•Provide proper positioning and use of postural supports.
•Maintain residents’ positioning, as needed.
•Weigh residents on schedule and record weights accurately.
•Provide restorative and rehabilitative nursing.
•Provide active and passive range of motion.
•Implement bowel and bladder program.
•Collect certain specimens for cultures pursuant to facility policy and within the scope of duties.
Ensure residents’ comfort while assisting them in achieving their highest practicable level of functioning as follows:
•Assist residents with their activities of daily living.
•Provide oral care and hygiene pursuant to plan of care
•Assist residents with dressing and grooming according to their needs, wishes and desires.
•Bathe residents with attention to privacy, respecting dignity and providing a safe and relaxing experience.
Report the following to the Charge Nurse and the care giving team as appropriate and/or document according to policy and procedure:
•A significant change in a resident’s condition, a change in a resident’s vital signs or weight, any accidents and injuries, any changes in a resident’s skin integrity, behavioral changes, signs of resident depression or anxiety, changes in a resident’s ambulation status, the level of the resident’s food consumption, and the resident’s intake of food and liquids as well as the resident’s output, when indicated.
•Participate in collecting data needed for the accurate completion of the MDS and the plan of care.
•Show understanding of information that is provided by the ADL flow sheets.
•Provide input to the Nurses for development of the plan of care.
•Provide information gathered from care giving activities to the Charge Nurse.
•Assist in the orientation and training of other staff.
•Attend orientation, mandatory in-service and education programs and staff meetings.
Food Preparation, Serving and Cleaning
•Assist in the preparation and serving of meals and snacks. Use portion control procedures.
•Assist in cleaning and sanitizing work areas, equipment and floors, dishes and utensils; assist in checking trays for menu and diet preferences and accuracy.
•Ensure proper storage of foods and supplies.
•Adhere to universal precautions and sanitary and infection control policies and procedures.
•Ensure that food and supplies are available for the next meals and assist in inventorying and storing incoming foods and supplies, and report any hazardous conditions, equipment, accidents and incidents.
Clean Rooms and Common Areas
•Clean (including vacuuming, wiping, mopping, polishing, etc.) rooms, offices, and common areas; polish and straighten items; ensure residents’ rooms are safe, comfortable, and maintained in an attractive manner and residents’ personal items are safeguarded.
•Clean up spills, soiled areas, and other conditions as observed or directed.
•Ensure equipment and work areas are safe; that procedures regarding cleaners or hazardous materials or objects are strictly adhered to.
•That equipment and supplies are properly stored.
•Ensure Universal precautions and infection control, isolation, fire, safety and sanitation practices and procedures are followed; and promptly report any hazardous conditions and equipment.
•Comply with all Company safety policies, regulations and requirements regarding fire and life safety.
•Comply with all Company safety policies regulations and requirements involving employee safety and patient safety. This includes but is not limited to: a zero tolerance for harassment and violence; following infection control procedures; following safe patient handling as required with your specific job position.
•May be required to assist in the evacuation of patients during emergency situations.
•Meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility.
Residents’ Rights and Positive Relationships
•Understand, comply with and promote all rules and regulations regarding residents’ rights.
•Promote positive relationships with residents, visitors, and regulators, to include presenting a professional appearance.