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Certified Nursing Assistant CNA

Mars, PA 16046

Lutheran SeniorLife

Posted 7 weeks ago
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Job Description

Overview:

Sign on bonus available!

CNA provides assistance to professional nursing staff in the care of residents/patients through performance of routine direct and indirect resident/patient care activities, according to established policies and procedures. Maintains resident/patient rights, privacy, and confidentiality. Promotes resident/patient acceptance of treatment goals and responds promptly to overall resident/patient needs.

Responsibilities:
  • Assist resident/patient in all ADL's (activities of daily living) as scheduled/needed and in a timely manner, including bathing, dressing, grooming (hair, shaving, foot care, fingernails/toenails, makeup application as appropriate), toileting & catheter care, oral hygiene, ensuring out of bed activity.
  • Must be available to receive report at beginning of shift.
  • Assist resident/patient with meals, including feeding, and fluid intake to ensure proper nutrition is maintained, including passing and collecting food trays, filling and distributing water pitchers as needed.
  • Assist with positioning, transfer and ambulation of resident/patient according to policy/procedure, using proper technique and mechanical devices as appropriate and/or ordered, including walkers, canes, crutches, braces, splints, lifts and chairs.
  • Observe assigned residents/patients for comfort, safety and whereabouts at least hourly. Ensure call bells are functional and within resident/patient reach at all times.
  • Take and record temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, input and output (I&O) treatment, height and weight as directed by nurse.
  • Keep resident/patient skin surfaces clean and dry.
  • Participate as interdisciplinary team member to develop and carry out care plan of resident/patient, assisting in rehabilitating resident/patient to their maximum potential.
  • Maintain clean, safe, orderly resident/patient living area(s).
  • Observe and immediately report changes in resident/patient condition and/or behavior to nurse.
  • Document and review with nurse, as appropriate, all care provided to resident/patient during shift, accurately and before end of shift.
  • Attend mandatory meetings.
  • Must have received and have documented at least 12 inservice hours per evaluation year.
  • Communicate customer concerns and assist with resolution.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); Must have passed the Certified Nurse Aide test as determined by the PA Department of Education.
  • Current Pennsylvania State Nurse Aide Certification; Must be listed on state nurse aide registry and without allegations.
  • Working knowledge of computers, Microsoft Word and Excel required.
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Lutheran SeniorLife and its affiliates are equal opportunity employers.
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