Certified Nursing Assistant / CNA

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General Information
US-OR-Portland
$11.00 - $15.00 /Hour
High School
Full-Time/Part-Time
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Job Description Certified Nursing Assistant / CNA

JOB SUMMARY

The nursing assistant is a member of the home care team who works under the supervision of a registered nurse and performs various personal care services as necessary to meet the client’s needs.  The nursing assistant is responsible for observing clients, reporting these observations and documenting observations and care performed. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Provide client care as directed by the Director of Nursing or registered nurse supervisor.
  2. Provide personal care:
  3. Bathing
  4. Grooming, including oral care
  5. Assist the client with dressing and undressing
  6. Assist the client with toileting activities
  7. Assist in feeding the client, if necessary
  8. Feed clients who are unable to feed themselves
  9. Take and record vital signs (temperature, pulse, respirations and blood pressure)
  10. Measure and record height and weight, if necessary.
  11. Support good skin care to prevent skin breakdown  (i.e. turn and reposition client, actively encourage movement)
  12. Assist client with active and passive range of motions as defined by the plan of care
  13. Provide client with help walking and transferring
  14. Observe client’s physical, mental and emotional conditions
  15. Report any change to the Director of Nursing or nursing supervisor
  16. Document observed changes
  17. Measure and document intake and output, if necessary
  18. Assist client in the self-administration of medication (medication reminder)
  19. Perform light housekeeping
  20. Perform meal preparation and clean up
  21. Change bed linens and make up the client’s bed
  22. Maintain an orderly client environment.
  23. Follow principles of infection control and Universal Precautions.
  24. Identifies and participates in performance improvement activities.
  25. Provide transport to doctor appointments, outside activities and shopping.
  26. Participates in client teaching according to the client’s plan of care.
  27. Assist in providing a safe environment and promote quality patient care through adherence to established policies, procedures and standards
  28. Ensure client’s rights are adhered to 
  29. Respond rapidly and appropriately in an emergency situation
  30. Use equipment properly and in a safe manner
Job Requirements Certified Nursing Assistant / CNA

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Successful completion of a nursing assistant program
  • Certification as a CNA
  • Minimum of one (1) year of documented experience required.
  • Certified in CPR
  • Negative TB skin test or chest x-ray
  • Licensed driver with automobile that is insured in accordance with the organizations requirements.
  • Self-directing with the ability to work with little direct supervision
  • Empathy for the needs of the client
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to express spoken and/or written ideas in English
  • Treats clients, staff and the public with courtesy, respect and presents appositive public image.
  • Works as a team member
  • Ensures confidentiality and security of the client’s medical information.

 



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