New job Nurses Aide Trainee in Alabama
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Nurses Aide Trainee
Company : William F. Green Veterans Home
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Alabama
The primary purpose of your job position is to acquire the knowledge, skills, and certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant by participation in the facility’s planned educational program consisting of classroom instructions, clinical practice, and on-the-job, supervised training, and to perform certain services for which you have been trained and found to be competent during the training period.
- Perform only those nursing care procedures that you have been trained to do.
- Ensure that the resident’s room is ready for receiving the resident (i.e., bed made, name tags up, admission kit available, etc.).
- Greet residents and escort them to their room.
- Introduce resident to his/her roommate, if any, and other residents and personnel as appropriate.
- Inventory and mark the resident’s personal possessions as instructed.
- Store resident’s clothing.
- Assist residents with packing their personal possessions when they are being transferred to a new room, or when being discharged.
- Transport residents to new rooms or to the receiving area.
- Assist with loading/unloading residents’ to/from vehicles as necessary.
- Participate in and receive the nursing report as instructed.
- Follow established policies concerning exposure to blood/body fluids.
- Make beds as instructed.
- Put extra covers on beds as requested.
- Weigh and measure residents as instructed.
- Measure and record temperatures, pulses, and respirations (TPRs) of residents, as instructed.
- Answer resident calls promptly.
- Ensure that residents who are unable to call for help are checked frequently.
- Check residents routinely to ensure that their personal care needs are being met.
- Turn all medications found in the resident’s room/possession over to the Nurse Supervisor/Charge Nurse.
- Watch for and report any change in room temperature, ventilation, lighting, etc.
- Assist residents with identifying food arrangements (i.e., informing resident with sight problem of foods that are on his/her tray, where it is located, if it is hot/cold, etc.).
- Perform all assigned tasks in accordance with our established policies and procedures, and as instructed by your supervisors.
- Follow work assignments, and/or work schedules in completing and performing your assigned tasks.
- Cooperate with inter-departmental personnel, as well as other facility personnel to ensure that nursing services can be adequately maintained to meet the needs of the residents.
- Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the unit and shift.
- Report defective equipment to the Nurse Supervisor/Charge Nurse.
- Inform the Nurse Supervisor/Charge Nurse of your equipment and supply needs.
- Report occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals in accordance with the facility’s policies and procedures governing accidents and incidents.
- Report known or suspected incidents of fraud to the Administrator.
- Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information including protected health information. Report known or suspected incidents of unauthorized disclosure of such information.
- Ensure that you treat all residents fairly, and with kindness, dignity, and respect.
- Report all grievances and complaints made by the resident to the Nurse Supervisor/Charge Nurse.
- Report all allegations of resident abuse and/or misappropriation of resident property.
- Honor the resident’s refusal of treatment request. Report such requests to your supervisor.
- Agree not to disclose resident’s protected health information and promptly report suspected or known violations of such disclosure to the Administrator.
- Report any known or suspected unauthorized attempt to access facility’s information system
- Performs other related assignments as required.
- As assigned, including some week-ends, evenings and Holidays.
- Works in well-lighted/ventilated areas.
- Most of the work is performed indoors
- Is subject to frequent interruptions.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
- Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies, etc., under all conditions and circumstances.
- Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, etc.
- Communicates with the medical staff, nursing staff, and other department supervisors.
- Works beyond normal duty hours, on weekends, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary.
- May be exposed to bodily fluids, infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including the AIDS and hepatitis B viruses.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; implements or office equipment; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.
- Must be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable manner.
- Collect information through observation, listening, touching, and smelling.
- Must have auditory ability sufficient to monitor and assess
- Job requires regular sitting, standing, walking, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching, reaching, pushing, pulling, twisting, writing, and carrying charts, food, trays, etc.
- Must be able to move intermittently throughout the work day.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and color vision and the ability to adjust focus.
- Employee may be required to move chairs, beds, and medical equipment, move patients in bed (with or without assistance).
- Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
- Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with the residents, personnel, and support agencies.
- Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability.
- Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people within the facility.
- May be required to lift, push, pull, and move equipment, supplies, etc., in excess of fifty (50) pounds.
Safety, Sanitation and Infection Controls
- Assure the assigned work areas are maintained in a clean, safe and sanitary manner.
- Assure that established infection control and universal precautions practices are observed.
- Report all hazardous conditions or equipment to your supervisor.
- Follow established safety policies and procedures.
- Dispose of refuse daily in accordance with established sanitation procedures.
- Keep work/assignment areas free of hazardous objects, unnecessary equipment, supplies, etc.
- Report any accident/incident to your supervisor no matter how minor.
- Must possess, as a minimum, an 8th grade education.
- Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
- Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age-related needs of the residents served.
- Must be a supportive team member, contribute to and be an example of team work and team concept.
- Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
- Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.
- Must possess the ability and willingness to work harmoniously with other personnel.
- Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents.
- Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices.
- Must be able to relate information concerning a resident’s condition.
- Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.