Assists professional nursing personnel by performing routine functions of nursing care to residents and specific Restorative Nursing care designed to gain or to maintain their highest possible practical functional level. Gives prompt and efficient assistance to nursing personnel in performance of duties and care of residents under the supervisions of R.N., L.P.N., or Nursing Supervisor, following established policies and procedures.
- Contacts: RN's, LPNs; NA's Residents, Families, MD's and all Ancillary departments.
- Standing and walking during work shift.
- Lifting and carrying equipment, assist residents into equipment and in moving about.
- Visual acuity is necessary to read instruction and charts and observe residents who may need assistance during treatment.
- Manual finger dexterity to adjust equipment.
- Body coordination to assist in positioning resident comfortably in at or on equipment.
- Assists in ambulation and transfers from and to bed, chair, toilet, and stretcher.
- Transport residents via wheelchair, stretcher or ambulation to other parts of the home when necessary.
- Receive specific instructions from the nursing rehabilitation coordinator or the Unit Manager regarding techniques of subsequent nursing orders.
- Participate in care plan meetings as necessary.
- Assists resident's to carry out rehabilitation treatments. Which may include ambulation/ FAP. Range
of motion exercise, eating, shower/ bathing, meaningful ADL tasks.
- Report progress made and maintain records, as required.
- Confer with the Rehabilitation Supervisor every thirty days to review all residents on program.
- Assists or feeds resident as indicated.
- Assists or feeds residents as indicated.
- Offers and removes bedpans and/or urinals.
- Keeps incontinent resident clean and dry.
- Gives bed baths, tub baths and provides skin care. Trims nails and assists with care of hair and oral hygiene. A.M. and P.M. care washes ad grooms residents.
- Assists residents to dress and undress.
- May prepare residents to receive Holy Communion.
- Sorts, fold and distributes personal clothing of the residents.
- Serves water and nourishment.
- Serves and collects trays.
- Answers lights or bells. Answers inquiries by residents or visitors.
- Takes part in bowel and bladder rehabilitation program of the resident.
- Collects specimens and measures intake and output and keeps records of same.
- Takes temperature, impulse and respiration. May give simple enemas, and may prepare ice packs or other resident care equipment when directed to do so b the Nurse in charge.
- Observes residents and notes physical condition, attitude, reactions, appetite and reports changes or unusual findings to the Charge Nurse responsible for reporting residents’ complaints to the Nurse or Supervisors.
- Before going off duty signs in the aide book keep at the nurse’s station.
- Attends scheduled in service classes as required by HOME and NYSAOH regulations.
- Takes care of the resident’s personal clothing.
- Changes linen and makes beds. Replaces towels and wash cloths.
- Cleans equipment (carbonized beds, stands, etc.) as directed by the nurse. Keeps the utility and service rooms,, etc. in order.
- Cleans the tub and shower after resident's use. Oversees general neatness of the unit.
- When necessitated by accident and if a porter is not present, mops the floor when an accident has occurred. Keeps the lounge neat, clean and in order.
- Cares for the residents unit. (Flowers, dresser, closet, bedside stand).
- Assists other employees where needed.
- Responsible and cooperative with supervisors, fellow employees, residents and families.
- Maintains friendly working atmosphere.
- Maintains professional attitude.
- Maintains professional appearance.
- Provides assistance with resident care where applicable.
- Promotes the organizations and departments image, philosophy and policies.
- Follows organizations and departmental policies and procedures.
- Follows assigned safety, security and fire procedures.
- Reports any accidents and dangerous situations immediately.
- Maintains confidentially of organizational and resident information.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- High School graduate preferred.
- 2-3 years’ experience working as a Nurse aide. 100 hour certificate as Nurse aide.
- State certification as a Nurse Aide.