POSITION SUMMARY:

A Certified Nursing Assistant’s (CNA) main role is to provide basic care to residents, as well as assist them in daily activities they might have trouble with on their own.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1. Assists residents with activities of daily living including dressing, grooming, feeding, walking, transferring, exercising, and incontinence care.

2. Assists with lifting, turning, moving, positioning and transporting residents into and out of beds, bathtubs, wheelchairs, stools, lifts, etc. in accordance with facility guidelines.

3. Assists in preparing residents for activity, social and medical programs and appointments and helps residents get to and from scheduled activities.

4. Serves residents meals and snacks. Assists with resident food service including dining room supervision.

5. Keep residents water pitchers clean and filled with fresh water and within easy reach of the resident.

6. Performs after meal care duties such as removing trays; cleaning resident’s hands, face, clothing; oral care; assisting with bowel and bladder functions, etc.

7. Takes and records resident vital signs and resident weights as instructed.

8. Documents care given in a thorough, accurate and timely manner.

9. Answers resident calls promptly and in a professional manner. Ensures call lights are within the resident’s reach at all times.

10. Monitors resident skin conditions and reports findings to Charge Nurse.

11. Clean and sanitize resident areas.

12. Change bed sheets and restock rooms with necessary supplies.

13. Assists nurses and other staff as needed and assigned.

NON ESSENTIAL DUTIES

14. Follows infection control guidelines and standards according to facility policies. Uses personal protective equipment as needed.

15. Performs all duties in accordance with applicable policies and procedures and as instructed by the nurses in a manner designed to emphasize resident safety and comfort.

16. Operates computer and programs including other business office machines.

17. Maintains the highest level of confidentiality at all times to ensure resident’s rights are protected.

18. Adheres to professional standards, follows company and departmental policies and procedures and abide by federal, state and local requirements.

19. Attends and participates in department meetings and other required training.

20. Complies with safety standards and ensures the safety, health and welfare of staff, residents, and guests at all times. Practices safe work habits with all equipment used for and by residents.

21. Provides encouragement, guidance and resources to staff and residents when needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1. High school diploma or equivalent required.

2. Must be 18 years of age or older.

3. Must have valid California Nursing Assistant certificate.

4. Basic computer skills.

5. Good communication skills, including being able to communicate sensitive information with empathy.

6. Must be able to communicate with all levels of staff in an effective, neutral and professional manner.

7. Ability to function as a member of the team in a multi-task environment safety and effectively.

8. Must be flexible and able to handle multiple priorities, with the ability to adjust to high pressure and changing conditions.

9. Ability to read, write and communicate to residents, staff, families, vendors, and all business relationships in English language.

10. Ability to pass a criminal background clearance check, physical, and TB test.