To provide each assigned residents with routine daily nursing care and services in accordance with the resident's assessment and care plan, and as may be directed by your supervisors.
- Record all entries on flow sheets, notes, charts, etc., in an informative and descriptive manner.
- Use only authorized abbreviations established by facility when recording information.
- Report all changes in the resident's condition to the Nursing Supervisor
- Report all accidents and incidents you observe on the shift that they occur.
- Ensure that the resident's room is ready for receiving the resident.
- Greet residents and escort them to their room.
- Introduce resident to his/her roommate, if any, and other resident’s and personnel as appropriate.
- Make resident comfortable (i.e., put to bed, get water, etc.).
- Inventory and mark the resident's personal possessions as instructed.
- Store resident's clothing.
- Assist residents with packing their personal possessions when they are being transferred to a new room, or when being discharged.
- Transport residents to new rooms or to the receiving area.
- Assist with loading/unloading residents from vehicles as necessary. Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the unit and shift.
- Report all complaints and grievances made by the resident.
- Assist residents with daily dental and mouth care (i.e., brushing teeth/dentures, oral hygiene, special mouth care, etc.).
- Assist residents with bath functions (i.e., bed bath, tub or shower bath, etc.) as directed.
- Give backrubs as instructed.
- Assist residents with dressing/undressing as necessary.
- Assist residents with hair care functions (i.e., combing, brushing, shampooing, etc.).
- Assist residents with nail care (i.e., clipping, trimming, and cleaning the finger/toenails). (Note: Does not include diabetic residents.)
- Shave male residents.
- Keep hair on female residents clean-shaven (i.e., facial hair, under arms, legs, etc.) as instructed.
- Keep residents dry (i.e., change gown, clothing, linen, etc., when it becomes wet or soiled).
- Change bed linens. Keep linens tight to avoid wrinkles from forming under the resident.
- Make beds (occupied and unoccupied).
- Put extra covers on beds as requested.
- Position bedfast residents in correct and comfortable position; turn at least every two (2) hours and as needed.
- Assist resident with bowel and bladder functions (i.e., take to bathroom, offer bedpan/urinal, portable commode, etc.).
- Maintain intake and output records as instructed.
- Check and report bowel movements and character of stools as instructed.
- Collect specimens as instructed ei urine and stool
- Assist residents in preparing for medical tests (i.e., lab work, x-ray, therapy, dental, etc.).
- Assist residents in preparing for activity and social programs (i.e., church services, parties, visitors, etc.).
- Assist in transporting residents to/from appointments, activity and social programs, etc., as necessary.
- Assist with lifting, turning, moving, positioning, and transporting residents into and out of beds, chairs, bathtubs, wheelchairs, lifts, etc.
- Assist residents to walk with or without self-help devices as instructed.
- Perform restorative and rehabilitative procedures as instructed.
- Assist in preparing the resident for a physical examination.
- Weigh and measure residents as instructed.
- Measure and record temperatures, pulse, and respirations (TPRs), as instructed.
- Answer resident calls promptly.
- Ensure that residents who are unable to call for help are checked frequently. Check each resident routinely to ensure that his/her personal care needs are being met in accordance with his/her wishes.
- Assist with the care of the dying resident; provide post-mortem care as instructed.
- Observe and report the presence of any impaired skin, pressure areas, and skin breakdowns.
- Report injuries of an unknown source, including skin tears.
- Provide daily indwelling catheter care.
- Provide daily perineal care.
- Give tepid sponge baths.
- Provide daily Range of Motion Exercises. Record data as instructed.
- Prepare residents for meals (i.e., take to bathroom, wash hands, comb hair, raise bed, position tables, place clothing protector, take to/from dining room, etc.).
- Serve food trays. Assist with feeding as indicated (i.e., cutting foods, feeding, assist in dining room supervision, etc.).
- Assist residents with identifying food arrangements (i.e., informing resident with sight problem of foods that are on his/her tray, where it is located, if it is hot/cold, etc.).
- Record the resident's food/fluid intake during meals and as needed. Report changes in the resident's eating habits.
- Keep residents' water pitchers clean and filled with fresh water (on each shift), and within easy reach of the resident.
- Serve between meal and bedtime snacks.
- Perform after meal care (i.e., remove trays, clean resident's hands, face, clothing, take to bathroom, brush teeth, clean dentures, etc.).
- Check rooms for food articles (i.e., food in proper container, unauthorized food items)
- Check residents with safety devices per facility protocol.
- Release safety devices per facility protocol.
- Keep floors dry. Report spills immediately.
- Ensure that you treat all residents fairly, and with kindness, dignity, and respect.
- Ensure that all nursing care is provided in privacy.
- Honor the resident's refusal of treatment request. Report such requests to your supervisor.
- Performs other related assignments as required.
- Attend departmental and staff meetings as directed or called.
- Attend and participate in in-service educational classes and on-the-job training programs, etc., as scheduled or directed.
- As assigned, including some week-ends, evenings and Holidays.
- Works in well-lighted/ventilated areas.
- Most of the work is performed indoors
- Is subject to frequent interruptions.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
- Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies, etc., under all conditions and circumstances.
- Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, etc.
- Communicates with the medical staff, nursing staff, and other department supervisors.
- Works beyond normal duty hours, on weekends, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary.
- May be exposed to bodily fluids, infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including the AIDS and hepatitis B viruses.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; implements or office equipment; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.
- Must be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable manner.
- Collect information through observation, listening, touching, and smelling.
- Must have auditory ability sufficient to monitor and assess
- Job requires regular sitting, standing, walking, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching, reaching, pushing, pulling, twisting, writing, and carrying charts, food, trays, etc.
- Must be able to move intermittently throughout the work day.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and color vision and the ability to adjust focus.
- Employee may be required to move chairs, beds, and medical equipment, move patients in bed (with or without assistance).
- Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
- Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with the residents, personnel, and support agencies.
- Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability.
- Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people within the facility.
- May be required to lift, push, pull, and move equipment, supplies, etc., in excess of fifty (50) pounds.
- Must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents.
Safety, Sanitation and Infection Controls
- Assure the assigned work areas are maintained in a clean, safe and sanitary manner.
- Assure that established infection control and universal precautions practices are observed.
- Report all hazardous conditions or equipment to your supervisor.
- Follow established safety policies and procedures.
- Dispose of refuse daily in accordance with established sanitation procedures.
- Keep work/assignment areas free of hazardous objects, unnecessary equipment, supplies, etc.
- Report any accident/incident to your supervisor no matter how minor.
- A minimum 10th grade education.
- Must be a licensed Geriatric Nursing Assistant in accordance with laws of this state.
- Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
- Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
- Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.
- Must possess the ability and willingness to work harmoniously with other personnel.
- Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents.
- Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices.
- Must be able to relate information concerning a resident's condition.
- Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
|Employment Sector||Private Company|
|Job Field||Long Term Care|
|Type of Position||Full-Time Permanent|
|Education Required||High School|
|Years of Experience Required||0-2 yrs|
|Start Date||Friday, February 9, 2018|
- St. Mary's County
- Charlotte Hall
Member Since: Feb 9, 2018
Charlotte Hall, Maryland
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