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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Philadelphia, PA

The Pines at Philadelphia Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center

Posted 9 weeks ago
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Job Description

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

The Pines at Philadelphia Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center - PURPOSE OF YOUR JOB:
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.
AUTHORITY:
As the Certified Nursing Assistant, you are delegated the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties
JOB FUNCTIONS:
Every effort has been made to make your job description as complete as possible. 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 a logical assignment to the position.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS:
1. Use the wristband or photo to identify residents before administering treatments, serving meals,
etc.
2. Record all entries on flow sheets, notes, charts, etc., in an informative and descriptive manner.
3. Use only authorized abbreviations established by this facility when recording information.
4. Report all changes in the resident's condition to the Nurse Supervisor / Charge Nurse as soon as
practical.
5. Report all accident and incidents you observe on the shift as they occur.
ADMISSION, TRANSFER, AND DISCHARGE FUNCTIONS:
1. Ensure that the resident's room is ready for receiving the resident (i.e., bed made, name tags up,
admission kit available, etc.)
2. Greet residents and escort them to their room.
3. Introduce resident to his / her roommate if any, and other residents and personnel as appropriate.
4. Make resident comfortable.
5. Inventory and mark the residents' personal possession as instructed.
6. Store resident's clothing.
7. Assist residents with packing their personal possessions when they are being transferred to a
new room, room cleaning, or when being discharged.
8. Transport residents to new rooms or where instructed.
9. Assist with transferring residents from vehicles as necessary.
PERSONNEL FUNCTIONS:
1. Perform all assigned tasks in accordance with our established policies and procedures, and as
instructed by your supervisors.
2. Follow work assignments and/or work schedules in completing and performing your assigned
tasks.
3. 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.
4. Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well
as a calm environment throughout the unit and shift.
5. Meet with your shift's nursing personnel, on a regularly scheduled basis to assist identifying and
correcting problem areas, and/or the improvement of services.
6. Report all complaints and grievances made by the resident to the Charge Nurse.
7. Notify the facility when you will be late or absent from work as per policy and procedure.
8. Report suspected occupational, exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and
hazardous chemicals to your supervisor immediately.
9. Serve as a mentor to new orientees.
PERSONAL NURSING CARE FUNCTIONS:
1. Participate in and receive the nursing report upon reporting for duty.
2. Follow established policies concerning exposure to blood / body fluids.
3. Assist residents with daily dental and mouth care (i.e., brushing teeth / dentures, oral hygiene,
special mouth care, etc.).
4. Assist residents with bath functions (i.e., bed, bath, tub or shower bath, etc.) as directed.
5. Give back rubs as instructed.
6. Assist / provide with dressing/undressing as necessary.
7. Assist / provide with hair care functions (i.e., combing, brushing, shampooing, etc.).
8. Assist / provide with nail care, as per policy and procedure.
9. Shave male residents.
10. Keep hair on female resident's clean shaven (i.e., facial hair, under arms, on legs, etc.) as
instructed.
11. Keep residents dry (i.e., change gown, clothing, linen, etc., when it becomes wet or soiled).
12. Change bed linens. Keep linens tight to avoid wrinkles from forming under the resident.
13. Make beds (occupied and unoccupied).
14. Put extra covers on beds as requested.
15. Position bedfast resident according to plan of care.
16. Assist residents with bowel and bladder functions (i.e., take to bathroom, offer bedpan / urinal,
portable commode, etc.)
17. Maintain intake and output records as instructed.
18. Check and report bowel movements and character of stools as instructed.
19. Assist residents in preparing for medical tests (i.e., lab work, x-ray, therapy, dental, etc.).
20. Assist resident in preparing for activity and social programs.
21. Assist in transporting residents to / from appointments, activity and social programs, etc., as : necessary.
22. Assist with lifting, turning, moving, positioning, and transporting residents into and out of beds,
chairs and bathtubs, wheelchairs, lifts, etc.
23. Assist resident to walk with or without self-help devices as instructed.
24. Perform restorative and rehabilitative procedures as instructed.
25. Provide eye and ear care, (i.e., cleaning eyeglasses / hearing aides, etc.) as instructed.
26. Assist in preparing the resident for a physical examination.
27. Weigh and measure residents as instructed. *
28. Measure and record temperatures, pulse and respirations (TPRs), as instructed. *
29. Answer resident calls promptly. *
30. Ensure that residents who are unable to call for help are checked frequently. *
31. Check each resident routinely to ensure that his/her personal care needs are being met in
accordance with his/her wishes. *
32. Assist with care of the dying resident. *
33. Provide post-mortem care as instructed. *
* Only after observed competency.
SPECIAL NURSING CARE FUNCTIONS:
1. Observe and report the presence of pressure areas and skin breakdowns to prevent pressure
ulcers.
2. Report injuries of an unknown source, including skin tears.
3. Prove daily perineal care.
4. Assist with the application of slings, elastic bandages, binder, etc.*
5. Give tepid sponge baths.
6. Provide daily Range of Motion exercises. Record data as instructed. *
7. Turn bedfast residents as per plan of care.
8. Observe disoriented and comatose residents. Record and report data as instructed.
9. Turn all medications found in the resident's room / possession over to the Nurse Supervisor /
Charge Nurse.
10. Watch for and report any change in room temperature, ventilation, lighting, etc.
FOOD SERVICE FUNCTIONS:
1.
Prepare residents for meals (i.e., take to bathroom, wash hands, position resident bed, position tables, place clothing protectors, take to / from dining room, etc.)
2. Serve food trays. Assist with feeding as indicated (i.e., feeding, assist in dining room supervision,
etc.).
3. Assist / provide 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.).
4. Record the resident's food / fluid intake. Report changes in the resident's eating habits.
5. Keep resident's water pitchers clean and filled with fresh water (on each shift), and within easy
reach of the resident.
6. Be aware of resident with swallowing problems and follow plan of care.
7. Serve between meal and bedtime snacks. Documentation when required.
8. Perform after meal care (i.e., remove trays, clean resident's hands, face, bathing, take to
bathroom, brush teeth, clean dentures, etc.).
9. Check room for food articles (i.e., food in proper container, unauthorized food, etc.).
STAFF DEVELOPMENT:
1. Attend and participate in scheduled training educational classes to maintain current certification
as a Nursing Assistant.
2. Attend and participate in scheduled orientation programs and activities.
3. Attend and participate in annual OSHA and CDC in-service training programs for hazard
communication, TB management, and bloodborne pathogens standard.
4. Attend and participate in advance directive in-service training programs as scheduled.
5. Participate in the Performance Improvement evaluations of the orientation program for the CNA
Staff.
SAFETY AND SANITATION:
1. Maintain residents in bed / chair as per plan of care.
2. Check restrained residents at least every thirty (30) minutes. *
3. Release restraints at least every two (2) hours for range of motion exercises, taking to bathroom,
etc. *
4. Participate in appropriate in-service training programs prior to performing tasks that involve
potential exposure to blood / body fluids.
5. Wash hands before and after performing any services for the resident.
6. Keep the nurses' call system within easy reach of the resident.
7. Immediately notify the Nurse Supervisor / Charge Nurse of any resident leaving / missing from
the facility.
8. Follow established safety precautions in the performance of all duties.
9. Keep resident's personal possessions off the floor and properly stored.
10. Keep floors dry.
11. Keep excess supplies and equipment off the floor. Store in designated areas.
12. Wipe spills on equipment as they occur.
13. Perform routine housekeeping duties (i.e., clean bedrails, over bed table, night stand, etc., that
relate to nursing care procedures.).
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