Geriatrics Nursing Assistant
Position Summary: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)" means an individual, regardless of title, who routinely performs nursing tasks delegated by the VP of Clinical Services and/or Supervising Nurse (RN).
Position Specifications: (must meet requirements for employment)
- Graduate of a Maryland Board of Education and Maryland Board of Nursing approved nursing assistant program.
- Current license with the Maryland Board of Nursing as Certified Nurse Assistant. Passing score of 85% or better on Sagepoint Certified Nursing Assistant Competency Exam. Read, write, speak, and understand English as needed for the job.
- Have valid driver’s license and use of an insured automobile for work or access to adequate transportation.
- Provide TB Test that has been performed within the last 12 months by a licensed health examiner and any other health tests or immunizations as required
- (2) Professional References (from previous employer or mentor)
- Proof of current CPR Training from a certified CPR Instructor.
- Have no criminal convictions or criminal history that indicates behavior that is potentially harmful to residents, as evidenced through a criminal background check completed within 30 days before employment.
- The applicant who completed a CNA program out of state must be registered on the out-of-state nurse aide registry. The certification must be in good standing and free from any findings of patient abuse or neglect. Verification must come directly from the out-of-state registry or certification program directly to the Maryland CNA Certification.
- Consent to submit to chemical substance testing as required by Sagepoint Senior Living Services’ Drug/Alcohol Free Workplace Program.
- Participate in quarterly in-service trainings as prescribed by the VP of Clinical Services or Nursing Supervisor.
- Six months experience within the past 2 years as a Certified Nurse Assistant.
Special Skills and Requirements:
- Must be able to communicate in English
- Proficient interpersonal relations and communicative skills
- Moderate reading, writing, and mathematic skills
- Must maintain skills necessary for the performance to safely and efficiently operate the following equipment and machines for this job: mechanical lifts, electronic scales, shower equipment, adjustable chairs/beds, various other equipment and supplies.
- Ability to bend, stoop, sit, stand, reach, lift, twist, grasp, and hold
- An individual in this position will be required to lift or carry weight in the following range: 50 to 150 pounds.
This job operates in a healthcare setting. This role also routinely comes into contact with patients who may have contagious illnesses.
Position Responsibilities and Standards
- Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Sagepoint Senior Living Services.
- Fully understands all aspects of residents’ rights, including the right to be free of restraints and free of abuse. Responsible for promptly reporting to the supervisor or administrative staff incidents or evidence of resident abuse or violation of residents’ rights.
- Supports, cooperates with, and implements specific procedures and programs for safety including universal precautions and safe work practices, reporting and/or correcting unsafe working conditions, equipment repair and maintenance needs.
- Supports and participates in common teamwork
- Cooperates and works together with all co-workers
- Follows up as appropriate with supervisor regarding reported complaints, problems and concerns
- Promotes positive public relations with residents, patients, participants, family members and visitors
- Seeks out opportunities to help rather than waiting to be asked.
- Demonstrates flexibility to perform duties wherever volume deems it necessary within the department/organization.
- Complete requirements for in-service training, acceptable attendance, uniform and dress codes, including wearing employee identification badge in view at all times.
Essential Functions: (reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions)
- Adheres to Sagepoint Senior Living Services policies and regulations set forth by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Md. HEALTH OCCUPATIONS Code Ann. § 8-6A-05
- Performs work under the supervision of the VP of Clinical Services and/or Supervising RN.
- Performs nurse aides duties, not limited to: personal care of the patient (bathing, dressing, or hygiene, toileting activities and feeding), transferring and ambulation activities, range of motion exercises, vital signs (temperature, pulse rate, respiration rate, and blood pressure), and post mortem care.
- Receives direction from licensed nurses in planning and carrying out nursing aide care.
- Observes and reports to the VP of Clinical Services and/or Supervising RN, the physical and psychological condition of the patient including any changes.
- Reports safety hazards and unusual incidents involving patients, visitors or self to the VP of Clinical Services and/or The Supervising RN and to the office.
- Performs the following, provided that he/she has been trained, demonstrated competency and it is within the facility policy and state law; enemas, colostomy care, wound care and catheter care.
- Complete requirements for in-service training, acceptable attendance, uniform and dress codes, including wearing employee identifications badge in view at all times
- Meet on-going requirements to maintain current geriatric nursing assistant certification
- The Certified Nurse Assistant does not include the following:
- Taking or transcribing physician orders,
- preparing and administering parental medications, and
- Activities outside the Scope of Practice for CNA as outlined in the State Practice Act.
- Abide by HIPPA policies and procedures set forth by the facility, as well as current regulations governing privacy issues
Receipt and Acknowledgment:
I acknowledge and understand that:
- Receipt of the position description does not imply nor create a promise of employment, nor an employment contract of any kind, and that my employment is at-will.
- The position description provides a general summary of the position in which I am employed, that the contents of this position description are job requirements and, at this time, I know of no limitations, which would prevent me from performing these functions with or without accommodation. I further understand that it is my responsibility to inform my supervisor at any time that I am unable to perform these functions.
- Job duties, tasks, work hours and work requirements may be changed at any time.
- Acceptable job performance includes completion of the job responsibilities as well as compliance with the policies, procedures, rules and regulations.