Bill Nichols Certified Nursing Assistant in Alexander City, Alabama

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: To provide each assigned residents with routine daily nursing care and services in accordance with the resident's assessment and care plan, and as may be directed by your supervisors.Essential FunctionsRecord all entries on flow sheets, notes, charts, etc., in an informative and descriptive manner.Use only authorized abbreviations established by facility when recording information.Report all changes in the resident's condition to the Nursing SupervisorReport all accidents and incidents you observe on the shift that they occur.Ensure that the resident's room is ready for receiving the resident.Greet residents and escort them to their room.Introduce resident to his/her roommate, if any, and other resident's and personnel as appropriate.Make resident comfortable (i.e., put to bed, get water, etc.).Inventory and mark the resident's personal possessions as instructed.Store resident's clothing.Assist residents with packing their personal possessions when they are being transferred to a new room, or when being discharged.Transport residents to new rooms or to the receiving area.Assist with loading/unloading residents from vehicles as necessary. Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the unit and shift.Report all complaints and grievances made by the resident.Assist residents with daily dental and mouth care (i.e., brushing teeth/dentures, oral hygiene, special mouth care, etc.).Assist residents with bath functions (i.e., bed bath, tub or shower bath, etc.) as directed.Give backrubs as instructed.Assist residents with dressing/undressing as necessary.Assist residents with hair care functions (i.e., combing, brushing, shampooing, etc.).Assist residents with nail care (i.e., clipping, trimming, and cleaning the finger/toenails). (Note: Does not include diabetic residents.)Shave male residents.Keep hair on female residents clean-shaven (i.e., facial hair, under arms, legs, etc.) as instructed.Keep residents dry (i.e., change gown, clothing, linen, etc., when it becomes wet or soiled).Change bed linens. Keep linens tight to avoid wrinkles from forming under the resident.Make beds (occupied and unoccupied).Put extra covers on beds as requested.Position bedfast residents in correct and comfortable position; turn at least every two (2) hours and as needed.Assist resident with bowel and bladder functions (i.e., take to bathroom, offer bedpan/urinal, portable commode, etc.).Maintain intake and output records as instructed.Check and report bowel movements and character of stools as instructed.Collect specimens as instructed ei urine and stoolAssist residents in preparing for medical tests (i.e., lab work, x-ray, therapy, dental, etc.).Assist residents in preparing for activity and social programs (i.e., church services, parties, visitors, etc.).Assist in transporting residents to/from appointments, activity and social programs, etc., as necessary.Assist with lifting, turning, moving, positioning, and transporting residents into and out of beds, chairs, bathtubs, wheelchairs, lifts, etc.Assist residents to walk with or without self-help devices as instructed.Perform restorative and rehabilitative procedures as instructed.Assist in preparing the resident for a physical examination.Weigh and measure residents as instructed.Measure and record temperatures, pulse, and respirations (TPRs), as instructed.Answer resident calls promptly.Ensure that residents who are unable to call for help are checked frequently. Check each resident routinely to ensure that his/her personal care needs are being met in accordance with his/her wishes.Assist with the care of the dying resident; provide post-mortem care as instructed.Observe and report the presenc e of any impaired skin, pressure areas, and skin breakdowns.Report injuries of an unknown source, including skin tears.Provide daily indwelling catheter care.Provide daily perineal care.Give tepid sponge baths.Provide daily Range of Motion Exercises. Record data as instructed.Prepare residents for meals (i.e., take to bathroom, wash hands, comb hair, raise bed, position tables, place clothing protector, take to/from dining room, etc.).Serve food trays. Assist with feeding as indicated (i.e., cutting foods, feeding, assist in dining room supervision, etc.).Assist residents with identifying food arrangements (i.e., informing resident with sight problem of foods that are on his/her tray, where it is located, if it is hot/cold, etc.).Record the resident's food/fluid intake during meals and as needed. Report changes in the resident's eating habits.Keep residents' water pitchers clean and filled with fresh water (on each shift), and within easy reach of the resident.Serve between meal and bedtime snacks.Perform after meal care (i.e., remove trays, clean resident's hands, face, clothing, take to bathroom, brush teeth, clean dentures, etc.).Check rooms for food articles (i.e., food in proper container, unauthorized food items)Check residents with safety devices per facility protocol.Release safety devices per facility protocol.