Reporting to the Wellness Director and under the direction of the Licensed Practical Nurse, the CNA provides direct personal services for residents. The CNA guides or assists residents with those activities of daily living (ADLs) that they are unable to perform without guidance, fostering at all times the residents independence and freedom of choice. The CNA respectfully interacts with all residents, family members, visitors, colleagues and staff. This is a safety sensitive position.
It is understood that every incidental duty connected with operations listed in the job description is not always specifically described, and that employees, at the discretion of management, may be required to perform duties not within their job descriptions. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
- Assures resident safety
- Provides personal services and assists with ADLs for residents as needed
- Provides in-house escort services to beauty shop, activities and meals
- Provides guidance and assistance with telephone usage
- Monitors and reports any change in physical health of residents
- Reports and records resident and resident-related events
- Assists residents during dining as needed
- Delivers meal trays to residents who are unable to go to the dining room
- Assists with medication reminders and hydration and monitors nutrition
- Assists with resident-centered activity programs
- Participates in in-service and educational trainings and programs
- Regular and reliable attendance is an essential function of this job
ESSENTIAL MENTAL AND PHYSICAL FUNCTIONS
The essential mental and physical functions listed below are required in order for an employee to be able to perform the essential functions of this position.
- Ability to read and write, follow written and verbal instructions, and communicate effectively in English.
- Thinking critically; defined as reading, understanding, and taking appropriate action on detailed and complex information.
- Walking long distances regularly.
- Lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.
- Pushing a wheelchair with a resident weighing up to 200 lbs.
- Repetitive actions/motion of one or both hands.
- Hearing ordinary conversation and office sounds.
- Verbal communication in person and on the phone.
- Written communication by hand and on PC.