JOB PURPOSE: Provides each of the assigned patients with routine daily nursing care and services in accordance with the patient’s assessment and care plan, and as directed by the nurse supervisor.
Provides care ensuring patient/resident safety
Applies & releases restraints, and provides exercise
Assists patients in and out of bed and into wheelchair with the correct use of the transfer belt and practices proper body mechanics while moving/transferring patients
Assists patients in bathing: to include bed baths, tub baths, and showers
Assists patients in dressing or undressing, and personal grooming e.g., oral/denture care, brushing hair, trimming fingernails and toenails, skin care and shaving
Assists patients to and from activities as requested
Assists patients to dining area for meals; assists in feeding of patients as needed; passes food trays to individual patients in accordance with diet cards on tray and needs; documents intake of nourishment. Is able to identify the four basic food groups on a sample breakfast, lunch, and dinner meal
Assists with admissions, discharges, and transfers as requested; understands and utilizes care plans
Collects stool and urine samples per care plan; cleans bedpans and empty catheter bags, provides external/indwelling catheter care
Displays proper use and care of lift equipment
Offers fluids at appropriate times (including routine ice and water rounds) and distributes fresh water to patients and picks up used water pitchers.
Properly documents in accordance with established guidelines; receives and gives reports on patient’s status or condition.
Provides for bowel and bladder training/retraining, provides colostomy care
Provides range of motion exercises for patients
Provides routine care for the bedfast patient; turns patient intermittently if patient is bedridden due to illness
Recognizes and reports signs/ symptoms of abuse and/or change in condition
Removes bedding and replaces with clean linens per schedule or condition
Takes vital signs of patient, e.g., temperature, blood pressure, and respiration and records information and documents/reports information regarding the patient’s health, I&O, any change of medical condition, and care given
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED: A minimum of a high school diploma or its equivalent
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: None MINIMUM LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BY LAW: Active, current and unrestricted Certified Nursing Assistance certification in the appropriate state Should be a certified nurse assistant in accordance with the laws of the issuing state
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