NURSING ASSISTANT I

NURSING ASSISTANT I


PURPOSE OF YOUR JOB POSITION:

The primary purpose of your job position is to provide routine nursing care in accordance with our established policies and procedures, and as may be delegated by the RN / LPN Hall Nurse, Director of Nursing, or Administrator, to assure that an acceptable degree of quality resident care can be maintained.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Listed below is an outline of the duties and responsibilities that you will be required to perform.

Even though your job description is broad, every effort has been made to make this outline as complete as possible. HOWEVER, we must emphasize that you may be required to perform other related duties and activities.


  • Receive assignments and check your resident schedule


Report on and off duty


Perform assigned duties in accordance with our established policies and procedures, nursing care procedures, and our safety rules and regulations


Verify the identification of a resident before administering care, serving food, etc. to assure that appropriate care, etc. is being provided to the correct resident


Assist residents with dental and mouth care


Assist residents with identifying food arrangements (i.e. informing blind residents of where food is located on the tray)


Assist with trays and feeding of residents. Remove trays when finished


Perform after-meal care as required (clean residents’ hands, face, clothing, etc.)


Assist in preparing residents for meals (taking to/from dining room, serving trays, placing bibs, assisting in feeding or cutting foods, supervision in dining room, etc.)


Assure that resident’s food is accessible and self-help devices are available as needed


Record resident’s food intake as directed


Feed residents who cannot feed themselves


Serve extra nourishment in accordance with established nursing care procedures


Serve drinking water as required. Assure that water pitchers are cleaned and filled with fresh drinking water daily


Bathe residents as assigned and in accordance with our established nursing care procedures (encourage showers and other self-help measures/activities)


Dress residents neatly and in their own clothing. Assist residents in dressing as necessary


Comb and brush resident’s hair daily. Shampoo as instructed


Clip and trim toenails, fingernails, eyebrows, etc. as directed


Shave male residents daily or as instructed


Observe & report to the licensed nurse the presence of pressure areas to prevent pressure ulcers


Assist residents to/from bathroom. Offer bedfast residents bedpans, urinals, portable toilet, etc. Clean and store such equipment AFTER EACH USE. (Report intake/output as directed)


Keep incontinent residents clean and dry as possible. Change bed linens and clothing as often as necessary


Prepare and give enemas and report results to the licensed nurse as directed


Collect specimens, stools, sputum, etc. as directed by nurse


Make beds, clean bedside tables, clean bedrails, etc. as well as other housekeeping duties that relate to nursing care procedures


Assist residents in preparing for tests, x-rays, therapy, activities, physician visits, religious services, etc. to include transporting residents to/from such activities


Move and turn bedfast residents as directed


Apply physical restraints to resident in chair/bed as directed by licensed nurse. Assure residents are loosened in accordance with established policies


Assist residents into chairs, beds, bathroom, bathtubs, showers, etc


Report all complaints to the licensed nurse


Assist residents to walk with or without self-help devices as necessary


Perform restorative and rehabilitative procedures as directed


Report any resident leaving the premises, or who has left the premises, to the licensed nurse immediately


Assure that the nurses call system is attached to the bed when residents are bedfast and within easy reach


Assist others in heavy lifting. USE PROPER EQUIPMENT. Wear and use gait belt


Answer resident calls promptly


Report any resident abuse immediately to the licensed nurse (i.e. harsh/abusive language, unnecessary roughness, etc.)


Report any medication found in the resident’s room. Take it to the nurse as directed


Wash hands after caring for each resident


Follow infection control procedures, as established by the facility, when isolation techniques are necessary


Ensure that resident’s rights to fair and equitable treatment, self determination, individuality, privacy, property, and civil rights, including the right to wage a complaint, are followed at all times


Maintain CONFIDENTIALITY of pertinent resident care information to assure resident rights are protected


Report all accidents/incidents, regardless of how minor, to the licensed nurse as soon as possible


Report all hazardous conditions and equipment to the licensed nurse immediately


Attend and participate in inservice educational programs, on-the-job training programs, etc. as directed


Assure that work/assignment areas are clean and equipment, supplies, etc. are properly stored before leaving such areas on break, end of work day, etc.


Other related duties as may become necessary or as delegated by the RN/LPN hall nurse, administrative nursing, or Administrator


Expanded Role of Nursing Assistant I:

Purpose of Job Position:The primary purpose of your expanded role is to carry out up to four NA II complex care tasks within the facility as delegated by the licensed nurse and within the allowed NA II tasks by the Board of Nursing

Duties: Will be designated on the NA II skill checklist




WORKING CONDITIONS:


  • Works in well-lighted/ventilated work areas, as well as throughout the nursing service areas


Sitting, standing, bending, lifting, and moving intermittently during working hours


Subject to frequent interruptions


Involved with residents, family members, personnel, visitors, etc. under all conditions/ circumstances


Subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, etc


Communicates with nursing personnel and other department supervisors


Willingness to work beyond normal working hours when necessary


Attend and participate in continuing educational programs as directed


Follow all of our established policies and procedures to include nursing care procedures, safety regulations, personnel policies, etc. to assure that quality resident care can be maintained


This facility will make reasonable accommodations that will permit an employee to perform the essential functions of his or her position


Full-Time
Health Care, Nurse
Experience: Not Specified
06/13/2018

 

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