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Certified Nursing Assistant

Location: Sugar Land
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary:

To provide routine daily nursing care and services that support the care delivered to patients in the facility in accordance with the established nursing care policy and procedure and as directed by the Charge Nurse (RN).


  • Previous inpatient rehab experience in a hospital setting is strongly preferred
  • High School graduate or GED recipient preferred Certified Nurse Aid Certification required.
  • Computer Skills.
  • Completion of certification program for Nursing Assistants preferred or as required by State regulations. (Must have a reliable source of transportation.)
  • License/Other: Current license to practice in the State of Texas.
  • CPR: Possess and maintain American Heart Association or American Red Cross BLS for healthcare providers.

Essential Functions:

  • Works utilizing guidelines established by the facility policy and procedures.
  • Provides care as directed by the nurse top patients/residents residing in the facility
  • Reports to the Charge Nurse any observations and pertinent information related to the care of the patient/resident.
  • Documents observations related to patient/resident care, per facility standard.
  • Provides services that support the care delivered to the patient/resident.
  • Provides input in the information and evaluation of standards of care.
  • Participates in the development of unit objectives.
  • Participates in the identification of staff educational needs.
  • Conducts self in a professional manner in compliance with unit and facility policies.
  • Participates in the performance improvement process, and activities
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
  • Maintains patient/resident care supplies, equipment, and environment.
  • Serves as a preceptor to new CNA staff, as delegated.
  • Works shifts, holidays, and weekends as scheduled.
  • Maintains knowledge of equipment set-up, maintenance, and use (i.e. restraints, monitors, drain devices, lifts, weight machines, etc.)
  • General Patient Care
  • Correctly identifies patient/resident prior to care.
  • Ensures that patients/residents are approached in a kind, gentle and friendly manner.
  • Consistently provides respects for the patient/residents dignity and privacy
  • Maintains confidentiality of all patient/resident information.
  • Reports all grievances and complaints made by the patient/resident to the Charge/Staff Nurse.
  • Provides assistance with admissions/transfers/discharges.
  • Strips room after patient is transferred/discharged.
  • Moves patients to the accommodate unit needs.
  • Transports specimens to the appropriate areas.
  • Re-stocks patient rooms.
  • Keeps rooms neat and orderly
  • Removes excess supplies and linens.
  • Reviews care plan as directed to determine if changes in daily are routine were made.
  • Provides assistance with patient/resident care as directed but not limited to:
  • Giving baths.
  • Changing linen.
  • Property position patient/residents.
  • Offering hydration.
  • Giving AM and PM care.
  • Taking vital signs.
  • Assists with restorative programs as directed:
  • Positioning and alignment.
  • Skin integrity.
  • Bowel and bladder.
  • Ambulation.
  • Range and motion.
  • Activities of daily living.
  • Dining.
  • Emotional needs.
  • Ensures that hallways are kept clear of equipment or that it is kept on one side.
  • Maintains the unit in an orderly fashion.
  • Distributes and picks ups meals trays.
  • Assists in feeding patient/residents at meal times, as directed.
  • Distributes, labels and removes bedpans, urinals, and emesis basins as requested.
  • Collects routine specimen as directed.
  • Assists with treatments as directed.
  • Promptly removes full linen and trash barrel from unit.
  • Promptly answers patient/resident call lights. Provides appropriate responses and requests.
  • Maintenance of Supplies/Equipment.
  • Operates all equipment in a safe manner, only for which training has been received.
  • Reports defective equipment to the nursing supervisor.
  • Ensures vacant rooms are neat in appearance.
  • Maintains nurses stations
  • Maintains supplies at par levels abs arranges in an organized manner.
  • Keeps nurses stations neat and orderly.
  • Empties full waste containers.
  • Accounts for equipment on rounds and notifies nursing supervisor of any missing equipment.
  • Ensures the patients/residents environment is safe and clean.
  • Keeps shower rooms neat and clean
  • Adherence to facility procedures.
  • Performs appropriate procedures according to established method in the Standards of Practice or reference manual.
  • Utilizes body substance precautions and other appropriate infection control practices with all activates.
  • Follows safety guidelines established by the facility.
  • Reports all accidents or incidents observed on the shift on which they occur to the Charge Nurse and/or the nursing supervisor.
  • Documentation:
  • Document per facility policy (on computer or in paper form).
  • Accurately records vital signs on the appropriate form.
  • Accurately records intake and output on the appropriate form.
  • Records patient/resident weights on the appropriate form.
  • Maintains CNA flow sheet as appropriate.
  • Documents restorative program and progress towards goals.
  • Uses only Company-approved abbreviations when recording information.
  • Communication.
  • Reports all changes in a patients/residents condition as soon as possible to the Charge Nurse (LVN/RN).
  • Reports to nurse supervisor prior to leaving assigned area.
  • Attends all staff meetings/in-service
  • Reports patient/resident/employee/unit problems to the nursing supervisor.
  • Professionalism
  • Make decisions that reflect both knowledge and good judgement.
  • Shows evidence of awareness of own limitations and seeks assistance when necessary.
  • Adheres to dress code and facility attendance policy.
  • Attends committee meetings, if assigned. Reports related to the committee are given during staff meetings.
  • Takes responsibility for own professional growth. Attends and participates in all scheduled training, educational and orientation classes, programs and activities including annual mandatory classes.
  • Follows work schedules and completes assigned tasks according to the established standards of the facility.
  • Notifies the nursing supervisor when tardy or absent from work within established facility time frames and according to facilitys policy.
  • Demonstrates organizational ability and time management.
  • Respects confidentiality of patient/resident at all times (i.e. when answering telephone and/or speaking to co-workers.)
  • Cooperates with inter-departmental personnel to ensure that he needs of the patients/residents are met and maintained.
  • Human Relations
  • Demonstrates a positive working relationship with patients/residents, visitors and facility staff.
  • Acknowledges authority and exhibits appropriate response to the direction of supervisors.
  • Spends time with patients/residents rather than other personnel.
  • Readily assists co-workers as needed.

Continuing Education:

  • Attends in service and educational programs.
  • Attends continuing education required for maintenance of professional certification or licensure.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to communicate in English via phone, in writing, and verbally in conversation with different levels of staff, patient families, and any outside customers.
  • The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Works in office areas as well as throughout the Facility. Must be able to move about intermittently during working hours including standing, lifting, bending, stooping, twisting, pushing and pulling.
  • Must be able to transfer patients and assists in emergency evacuations.
  • Interacts with patients, family members, staff, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions/circumstances.
  • May be exposed to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including exposure to the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.

Acknowledgement of Job Title

I understand the job description, its requirements, and that I am expected to complete all duties as assigned. I understand the job duties may be altered from these duties. I have noted below any accommodations that are required to enable me to perform these duties. I have also noted below any job duties that I am unable to perform, with or without accommodations.

Keywords: THE MEDICAL RESORT, Sugar Land , Certified Nursing Assistant, Other , Sugar Land, Texas

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