CNA Certified Nursing Aide Job description
Description of Position:
The Caregiver or Care Partner provides direct personal care and supervision to the residents at
the community. The Care Partner promotes resident well-being and satisfaction through
support with activities of daily living and communicates with other departments to ensure
resident needs are met.
Responsibilities of the Care Partner:
Assist with activities of daily living, including following community protocol, licensing
regulation and guidelines for both resident and employee safety.
Find opportunities to give the resident choices throughout the day and allow them to be as
independent as possible with their personal ADLs.
Ensure that the policies and procedures are effective and enforced to support the health and
safety of the residents.
Follow safety guidelines in the community, including proper lifting techniques and universal
precautions when providing care to the residents.
Follow the schedule of duties as provided on the individual care plan for each resident.
Function as a team, assisting coworkers as the need arises.
Monitor resident activity, food intake, functional status, psychosocial status, taking action as
required to promote resident well-being.
Document resident status change and communicate changes to Resident Care Coordinator.
Assist with laundry by immediately rinsing and washing soiled items as needed.
Encourage residents to attend activities/programming and provide valuable one-on-one
Collect garbage from assigned resident rooms daily. Immediately remove incontinent supplies
that are wet or soiled.
Housekeeping duties for common areas including, but not limited to, dusting, straightening
up, wiping down tables and chairs, cleaning bathrooms, replacing paper towels and toilet
tissue, cleaning activity areas, sweeping, mopping, and completing assigned cleaning
Housekeeping duties for resident rooms including, but not limited to, making the bed, putting
away clothes, straightening up, cleaning bathrooms, replacing paper towels and toilet tissue,
and completing assigned cleaning schedules.
Review and utilize the Communitys disaster preparedness plan for staff and residents to
follow in case of fire, explosion, natural disaster, or other emergency, including interruption of
electrical power supply, gas-heating supply and water supply.
Act immediately on any resident crisis, following protocol and basic first aid training.
In the event all assigned duties cannot be completed timely, ask for assistance and report to
the Resident Care Coordinator.
Refrain from gossip, but promote open communication between health care professionals,
families, residents, and staff.
Attend monthly staff meetings and complete all necessary in-service training.
Read all shift change acknowledgement notes.
Review and follow the employee handbook guidelines, including dress code, conduct,
Properly complete and chart all ADLs in a timely manner,
Other duties as assigned by the Wellness Manager, Resident Care Coordinator or
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Must have an acceptable criminal background record check.
Must keep a current certification in emergency first aid and CPR.
Must have a clear tuberculosis screening upon hire to assure that the employee is free of
diseases communicable within the scope of employment.
Must have a physical examination prior to employment and as required by the Community
after an injury or illness to assure that the employee is physically qualified to work.
Must be able to bend/stoop, climb, reach above shoulder level, kneel, balance, push, pull,
squat, crouch, lift, carry, and move up to one hundred (100) pounds.
Must have training in emergency evacuation procedures, medical and social needs of the
residents, residents rights, abuse and neglect reporting, infection control, medication
assistance, dementia, and courses relevant to the job duties.
Must obtain at least twenty-four (24) hours of continuing education the first year and sixteen
(16) hours of continuing education courses each year thereafter.
Must be able to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
Able to write simple correspondence. Able to effectively present information in one- on-one
and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees.
Must attend mandatory staff meetings.
Employee must not be under the influence of alcohol or other substances while engaged in
any work-related activity on behalf of the Community.
Employee must wear a name tag at all times while on the property or engaged in any work related
activity on behalf of the Community.
Able to work various schedules and shifts as needed.
- Caring For People With Dementia
- Diseases And Disorders
- First Aid And Preparedness
- Infection Control
- Medical Emergency