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Nursing - Non-Certified Nursing Assistant

POSITION SUMMARY:
Under the direction of a licensed nurse, the Resident Care Attendant delivers efficient and effective nursing care while achieving positive clinical outcomes and resident/family satisfaction. He/she will function within the standards of practice as accorded by his/her Certification. The Resident Care Attendant performs various resident care activities and related non-professional services essential to caring for personal needs and comfort of residents.

RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES:
1. Provides resident care in a manner conducive to safety and comfort. Resident care includes, but is not limited to:
2. Assist resident with or performs Activities of Daily Living (ADL);
3. Obtains and records Vital Signs and weights per policy;
4. Assists residents with ambulation and transfers;
5. Positions residents in correct body alignment in and out of bed;
6. Applies adaptive equipment as ordered;
7. Cares for personal belongings;
8. Assists physician and/or licensed nurse with treatments and procedures as needed;
9. Makes both occupied and unoccupied beds;
10. Accompanies residents when transported outside the center for appointments as requested;
11. Ensures residents are ready for scheduled therapy and transports resident to meals and to outside appointments;
12. Participates in the Service Plan process and implements care according to Service Plan;
13. Performs skin care treatments, as permitted by state regulation and Service Plan;
14. Feeds or assists residents with meals and provides additional nourishment and hydration per Service Plan;
15. Records resident's ADL Performance;
16. Answers call light or bell promptly, delivers messages, cleans areas of spillage or accidents;
17. Uses Standard precautions when caring for all residents. Adheres to Contact and/or Droplet Precautions as indicated.
18. Participates in the orientation of new nursing assistants/aides;
19. Reports changes in resident's condition, resident/family concerns or complaints to charge nurse and/or supervisor;
20. Collects and bags soiled linen to be laundered;
21. Assists with the orientation of newly hired Resident Care Attendant /Aides;
22. Promotes a culture of safety to ensure a healthy practice and living environment;
23. Collaborates and coordinates with other departments to provide timely effective care consistent with the individual's needs, choices and preferences;
24. Contributes to an environment that is respectful, team-oriented, and responsive to the concerns of staff, residents, and families;
25. Participates in quality improvement activities as requested;
26. Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive Protected Health Information (PHI) at all times;
27. Stays and works beyond scheduled shift if needed to meet staffing requirements and/or needs of residents;
28. Performs other duties as requested.

 

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