The nursing assistant (NA) serves as caregiver to the resident during the scheduled work period in assisted living. The NA provides resident-centered nursing care and daily living assistance to assigned residents under the supervision of a charge nurse. Provides assistance with basic health care needs, including daily living activities that may include, but are not limited to, bathing, toileting, grooming, dressing/undressing, obtaining and recording vital signs and providing psychosocial support and other personal care to assigned resident. Depending on location, they may assist the resident in transferring, repositioning and walking using correct and appropriate transfer techniques and equipment and also provide range-of=motion and passive exercises. Completes tasks related to food preparation and dining, while creating a positive dining experience for the resident. Assists residents with meals and snacks, provides water and supplements as appropriate. Depending on location the NA may aid providers and nursing staff members with procedures and/or collect non-invasive body fluid specimens and gather vital signs. Depending on location the NA may administer prescribed medications as delegated by a licensed nurse and within their scope of practice as defined by state regulations. NA documents the outcomes related to resident care, medication administration, behavior, activity and dietary. NA must communicate changing condition, medication follow-up and care related concerns/responses to the charge nurse. Depending on location, NA may provide housekeeping and laundry services to assist residents with keeping living areas clean and operational. Provides assistance and documentation with wellness and recreational programs and encourages residents to participate. The NA has knowledge of and delivers age-appropriate care related to the physical and psychological needs of the resident as per care/service plan. Depending on the location, may need to be knowledgeable of providing care to tenants with dementia. The NA is considered a member of the nursing team and is expected to know, and will be held accountable for, following infection prevention and control policies and Personal Protective Equipment use. The nursing department provides care 24 hours/day; any of those hours may be an expectation of employment specific to the needs of the department, possibly with varying shifts. These needs change dependent on staffing availability and resident census. Will be required to work rotating shifts, weekends and holidays. Specific shift assignments will be made based on nursing area and by location. Committee meeting attendance may be expected at times. When students are providing resident care, treatment and/or services as part of their training, any/all employees may be asked to provide direction to the students.
- Adheres to legal regulations and organizational policies when discussing patient health information.
- Assists with daily living of numerous patients with a wide variety of health conditions.
- Collects medical specimens with strict adherence to established procedures and test requisitions.
- Documents the critical elements within a patient chart to help others.
- Ensures that all equipment or related supplies are in proper working order prior to use.
- Evaluates patients’ progress and communicates with multidisciplinary team members.
- Operates and maintains medical equipment based on specific policies.
- Performs routine cleaning and disinfecting tasks in certain areas of a health care organization.
- Promotes a safe environment for patients, families, staff, residents and visitors and works collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary heath care team to provide the best outcome for patients.
- Satisfactorily completes yearly department-specific competency testing and maintains a record of continuing education credits for each year. A minimum of 12 hours continuing education are required annually.
- Maintains all department-specific required certifications.
- When applicable, may need a valid driver’s license and auto insurance.
- Certified Nursing Assistance (CNA) certification required.
- Must be registered as a nurse assistant through the North Dakota Department of Health.
- High school graduate or general equivalency diploma (GED) preferred, but not required.
- Minimum age of 16.
- Prior clinical or nursing assistant experience in assisted living preferred.
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