Certified Nursing Assistant / CNA - Float Pool

  • Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network
  • Allentown Rehab Hospital Allentown Pennsylvania 18103 US
  • Posted: Mar 13, 2019
Other Nursing

Job Description

Job Summary:

The CNA Float Pool position provides and participates in the delivery of basic nursing care such as grooming, oral feeding, transfers, toileting, oral care, weight –taking, vital signs, etc., as well as maintenance of the unit environment, all under the supervision of a licensed nurse. 

ESSENTIAL RESULTS & COMPETENCIES:

1.    MAINTAINS PROVISION OF QUALITY CARE

§   Renders basic nursing care in compliance with Residents' Rights, under the supervision of a licensed nurse

§   Responds professionally and anticipates resident need

§   Complies with individualized care plans of residents

§   Receives reports regarding assigned residents as beginning of shift

§   Reports off to supervising nurse at end of shift and whenever leaving unit

§   Assists residents to attain or maintain their highest practicable level (physically, mentally, and psychologically)

§   Utilizes resident specific information as conversation topics

§   Assists residents to receive care in a timeframe and manner according to their preferences

§   Reports changes in resident status, resident response to care, equipment and supply needs, repairs and maintenance needs, safety hazards, unusually occurrences or observations, and completion of assignments to licensed staff

§   Documents  resident care accurately and in a timely manner

§   Respects residents' rights

§   Contributes to the residents care plan by providing resident-specific physical, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual information derived through care giving activities

§   Assists with resident admissions, transfers, and discharges

§   Prepares rooms for new admissions

§   Provides supportive care to residents as end of life

§   Demonstrates knowledge of working with persons with cognitive loss

 

2.    MAINTAINS CONFIDENTIALITY

§   Complies with all aspects HIPAA

§   Conforms with organizational policies and procedures with regard to maintaining confidentiality of resident and organizational information

3.    ATTENDS TO RESIDENT PHYSICAL, PSYCHOSOCIAL, CULTURAL, AND SPIRITUAL NEEDS

§   Educates self and utilizes knowledge of resident preferences, needs, competencies, history, and cultural background through resident interaction, conversation, interview , and observation, in planning and provision of care

§   Incorporates and implements strategies to include psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual components into resident's daily life

§   Communicates information pertaining to residents' physical, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual characteristics/preferences, to the interdisciplinary team 

 

4.    ASSISTS AND/OR RENDERS ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING TO RESIDENTS

§   Performs direct and indirect resident care activities as per the plan of care and consistent with LTC policies and procedures including, but not limited to:  bathing (bed bath, tub, shower), feeding, toileting, perineal care, grooming (hair, nails, foot care), shampooing residents' hair, oral /denture care, measuring intake and output, transfers from bed, chair, and wheelchair, assisting residents in use of assistive devices, positioning residents in chairs, beds, wheelchairs, gericharis, turning and changing resident position, lifting residents with mechanical lifts, performing both passive and active range of motion exercises, making occupied and unoccupied beds, obtaining resident weights, taking vital signs, providing post-mortem care, practicing universal precautions and special isolation techniques, monitoring devices as per plan of care

§   Transporting and escorting residents as needed

 

5.    ENSURES RESIDENT SAFETY

§   Demonstrates knowledge of all organizational emergency codes and participates effectively

§   Demonstrates knowledge and skill in resident transfers, oral feeding, and provision of personal hygiene

§   Protects residents from compilations and injuries

§   Responds to the concerns, potential or actual injury, and/or distress of all residents, visitors, and staff

§   Protects residents from abuse and neglect and reports suspected and/or actual abuse to supervisor

 

6.    MAINTAINS A SAFE & CLEAN WORKING ENVIROMENT

§   Complies with Infection Control policies, procedures, and regulations

§   Complies with organizational / Infection Control standards on storage and disposal of toxic and non-toxic chemicals and other wastes

§   Coordinates with health care support personnel as necessary

§   Keep equipment, supplies, and residents furniture clean

§   Keeps environment clean

 

7.    ENSURES OPERATION OF EQUIPMENT

§   Demonstrates knowledge and skill on appropriate usage of equipment according to manufacture's instructions

§   Participates in the evaluation and recommendation of new equipment

 

8.    DEMONSTRATES FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY

§   Utilizes equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results

§   Demonstrate time management skills through prioritization of tasks

§   Maintains organizational policy in regard to meal and break time

§   Reports to duty on time

 

9.    MAINTAINS PROFESSIONAL & TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE

§   Maintains certification and abides by renewal time frame

§   Identifies professional education needs and opportunities

§   Completes 12 units of mandatory education requirements for certification renewal

§   Shares new knowledge and learned skills to team members

§   Participates in committees, projects, and performance improvement activities

§   Attends staff meetings and development activities to improve knowledge, skill, and competency

 

10.  MAINTAINS COOPERATIVE RELATIONSHIPS AMONG HEALTH CARE TEAMS

§   Demonstrates knowledge of the organizational structure through compliance with chain of command to present issues and concerns regarding resident care

§   Participates in team problem-solving methods

§   Demonstrates positive conflict resolution skills with all associates

§   Participates in team meetings and recommends suggestions for improvement

§   Treats all associates with dignity and respect

§   Participates in development, implementation, and evaluation of resident care plans

§   Directs resident / visitor complaints to licensed staff

§   Maintains organizational dress code expectations

 

11.  CONTRIBUTES TO ORGANIZATIONAL TEAM EFFORT

§   Accomplishes related results

§   Attends meetings as requested

§   Represents the profession and organization both at work and outside the facility, in a positive manner         

§   Promotes and participates in organizational goals

 

Minimum Education Requirements: High school diploma.

Minimum Experience Requirements:  Previous rehabilitation or LTC experience preferred.

License/Certifications: Current Certified Nursing Assistant Certification.

 

GOOD SHEPHERD'S UNIVERSAL FLU PROGRAM

As a health-care provider, we have a professional and ethical obligation to protect our patients and residents from developing further complications.

To protect our patients and residents, Good Shepherd is now requiring influenza (flu) vaccinations for all Associates, licensed independent practitioners, contracted, agency and temporary employees, students and volunteers.

 

Good Shepherd is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law.