Certified Nurse Assistant

Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 05-16-2018
BASIC FUNCTION:
 
Performs duties that relate to and support the provision of nursing care such as patient/resident hygiene and comfort, performance of activities of daily living and maintenance of clean and safe environment under the supervision of a licensed nurse.
 
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
  • Prepares patient’s/resident’s unit.
  • Obtains weight, height, temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure.
  • Orients patient/resident, family to the unit (cx. Call light, B.R., visiting hour, etc.).
  • Completes patient/resident inventory sheet.
  • Performs personal hygiene activities: grooms hair, nails, bathes, showers, mouth care, bed making, perineaL/foley care, cleans and keeps bedside stand, over-bed table and closets neat and in order. 
  • Displays greeting cards, arranges/discards flowers.
  • Measures and records intake and output.
  • Obtains and records vital signs, weight and height.
  • Applies binders restraints, support stockings, ace bandage, splints, immobilizes and non-sterile dressing.  Performs range of motion.
  • Provides personal comfort and maintains dignity of the patient/resident.
  • Assists the patient/resident in donning health aids such as eyeglasses, hearing aids, and dentures.
  • Distributes and collects meal trays.
  • Feeds patient/resident, serves between meals snacks.
  • Serves fresh ice and water at the beginning of each shift.
  • Responds to patient/resident request promptly and directs request to the nurse when necessary.
  • Reports to the nurse any observation of change in patient/resident condition promptly. 
  • Assists patient/resident in dressing.
  • Assists patient/resident in packing his/her belongings.
  • Performs post mortem care and accompanies expired patient/resident to the morgue and secures body according to procedures.
  • Attends and participates in unit educational programs.
  • Responds to fire and disaster as defined.
  • Documents on select worksheet (ex: meal percentage, B.M. log etc.).
  • Stores supplies and equipment.
  • Attends and participates in unit committees as assigned. 
  • Promotes adherence to the Health Sciences Compliance Program, the Howard University Code of Ethics and the Health Sciences Standards of Conduct. 
  • Attends annual and periodic mandatory Compliance Program training including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy training. 
  • Participates in activities that promote adherence to federal healthcare program requirements. 
  • Actively participates in Health Sciences Compliance Program activities. 
  • Adheres to the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Policies and Procedures. 
  • Maintains confidentiality of patients, families, and staff. 
  • Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are related and appropriate to the position and area.  The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are  to be considered as all-inclusive.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Certificate of successful completion of nursing assistant course.
  • Minimum of two (2) years documented experience as a nursing assistant in an acute care or long term setting.

Must be able to stand, walk, sit, lift (50-300 lbs w/ assistance), climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, pull push, reach, handle, write, type, file, speak, hear, see (depth perception, color vision), calculate, compare, evaluate, interpret and organize for extended periods of time.
 
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