PEACE OF MIND ASSISTED LIVING Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in ROUND ROCK, Texas

ROLE AND PURPOSE: Provide basic, compassionate, ethical care to residents; assist them in daily living needs; provide comfort and vital sign monitoring. Daily activities can include bathing and bathroom functions, feeding, grooming, transferring, and housekeeping. Assist residents with appointments with doctors and serve as a companion for residents. Help create a positive environment for residents in care and their families and friends who visit. QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Certification/Education: HS Diploma Current Texas Certified Nurse Aide Food Handler s Certification Special Knowledge/Skills: Multi-tasking, Medical Teamwork, Bedside Manner, Infection Control, Nursing Skills, Health Promotion and Maintenance, Create a Safe and Effective Environment, Inform Others, Judgment, Pain Management, Acute/Critical Care Minimum Experience: Two years working in a residential care home or assisted living preferred MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: Bathe and dress residents Prepare and serve meals and help residents eat Assist with the planning of activities and meals Take vital signs Turn or reposition residents who are bedridden Collect information about conditions and treatment plans from caregivers, nurses and doctors Provide and empty bedpans; lift residents into beds, wheelchairs, etc. Answer resident, family, and prospective resident calls Examine residents for bruises, blood in urine, or other injuries/wounds Clean and sanitize resident living and common areas Change bed sheets and restock rooms with necessary supplies Serve as a conduit between residents and nurses and doctors Record and communicate all issues to facility staff and medical providers Set up equipment at a nurse or doctor s request Dress wounds Provide residents' personal hygiene by giving bedpans, urinals, baths, backrubs, shampoos, and shaves; clean resident after an accident Assist with travel to the bathroom Help with showers and baths Assist with serving meals, feeding residents, as necessary; provide fresh water and nourishment between meals Ambulate, turn, and position residents Provide adjunct care by administering enemas, douches, nonsterile dressings, surgical preps, ice packs, heat treatments, sitz and therapeutic baths Maintain resident stability by checking vital signs and weight Test urine Record intake and output information Provide resident comfort by utilizing resources and materials Answer residents' requests; report observations of the resident to nursing supervisor Document actions by completing forms, reports, logs, and records Maintain work operations by following policies and procedures Protect organization's value by keeping resident information confidential Serve and protect the medical care community by adhering to professional standards, facility policies and procedures, and all laws and regulations of the state licensing/accrediting agency Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; read professional publications; maintain licensure Enhance facility reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; explore opportunities to add value to job accomplishments Set up medical equipment and assist with some medical procedures Follow federal, state, and agency regulations to protect own health and that of others Other duties as assigned EQUIPMENT USED: Walkers, wheelchairs, blood pressure cups, thermometers, and other medical supplies; kitchen, cooking, and cleaning equipment; computers, printers, fax machines; safety equipment WORKING CONDITIONS: Mental Demands: Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; Understand verbal and written directions; maintain emotional control under stress and demonstrate compassion Physical Demands/Environmental Factors: Ability to supervise multiple areas in various settings, climates, and temperatur