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Holy Cross Village at Notre Dame Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) - Evening Shift in Notre Dame, Indiana

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) - Evening Shift

Holy Cross Village

Notre Dame, IN

JOB DESCRIPTION:

This position requires that you provide assistance/total care of Activities of daily living for all health center residents, and assistance with the residents. It is also imperative that all the correct charting be done on a daily basis. You will be responsible to assist in maintaining residents in a way that allows the resident to maintain or improve physical/mental condition. It is also important that you adhere to the policies/procedures of the Franciscan communities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide Assistance/Total Care with the Activities of Daily Living

  • Provide daily hygiene measures including assisting with bathing, oral hygiene, skin care, hair and nail care, as assigned and as requires.

  • Change bed linens every week and as needed.

  • Assist/Total Care with dressing and undressing residents as needed.

  • Assist/Total Care dining service during meal times.

  • Assist/Total Care in feeding and providing oral fluids to residents.

  • Answer resident lights promptly.

  • Assist Residents in Preventive, Therapeutic, and Restorative Nursing Procedures

  • Take and record vital signs and weights.

  • Turns and repositions residents who require assistance every two hours.

  • Transports residents using wheelchair, walkers, lifts and other assistive devices.

  • Perform range of joint motion exercises daily as needed.

  • Assist residents to ambulate, or use assistive devices.

  • Assist the resident in bowel and bladder elimination activities and retraining programs, and peri care as needed.

  • Adhere to Safety and Infection Control Policies and Procedures

  • Maintain good personal hygiene and adhere to uniform requirements.

  • Practice universal precautions.

  • Perform cleaning of resident bedside unit, care equipment, and utility rooms.

  • Provides for the safety of the resident using safety devices identified on the assignment sheet.

  • Report personal illness of skin lesions.

  • Participates in orientation training and twelve hours of inservice programs annually.

  • Report defective equipment or other potential safety hazards promptly.

  • Adheres to Nursing Department policies and procedures.

  • Communicate Effectively Orally and In Writing.

  • Report physical or behavioral changes in the resident, accidents/incidents immediately.

  • Document resident nutrition and fluid intake and outputs.

  • Document daily on community forms.

  • Clarify questions regarding assignments with Licensed Nurse and/or QMA.

  • Maintain and safeguard entrusted confidential information.

  • Control angry feelings.

  • Be flexible, receptive and adaptive to change.

  • Maintain Resident Unit and Nursing Work Areas in Clean, Orderly, and Safe Manner

  • Use only approved items.

  • Replace furniture to proper safe location.

  • Handle equipment and supplies to avoid wastage or breakage.

  • Use time efficiently and effectively.

  • Promote Positive Public Relations for the Community

  • Display courteous, cooperative, helpful manner with residents, visitors and other associates.

  • Use proper telephone etiquette.

  • Represent the community in a positive manner.

  • Perform Other Tasks as Required

  • Assist other personnel when assignment completed.

  • Knows and follows existing lines of communication and authority.

  • Assignments/tasks designated by Charge Nurse or Director of Nursing.

  • Assures that resident rights are maintained at all times, reporting suspected deviations to immediate supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Must have satisfied the requirements of the state of Indiana and successfully completed a C.N.A. Certification.

High-school diploma or equivalent required.

General knowledge of long term care, care of the elderly

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