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Certified Nurses Aide (CNA)

The Certified Nursing Assistant provides personal care and related services in the home. CNA functions under the direction, instruction and supervision of the staff nurse and the Clinical Director/ Clinical Management Liaison and/or appropriate supervisor.

Qualifications:

      • High School Diploma
      • Completion of the State Nursing Certification program in the NC/ SC State
      • Valid listing on the state’s Nurse Aide Registry
      • Home care experience
      • Strong organizational and communication skills
      • Demonstrated ability to read, write, and effectively communicate in English.
      • Ability to read and write consistent with job requirements
      • Good to excellent performance on a competency evaluation and annual reevaluation
      • Completion of one (1) year’s employment as a nurse’s aide in a hospital or health-related facility
      • Has the emotional and mental maturity necessary for establishing and maintaining a good work relationship with the client, client’s family, and the personnel of Nurturing Nurses HomeCare, Inc.
      • Must have a reliable means of transportation
      • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States
      • Solid computer skills; prior experience with electronic medical records (EMR) preferred

Responsibilities: Tasks to be performed by a CNA must be assigned by and performed under the supervision of an RN/ LPN who will be responsible for the client care provided by the CNA. Under no circumstances may a CNA be assigned to receive or reduce any intravenous procedures, procedures involving the use of Levin’s tubes or Foley catheters, or any other sterile or invasive procedures, other than rectal temperatures or enemas. Except as otherwise noted, duties of the CNA may include:

      • Helps the client to maintain good personal hygiene
      • Assists in maintaining a healthful, safe environment
      • Plans and prepares nutritious meals. Markets when instructed to do so by the nurse
      • Assists with certain treatments as ordered by the physician and approved and supervised by the nurse
      • Assists the therapy personnel as needed with rehabilitative processes
      • Encourages the client to become as independent as possible according to the nursing care plan
      • Attempts to promote client’s mental alertness through involvement in activities of interest
      • Gives simple emotional and psychological support to the client and other members of the household
      • Establishes a relationship with client and family which transmits trust and confidentiality
      • Prepares a report of her visit on the day it is performed and incorporates same in the clinical record weekly or as directed
      • Reports any change in the client’s mental or physical condition or in his home situation to her immediate supervisor, the staff nurse and/ or Clinical Director/ Clinical Management Liaison
      • Carries out her assignment as instructed by the nurse or the paramedical team and reports to the  nurse when she is unable to do so
      • Works with personnel of other community agencies involved in the client’s care as directed by the  staff nurse
      • Performs routine housekeeping tasks as related to a safe and comfortable environment for the  client, as instructed by the Non Medical Clinical Manager.
      • Attends in-service as required by NC State and federal regulations
      • Confirming on a weekly basis, the scheduling of visits with the Supervisor/Director, to coordinate  necessary visits with other personnel
      • Notifying Nurturing Nurses HomeCare, Inc. of absences due to illness, emergency leave, normal  vacation periods, or special professional meetings which will affect agreed service with Nurturing  Nurses HomeCare, Inc.
      • Assist with prescribed exercises which the client and in-home aides have been taught by a health  care practitioner licensed pursuant to state regulation G.S. 90
      • Provide or assist with personal care (i.e., bathing, care of mouth, skin and hair)
      • Assist client with self-administration of medications which are ordered by a physician or other  person authorized by state law to prescribe
      • Perform incidental household services which are essential to the client’s care at home
      • Record and report changes in the client’s condition, family situation or needs to an appropriate  your immediate supervisor

Organizational Relationship:

      • The CNA reports directly to the Clinical Director/Non Medical Supervisor

Functional Abilities:

      • Must be able to read 12 point or larger type
      • Must be able to hear and speak in a manner understood by most people
      • Must be able to stoop and bend
      • Must be able to travel to prospective clients’ residences
      • Must be able to lift, turn, and transfer clients weighing up to 200 pounds
      • Must be able to carry bundles weighing up to 10 pounds up stairs

 

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