Under the supervision of the Executive Director of Elder Services and the Director of Nursing, the CNA will provide personal care, in-home meal preparation, light housekeeping, assist with ADL’s, vital signs to the Tribal Elders in the Residence assisted living or in the home.
Essential Duties and Responsibility:
Competently assists assigned Elders with ADL’s, transfers, repositioning, personal care, checking head to toe for bruises, blood in urine and for any injuries or wounds.
Assists Elders with bathing, grooming, shaving, oral hygiene, elimination needs, dressing/undressing, and ambulation together with any daily tasks (e.g. making bed, changing linens, laundry, light housekeeping, etc.) essential to the Elder’s health in accordance with the individualized care plan.
Provide Elders with assistance transferring in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs, chairs or automobiles.
Takes Elders blood pressure, pulse, temperature, respirations, blood sugar, intake and output (I & O‘s) when needed. Specimen collection and post mortem care.
Provides for comfort and needs of the Elders ensuring their safety and well-being.
Works effectively as a team member in the delivery of care and assisted in the orientation of new employees.
Accurately updates and documents Elders health records in a timely manner.
Answers/responds to call lights and/or requests for assistance promptly and respectfully. Provides welfare checks throughout shift.
Maintains accurate and up-to-date records of patient care, condition, progress and problems in order to report and discuss observations with supervisor or assigned nurse.
Report and document any injury, fall or change of status immediately to supervisor.
Assist Elders when directed in simple prescribed exercises and in the use of braces or artificial limbs.
Assist Elders to and from dining room or with in-home dining. Assists with feeding when necessary.
Adheres to infection control and other safety practices.
Cleans and sanitizes areas used and occupied by patient/Elder.
Utilizes resources and materials in an efficient and safe manner.
Maintains a safe and attractive environment for Elders and co-workers; transports Elders and equipment as appropriate.
Accepts reassignment as needed to provide necessary care for all Elders.
Performs other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and one year of social service health field-related experience and/or training/ or satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have and maintain a Certified Nursing Assistant certificate. Must demonstrate a mature, emotionally stable manner and display a sympathetic attitude toward providing services to clients at home or in the Assistant Living Facility who have medical issues.
Puyallup Tribal Members that have their Nurses Assistant Registered (NAR) certification from an accredited school and do not yet meet the experience requirements will be considered but must be able to obtain their Certified Nursing Assistant certification at next available testing date and must participate in trainee program for first 6 months of employment.