HSCPC Certified Nurse Assistant, PRN - (HSC1531)
The certified nursing assistant is responsible for providing residents with routine daily nursing care in accordance with established nursing care procedures, scope of practice, regulatory guidelines, residents’ person-centered care plan, and other tasks as directed by your supervisor.
Essential job duties:
- Administrative Functions:
- Document in the computerized medical records system the activities of daily living (ADLs).
- Use the arm-band before providing care and services.
- Report all accidents and incidents you observe on the shift as they occur to charge nurse/supervisor.
- Report allegations of abuse/neglect to charge nurse/supervisor/DON
- Report changes in the resident’s condition to the charge nurse/supervisor.
- Participates in Quality Assurance Performance Improvement activities as assigned.
2. Admission, Transfer, and discharge functions:
- Ensure resident’s room is ready for receiving the resident (1.e. bed made, admission kit available, call bell in place and functioning, fresh water at the bedside and etc.)
- Greet resident by name and escort resident to his/her room.
- Introduce resident to his/her roommate and other staff such as the charge nurse.
- Make resident comfortable (i.e. put to bed, change clothing, orient to room nursing unit, the call light system and TV.
- Inventory and mark the personal possession according to procedure. Obtain signatures from family member.
- Store resident’s clothing neatly in closet and drawers.
- Assist resident with packing their personal possession when they are being transferred to a new room, or when discharged.
- Transport resident to new room or to receiving area and introduce to nursing staff.
- Assist resident with loading or unloading and settling into new room.
3. Personal Nursing Functions:
- Participate and receive report upon start of the shift.
- Assess each resident at the start of the shift.
- Assist other staff with providing necessary care to residents such as changing, toileting or transferring as needed.
- Assist resident with bath functions, (i.e. bed bath or shower etc.) according to schedule and resident’s preference and need.
- Assess skin condition daily during provision of care.
- Assist resident with daily dental and mouth care (i.e. brushing teeth, oral hygiene, and special mouth care).
- Assist resident with dressing and undressing.
- Assist resident with hair care functions.
- Assist resident with nail care (i.e. clipping, trimming, and cleaning the finger).
- Keep resident dry by changing clothing or linen when it becomes wet or soiled.
- Make bed occupied or unoccupied.
- Position bedfast resident in correct and comfortable position in accordance with need and schedule.
- Change bed linens. Keep linens tight to avoid wrinkles forming under the residents
- Put extra covers on bed as requested and needed.
- Assist resident with bowel and bladder functions (i.e. take to the bathroom, offer bed pan/ urinal, commode).
- Document meal percentages.
- Document bowel movements and character of stools.
- Assist nurse in caring for ventilator dependent residents.
- Assist resident in preparing for activity, and social programs
- Assist residents in preparing for medical test (i.e. x-ray, therapy, Cat scan, etc.)
- Follow established Infection Control and OSHA policies concerning exposure to infection and blood/body fluids.
- Report any incident of falling, bruising, lacerations and other skin integrity alterations to charge nurse/supervisor.
- Assist in transporting residents to/from appointments, activity and social programs.
- Assist with lifting, turning, moving, positioning and transporting resident in and out of bed, chair, and wheelchair. Use proper body mechanics, durable equipment, and staff support.
- Answer resident’s call lights promptly.
- Assist resident to walk with or without self-help devices as instructed by therapists or charge nurse.
- Perform restorative and rehabilitative procedures as instructed (e.g. room ambulation, put on other devices, therapeutic exercises).
- Inform charge nurse/supervisor of any changes in the resident’s condition.
- Measure and record temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, weight, height and pain as instructed and in accordance with policy guidelines.
- Assist in preparing the resident for a physical examination.
- Provide comfort care to a dying resident.
- Provide A.M. and P. M. care which minimally consist of washing hands and face, mouth care including brushing teeth, combing hair and perineal care.
- Check resident routinely to assume that his/her personal care needs are met.
- Perform assigned cleaning duties such as pantry, utility storage areas, and refrigerators according to schedule.
- Prepare residents for meals (i.e. take to bathroom, wash hands, comb hair, raise bed, position tables, take to/from dining room, etc.)
- Serve food trays. Assist with feeding as indicated (i.e. cutting food, preparing breads, opening, cartons, and condiment packages, assist dining room supervision.
4. Special Nursing Care Functions:
- Observe and report the presence of areas and skin breakdown to prevent pressure ulcers to charge nurses/supervisor.
- Turn bedfast residents at least every two hours.
- Perform active/passive ROM to specified joints.
- Provide physical and respiratory therapies as instructed e.g. maintenance ambulation, cough and deep breathing exercises.
- Observe disoriented, comatose, agitated residents. Record and report observations as instructed e.g. Neuro Checks, vital signs.
- Watch for and report all changes in room temperature, ventilation, lighting noise levels.
- Turn in medications found in the resident room or possession to the charge nurse.
- Ensure that the ADL documentation is completed.
- Participate in resident’s care plan meetings in accordance with policy and regulatory requirements.
5. Personnel Function:
- Follow work assignments, and, or work schedules in completing and performing your assigned tasks.
- Perform all assigned tasks in accordance with established policies and procedures, and as instructed by the charge nurse and supervisors.
- Notify the facility when you will be late or absent from work in accordance with facility policy.
- Swipe in and out of the time clock system in accordance with facility policy.
- Report all complaints and grievances by the resident to the charge nurse/supervisor.
- Cooperate with personnel from other departments to meet the resident’s needs.
- Work cooperatively with charge nurses/nursing supervisors and other care providers to maintain the health, safety, and well-being of the residents and families.
- Participate in rehabilitative and restorative therapy.
- Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth and calm environment.
- Attend scheduled nursing/management meetings on a regular basis to assist in identifying and correcting problem areas, and/or the improvement of services.
- Attend and participate in scheduled training, educational classes, orientation programs and activities.
6. Resident Rights:
- Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information.
- Ensure that all nursing care is provided in privacy.
- Knock before entering the resident room at all times.
- Report all grievances and complaints made by the resident/family to the charge nurse/nursing supervisor.
- Address each resident by preferred name.
- Acknowledge the resident right to be free of verbal, mental, sexual or physical abuse and involuntary seclusion.
- Explain to the resident each activity to be undertaken prior to the activity.
- Be an advocate for the resident. Greet friends and family, direct their concerns to charge nurse/supervisor.
- Encourage resident participation in care activities and making choices.
- Dress each resident to enhance individual’s self-esteem their preference, age, and life style.
- Encourage resident participation in care and selection of clothing activities.
- Resident/family has the right to report problems with staff without retaliation.
- Answer all call lights promptly and assist resident as needed and requested by family or other staff members.
- Resident has the right to keep his/her personal belongings. When a resident expresses concern that he/she is missing personal property, report it to the charge nurse/nursing supervisor.
- The resident will be treated in a manner which maintains and enhances his/her dignity.
Other job duties:
- May perform other duties in addition to those outlined in this job description.
Required Experience: 1 year of experience (preferred) working with children with special needs and young adults (preferred).
Must have a DC CNA certification
High School Diploma or GED certificate
: District of Columbia-Washington
HSC Bunker Hill Peds Ctr
1731 Bunker Hill Road NE
: HSC Pediatric Center
Position Status: R (Regular) - O - PRN
Work Schedule: TBD - variable
: Mar 3, 2022, 8:58:13 PM