The aide is a paraprofessional member of the care team who works under the supervision of a registered nurse of therapist and performs various personal care services as necessary to meet the patient’s needs. The aide is responsible for observing patients, reporting those observations and documenting observations and care performed. The aide will be assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity and safety of a patient’s care.
- Meets the training requirements in accordance with state and federal laws.
- Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
- Ability to read, write, follow written instructions and document care given.
- Self-directing with the ability to work with little direct supervision.
- Successful completion of a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program.
- One (1) year CNA experience, preferred.
- Empathy for the needs of the ill, injured, frail and impaired.
- Demonstrates tact, patience and good personal hygiene.
- Possesses and maintains current CPR certification.
- Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state/or organization requirements and is in good working order.
- Must be capable of performing the job functions of this position with or without accommodations.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Providing personal care, including, but not limited to:
- Back rubs
- Oral hygiene
- Changing bed linens
- Assisting patients with dressing and undressing
- Skin care to prevent breakdown
- Assisting patient with toileting activities
- Keeping patient’s living area clean and orderly, as appropriate
- Planning and preparing nutritious meals.
- Assisting in feeding the patient, if necessary.
- Taking and recording oral, rectal and axillary temperatures, pulse, respiration and blood pressure when ordered (with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency).
- Assisting in ambulation and exercise according to the plan of care.
- Performing range of motion and other simple procedures as an extensional therapy service as ordered (with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency).
- Assisting patient in the self-administration of medication.
- Doing patient’s laundry, as appropriate.
- Meeting safety needs of patients and using equipment safely and properly (foot stools, side rails, etc.)
- Reporting on patient’s condition and significant changes to the assigned nurse.
- Adhere to the Company’s documentation and care procedures and standards of personal and professional conduct.
- Perform other duties as assigned