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Certified Nurses Aide - Long Term Care
Job Code:2014:OTZ-142
Location:Kotzebue, Alaska
Program:Long Term Care
FT/PT Status:Full Time
  
Job Responsibilities:
10/13

Title: Certified Nurse’s Aide
Range: 12
Program: Long Term Care
Status: Non-Exempt
Housing Priority: None
Covered: Yes
Safety Sensitive: Yes
Sensitive: No

POSITION SUMMARY

Provides quality care nursing to residents. Implements specific procedures and programs, coordinates work within the department, as well as with other departments. Reports pertinent information to the immediate supervisor, responds to inquiries or requests for information; assists the immediate supervisor with tasks to support department operations. Supports a dignified and caring atmosphere with residents, residents’ families, visitors and staff. Reports directly to the Long Term Care Director of Nursing.

 PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 1. Provides quality nursing care to residents in an environment which promotes resident rights, dignity, freedom of choice, and their individuality while providing individualized attention and encouraging residents to maintain or attain the highest practical physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being and answering residents’ call lights promptly and courteously.
2. Understanding and ensuring that individualized care plans are followed and providing the charge nurse or other care planning staff with specific information, changes and observations of the residents’ needs and preferences.
3. Attends to the individual needs of residents including assistance with grooming, bathing, oral hygiene, feeding, incontinent care, toileting, colostomy care, prosthetic appliances, transferring, ambulation, range of motion, communicating, or other needs in keeping with the individuals’ care requirements.4. Provides care that maintains each resident’s skin integrity to prevent pressure ulcers, skin tears, and other damaged by changing incontinent residents, turning, repositioning immobile residents, and applying moisturizers to fragile skin.
5. Protects the personal belongings of each resident including eyeglasses, dentures, hearing aids, furnishings, jewelry, clothing, memorabilia, etc. Promptly reports missing items according to established policy.
 6. Performs various tasks assigned by the charge nurse including vital signs, residents’ weights, applying creams/ointments, collecting specimens, as well as lifting, moving, and transporting clients, using proper body mechanics or lifting devices for accident prevention.
7. Responsible for keeping records documenting care provided or other information in keeping with department policies while performing all job responsibilities in accordance with prescribed safety and infection control procedures including thorough hand washing, use of disposable gloves where indicated, and proper disposal of soiled materials.
8. Communicates and interacts effectively and tactfully with the resident, visitors, families peers, and supervisors.
9. Responsible for following universal precautions and safe work practices, established fire/safety/disaster plans, risk management, and security, report and/or correct unsafe working conditions, equipment repair and maintenance needs.
10. Compliant with current law and policy to provide a work environment free from sexual harassment and all illegal and discriminatory behavior.
11. Cooperates and works together with all co-workers, planning and completing job duties with minimal supervisory direction, utilizing appropriate judgment.
12. Completes requirements for in-service training, acceptable attendance, dress codes including personal hygiene, and other work duties as assigned.
Job Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent required . Must hold current Certified Nurse’s Aide certificate. Three (3) months prior nursing aide experience preferred. Must be free from active tuberculosis. Must provide a criminal history statement and fingerprints, which show there is no history of crimes that would pose a current danger to residents. Ability to work rotating shifts required. Knowledge of Inupiaq language and culture preferred. Must be able to lift at least 60 pounds. Will be able to demonstrate ability to follow oral and written instructions.
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DISCLAIMER

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of people in this job.