Certified Nursing Assistant

US-MI-Frankenmuth
Job ID
2017-2782
Category
Nursing Assistant/Caregivers
Type
Full-Time
Shift
2nd
Travel
None
Schedule
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Includes: Every Other Weekend and Holiday Rotation

Overview

Provide quality nursing care to residents; implement specific procedures and programs; coordinate work within the department, as well as with other departments; report pertinent information to the immediate supervisor; respond to inquiries or requests for information; assist the immediate supervisor with tasks to support department operations.

Responsibilities

 

  • Provide individualized attention, which encourages each resident's ability to maintain or attain the highest level of independence and physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being
  • Knowledgeable of the individualized care plan for residents and provide support to the resident according to the care plan; contribute to the care planning process by providing the charge care planning staff with specific information and observations of the residents' needs and preferences
  • Attend to the individual needs of residents which may include assistance with grooming, bathing, oral hygiene, feeding, incontinent care, toileting, colostomy care, prosthetic appliances, transferring, ambulation, range of motion, communicating, or other needs in keeping with the individuals' care requirements.  (Activities of Daily Living – ADLs)
  • Maintain the comfort, privacy, and personal dignity of each resident in the delivery of services to them;  interact with residents in a manner that displays warmth and promotes a Christ-centered environment
  • Fully understand all aspects of residents' rights, including the right to be free of restraints and free of abuse; responsible for promptly reporting to the charge nurse or administrative staff incidents or evidence of resident abuse or violation of residents' rights
  • Assist in maintaining a safe, neat, and clean environment; report environmental deficiencies such as lighting or equipment problems to the supervisor or appropriate staff
  • Protect the personal belongings of each resident;  promptly report missing items according to established policy and participate in efforts to locate missing items
  • Observe residents for changes in condition or behavior and promptly report these changes to appropriate licensed nursing personnel
  • Provide care that maintains each resident's skin integrity to prevent pressure ulcers, skin tears, and other damage by changing incontinent residents, turning, repositioning immobile residents, and applying moisturizers to fragile skin, etc.
  • Answer residents' call lights promptly and courteously
  • Perform various tasks assigned by the supervisor including vital signs, residents' weights, applying creams/ointments, collecting specimens, etc.
  • Assist with orienting residents and their families to the nursing home upon admission and if transfers occur
  • Lift, move, and transport residents, using proper body mechanics or lifting devices for accident prevention
  • Communicate and interact effectively and tactfully with the resident, visitors, families, peers, and supervisors
  • Assist and escort residents for appointments such as beauty shop, dining, activities, church services, etc.;  participate in activities and functions as directed; occasionally escort residents to appointments outside of the facility
  • Prepares residents for tests and x-rays, visits by physicians and dentists, occupational, physical, or speech therapy, recreation, or visits to chapel and other areas of facility
  • Practice careful, efficient, and no-wasteful use of supplies and linen and follow established charge procedures for resident charge items
  • Complete certified nursing assistant records documenting care provided or other information in keeping with department policies
  • Perform all job responsibilities in accordance with prescribed safety and infection control procedures including thorough hand washing, use of disposable gloves where indicated, and proper disposal of soiled materials
  • Walk extensively to and from various locations of the unit while making rounds and transport residents within the facility
  • Support an atmosphere, which promotes a homelike environment
  • Respond to inquiries relating to his/her particular area or to requests from residents, visitors, other personnel, etc. within given time frames and within established policy
  • Maintains skills necessary to safely and efficiently operate all equipment and machines used in the performance of this job

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Must hold current Certified Nursing Assistant Certification in Michigan or able to obtain certification within four months of hire
  • Six months prior Certified Nursing Assistance experience in long-term care preferred
  • Meet and maintain other certifications or requirements as necessary for the position

**Keywords: Wellspring Lutheran Services, Certified Nursing Assistant, CNA, Caregiver, Geriatric, Senior Services, Residential, Skilled Nursing Facility, Healthcare, Frankenmuth**

 

 

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