CROWN POINT HEALTH SUITES

**DAYS** Certified Nursing Assistant

General Information
Location  6640 Iola Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79424
United States
Employee Type  Non-Exempt FT
Job Category  Health Care - Direct Care Staff
Contact Information
Name  April Morales
Phone  806-687-6640
Email  Amorales@crownpointhealth.com
Description

Purpose of this position: The purpose of this position is to provide direct care to residents, under the supervision of a licensed nurse, in accordance with facility policies and procedures and report resident needs and concerns to a licensed nurse.

 

Qualifications: Must have completed a state approved NATCEP program and passed the state certification test, both written/verbal and skills test. Must have certification from the state of Texas.

 

Delegation of authority: 

Authority is delegated to the individual in this position to:

 •           Provide care to residents following facility policies and procedures.

 •           Report residents’ needs and concerns to a licensed nurse.

 

Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement Responsibilities: 

  • Recognize your role as part of the QAPI efforts of your organization.
  • Attend trainings to build understanding and capacity to undertake QAPI work.
  • Carry out QAPI roles and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Follow established policies and procedures in support of QAPI efforts.
  • Look for and share with leadership ideas for improvement in the organization.
  • Communicate to leadership upon witnessing a positive outcome of a QAPI project or detecting barriers preventing project success.
  • Support QAPI efforts both verbally and non-verbally (i.e., via actions and attitude), including adjusting performance and practice in accordance with QAPI initiatives and findings.

 

Compliance Responsibilities: 

  • Observe all facility policies and procedures.
  • Observe infection control procedures.
  • Observe facility Residents’ Rights policies and procedures.
  • Observe facility safety policies and procedures.
  • Agree not to disclose assigned user I.D. codes and passwords for accessing resident/facility information and promptly report suspected or known violations of such disclosure to the Administrator.
  • Agree not to disclose resident’s protected health information and promptly report suspected or known violations of such disclosure to the Administrator.
  • Report any known or suspected unauthorized attempt to access facility’s information system.
  • Report suspected or known incidence of fraud relative to false billings, cost reports, kickbacks, etc.
  • Ensure that computer workstations are properly logged off when left unattended.
  • Immediately report all suspected or alleged abuse, neglect exploitation and/or misappropriation to the Administrator and/or designee. 

 

Job duties include but are not limited to:

 

  1. Report and document incidents, changes in condition and/or unusual problems according to established facility procedures.
  2. Participate in interdisciplinary team and other facility meetings as assigned.
  3. Review care plans and perform care as outlined.
  4. Document in the nursing assistant notes the care and treatment provided to the resident and the resident’s response or lack of response to care provided.
  5. Listen to resident and family complaints and report problems to Charge Nurse.
  6. Assure residents have call lights at hand and answer call lights promptly.
  7. Assist residents with activities of daily living as documented in the residents’ care plans.
  8. Consistently work cooperatively with residents, charge nurses, treatment nurses, restorative nurses, other nursing assistants, physicians, families, consultant personnel and ancillary service providers.
  9. Come to work in a clean, neat uniform with name tag and gait belt and consistently present an appropriate professional appearance.
  10. Come to work as scheduled and consistently demonstrate dependability and punctuality.
  11. Follow work assignments, and/or work schedules in completing and performing your assigned tasks.
  12. Create and maintain a People First atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the unit and shift.
  13. Participate in and receive the nursing report upon reporting on and off duty.
  14. Use appropriate hand hygiene before and after performing any service for the resident.
  15. Keep the nurses’ call system within easy reach of the resident.
  16. Observe and report the presence of pressure areas and skin breakdowns to prevent pressure injuries (bedsores).
  17. Assist with lifting, turning, moving, positioning, and transporting residents into and out of beds, chairs, bathtubs, wheelchairs, lifts, etc. Use your gait belt.
  18. Perform restorative and rehabilitative procedures as instructed and/or assigned.
  19. Ensure that residents who are unable to call for help are checked frequently.
  20. Perform routine housekeeping duties (i.e., clean bedrails, overbed table, night stand, etc., that relate to nursing care procedures).
  21. Report any communicable or infectious disease to the Director of Nursing Services and/or to the Infection Control Coordinator.
  22. Knock before entering the resident’s room.
  23. Other duties as assigned.

