- The CNA provides personal care and related services in the home. She/he functions under the direction, instruction and supervision of the administrator and/or appropriate supervisor.
- The CNA reports directly to the Nursing Supervisor.
Qualifications: (Preferred unless required by law)
- Completion of the 9th grade; prefer high school graduate, GED is acceptable Ability to read and write consistent with job requirements.
- Completion of a qualified, state approved training program consistent with state and federal requirements and for which a
- CNA certificate was obtained.
- Satisfactory performance on a competency evaluation and annual reevaluation.
- Has the emotional and mental maturity necessary for establishing and maintaining a good work relationship with the client, client's family, and the personnel of the Agency Has a reliable means of transportation to get to assigned client visits.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Take vital signs (temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiratory rate) ( if allowed).
- Provide direct client care such as assisting with bathing, eating, dressing, and walking clients.
- Turn and reposition bedridden clients to prevent breakdown of their skin.
- Change bed linens. Record amount of oral intake and measure urinary output.
- Transfer client using Hoyer lift or assist clients in transferring from bed to chair, chair to chair or chair to bed as necessary.
- Assist client in ambulation with/or without assistive devices such as walkers and canes Collect non-invasive specimens for tests.
- Position and empty bedpans and/or urinals as necessary.
- Interact with clients and family.
- Transport clients (if allowable) and equipment as needed per Agency policy.
- Keep a record of care given.
- Monitor clients and report any variances to normal to the nurse for further assessment.
- Follow universal precautions to prevent the spread of organisms.
- Carries out her assignment as instructed by the nurse and reports to the nurse when she is unable to do so Works with personnel of other community agencies involved in the client's care as directed by the staff nurse.
- Performs routine housekeeping tasks as related to a safe and comfortable environment for the client, as instructed by the professional nurse.
- Attends In-service as required by state and federal regulations.
- Confirms on a weekly basis, the scheduling of visits with the
- Supervisor/Director, to coordinate necessary visits with other personnel.
- Notifying the Agency of absences due to: illness, emergency leave, normal vacation periods, or special professional meetings, which will affect agreed service with the Agency.
- Notification must occur 3 hours or more prior to visit scheduled.
- Demonstrates patience, honesty, good health, and the willingness and ability to follow directions.
- Is able to lift, turn and transfer clients weighing up to 200 pounds.
- Is able to carry bundles upstairs weighing up to 10 pounds.
- Must be able to stoop and bend.
- Must be able to travel to prospective client's place of residence.
- Must be able to hear and speak in a manner understood by most persons.
- Remote interview process
- Personal protective equipment provided or required
- Temperature screenings
- Social distancing guidelines in place
- Virtual meetings
- Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place
- PPE is provided.