MUST HAVE A CNA LICENSE AND BE AVAILABLE WEEKDAYS AND WEEKENDS
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Support and work in harmony will all residents and staff to make a caring and supportive environment.
Proactively encourage and support residents rights.
Assist and/or lead assigned groups or 1:1 activity programs
Assist residents to and from activities and special events
Encourage resident and family participation
Report any changes in behavior, significant issues, and safety hazards the the APM or unit nurse manager.
Distribute monthly activity calendar to residents and post calendars on designated display boards.
Assist with the development of the monthly calendar including providing creative input, new ideas and suggestion for programs.
Assist in initiating care plans, goals and MD's.
Maintain an up-to-date daily attendance chart on each resident.
Transfer and file all resident attendance forms to designated area.
Develop and display thematic and holiday decorations throughout the facility.
Assist in maintaining and active volunteer program and direct volunteers.
Assist in evaluating the effectiveness of the program, individual needs and participation levels of each resident.
Assist with field trips and outings.
Prepare work area, equipment and supplies prior to each program and clean up areas, returning all items to designated areas.
Assist in maintaining equipment and supplies in an orderly and safe manner.
Assist in preparing and serving beverages and food items for special functions.
Observe safety and infection control practices when handling food items.
Attend all required in services
Assure resident safety at all times.
Highschool graduate or equivalent with knowledge of the practical application of activity skills such as crafts, music, exercise and group leadership.
Computer skills are required; fluent in Microsoft Word, Publisher and Office. Typing ability is a must along with knowledge of publishing and editing of calendars, newsletters and promotional articles.
Good verbal and written communication skills with functional literacy in English necessary.
Positive attitude, patience and ability to motivate others.
Ability to prioritize responsibilties.
Ability to work beyond normal working hours (i.e. days, evenings, weekends and holidays)
Ability to work independently, with others and with or without supervision.
Ability to frequently move residents, tables and chairs requiring lifting, pushing, pulling or balancing the equivalent of 30 lbs.
Employee must be able to preform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations. Physical requirements may include frequent use of hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear. The employee may be required to lift, stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch or crawl; and smell. Vision abilities may require close vision, distant vision. color vision. peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
For the safety and security of our residents and patients, employees must be able to read, write and verbally communicate in English, which is the most universally used language of our resident and employee populations.
Customer/Guest Relations & Communications:
Provides direct and indirect patient care activities under the direction of a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse. Assists patient with activities of daily living, provides for personal care, comforts and assists in the maintenance of a safe and clean environment for an assigned group of residents.
Health - Ability to meet performance requirements
Education and Training:
Must be Certified Nursing Assistant.
Attend in-service programs, as assigned, to learn procedures and develop skills and meet state requirements.
Sensitive to our patients' physical and psychosocial needs.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Capable of charting accurately in the Patient Care Record or
other similar form.
Pleasant and cheerful personality.
Tactful and courteous approach with patients and visitors.
Treat all patient information as confidential material.
Adhere to dress code as directed by Center Policy (see Personnel Manual).
Duties and Responsibilites:
Understands and practices universal precautions with all patient care.
Performs all tasks/procedures included on assignment or reports to nurse any tasks not completed.
Assists in the preparation for admission of patients.
Assists in and accompany patients in admission, transfer and discharge procedures.
Provides post-mortem care.
Provides morning care, which may include bed bath, oral hygiene, combing hair, back care, dressing patients, changing bed linen, cleaning overbed table and bedside stand, straightening room and other general care as necessary throughout the day.
Provided evening care, which included hand/face washing as needed, oral hygiene, special skin care, freshening linen, cleaning overbed tables, straightening room, and other general care as needed.
Provides general nursing care such as positioning patients; lifting and turning patients; applying/utilizing special equipment; assisting in use of bedpan, urinal or commode and ambulating the patient using a gait belt.
Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, height, blood pressure and intake and output measurements.
Adheres to policies and procedures of the Center and the
Department of Nursing.
patients to activities.
Turns and positions as ordered and/or as needed, making sure no rough surfaces are in direct contact with the body. Lifts and turns with proper and safe mechanics and with available resources.
Checks for reddened areas or skin breakdown and reports to an RN or LPN.
Ensures that patients are dressed properly and assists as necessary. Ensures that clothing is properly stored in dressers or on hangers. Ensures that all patients are clean and dry at all times.
Checks unit for adequate linen and supplies.
Restrains patients properly when ordered. Understands reason for restraint and suggests less restrictive measures if possible.
Accompanies patients to appointments as directed.
Provides reality orientation in daily care.
Prepares patients for meals and services, removes food trays and assists with meals or feeds patients.
Distributes drinking water and other nourishments to patients.
Performs general care activities for patients in isolation, adhering to the Center's Infection Control Policies.
Answers patients' call lights, anticipates patients' needs, and makes rounds to assigned patients.
Assists patients with handling and care of clothing and other personal property (including dentures, glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids and prosthetic devices).
Collects and transports specimens as directed.
Reports (and records when appropriate) any changes observed in condition or behavior of patients and any unusual incidents.
Familiar with Nursing Care Plans and contributes when new information available.
Assists in maintaining a safe and clean environment, reports equipment that is out of order, reports other problems to the charge nurse, maintains appropriate handling of clean and soiled linen and stores supplies on the unit.
Practices careful, efficient and non-wasteful use of supplies and linen and follows established charge procedures for patient charge items.