Certified Nurse Aid
Job CategoryHealth Care
Descriptions Concordia Health and Rehab full time employees are eligible for benefits including vacation pay, holiday pay, workers compensation, medical, dental, vision, life, short term disability, accident and cancer insurance.
Sufficient formal education to enable the performance of daily tasks with understanding of what is involved.
Previous experience helpful, but not essential.Personality attuned to the requirements of meeting needs of the infirm and aged.Must have successfully completed approved certified nurse aide training program and hold valid certificate.
Working under general direction and supervision of nursing staff, administrator, or charge nurse.Handling and serving residents to assure safety and comfort.Observing instructions or nursing staff and performing in line with established routine.Providing maximum resident care services to assure wellbeing of resident to greatest degree.Carrying out duties and responsibilities in conformance with established routine. Work performedUnder supervision to preform duties assuring maximum care, security and treatment:
Assist with carrying out the Health Care Plan.Assuring physical comfort and mental wellbeing of resident.Assist in customary daily requirements and tasks in care and treatment such as bathing, feeding, dressing, observing intake of food, care of flair, nails, and moving residents from area to area, responding to call lights, etc...Detecting and correcting situations that have probability of causing accidents or injuries to residents.Observing and reporting symptoms, reactions, and changes.Encouraging and participating in rehabilitative measures.And other duties assigned. Job Knowledge:
Knowledge of procedures and techniques.Providing bedside services.Familiarity with functions of various departments.Understanding of standard techniques in personal service care of residents.Care of equipment and supplies.Awareness of sterile procedures and avoidance of contamination. Special Demands:
Work under close supervision with awareness that error may have serious consequences.Exercise patience and tact.Use of initiative and judgment.Warm, outgoing, personality and positive response to residents who may be demanding.Perform repetitive tasks willingly.Good physical and mental outlook.Employees being hired without certification shall not perform and services for which they have not been trained and found proficient in.
Be aware of the bloodborne pathogen exposure determination record and listed below are some exposures which you could potentially be exposed to: taking temperatures (oral/rectal), assisting with obtaining laboratory specimens, assisting with cleaning/dressing wounds, giving mouth care, giving skin and nail care, cleansing incontinent patients, changing lines, emptying bad pans, assisting with emergency first aide, assisting, with postmortem care, handling unbagged laundry, handling bagged laundry, whose bags are damaged or not closed, handling laundry accidentally bagged with sharps, cleaning equipment and working surfaces, cleaning or inspecting receptacles intended for reuse, transporting soiled laundry, and transporting infectious wastes.
Licensed Practical Nurse/Register Nurse
Concordia Health and Rehab full time employees are eligible for benefits including vacation pay, holiday pay, workers compensation, medical, dental, vision, life, short term disability, accident and cancer insurance.
Must be a graduate of state approved school of vocational or professional nursing.Must have successfully completed state board of registration or licensure and carry a current state license.Must be willing and able to assume charge of personnel assigned to his/her area. Responsibilities
Have working knowledge of all residents under his/her care.Assign all aides to patients spelling out break times, and all special duties to be completed, supervise all aides in performing duties by checking their work closely to be sure the assignments have been completed.Administer all parental, intramuscular, sub-coetaneous injections.Make meaningful rounds of all patients utilizing health care plans.Insures that the individual health care plan is followed. Chart according to policy and procedures, i.e., chart according to MDS. care plan, problems, interventions, and outcome. Directs charting on his/her shifts and makes detailed evaluations of all resident charting so chart reflects progress and condition of resident at all times as according to Concordia policy and procedure on charting.Assist in writing and updating health care plan every 30 to 90 days depending on resident's condition and level of care, with the help of the Director of Nursing, Activities Director, and Food Services Supervisor.Recommend changes needed in staff as to the number of aides and kind of work performed.Recommend conference with director as needed and participate in staff meetings to keep staff performing at optimum level.Administer or supervise all treatments prescribed by physician.Make rounds with physician and record visits in charts.Transcribe all physicians' orders.Personally receive or place all calls to the physician.Administer or supervise the preparation and administrations of prescribed medicationsOrder all new medications.Give initial dose of all new medications and chart if medications type warrants close observation.If medications aide is present, be aware of her/his limitations and do not allow or encourage this limits to be exceeded.Is responsible for wellbeing and nursing care of all residents assigned to the unit during shift.Recognize significant changes in the condition of the resident and take necessary action.Be aware of legal implication if physician's orders are not carried out correctlyBe sensitive to resident's families and respond in an appropriate, professional way, as the situation requires.Know when the situation cannot be handled and be willing to ask for help and to know whom to ask.Abide by policies of the facility and ascertain that employees under the supervision of the charge nurse do the same,Supervise serving of prescribed diets and fluid intake and report persistent unresolved problems to the director of nursing.Insure that all medications and the person administering the medication or completing the treatment on assigned shifts chart treatments.Supervise the preparation of incidents and accident reports.Insure that a copy of medical records or an abstract of them is forwarded with the transfer of residents.Insure that drugs covered by the Controlled Substance Act are verified by inventory.Detect and correct situations that have a high probability of causing accidents or injuries to residents. Job Knowledge:
Knowledge of procedures and techniques necessary to administer medications and treatment as prescribed by physician.Knowledge of medications and possible side effects.Knowledge of facility's policies and procedures and how to carry these through.Knowledge of aging and an awareness of the need for meaningful intervention. Special Demands:
Be able to work well with others and overlook personal preferences where the good of all is concerned.Use of initiative and good judgment.Awareness of the needs and desires of others.Director of Nursing and/or administration may assign other duties.Be aware of the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Determination Record and listed below are some exposures which you could potentially be exposed: giving injections, administering medications, obtaining laboratory specimens, taking temperatures (oral/rectal) cleansing/dressing wounds, inserting/inspecting tracheal tubes, inserting/inspecting IV's, inserting/inspecting Foley catheters, inserting/inspecting/removing nasogastric tubes, giving emergency first aid, and giving post mortem care.
The Daily Duties Assisted living housekeepers generally have a list of duties to complete on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Daily duties may include changing linens on residents' beds. They may clean and disinfect bathrooms, washing mirrors and replenishing washroom supplies. Floor cleaning is another regular duty, which includes sweeping and mopping, as well as occasional buffing. Housekeepers are responsible for emptying trashcans and cleaning air vents. They also clean furnishings and horizontal surfaces to remove dust and dirt. When housekeepers observe potential maintenance issues or resident problems, they report them to management.