Purpose of Your Job Position
The primary purpose of your job position is to provide each of your 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.
Duties and Responsibilities
Personal Nursing Care Functions
- Participate in and receive the nursing report upon reporting for duty.
- Follow established policies concerning exposure to blood/body fluids.
- 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.
- 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).
- Shave male residents.
- Keep residents dry (i.e., change gown, clothing, linen, etc., when it becomes wet or soiled).
- Change bed linens.
- Make bed (occupied and unoccupied).
- Position bed fast residents in correct and comfortable position.
- 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.
- Keep incontinent residents clean and dry.
- 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.
- Other job duties as assigned to meet the specific needs of the residents.
- Must possess a current valid license to practice as a Certified Nursing Assistant in the state of New Jersey
- Must be able to move intermittently throughout the work day.
- Must be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable manner.
- Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
- Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to ensure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
- Must function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, and support agencies.
- Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility which include a medical and physical examination.
- Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and, at times, hostile people within the facility.
- Must be able to push, pull, move, lift and carry.
- May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.
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