Nursing Assistant

Mckendree Village Inc Hermitage , TN 37076

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Title Nursing Assistant Location Hermitage, TN Department Nursing FLSA Status Non-Exempt Shifts hiring Full-time

PRIMARY PURPOSE AND JOB FUNCTION:

Working in accordance with established policies and procedures and/or specific instructions from the licensed nursing personnel, the NA is responsible for the provision of direct resident care. The employee is the provider of hands on resident care, including, but not limited to, all activities of daily living, planning, assessing, evaluating and providing quality nursing care. Participates in in-service education and disaster preparedness.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

This position is supervised by the Director of Assisted Living or his/her designee. Ultimate direction is provided by Administrator/Executive Director.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provides assistance, as needed, to residents in all aspects of activities of daily living, including but not limited to bathing, showering, grooming, dressing, toileting, dining (both feeding and hydrating for regular meals and snacks), transferring residents from bed into wheelchair and back, transferring from wheelchair to toilet and back, positioning residents and ambulation.

  • Upon successful completion of Medication Administration training, may pass medications in accordance with physician's orders. Responsible for proper recording of dispensing of medications.

  • Assists in resident needs assessment and safety by observing and reporting all changes or unusual findings in, but not limited to, physical condition, attitude, psycho-social reactions and appetite to charge nurse. Maintains resident safety by the following:

  • Utilizes proper techniques in relation to body mechanics when assisting with ambulation, lifting, repositioning or moving residents.

  • Reports accidents and incidents promptly

  • Ensures call system is within reach of resident and answers lights promptly.

  • Maintains hazard free environment, reports broken or malfunctioning equipment to charge nurse.

  • May be required to work overtime in an emergency.

  • Makes rounds on a regular basis assessing resident needs and appearance of facility, verifying resident needs are being met.

  • During emergencies or natural disasters, employee may be required to report for duty as assigned by the administrator or designee for the duration of the disaster.

  • Maintains acceptable standards of personal hygiene and complies with department dress code.

  • Attends in-service training and education sessions as assigned.

Non-Essential Job Functions:

  • May assist in reading to residents, and writing letters.

  • Assists nursing staff as directed to ensure resident and/or family understands applicable policies and procedures for fire evacuation and other life safety emergency plans.

  • Promotes resident participation in activities through demonstration of enthusiasm and personal participation.

SPECIFICATIONS

Physical

Demands: Moderate to heavy physical effort required during part of the work shift. Stands or walks 90% of the work shift. Must be capable of bending, squatting and lifting heavy residents. Must be capable of pushing resident in wheelchairs (approximately 250 lbs.) within the community. Procedures for lifting and transferring residents must be followed exactly to prevent injury to the resident and/or employee. Works indoors majority of the time, however, may participate in outdoor functions and walks with residents. May be exposed to offensive odors. May be dealing with confused, combative residents.

Safety: Considerable responsibility for safety of others, including residents and staff members. The possibility of causing an injury to others is considerable. Regular ability to understand and to follow policy and procedures of fire & life safety, infection control, disaster preparedness, safety rules and regulations and department rules.

Working

Conditions: May be exposed to infection, odors and to peculiarities in behavior and reactions of the aged. Sits, stands and walks intermittently during the work day. Lifts residents in and out of bed and chairs frequently. Assists with emergencies.

Hazards: Injuries are possible due to the use of medical equipment, supplies, and contact with residents. This position is occupationally classified as being at risk for exposure to blood borne pathogens.

Must be able to push, pull, move and/or lift a minimum of 25 pounds to a minimum height of 5 feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 50 feet.


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