Follow emergency preparedness procedures during all drills and actual occurrences

NOTE: The job description for Certified Nursing Assistant may include any function delegated by the ADON/Charge Nurse.   

Requirements

Job duties include but are not limited to:

 

  1. Report and document incidents, changes in condition and/or unusual problems according to established facility procedures.
  2. Participate in interdisciplinary team and other facility meetings as assigned.
  3. Review care plans and perform care as outlined.
  4. Document in the nursing assistant notes the care and treatment provided to the resident and the resident’s response or lack of response to care provided.
  5. Listen to resident and family complaints and report problems to Charge Nurse.
  6. Assure residents have call lights at hand and answer call lights promptly.
  7. Assist residents with activities of daily living as documented in the residents’ care plans.
  8. Consistently work cooperatively with residents, charge nurses, treatment nurses, restorative nurses, other nursing assistants, physicians, families, consultant personnel and ancillary service providers.
  9. Come to work in a clean, neat uniform with name tag and gait belt and consistently present an appropriate professional appearance.
  10. Come to work as scheduled and consistently demonstrate dependability and punctuality.
  11. Follow work assignments, and/or work schedules in completing and performing your assigned tasks.
  12. Create and maintain a People First atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the unit and shift.
  13. Participate in and receive the nursing report upon reporting on and off duty.
  14. Use appropriate hand hygiene before and after performing any service for the resident.
  15. Keep the nurses’ call system within easy reach of the resident.
  16. Observe and report the presence of pressure areas and skin breakdowns to prevent pressure injuries (bedsores).
  17. Assist with lifting, turning, moving, positioning, and transporting residents into and out of beds, chairs, bathtubs, wheelchairs, lifts, etc. Use your gait belt.
  18. Perform restorative and rehabilitative procedures as instructed and/or assigned.
  19. Ensure that residents who are unable to call for help are checked frequently.
  20. Perform routine housekeeping duties (i.e., clean bedrails, overbed table, night stand, etc., that relate to nursing care procedures).
  21. Report any communicable or infectious disease to the Director of Nursing Services and/or to the Infection Control Coordinator.
  22. Knock before entering the resident’s room.
  23. Other duties as assigned.

Follow emergency preparedness procedures during all drills and actual occurrences

 

Working Conditions

  • Works throughout the nursing service area (i.e., drug rooms, nurses’ stations, resident rooms, etc.).
  • Moves intermittently during working hours.
  • Is subject to frequent interruptions.
  • Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances.
  • Communicates with nursing personnel and other department personnel.
  • Works beyond normal working hours, on weekends and holidays, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary.
  • Is subject to call back during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.).
  • Attends and participates in continuing educational programs.
  • Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the workday, as well as to reactions from dust, disinfectants, and other air contaminants.
  • Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.
  • May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals.

 

 Specific Requirements

  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
  • Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age-related needs of the residents served.
  • Must be a supportive team member, contribute to and be an example of team work and team concept.
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.
  • Must possess the ability and willingness to work harmoniously with other personnel.
  • Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents.
  • Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices.
  • Must be able to relate information concerning a resident’s condition.
  • Must not pose a direct threat to the health and safety of other individuals in the workplace.

 

Physical and Sensory Requirements

(With or Without the Aid of Mechanical Devices) 

  • Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday.
  • Must be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable manner.
  • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
  • Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to ensure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
  • Must function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, and support agencies.
  • Must meet the general health requirements to perform job duties.
  • Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and, at times, hostile people within the facility.
  • Must be able to push, pull, move, and/or lift a minimum of 25 pounds to a minimum height of 5 feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 50 feet.
  • May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.