Nursing Assistants

Certified Nursing Assistants

POSITION SUMMARY
The person holding this position is delegated the responsibility for carrying out the assigned duties and responsibilities in accordance with current existing federal and state regulations and established company policies and procedures. They are the principal caregivers, having far more contact with residents than the members of the staff. CNAs help care for ill, injured, disabled, or inform individuals confined to nursing facilities. They work under the supervision of licensed nursing personnel. Duties include answering residents’ call lights, serve meals, make beds, feed, dress, groom, toilet, and bathe residents, give massages, provide skin and personal care, take temperatures, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure, help residents get in and out of bed and walk, escort residents, keep resident’ rooms neat, set up equipment, perform light cleaning tasks and observe residents’ physical, mental, and emotional conditions and report any change to the nursing staff.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
License/Certification/Registration:
Certification as required by federal and state law.
Check for certification.

Continuing Education:
Completion of 12 hours mandatory in-services annually, as required by federal and state law.

Job Knowledge:
Knowledge of procedures and standard techniques used in providing personal care services for residents, equipment and supplies.

Understanding of:
  • Prevention of disease and application of universal precautions.
  • Experience in care of the elderly, chronically ill, and restorative nursing techniques.
  • Understanding of roles and functions of all levels of nursing staff and total health care team.
  • Preventive skin care and incontinence management.
  • Residents rights, confidentiality and preservation of the residents dignity and self-respect.
  • Exhibits genuine interest in caring for residents and family concerns; initiative and judgement in recognizing symptoms indicative of adverse reactions to treatment provided the residents, willingness to perform a variety of simple, repetitive, routine tasks. Be willing and able to work as part of a team.
WORKING CONDITIONS:
Work indoors in well-lighted and ventilated wards and rooms. May need to work beyond normal working hours in other positions temporarily when necessary. May be required to work on weekends and holidays, and possibly on shifts other than the one hired. 

WORK SCHEDULE: All shifts.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Good physical and mental health. Must be able to withstand strenuous physical activity. Job requires: intermittent standing, walking, reaching, bending, stooping, kneeling, lifting in excess of 100 (with assisting devices or help of other staff members) – 50% and frequently lifting of up to 50 pounds of force to lift, push, pull, or otherwise move objects including the human body, fine hand coordination, ability to communicate with residents, personnel and consultants, ability to distinguish smells, tastes and temperatures; ability to hear and respond to verbal stimuli and to hear blood pressure rate to monitor vital signs; a keen sense of vision necessary for close inspection and attention to minute details and small objects, the ability to quickly detect and react to slight motions and/or the ability to accurately distinguish colors, ability to read and writ, and ability to remain calm under stress. Manual dexterity to handle instruments and equipment is necessary.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
Must have the ability to communicate with residents, families and personnel and ability to remain calm under stress.
Principal contacts: Is involved with residents, co-workers, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc.
Exposure Risk: May be exposed to infectious waste, diseases, etc., including exposure to the AIDS and Hepatitis B virus and TB. Loud noise on occasion. A possibility of cuts of minor burns from instruments and equipment. May be exposed to communicable diseases. Possibility of strains due to moving residents or injury from irrational residents.

*Colonial Manor has excellent and affordable Health, Vision and Dental Benefits.
We also offer Tuition Reimbursement and we have RN and LPN Scholarship Programs.

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