete assignment in a timely fashion
Executes procedures consistent with interdisciplinary care plan, Petersen Health Care Procedure Manuals and that are within the scope of the role of the C.N.A.
Carries out basic hygiene measures including but not limited to the following: grooming, shaving, applying make-up, oral hygiene/dental care, cuts/cleans nails, fingers and toes, foot care, skin care, bathing/showering and cleaning incontinent residents.
Turns and positions residents to prevent pressure areas
Assists with standing, lifting, transferring and ambulating residents
Gives and removes bed pans, urinals and performs Foley care
Measures temperature, radial pulse, respiration and blood pressure
Distributes nourishments, feeds residents and records % of dietary int
Assists with admission, transfer and discharges of residents
Collects specimens – urine, feces and sputum
Measures and records fluid intake and output
Maintains appropriate supplies of gloves and other personal protective equipment
Assists in dressing, buttoning, typing and snaps
Assists in organizing residents drawers, closets and rooms
Cleans residents jewelry as needed or upon request
Verifies that all dentures, glasses and personal items are marked with proper resident’s name
Cleans wheelchairs and Geri-chairs on a regular basis and as needed
Passes ice water and assists residents with hydrations
Answers call lights
Assists the nurse or physician with minor treatments and procedures as assigned
Provides post-mortem care
Provides for the safety and security needs of the resident by:
Making frequent checks on residents and responding to the resident’s call for assistance in a timely and appropriate manner
Giving appropriate explanations
Maintaining communication devices (nurse call light, TV and telephone and other such equipment)
Utilizes techniques of infection control such as:
Frequent hand washing
Standard precautions and disease specific precautionary techniques
Provides for the psychosocial needs of residents
Listens to and hears resident and family anxieties and relays this information to the nurse
Role Involvement
Performs responsibilities in a cooperative manner under the guidance and supervision of professional nursing personnel. Uses time constructively and organizes assignments for maximum productivity.
Maintains current knowledge in present Nursing Practice (in-servicing and continuing education) including the Mandatory Educational Activities as Fire Safety/Evacuation Procedures, Blood borne pathogens and proper body mechanics)
Demonstrates responsibility for own Standard of Practice
Reporting for work as scheduled and on time
Adhering to facility policy regarding absenteeism and sick time
Avoiding work-related injuries through the application or proper practice techniques
Assumes responsibility for personal appearance by adhering to the Petersen Health Care dress code
Integrate cost effective measures nursing practices by:
Using supplies efficiently
Being willing to work in a team approach to accomplish goals
Role Development
Demonstrates support of the philosophy of Petersen Health Care by adhering to policies, procedures and established Standards of Nursing Practices
Change Process
Identifies areas appropriate for change in a manner that demonstrates a positive attitude
Facilitates change process in a manner that demonstrates a positive attitude
Adapts to change brought about by external and internal forces in a cooperative and mature way
Skills & Qualifications
Be of legal working age
Be able to read and follow written directions
Be able to communicate with residents and co-workers in English
Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
Work overtime as necessary
General knowledge and understanding of state and federal regulations as they pertain to long term care
Completion of the Certified Nurse’s Aide course or be enrolled in a Competency Training Program leading to certification in less than 120 days from the date of employment
Must have the current federally required vaccines or proof of a valid exemption.