Next Step Health Care Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in West Newton, Massachusetts

Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.)

POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direction of a licensed nurse, the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) delivers efficient and effective nursing care while achieving positive clinical outcomes and patient/family satisfaction. He/she will function within the standards of practice as accorded by his/her certification. The C.N.A. performs various patient care activities and related non ?professional services essential to caring for personal needs and comfort of patients.

RESPONSIBLITES/ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Provides patient care in a manner conducive to safety and comfort. Patient care includes, but is not limited to:

  • Assists patient with or performs Activities of Daily Living (ADL)

  • Obtains and records Vital Signs and weights per policy

  • Assists patients with ambulation and transfers

  • Positions patients in correct body alignment in and out of bed

  • Applies adaptive equipment as ordered

  • Cares for personal belongings

  • Assists physician and or licensed nurse with treatments and procedures as needed.

  • Makes both occupied and unoccupied beds

  • Accompanies patients when transported outside the center for appointments as requested

  • Ensures patients are ready for scheduled rehab therapy and transports patients to rehab area.

  • Notifies licensed nurse if patient identification is missing

  • Participates in the care planning process and implements care according to care plan.

  • Performs skin care treatments, as permitted by state regulation.

POSITION TILE: Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.)

  • Applies simple clean dressing, slings, stockings, and support bandages, under direction of licensed nurse, as permitted by state regulation.

  • Feeds or assists patients with meals and provides additional nourishment and hydration per care plan.

  • Records patient?s oral intake and output.

  • Uses Sigma Care according to the Business Processes, if applicable.

  • Answers call light or bell promptly, delivers messages, cleans areas of spillage or accidents.

  • Uses Standard precautions when caring for all patients. Adheres to contact and or droplet precautions as indicated.

  • Participates in the orientation of new nursing assistants.

  • Reports changes in patient?s condition, patient/family concerns or complaints to charge nurse and or supervisor.

  • Collects and bags soiled linen and delivers to dirty linen area.

  • Obtains clean linens and supplies from supply areas, clean utility rooms, kitchen areas and all other nursing areas as assigned.

  • Cleans patient equipment as assigned.

  • Transfers patient?s belongings and equipment as directed and assists with postmortem care.

  • Assists with patient discharge as requested.

  • Assists with the orientation of newly hired C.N.A.?s.

  • Promotes a culture of safety to ensure a healthy practice e and living environment.

  • Collaborates and coordinates with other departments to provi8de timely effective carte consistent with individual?s needs, choices and preferences.

  • Contributes to an environment that is respectful, team-oriented and responsive to the concerns of staff, patients and families.

  • Participates in quality improvement activities as requested.

  • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive Protected Health Information at all times.

  • Stays and works beyond scheduled shift if needed to meet state staffing requirements and or needs of patients.

  • Performs other duties as requested.

SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL/VOCATIONAL REQUIREMWENTS:

  • Successful completion of a state approved certified nursing assistant program.

  • A minimum of a high school education or high school equivalency diploma is preferred.

Preferred language:

Mandarin or Cantonese