Certified Nursing Assistant - CNA, HHA, HCA, PCA

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



Minimum Eligibility Requirements: * High school diploma or equivalent preferred. * Certification Required (CNA, HHA, HCA or PHA based on state requirements) * Previous experience working with the elderly in a residential or long-term care setting also preferred. * Must be able to read, write, and speak English to communicate effectively with residents, families, visitors, and other staff members. * Must be able to perform job duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. * Able to pass the necessary tests (i.e., CPR, First Aid, Food Handlers, etc.) if required by state regulations. Essential Functions: Resident Care * Assists residents with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, eating, transferring, and mobility * Engages residents in meaningful conversation, socialization, and activity while providing personal care assistance * Responds to all resident needs and/or requests for care promptly, and provides or obtains assistance with care as necessary * Upholds Residents' Rights at all times * Supports and upholds all company policies and care philosophy * Observes residents for changes in physical, emotional, mental, or behavioral condition, unusual symptoms, accidents, injuries, or unusual occurrences, and reports promptly to a licensed nurse * Completes all forms and documentation such as incident reports, change of condition reports, and behavior tracking, as requested, and in a timely manner * Assists in the dining room during resident meal-times * Encourages residents to participate in scheduled activities and outings, and assists with those activities as needed * Provides residents with opportunities for self-expression and enhanced self-esteem through spontaneous individual or small group interaction and activity Housekeeping * Makes resident beds, empties resident garbage, and tidies resident rooms daily and as needed * Changes resident bed linens according to facility schedule and as needed due to incontinence * Changes resident towels on bath days and as needed if soiled * Assists with resident laundry per shift guidelines * Maintains resident clothing and clothing closet in a clean, neat, and orderly manner * Cleans dining room tables and chairs after meals and snacks * Notifies Housekeeper of spills and soiled areas; assists with clean-up as needed. When no Housekeeper is on duty, cleans up spills and soils immediately * Straightens chairs, pillows, and decorative items in common areas as needed, and returns items to the appropriate location when found out of place * Assists in cleaning wheelchairs, walkers, and other resident equipment per facility cleaning schedule and as needed * Assists with dusting, vacuuming, and other housekeeping duties as assigned Other * Attends all required staff meetings and in-service training sessions * Demonstrates a positive attitude and contributes to an atmosphere of team spirit and cooperation within the facility * Answers phones as needed, in a prompt and courteous manner * Promotes customer service and positive community relations by treating residents, families, other staff, and all visitors in a courteous, helpful and friendly manner * Assists with other duties as assigned

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