Certified Nursing Assistant CNA/Medication Aide - FT Days - The Villa at Suffield Meadows
Fauquier HealthThe Certified Nursing Assistant/Medication Aide assists with patient care throughout nursing areas under the direction of licensed personnel.In the execution of job duties, it is the universal expectation that all tasks are performed with a patient centered focus, while also seeking opportunities to continually improve core processes. Incumbent will be scheduled based on operational need, which may include but is not limited to: holidays, extended shifts, night and/or weekend shifts, standby and/or on-call. This job description is only meant to be a representative summary of the major responsibilities and accountabilities performed by the incumbents of this job. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.Reports to: Resident Care Director; Nursing SupervisorEssential Functions Administers and accurately records the administration of medications for residents as prescribed by the physician. Determines and records effectiveness of medications. Monitors medications to ensure adequate accountability measures are taken when medications are ordered, received into the facility, administered, and at change of shift. Stores medications in a safe and accurate manner. Everything must be completed accordance with established policies and procedures and applicable state and federal regulations.Assists patient with activities of daily living (ADLs) and documents accordingly. Assists patient with feeding and/or meals as assigned and documents accordingly. Assists patient with elimination needs as is appropriate and documents accordingly.Answers alarm pendants and responds to residents'/patients' needs appropriately andpromptly.Collects and documents patient information as needed (including weights and vital signs). Reports abnormal findings or changes in physical, mental, and emotional conditions to nursing staff. Provides restorative care per plan of care. Documents accordingly.Assists with keeping patient rooms and common areas stocked, clean and orderly. Changes linens of occupied / unoccupied beds.Demonstrates proper infection control practice and adheres to Infection Control Policies and Procedures and OSHA standards. Operates all equipment and performs all procedures/care in a safe manner. Reports faulty and/or dangerous equipment as necessaryAppropriately obtains, stores, and labels specimens. Effectively and accurately utilizes appropriate transportation system, ensuring safe delivery of specimen(s).Assists in discharge process of patients to include: transport, packing of personalbelongings, and assistance with hygiene needs as requested. Provides for safe transport of patients through the institution. Appropriate measures are taken to escort patients into and out of the facility.Assists with post mortem care including transport to the morgue.Non-Essential Functions Assists with orientation and training of others as directed.Job Requirements:Minimum Education□ High school diploma or equivalent X PreferredPreferred CNA experience.Required SkillsRequires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.Required SkillsCertifications:Required: First Aid (First Aid certification is required within 60 days of employment.)Required: CPR/AED CertificationPreferred: Basic Life Support (BLS)Required SkillsLicenses: Virginia State Certified Nursing AssistantLifePoint Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans' status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.