The Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) assists nursing personnel in providing basic care for residents and necessary unit tasks and functions. Works under the direction of the Registered Professional Nurse or LPN. Carries out assignments as instructed in a safe, appropriate and timely manner and accountable for all resident care giving during the shift. Demonstrates St. Peter's Health Partners Mission and Core Values.
- Must be able to read, write and speak English; High School Diploma or equivalent life-experience preferred.
- Must be a licensed Certified Nursing Assistant in accordance with New York State.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a sincere desire to serve others.
- Must be able to related information concerning a resident's condition.
- Must have patience, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents.
- Must possess the ability to work professional with other staff, residents, family members, and outside agencies/visitors.
- Experience in service delivery in the health care, business or domestic field is preferred.
Number of Staff Supervised: 0
FTE's Supervised: 0
Job Titles of Staff Supervised:
Level of Supervisory Responsibility (Check all that apply):
Serves as technical expert to group of peers
Assigns work and schedules time off
Makes hire, fire, disciplinary, and related decisions w/ HR Manager consult
Has budget accountability
Manages through subordinate supervisorsWorking Conditions and Physical Requirements
Code: N-Never; O-Occasionally (< 20%); F-Frequently (20%-80%); C-Constantly
Exposure to Adverse Working Conditions:
O Noise, Noxious Odors, Temperatures
O Potentially Threatening Abusive Clients
O Hazardous Materials
O Communicable Diseases
F Close Eye Work (computers, typing, reading, writing)
O Sedentary (continuous sitting)
F Light Work (standing, walking, lifting < 15 pounds)
F Moderate Work (lifting up to a maximum of 35 pounds, prolonged use of small hand instruments)
F Moderately Heavy Work (lifting, moving, loading up to a maximum of 35 pounds)
O Heavy/Hard Work (above average strength and stamina, lifting up to a maximum of 35 pounds)Job Specific CompetenciesPrincipal Responsibilities:
Maintain standards of Nursing Care; performs selected resident care as directed by the RN or LPN while maintaining the dignity of the resident and in accordance with policies, procedures, and regulations. Follow work assignments, and/or work schedules in completing and performing assigned tasks. Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment through the unit and shift. Provide Resident Care;
- Assists resident with hygiene needs (baths, mouth care, hair care, removes facial hair-shaving, nail care, back care).
- Assists with feeding of those residents able to chew and swallow without difficulty.
- Employs special oral feeding techniques for residents with special needs/difficulties.
- Measures intake and output accurately and documents on worksheet and graphic sheet.
- Check and report bowel movements and character of stools as instructed.
- Performs routine colostomy care.
- Answer resident calls promptly.
- Ensure that residents who are unable to call for help are checked frequently.
- Weighs resident using upright, chair and bed scale.
- Measure and record temperatures, pulse, and respirations, as instructed.
- Maintains safety measures.
- Transfers or weighs residents using appropriate lift.
- Assists residents in use of bathroom, shower urinal, bedpan and commode for residents.
- Keep residents dry (i.e. change gown, clothing, linen, etc. when it becomes wet or soiled).
- Change bed linens, make beds, provide extra covers as requested. Keep linens tight to avoid wrinkles from forming under the resident.
- Ambulates residents, including those using canes and walkers, as instructed.
- Assist in transporting residents to/from appointments, activity and social programs, etc.
- Position bedfast residents in correct and comfortable position, assist with turning residents, and assist with lifting, turning, moving, positioning, and transporting residents into and out of beds, chairs, bathtubs, wheelchairs, lifts, etc.
- Performs skin assessment and notifies Charge Nurse of any abnormalities in skin integrity.
- Measures and documents vital signs and weights. Report any variation in vital signs and weights. Report any variation in vital signs to Charge Nurse.
- Apply cold packs and warm compresses.
- Upholds residents Bill of Rights.
- Documents resident-related tasks in appropriate records.
- Assists with post mortem care and discharge of resident transfer.
- Assists with post mortem care and caring for personal belongings of the deceased.
Attend and participate in scheduled training, in-services, and educational classes a required. Maintain confidentiality of all resident care information. Other duties as assigned. Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.
Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.