Plum Healthcare Group Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in Auburn, California

POSITION

The Certified Nurse Assistant provides nursing and nursing related services to residents consistent with each resident’s comprehensive resident assessment and plan of care. All resident care is provided in a manner that meets the resident’s physical, mental and psychosocial needs and enables the individual to attain or maintain the highest practicable level of functioning. The Certified Nurse Assistant maintains a “homelike” environment for the residents, protects and promotes resident rights and assists the person to maintain independence and control to the greatest extent possible.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS

Current CNA certification issued by the local Department of Health Services or proof of successful completion of an approved OBRA certification program from another state to submit for certification. No findings in the State Nurse Aide Registry concerning physical, mental and/or verbal abuse, neglect, mistreatment of residents or misappropriation of resident’s property. The state registry must be the state issuing the certification. Prior experience giving personal care to impaired individuals in a health care setting preferred. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Provide direct care to residents to improve or maintain the resident’s abilities according to the resident’s plan of care Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) – Assist with bathing, grooming, oral care, dressing, mobility, transferring, and feeding of assigned residents by providing set-up assistance, verbal prompts, physical support or more extensive assistance, or who are totally dependent as more fully described below: Bathing – Assist with transport of resident to tub or shower; Adjust water temperature; Wash and rinse resident. Dry body thoroughly with clean towels. Maintain privacy for resident at all times Dressing – Locate, select and obtain clothing for resident Assist residents with snaps, zippers, buttons after donning clothes or removing them, Recognize clothing in need of repair and communicate clothing needs to resident and Charge Nurse Restorative Care – Assist the resident to maintain functioning at his/her highest independent level to prevent decrease in functioning unless clinically unavoidable through ambulation, range of motion exercises, use of asslstive devices and maintalning proper body alignment to prevent contractures and defonnities Elirnination/Toileting – Promptly assist residents to bathroom according to toileting schedule or, promptly bring dean bedpan or urinal. Open, remove clothing in preparation, clean residents if resident is unable to clean self, adjust clothing, clean residents and own hands, Measure and record output as directed by Charge Nurse and plan of care, Provide catheter care according to facility procedure and infcctjon control policies Mobility – Assist residents or provide range of motion exercises to all joints. Provide weight-bearing assistance or physical support for ambulating. Push wheel chair or gerichair if needed. Maintain safe environment for mobile resident by removing obstacles, inspecting equipment and reportmg defects to Charge Nurse. Monitor resident progress toward treatment goals and report responses to Charge Nurse. Transfer – Position residents for transfer. Use correct transfer technique and equipment according to plan of care1 resident ability and self-ability. Obtain assistance of another staff member if needed before starting to transfer a resident Eating – Provide set”up assistance for meal tray. Open, pour, unwrap, and cut food if residents unable to help self. Feed individuals that require total assistance according to their plans of care. Actively encourage residents to chew, eat, and swallow if indicated. Assist or clean residents after meals. Serve nourishments and snacks as ordered. Document and report food and fluid intake accordingly Provide care in a manner that protects and promotes resident rights, dignity, se]f-determination and active participation. Offer and respect resident choices in matters of daily routine. Refer to residents by proper names unless resident requests otherwise. Avoid use of all pet names. Handle all residents’ property with respect Observe and report patterns of decreased social interaction, angry or sad behaviors and refosals of treatment to Unil Charge Nurse Assist with the planning, implementation and evaluation of plans of care for assigned residents and report information about conditions, responses to interventions and suggestions for alternative approaches to the Unit Charge Nurse Assist with preparation for stare inspections as directed, Attend survey training and interact with state surveyors as directed by immediate supervisor Follow all facility policies and procedures including those related to infection control Use personal protective equipment properly whenever indicated Record accurate, legible information about resident care and condition in appropriate sections of resident’s records Communicate with Charge Nurse about assigned residents regularly throughout shift Demonstrate competence in use of proper body mechanics for both upper and lower body. Safely and correctly use equlpment such as back belts, gait belts and mechanical liftlng equipment for lifting, pulling and turning residents who may range in weight from less than 80 pounds to over 300 pounds Monitor physical environment for safety or fire hazards and correct or report potential problems immediately to Charge Nurse. Promptly report housekeeping and maintenance problems to Charge Nurse Report injury to resident or self to Charge Nurse immediately Attend 12 hours of in-service education provided by the facility annually. Apply information to job tasks Participate in fire and disaster drills. In the event of an emergency, carry out assigned duties to assure resident safety Other duties as assigned