VOA Nursing Assistant (Certified, Registered Or State Tested) in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Reference ID: J3N5QN6XLVVSDFVB262OBJECTIVE:The primary role of the Nursing Assistant is to provide assigned residentswith routine daily nursing care in accordance with established facilitynursing care procedures as directed by clinical supervisors. The NursingAssistant reports any observed changes in resident condition as they occur.Performs routine resident care duties and tasks delegated by the registerednurse, licensed practical nurse or licensed therapist to meet the physicaland psychosocial needs of residents. Provides services in a manner compliantwith all state and federal regulations as well as with any applicable facilitypolicies and procedures.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform eachessential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enableindividuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.1. Nursing Care Functionsa. Assists residents with personal cares, including bathing, dressing,grooming, oral hygiene, bed mobility, toileting and eating.b. Follows all shift routines, policy and procedures regarding accurateperformance of vital signs, weights, etc. Understands/supports ResidentBill of Rights.c. Delivers meals and assists residents with eating. Records accurate food andfluid intake as assigned. Reports any chewing or swallowing difficulty to thenurse.d. Assists the resident with the restorative nursing program including but notlimited to, passive and active range of motion, ambulation withappropriate assistive devices and use of transfer belt.e. Uses safety standards at all times in transferring of residents: (a)Uses transfer belt and/or proper mechanical equipment for alltransfers/ambulation of residents. (b) Uses proper body mechanics.(c) Ambulates/transfers residents per plan of care. (d) Positionsresidents to maintain body alignment per policy and p rocedure and plan ofcaref. Reports promptly to the nurse any changes in the resident condition.g. Answers call lights promptly and determines residents' needs.h. Neatly makes and changes bed linens.i. Ensures that residents are clean, neatly dressed according to preferenceor age, and well-groomed.j. Reports any indication of resident illness to the nurse.k. Provides any information on changes in skin conditions to the nurse.l. Follows standard precautions and works within OSHA guidelines. Followsinfection control policy/procedure: (a) Follows resident skin careprotocol. (b) Properly cleans and stores resident equipment. (c)Maintains sanitary conditions in common areas (e.g., tub rooms, diningareas, hallways). (d) Follows basic principles of linen handling.(e) Follows principles of universal precautions. (f) Follows isolationprecautions. (g) Reports any concern related to infection control to nurse.m. Observe and report any noted changes in men tal status to the nurse.n. Report to charge nurse all incidents/accidents that occur involvingemployee, residents, and visitors.o. Treats and ensures that residents are treated with respect and dignity.Shows respect for resident's right to confidentiality, dignity and privacy.p. Immediately reports any suspected abuse or neglect per facility policy.q. Remains aware and takes special precautions to ensure a clean and safeenvironment for residents and staff.r. Reports any equipment malfunction to designated employee.s. Completes miscellaneous tasks related to care of residents (e.g.,transporting patients).t. Reports to nurse prior to shift and at end of shift.2. Documentationa. Accurately documents vital signs, weights, intake and output asdelegated per facility protocol.b. Utilizes electronic systems of documentation as required per facilitypolicy.3. Personnel Functionsa. Attends designated nursing meetings as scheduled.b. Develops and maintains a good working relationship with inter-departmentalpersonnel.c. Attends educational offerings and obtains at least twelve (12) hours ofcontinuing education a year per state regulations.d. Follows