Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) 9/13/2016
Prestige Care, Inc
JOB DESCRIPTIONThis position is for our Prestige Care Float Pool. Our Prestige float pool offers a flexible schedule and the possibility of travel within the Pacific Northwest. We also offer local assignments if travel does not work for you. Because this is a per diem/ on call position, it provides flexibility to work around another job, school schedule, etc., and the ability to make your own schedule based upon your availability and the shift requests we receive on a daily basis. We offer competitive pay and mileage reimbursement depending on the assignment. We will be conducting interviews in Wenatchee, Washington October 4th and 5th, 2016.
The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) provides quality nursing care to residents; implements specific procedures and programs; coordinates work within the department, as well as with other departments; reports pertinent information to the immediate supervisor; responds to inquiries or requests for information; assists the immediate supervisor with tasks to support department operations.
The CNA provides quality nursing care to residents in an environment which promotes resident rights, dignity, freedom of choice, and their individuality while providing individualized attention and encouraging residents to maintain or attain the highest practical physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being and answering residents call lights promptly and courteously.
Understanding and ensuring that individualized care plans are followed and providing the charge nurse or other care planning staff with specific information, changes and observations of the residents needs and preferences.
The CNA attends to the individual needs of residents including assistance with grooming, bathing, oral hygiene, feeding, incontinent care, toileting, colostomy care, prosthetic appliances, transferring, ambulation, range of motion, communicating, or other needs in keeping with the individuals care requirements.
Provides care that maintains each resident s skin integrity to prevent pressure ulcers, skin tears, and other damage by changing incontinent residents, turning, repositioning immobile residents, and applying moisturizers to fragile skin.
Protects the personal belongings of each resident including eyeglasses, dentures, hearing aids, furnishings, jewelry, clothing, memorabilia, etc. Promptly reports missing items according to established policy.
The Certified Nursing Assistant performs various tasks assigned by the charge nurse including vital signs, residents weights, applying creams/ointments, collecting specimens, as well as lifting, moving, and transporting residents, using proper body mechanics or lifting devices for accident prevention.
Responsible for keeping records documenting care provided or other information in keeping with department policies while performing all job responsibilities in accordance with prescribed safety and infection control procedures including thorough hand washing, use of disposable gloves where indicated, and proper disposal of soiled materials.
Communicates and interacts effectively and tactfully with the resident, visitors, families, peers, and supervisors.
The CNA is responsible for following universal precautions and safe work practices, established fire/safety/disaster plans, risk management, and security, report and/or correct unsafe working conditions, equipment repair and maintenance needs.
Compliant with current law and policy to provide a work environment free from sexual harassment and all illegal and discriminatory behavior.
Cooperates and works together with all co-workers, planning and completing job duties with minimal supervisory direction, utilizing appropriate judgment.
Completes requirements for in-service training, acceptable attendance, dress codes including personal hygiene, and other work duties as assigned.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Must hold current Certification in State or be eligible to obtain certification within four months of employment.
Basic knowledge and skills utilizing Care Tracking Systems.
A minimum of three months prior Nursing Assistant experience in long-term care preferred.