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Village Manor

Village Manor

Position:  Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Department:  Nursing
Supervisor:  Charge Nurse and Director of Nursing Services

Job Description:

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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Job Requirements:

  • 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