Certified Nurse Aide (12 HR-Night Shift)

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Clinical Services
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1755 Walnut Place
GENERAL SUMMARY:
The Certified Nurse Aide assists the licensed nursing staff by performing routine nursing duties and activities of daily living.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES:

Essential Job Duties:
  1. Assists residents with dressing, grooming, eating, bathing, positioning, turning, toileting and exercising.
  2. Gives treatments, performs tests, carries out procedures and collects specimens as instructed.
  3. Reports and records observations and results of treatments, tests, procedures and specimens when indicated.
  4. Transfers, transports and escorts residents as needed.
  5. Answers signal lights promptly.
  6. Changes bed linens, makes beds and keeps rooms clean and orderly.

Other Duties:
  1. Maintains safe and sanitary work stations and equipment.
  2. Encourages independence, attendance at activities, restorative programs and rehabilitation.
  3. Attends in-service training and education session, as assigned.
  4. Performs specific work duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. Successful completion of approved geriatric nursing assistant training program in the State of Texas.
  2. Prior geriatric nursing aide experience is preferred.
  3. Registration with State registry required.
  4. Ability to understand and follow instructions in English, communicate effectively, and perform simple arithmetic. Ability to document care given.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:
Frequent standing, stooping, bending, stretching, squatting; may be exposed to blood and body fluids which may contain HIV and/or HBV; must be able to transport residents via wheelchair, gerichair or shower chair, pushing up to 150 lbs. unassisted. Must be able to transfer, lift, turn and position a resident weighing up to 125 lbs. unassisted, or with the assistance of one for a resident weighing over 125 lbs. Must be able to stoop, bend, stretch, squat, stand, and walk for up to 90% of the work day. May be subjected to offensive odors and combative behavior. Must be able to reach up to a level of six feet; must be able to push a dietary cart up to 40 lbs unassisted. Must be able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs. frequently, and 50 lbs. occasionally.

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