Consulate Health Care is one of the nation’s leading providers of Senior Health Care Services. Operating more than 190 centers nationwide, we offer services ranging from short-term transitional care to Alzheimer’s and dementia care.
Since our formation in in 1997, our mission remains “Providing Service With Our Hearts and Hands”, which guides us in everything we do. Our short-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing services help patients recover from illness, injury or medical procedure, and return to a self-sufficient lifestyle, and our assisted and independent Living services provide an engaging, community-oriented experience for our residents.
Our employees are the driving force behind our success in meeting our most important mission. We offer more than just a job – we offer rewarding careers- to those who share our unwavering commitment to helping others and to our Core Values of: Compassion, Honesty, Respect, Integrity and Passion.
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CNA POSITION SUMMARY
The Certified Nursing Aide (CNA) is responsible to provide each assigned resident with routine daily nursing care and services in accordance with the resident's assessment and care plan, and as directed by the nursing supervisor. Will deliver resident care to age ranges of residents from adults to geriatrics and assist with promoting a compassionate physical and psychosocial environment for residents.
Demonstrates positive customer service when performing the role of the Certified Nursing Aide with residents, family members, facility staff and medical staff.
Displays flexibility, team spirit, compassion, respect, honesty, politeness and accountability when dealing with residents, family members and facility staff.
Demonstrates an awareness of and sensitivity for residents rights in all interfaces with residents and family members.
Communicates effectively via open, straightforward communication, including use of listening skills and by accessing the appropriate chain of command.
Seeks validation of knowledge base, quality, decision-making and skill level by actively questioning when necessary.
Participates in interdisciplinary communication activities; actively listens and actively contributes.
Personal Nursing Care Functions
Participate in and receive the nursing report upon reporting to duty.
Follow established policies concerning exposure to blood/body fluids.
Assist residents with daily dental and mouth care (i.e., brushing teeth/dentures, oral hygiene, special mouth care, etc.).
Assist residents with bath functions (i.e., bedbath, tub or shower bath, etc.,) as directed.
Assist residents with dressing/undressing as necessary.
Assist residents with hair care functions (i.e., combing, brushing, shampooing, etc.).
Assist residents with nail care (i.e., clipping, trimming, and cleaning the finger/toenails). (NOTE: Does not include diabetic residents.)
Shave male residents.
Keep hair on female resident's clean (i.e., facial hair, under arms, on legs, etc.) as instructed.
Keep residents dry (i.e., change gown, clothing, linen, etc., when if becomes wet or soiled).
Change bed linens. Keep linens tight to avoid wrinkles from forming under the resident.
Make beds (occupied and unoccupied).
Position bedfast residents in correct and comfortable position.
Assist resident with bowel and bladder functions (i.e., take to bathroom, offer bedpan/urinal, portable commode, etc.).
Maintain intake and output records as instructed.
Keep incontinent residents clean and dry.
Check and report bowel movements and character of stools as instructed.
Collect specimens as instructed (i.e., urine, sputum, stools, etc.).
Assist residents in preparing for medical tests (i.e., lab work, x-ray, therapy, dental, etc.).
Assist residents in preparing for activity and social programs (i.e., church services, parties, visitors, etc.).
Assist in transporting resident's to/from appointments, activity and social programs, etc., as necessary.
Assist with lifting, turning, moving, positioning, and transporting residents into and out of beds, chairs, bathtubs, wheelchairs, lifts, etc.
Assist residents to walk with or without self-help devices as instructed.
Perform restorative and rehabilitative procedures as instructed.
Provide eye and ear care (i.e., warm/cold compresses, eye/ear installation, cleaning eye glasses/hearing aides, etc.) as instructed.
Measure and record temperatures, pulse, and respiration's (TPRs), as instructed.
Answer resident calls promptly.
Ensure that residents who are unable to call for help are checked frequently.
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 see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to ensure 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 residents, personnel, and support agencies.
Must meet general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility, which include a medical and physical examination.
Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and, at times, hostile residents, family members, personnel and visitors within the facility.
Must be able to push, pull, move, and/or lift a minimum of 40-60 pounds to a minimum height of waist height and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 20 feet.
May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.
Works throughout the nursing service area (i.e., nurse's stations, resident rooms, etc.).
Is subject to frequent interruptions.
Works beyond normal working hours, on weekends and holidays, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary.
Is subject to callback during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.).
Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the workday, as well as to reactions from dust, disinfectants, tobacco smoke, and other air contaminants.
Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.
May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals.
Must be a Certified Nursing Aide in good standing with the state, or must within four (4) months of employment successfully complete the state-required training and competency evaluation program.
Must maintain a current certification in the state throughout employment.
Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
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 other personnel.
Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents.
Must be willing to seek new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices.
Must be able to relate information concerning a resident's condition.
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