Position: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Supervisor: Charge Nurse and Director of Nursing Services
The Certified Nursing Assistant plays a vital role in the lives of the residents living in our facility. They must bring a special combination of energy, enthusiasm, positive motivation and self direction to the job. They must possess a superior service orientation and be dedicated to seeing that each residents needs are met and medications are properly administered and received on time.
A Certified Nursing Assistant performs such acitivities/duties that involve special services for residents which are supportive and in line with nursing practice. Organizational responsibilities vary from facility to facility; however, at Village Manor the CNA is usually directly responsible to the Charge Nurse.
- Must know laws governing the practice of CNA’s in the State of Oregon and adhere to facility policy and procedures concerning delivery of care.
- Perform activities allowable by State rules.
- Knowledge of facility’s policies and procedures concerning delivery of care.
- Delivers care as written in Care Plan and/or ADL information only sheet.
- Follows established infection control guidelines.
- Reports all errors in care immediately to Charge Nurse.
- Must be able to demonstrate ability to perform listed areas of duties according to standard procedures.
- Activities of Daily Living
- Serving and Feeding
- Transfer techniques, ROM, Ambulation activities
- Positioning and body alignment
- Applications of restraints
- Other listed duties may include, catheter care, enemas, insertion of suppositories. For a more complete list see “Orientation Check List”.
- Has excellent body mechanics
- Can show an understanding of function and handling of supportive adaptive resident equipment and devices.
- Demonstrates ability to establish priorities and organize effectively
- Keeps work area neat and clean. This includes resident care areas.
- Coordinates care delivery plans and delivers care as ordered and in a timely manner.
- Establishes priorities effectively
- Participates in resident care planning
- Maintains an environment that is neat and orderly.
- Charts appropriately and has accurate observation and reporting skills. Has excellent communication skills.
- Charts care provided for residents on CNA documentation sheets according to established guidelines.
- Charts at the end of the shift.
- Checks care plan or other information sheets prior to providing care to the resident.
- Observes and reports all resident condition changes to the Charge Nurse.
- Receives and gives report at the beginning and end of the shift.
- Charts vital signs and weights appropriately and reports discrepancies to the Charge Nurse.
- Communicates effectively with residents
- Communicates effectively with other Health Care Team Members.
- Respects the emotional, social, religious and cultural needs of each resident.
- Maintains confidentiality concerning residents and nursing care activities.
- Performs other related duties as assigned and is responsible for own continuing education.
- May help with the orientation of a new employee.
- Serves on committees as appropriate
- Attends mandatory In-Service meetings for 12 total hours a year or as mandated by the facility.
- State law required 12 CEU’s per year.
- Must be certified through the Oregon State Board of Nursing
- Preferred two years experience or must how an aptitude for the work within the probationary period.
- Must be able to stand apx. 3-hours on hard surface and sit apx. 1 hour out of 8-hours (outside of scheduled breaks).
- Must be able to walk apx. 4-hours per 8-hour shift and lift up lengths up to 150ft. at one time.
- Must be able to ascend and descend stairs several times per shift.
- Must be able to bend at the knees while removing resident items from closets and bedside stands.
- Will be reaching in excess of 60 times during a shift at arms length while feeding or attending to resident Activities of Daily Living.
- Must pivot, lift, and carry 8.5lbs of personal grooming items, food trays, and nourishments.
- Must be able to lift and transfer residents (apx. 40lbs) 20 to 30 minutes per shift.
- Pushing and pulling is required 10 to 25 times during the 8-hour shift for opening doors (apx. 5lbs of exertion pressure).
- Must be able to push wheelchair, shower chair, or gerchair up to 40lbs.
- Motor coordination of hands and fingers is also required, must be able to utilize both hands and arms.
- Must be able to complete documentation, with a high degree of accuracy.
- Must have adequate eyesight to read documentation forms.
- Must be able to communicate professionally with residents, families, and professionals.
- Must be able of directing own activities throughout the workday, remaining on task.
- Must participate in the 12-hours of continuing education hours provided by Village Manor.
- Any other tasks required by Village Manor that is felt to assist in improving quality of care.
- May be asked to assist coverage other than normal work schedule when need arises.
- Must comply with Standards and Scope of Practice of all times.
- Must be able to identify problems and make decisions.
- Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen and criminal history.
- Must have a flexible schedule and be willing to work a variety of days and hours.
- Must be able to read, write, and communicate in English.
- Ability to verbally communicate with the residents and staff in an understandable manner.
- Must have time management skills, be an active listener and a critical thinker.
- Must have great communication and organizational skills