Various shifts available
This posting is for full-time CNA positions in the Dementia Unit - Various shifts available.
Summary of Major Functions
The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) performs direct geriatric care duties, with a restorative emphasis, under the direction and supervision of a Licensed Nurse.
Essential Functions and Work Role Responsibilities
1.Provides supervision and assists residents to maintain personal hygiene by:
Giving complete bed baths, showers, or whirlpool baths
Caring for teeth or dentures and providing special mouth care as needed
Combing hair, shaving, trimming nails and applying make-up when desired by resident
Dressing in appropriate clothing
2.Assures that residents receive adequate nutritional care by:
Positioning resident so that independent feeding is facilitated
Feeding residents when necessary
Encouraging poor eaters and assisting those with marginal food intake to get the maximum benefit from meals and snacks.
3.Assists residents with functions of elimination by:
Helping and/or reminding the resident to go to the bathroom at appropriate times
Providing bedpans or urinal as requested or at regular intervals as required
Participating in bowel and bladder rehabilitation programs as stated in the care plans
Making proper use of incontinence products and protective pads
4.Assists residents to maintain or improve their level of mobility and prevent problems of immobility by:
Repositioning residents for their comfort and to prevent pressure sores frequently and at least every two hours
Assisting with range of motion of all extremities by exercises or activities
Using good body mechanics to assist a resident who can support his own weight to transfer into a chair or bed and with another staff member to transfer a resident who requires lifting
Using mechanical life and turning sheets as aids in moving heavy or difficult residents
Assisting residents with the safe use of walkers, canes and crutches when walking
Encourage participation in activities and transport of residents to activities of their choice.
5.Maintains a safe, clean environment for the resident by:
Keeping bed neat, clean and made up with fresh linens as required
Using physical restraints only when absolutely necessary and demonstrating proper application of vest, belt, geri-chair and specialized restraints
Disposing of soiled linen and trash in proper receptacles
6.Provides emotional support on a day to day basis by:
Using listening techniques, allow residents to verbalize their concerns without being judgmental
Encouraging participation in recreational programs
Keeping furniture and personal articles neat and orderly in order to prevent falls and other accidents
Practicing good infection control practices of frequent hand washing and use of universal precautions when dealing with body fluids
7. Provides information about the residents condition and any significant changes by:
Taking, recording and reporting temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure and weights at regular intervals and when indicated by a change in condition
Reporting anything different or unusual about the resident – rashes, bruises, complaints of pain, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, etc.
Documenting as required on ADL sheets – special foods and fluids, intake/output, mobility, bladder and bladder restraints, etc.
8.Functions as a member of the facility resident care team by:
Adhering to dress code and maintaining good standard of personal hygiene and grooming
Participating in staff development and inservice education programs according to State/Federal regulations
Sharing/helping with work load and cooperating with other staff members regardless of individual assignments
Following facility personnel policies and procedures
9.Performs other essential duties as necessary or required
10.Ensures proper use and handling of equipment and supplies
1.Adheres to and carries out all policies and procedures
2.Reports on-the-job injuries and or grievances to the supervisor before the end of the shift on the day the injury occurs
3.Establishes and maintains constructive working relationships with co-workers, residents, families and visitors
4.Maintains confidentiality of verbal and written information pertaining to residents, facility operations and personnel
5.Promotes Lakewood in a positive way
6.Promotes teamwork in the provision of services for residents.
Minimum Requirements For The Job
Currently certified and registered with the Maine CNA Registry.
Completion of a state approved program as a Certified Nursing Assistant in Maine. Previous clinical experience in acute care of long-term care is desirable.
Training/Experience as a nursing assistant
Experience or interest in working with older adults
Maturity, friendliness and enjoyment in working with people
High School diploma or GED, or acquire within 6-months of hire.
Special Knowledge Required or Preferred
BCLS certification preferred
Annual mandatory continuing education requirements