Certified Nursing Assistant - Home Care

US-MI-Frankenmuth
Job ID
2017-2885
Category
Nursing Assistant/Caregivers
Type
Per Diem
Shift
1st
Travel
50-100%
Schedule
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM - Monday - Friday - Includes occasional weekend visit

Overview

Provide personal assistance, ADLs, homemaking services and promotes client comfort and safety.  Responsible for observing and reporting/documenting the observations and services provided.  The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity and safety of client care.

Responsibilities

  • Follow plan of care to meet client’s needs; if unable to perform a requested task, contact the supervisor immediately
    • Meet safety needs of client and family and use equipment safely and properly
  • Give personal care including Activities of Daily Living/ADLs, baths, showers, backrubs, oral hygiene, nail care with emery boards, nail clippers and orange sticks, shampoo client’s hair, and change bed linens as specified on the plan of care
    • Assist in feeding the client as necessary
    • Assist in dressing and undressing the client
    • Plan and prepare nutritious meals
    • Take and record oral, auxiliary temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure as directed
    • Provide proper care and observation of client’s skin to prevent breakdown
    • Assist in ambulation and exercise as instructed by the primary nurse or therapist
  • Offer and assist with bedpans, urinals, toileting and incontinence care and enemas with prepared enema (Fleets type)
  • Perform range of motion and other simple procedures as directed within scope of practice and for which competency has been verified
    • Assist the client and family in the self-administration of medication as directed
    • Keep client’s living area clean and orderly, as appropriate
    • Do client laundry as directed
  • Adhere to organizational documentation, care and practice policies and procedures and protects client’s privacy
    • Attend the required educational presentations as required by agency
  • Follow standards of universal precautions and infection control according to policies and procedures
  • Conduct self in a professional manner and maintain the ethical standards of the organization
  • Perform additional tasks as directed by RN supervisor and for which competency has been verified
  • Maintain a communication method by which agency can contact for scheduling i.e. telephone and pager; responds to voice mail messages in a timely manner
    • Apply appropriate agency non-medication protocols for pain and symptom management as directed
    • Observe client and promptly report changes to the supervisor or Skilled Nurse
    • Apply non-prescription ointments
    • Perform range of motion exercise per Plan of Care (POC)
    • Demonstrate competency in tasks required by the Conditions of Participation
    • Follow all precautions included in the Plan of Care/POC 
  • Provide catheter and colostomy care, perform simple dressing or other special tasks as directed after competency has been verified
    • May assist client with set up and cleaning of equipment such as oxygen and nebulizers
    • Change linens and perform light housekeeping
  • Prepare light meal or snack, offer fluids if directed; assist in feeding client as directed

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Has successfully completed a State established or other training program and a competency evaluation program for CNA
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience as CNA preferred 

**Keywords:   Wellspring Lutheran Services, Geriatric, Senior Services, Certified Nursing Assistant, CNA, Home Care, Frankenmuth, Saginaw, Genesee**

 

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