The Extended Care Certified Nursing Assistant is a key member of the Community Living Center treatment team. The role of the Nursing Assistant (NA) is to perform a very wide range of resident personal care, diagnostic services, treatment and charting activities on a regular and continuing basis in a short stay rehabilitation or long- term care ward. The incumbent performs duties in such a way as to promote a sense of worth and dignity for the individual. The incumbent is a member of the interdisciplinary team and supports recreational activities on the unit. Major duties include, but may not be limited to: Assists with admissions, transfers, discharges, postmortem care and nursing care procedures specific to the ward. Assists with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) including bathing, showering, shaving, grooming, toileting, feeding, ambulating, weighing, and positioning residents with prescribed physical limitations. Teaches and guides residents in the development of cleanliness and sound health practices in all aspects of daily living. Feed and assists residents during meals. Observes aspiration precautions. Alert to special dietary needs and takes action according to the resident's diagnosis and behavior. Supports and reinforces diet instructions such as those given to diabetics and other on special diets and restrictions. Obtains and records vital signs and intakes and outputs, and empty Foley bags as needed. Uses skills and knowledge of basic normal versus abnormal vital signs to alert the Registered Nurse and adapt resident care activities. Observes Infection Control Policies and Procedures. Assists with the transferring and transporting of residents to test/ procedures via gurneys and wheelchairs. Uses knowledge of individual special interest and skills in guiding and motivating the resident. Assists in performing selected rehabilitation techniques such as range of motion, speech retraining, with the ultimate goal of residents return to active community living. Adheres to Close Observation/Suicide Precaution Policy and Procedures when caring for residents who are deemed high risk. Performs diagnostic test within their scope of practice and training, including fingerstick blood glucose and bedside EKG. Gives meaningful instructions and explanations to resident regarding purposes of special diagnostic tests and procedures. Administers treatments such as foley care and bowel care. Uses the SBAR format when communicating vital information and/or changes of condition. Work Schedule: Various, 0730-1600, 1530-2400, or 2330-0800, rotating holidays and weekends Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Nursing Assistant/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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