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Listing No. 53563 posted on 9 Feb (Expires on 11 Mar)

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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.

 

Work Schedule

 

  • As assigned, including some week-ends, evenings and Holidays.

 

Working Conditions

 

  • 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.

 

Physical Requirements

 

  • 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.
Job Requirements: 

Qualifications

 

  • 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.
  • Listing No.
  • 53563
  • Company Name
  • Charlotte Hall Veterans Home
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
  • County
  • St. Mary's County
  • City
  • Charlotte Hall
Advertiser: Ehardee
Member Since: Feb 9, 2018
  301-884-8171
  Charlotte Hall, Maryland
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