Oakland Park Communities Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in Thief River Falls, Minnesota

Job Qualifications: Must meet and maintain State/Federal requirements under OBRA 1987 for Nursing Assistants. Requires level of knowledge normally required in the course of obtaining a high school diploma. Experience working the long-term care setting favored. Completion of on-site orientation program will be given to obtain desired entry level competency in lieu of experience. Work effectively with general supervision, ability to organize and manage own work load in a busy environment. Some independent actions are required. Knowledge of resident care plans, and state and federal long-term care regulations. Ability to communicate well with residents and families promoting customer service and respect. Must maintain a calm and warm working environment with co-workers. Meet the physical job demands of the position. Job Duties: Maintains good relations with residents, family members, community guests, etc. Provides effective communication with other individuals (i.e. courtesy when answering the phones, assists visitors, guests and residents in finding their way around the building, does not gossip about, degrade or tarnish the reputation of the facility or any fellow employee) Reports Vulnerable Adult issues to their director supervisor as necessary. Visits with residents routinely regarding cares, activities, menus, likes and dislikes etc. Offers resolution or a visit from the appropriate individual who may offer resolution to any dislikes or concerns and communicates those with direct supervisor. Incorporates customer orientated approach into daily routine. Maintains resident s confidentiality and respect according to HIPPA and Resident Rights. Follows the resident s specific plan of care to ensure highest level of health, safety and quality. Follows and adheres to Residents Rights Responsible for meeting the needs and comfort of residents to include bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, transferring, walking, toileting, bed mobility, behavior and treatment in accordance with policies and procedures. Make certain no chemicals are left unlocked or in resident s rooms Check foley for positioning/dignity and leg straps Provide proper incontinence care per the resident plan of care and the facility policy and procedure Check that resident s personal items are labeled and stored properly Observe for Environmental cleanliness, pick up and discard any loose garbage and tidy up residents rooms as necessary throughout the work period. Follow proper Infection control policy and procedure Provide proper grooming nail care, hair care, oral care, bath schedule, appropriately dressed Answer Call lights timely with courtesy and respect, knocking before entering the room and introducing self to the resident and/or family/guests in the room. Ensure Dignity and privacy is maintained while providing service to the residents Provide accurate and honest ADL documentation as delegated Bath schedule adhered to Document skin observations (any changes, new occurrences, or resident concerns) Resident s hands washed before each meal Ascertain that all incontinent residents have peri-wash and barrier cream in bedside stand Develops a good working relationship with the facility LPNs, RNs, and fellow co-workers. Follow safety procedures, policies and manufactures instructions applicable to assigned duties. Responsible for prevention of unsafe work situations. Attends training and in-service opportunities. Completes other duties as designated Monitors use of supplies and attempts to minimize waste as much as possible. This job description is not intended to be all inclusive. Management reserves the right to change job responsibilities, duties and hours as needs prevail.