CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT
Tasks assigned to this position may
involve potential and/or direct exposure to blood or body fluids.
AT RISK: _____X_____
NOT AT RISK: _____________
PURPOSE OF YOUR POSITION
The primary purpose of your job position is to provide your assigned residents with routine daily nursing care in accordance with our established nursing care procedures, and as may be directed by the licensed staff nurse.
DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY
As a Certified Nursing Assistant you are responsible and accountable to carry out your assigned duties and report to the licensed staff charge nurse.
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 duties does not exclude them from the position. The position may include any other duties deemed appropriate and assigned by the Administrator.
Works in office area(s) as well as throughout the nursing area (i.e., nurses’ stations, resident rooms, etc).
Sits, stands, bends, lifts, and moves intermittently during working hours.
Is subject to frequent interruptions.
Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies, etc., under all conditions and circumstances.
Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset patients, family members, personnel and visitors.
Communicates with nursing personnel, and other department supervisors.
Works beyond normal working hours, on weekends, and holidays, in other positions temporarily when necessary. Scheduled hours may change to meet facility needs.
Attends and participates in continuing educational programs.
Is subject to falls, burns from equipment, odors, exposure to chemicals, etc., throughout the workday.
Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.
Must be a registered certified nurses’ aide in accordance with laws of this state. CPR certification preferred, but not necessary. High School graduate or equivalent preferred.
General work experience in long-term care preferred but not necessary.
Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language.
Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such actions.
Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
Must possess the ability and willingness to work harmoniously with professional and non-professional personnel.
Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents.
Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices.
Must be able to communicate effectively to appropriate personnel regarding emergency situations.
Must have knowledge of restorative nursing and rehabilitation policies and utilizes appropriately.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS
(With or Without the Aid of Mechanical Devices)
Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday.
Must be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable manner.
Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
Must possess sight/hearing senses or use prosthetics that will enable the senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
Must function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with the patients, personnel and support agencies.
Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times, hostile people within the facility.
Must be able to push, pull, and do heavy lifting without restrictions.
Must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents in emergency situations.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Meet the nursing and rehabilitation needs of each resident.
Participate in planning and following current resident care plan on all residents under his/her care.
Complete residents assignments effectively and promptly.
Observe changes in resident conditions and promptly report them.
Document accurately and completely.
Meet personal grooming needs for each resident.
Promptly answer call lights and assure that all are placed within the reach of the resident.
Assure the resident care areas are left clean and in an orderly manner.
Methods of identification of residents are maintained. Maintain that all residents are appropriately identified (i.e., I.D. bracelets, etc.).
Demonstrate correct safety techniques.
Respects and takes care of facility equipment and not wasteful of supplies.
Contributes to effective communication and pleasant working conditions.
Knows facility Privacy Practices and keeps confidential any resident information he/she has knowledge of.
Contribute to and promote positive resident and family relations.
Follow facility policy and procedures.
Continue growth and expand job knowledge.
Demonstrate leadership skills.
Fully complies with all federal and state laws and standards of ethical and professional conduct applicable to their position.
Knowledge about laws and regulations relating to job responsibilities, e.g., EEO, OSHA, patient rights, fraud/abuse laws.
Is consistently truthful and accurate in written and verbal communications.
Demonstrates adherence to employee code of ethics and conduct. (Refer to personnel policies).
Exhibits ethical/moral responsibility in problem resolution and decision making.
Required documentation/record keeping is accurate, complete and timely.
Reports suspected violations of federal and state laws and any types of misconduct to facility administrator, or other appropriate staff member.
I have read this job description and fully understand the requirements set forth therein. I hereby accept the position of Certified Nursing Assistant and agree to abide by the requirements set forth and will perform all duties and responsibilities to the best of my ability. I understand that as a result of my employment, I may be exposed to the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses and that the facility will make available to me, free of charge, the Hepatitis B vaccination.
I further understand that my employment is at-will, and thereby understand that my employment may be terminated at-will by the facility or myself and that such termination can be made with or without notice.
Date Signature - Certified Nursing Assistant
Date Signature - Director of Nursing Services or Designee
I certify that this job description was orally reviewed with me by _______________________, on ______________________, 20_____.
Signature - Certified Nursing Assistant
Please place in employee’s personnel file.