Provides direct resident assistance with daily living activities such as bathing, dressing, feeding and toileting.
- Direct resident care including, but not limited to: Inventory and maintain the orderliness of personal effects and clothing, ensure personal grooming and dressing, bathe as scheduled, assist to the bathroom, bedside commode, or bedpan, assist in preparing for meal service including resident hand hygiene, assist residents by preparing food for dining as necessary, feed residents unable to do so independently, obtain and record temperature, pulse, and blood pressure, document liquid intake and output and provide results to the charge nurse, assist residents in attending dining, religious services, and other activities, change and store bed linen according to schedule and need.
- Promote and support the greatest possible degree of independence, activity, and overall health for residents.
- Observe and report on any of the above-listed items to charge nurse.
- Practice infection control at all times.
- Maintain a documented inventory of all supplies used.
- Report to the charge nurse immediately all incidents and changes in resident’s conditions.
- Record all ADL (activities of daily living) on EMR each shift and report any discrepancies to the charge nurse.
- Answer all nurse call signals promptly. Ensure the call button is always within reach of residents.
- Make rounds at the beginning and end of each shift.
- Update relief and nurse on resident situations and conditions requiring attention.
- Make rounds every two hours and as needed.
- Ensure bedbound residents are turned and repositioned every two hours and as needed.
- Ensure incontinent care is provided every two hours and as needed.
- Contribute knowledge of resident’s condition/needs to the resident care plan.
- Assist in the implementation of care plans as directed.
- Comply with requirements of procedures for safe lifting and/or safe transfer of residents or equipment.
- Ensure that equipment is clean and functional.
- Understand and comply with safety rules in performance of duties.
- Report unsafe or potentially dangerous items or procedures.
- Attend mandatory in service meetings/trainings each month as scheduled and as needed.
- Perform incidental housekeeping or maintenance tasks as may be required to maintain clean, hazard-free environment for residents, visitors, and staff.
- Perform additional duties as directed by charge nurse and/or nursing supervisor.
Summary of Qualifications:
- Must hold valid Texas Certified Nursing Assistant certificate.
- Good physical and mental health, strength, and dexterity sufficient to perform the required duties.
- Understands written and verbal instructions.
- Must possess the special requirements of tact, courtesy, and understanding necessary in dealing with residents and family members.
- Must successfully complete a skills checklist for continued employment.
- Must meet current and/or future training and/or educational requisites of applicable local, state and/or federal standards.
- Certified Nursing Assistant: 1 year (Preferred)
- Work authorization: United States (Required)