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Certified Nurse Assistant

Company: Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home
Location: Hilo
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionJOB TITLE: Certified Nurse AssistantREPORTS TO: Director of Nursing/Charge NurseDEPARTMENT: NursingFLSA STATUS: Non-exempt/HourlyJOB SUMMARYPerform direct resident care duties under the supervision of licensed nursing personnel. Assist with promoting a compassionate physical and psychosocial environment for the residents.Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be a Certified Nursing Assistant in good standing with the state, or must within four (4) months of employment successfully complete state-required training and a competency evaluation program. Must maintain a current certification in the state throughout employment.
  • Must achieve 12 hours of in-service education annually as required by federal regulations (as well as meet state requirements, if exceeds federal).
  • Must have ability to read, write and follow oral and written directions at a level necessary to accomplish the job.
  • Must be able to relate positively and favorably to residents and families and to work cooperatively with co-workers and supervisors.
  • Must be willing to assist others, including co-workers.
  • Must maintain regular attendance.
  • Must meet all local health regulations, pass post-employment physical exam if required. This requirement also includes drug screening, criminal background investigation and reference inquiry.Essential Job FunctionsObserve and practice safety according to facility policy and procedure:
    • Able to explain and demonstrate fire/emergency procedures and must participate in any emergency or drill activities.
    • Properly use and maintain facility equipment, reporting/taking out of service any equipment with breakage or needed repairs.
    • Show respect for facility property.
    • Demonstrate and able to explain infection control and isolation procedures.
    • Demonstrate and able to explain proper body mechanics in all patient handling interactions & processes.
    • Ensure residents are given correct diet.
    • Use proper feeding techniques while respecting personal dignity and meeting the residents' needs for socialization.
    • Make beds correctly and wrinkle free.
    • Maintain residents' rooms in neat, orderly and clutter-free manner.
    • Support residents' participation in activity programs by assisting them (when needed) to the activity location; encourages resident participation in activities.Promote and maintain positive relationships with co-workers, residents, visitors, volunteers, and regulators:
      • Directly respond, within the scope of practice, to needs and concerns of residents and family members.
      • Work with the care giving team to identify and resolve resident and family issues.
      • Promptly respond to call lights and other resident needs.
      • Treat residents with compassion and dignity.
      • Establish effective communication/interaction with residents and families.
      • Ensure residents' right to privacy (visual and auditory).
      • Maintain confidentiality of resident and facility records/information.
      • Show respect for residents' personal property.
      • Ensure residents are dressed appropriately, consistent with weather conditions, and according to their wishes.
      • Recognize a resident's ability to make choices and support these within the constraints of the care giving environment.
      • Communicate with members of the care giving team about residents' personal choices.
      • Communicate residents' end of life concerns and wishes to the Charge Nurse.
      • Is sensitive and appropriately responsive to each resident's "end of life" wishes.Perform the following according to policy and procedure:
        • Take and record temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure.
        • Ambulate residents.
        • Apply proper lifting and transferring techniques.
        • Provide proper positioning and use of postural supports.
        • Maintain residents' positioning, as needed.
        • Weigh residents on schedule and record weights accurately.
        • Provide restorative and rehabilitative nursing.
        • Provide active and passive range of motion.
        • Implement bowel and bladder program.
        • Collect certain specimens for cultures pursuant to facility policy and within the scope of duties.Ensure residents' comfort while assisting them in achieving their highest practicable level of functioning as follows:
          • Assist residents with their activities of daily living.
          • Provide oral care and hygiene pursuant to plan of care.
          • Provide nail care pursuant to plan of care.
          • Assist residents with dressing and grooming according to their needs, wishes and desires.
          • Bathe residents with attention to privacy, respecting dignity and providing a safe and relaxing experience.Report the following to the Charge Nurse and the care giving team as appropriate and/or document according to policy and procedure:
            • A significant change in a resident's condition, a change in a resident's vital signs or weight, any accidents and injuries, any changes in a resident's skin integrity, behavioral changes, signs of resident depression or anxiety, changes in a resident's ambulation status, the level of the resident's food consumption, and the resident's intake of food and liquids as well as the resident's output, when indicated.
            • Participate in collecting data needed for the accurate completion of the MDS and the plan of care.
            • Show understanding of information that is provided by the ADL flow sheets.
            • Provide input to the Nurses for development of the plan of care.
            • Provide information gathered from care giving activities to the Charge Nurse.
            • Assist in the orientation and training of other staff.
            • Attend orientation, mandatory in-service and education programs and staff meetings.Safety
              • Comply with all Company safety policies, regulations and requirements regarding fire and life safety.
              • Comply with all Company safety policies regulations and requirements involving employee safety and patient safety. This includes but is not limited to: a zero tolerance for harassment and violence; following infection control procedures; following safe patient handling as required with your specific job position.
              • May be required to assist in the evacuation of patients during emergency situations.
              • Meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility.Residents' Rights and Positive Relationships
                • Understand, comply with and promote all rules and regulations regarding residents' rights.
                • Promote positive relationships with residents, visitors, and regulators, to include presenting a professional appearance.Physical and Sensory Requirements (With or Without Aid of Mechanical Devices)This position is very active and requires:
                  • Walking, standing, reaching, bending, crouching, grasping, pushing, pulling, and lifting.
                  • The ability to work at a rapid pace for an entire shift.
                  • The employee must frequently lift or move objects and patients weighing up to 40 pounds. Following the patient care plan and using a variety of equipment, the employee may frequently move, reposition and transfer patients of varying weights up to 300 lbs.
                  • Must have finger and hand dexterity sufficient to type, handle and manipulate instruments and operate departmental equipment.
                  • Have a working understanding of English: ability to read and write; ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions; ability to verbally communicate with residents and others; ability to hear and respond to pages.
                  • Ability to distinguish smells, tastes and temperatures.
                  • Ability to remain calm in emergency situations and when handling multiple tasks.Other Functions and Responsibilities
                    • Must adhere to Code of Conduct and Business Ethics policy, including documentation and reporting responsibilities.
                    • Participate in Quality Improvement activities as assigned.
                    • Other duties as assigned or needed.
                    • Ability to understand and apply training from in-service education and ability to instruct personnel during training education and staff meetings.
                    • This position regularly requires long hours and frequent weekend work.
                    • This is a position in a health care facility open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Rotating shifts as well as holiday and working during inclement weather may be required.

Keywords: Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home, Hilo , Certified Nurse Assistant, Healthcare , Hilo, Hawaii

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