Nursing Assistant (Certified, Registered or State Tested)
at Volunteers of America

Date Posted: 4/18/2019

Job Description

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA is hiring CNA's for their In-home services program in our Senior PACE program in Montrose, CO.

The primary role of the Nursing Assistant is to provide assigned residents with routine daily nursing care in accordance with established facility nursing care procedures as directed by clinical supervisors. The Nursing Assistant reports any observed changes in resident condition as they occur.  Performs routine resident care duties and tasks delegated by the registered nurse, licensed practical nurse or licensed therapist to meet the physical and psychosocial needs of residents. Provides services in a manner compliant with all state and federal regulations as well as with any applicable facility policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.    Nursing Care Functions
a.    Assists residents with personal cares, including bathing, dressing, grooming, oral hygiene, bed mobility, toileting and eating.
b.    Follows all shift routines, policy and procedures regarding accurate performance of vital signs, weights, etc.  Understands/supports Resident Bill of Rights.
c.    Delivers meals and assists residents with eating.  Records accurate food and fluid intake as assigned.  Reports any chewing or swallowing difficulty to the nurse.
d.    Assists the resident with the restorative nursing program including but not limited to, passive and active range of motion, ambulation with appropriate assistive devices and use of transfer belt.
e.    Uses safety standards at all times in transferring of residents
f.    Reports promptly to the nurse any changes in the resident condition.
g.    Answers call lights promptly and determines residents’ needs.
h.    Neatly makes and changes bed linens.
i.    Ensures that residents are clean, neatly dressed according to preference or age, and well-groomed.
j.    Reports any indication of resident illness to the nurse.
k.    Provides any information on changes in skin conditions to the nurse.
l.    Follows standard precautions and works within OSHA guidelines.  
m.    Observe and report any noted changes in mental status to the nurse.
n.    Report to charge nurse all incidents/accidents that occur involving employee, residents, and visitors.
o.    Treats and ensures that residents are treated with respect and dignity.  Shows respect for resident’s right to confidentiality, dignity and privacy.
p.    Immediately reports any suspected abuse or neglect per facility policy.
q.    Remains aware and takes special precautions to ensure a clean and safe environment for residents and staff.
r.    Reports any equipment malfunction to designated employee.
s.    Completes miscellaneous tasks related to care of residents (e.g., transporting patients).
t.    Reports to nurse prior to shift and at end of shift.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS: 

1.    High school graduate or equivalent.
2.    State approved nursing assistant course completion/certification, or enrollment in approved course per state guidelines.
3.    Experience in the long-term care setting preferred.
4.    Ability to safely perform the essential functions of the job without harm to self or others.
5.    Ability to prioritize duties.
6.    Ability to understand and follow work assignments.
7.    Ability to work as part of a team.
8.    Ability to utilize computers and other electronic devices for tasks such as timekeeping, in-servicing and documentation.

Apply to: 

EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled

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