The Certified Nursing Assistant provides direct care to residents of the skilled nursing facility in accordance with standards of practice and regulatory requirements of the Department of Health Services.
- The Certified Nursing Assistant ensures quality nursing and wellness care to the residents in Skilled Nursing.
- Assists in preparation of nursing unit, resident rooms, and beds
- Assists in and may accompany resident in the admission, transfer and discharge procedure
- The Certified Nursing Assistant assists residents in the activities of daily living, including oral hygiene, nail care, transfers, and mobility.
- Provides wheelchair transportation and assists in ambulation residents as needed
- Encourages residents to participate in activities
- The Certified Nursing Assistant is responsible for maintaining order and safety in resident living areas.
- Assures maximum functioning of resident through range of motion activities, toileting schedule, and the feeding and turning schedule
- The Certified Nursing Assistant observes residents for any physical and behavioral changes and reports them to the charge nurse, and is a mandatory reporter for all suspected abuse situations.
- Participates in all staff meetings, and other meetings as necessary
- Records all pertinent information pertaining to the daily care of residents, including weights, activities of daily living, intake and output, and reports this information to charge nurse
- The Certified Nursing Assistant observes and reports any needed repairs or service for building or equipment to charge nurse.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Ability to read, speak well and be understood clearly in the English language
- Bilingual ability preferred
Education and Qualifications
- Current California CNA certification
- At least six months experience as a CNA in acute or long term care setting of written reference from CNA program instructor
- Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
- High school diploma or equivalent