A para professional who gives direct care to tenants. Assignments are given in the form of oral instructions, or written work schedules, from the Administrator and/or Registered Nurse. Work is subject to review in progress and upon completion.
Essential Job Behaviors:
Demonstrates behavior consistent with our Mission, Vision, and Shared Values.
Demonstrates fiscal responsibility.
Contributes to team effectiveness.
Contributes to continuous quality improvement
Complies with organizational policies and procedures.
Meets standards of confidentiality.
Maintains regular scheduled hours. Meets attendance requirements as described in employee manual.
Customer Focus: Puts customers first, and serves them with uncompromising personal Courtesy, Attentiveness, Responsiveness, and Empathy (CARE).
Completes mandatory in-service meetings.
Promote principles of tenant directed care including honoring tenant’s desires, strengths and preferences.
Promote tenants highest level of function.
Complies with all HIPAA policies and procedures.
Honor and promote tenant choice and autonomy.
Provide cares based on tenant’s desires for how and when assistance will be given.
Essential Job Functions:
Phoning, mailing and faxing physician phone orders for signatures and ensure they are returned in a timely manner.
Transfer tenants, in wheelchairs, from room to commons area, dining area, activities or church.
Administer medications as ordered; to include insulin, injections, topical, enteral, oral, etc.
Understand the importance and necessity of accurate documentation.
Provide care on the basis of infection control and blood borne pathogen policy and procedures.
Answer tenants call signals.
Turn and reposition bedridden, hospice patients, alone or with assistance, to prevent bedsores.
Observe tenant conditions, measuring and recording food and liquid intake and output and vital signs, and report changes to professional staff, physician and/or family.
Provide tenants with help walking, exercising, and moving in and out of bed.
Bathe, groom, shave, dress, and complete incontinent care as needed.
Adhere to established tenant care policies.
Collect specimens such as urine, feces, or sputum.
Serve on the appropriate committees required by the State and Federal Codes.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to enterthe job.
Experience as a Nursing Assistant in a CBRF or other health care setting.
Nursing Assistant certification preferred.
Certification in medication administration, or willing to obtain.
Additional knowledge, skills and abilities required to competently performthe job.
Maintain up to date CNA licensure, if applicable.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within the organization.
Must be able to relate to and work with elderly that may be ill, disabled, emotionally upset and, at times, hostile within the organization.