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CNA

Nursing Department – Pueblo/Colorado Springs, Colorado
Department Nursing Department
Employment Type PRN

TITLE OF POSITION: CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE

TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  REGISTERED NURSE/NURSING SUPERVISOR

RISK OF EXPOSURE TO BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS – HIGH

 

DUTIES

1.     Provides personal care and related services in the home, under the direction, instruction and supervision of the staff nurse and the Nursing Supervisor.

2.     Tasks to be performed by an aide must be assigned by and performed under the supervision of an RN who will be responsible for the consumer care provided by the aide.

3.     Under no circumstances may an aide be assigned to receive or reduce any intravenous procedures, or any other sterile or invasive procedures, other than rectal temperatures .

RESPONSIBILITIES

1.     Follows the plan of care to provide, safe, competent care to the consumer

2.     Helps the consumer to maintain good personal hygiene and assists in maintaining a healthful, safe environment

3.     Plans and prepares nutritious meals, markets when instructed to do so by the nurse

4.     Assists the consumer with ambulation as ordered by the physician and approved and supervised by the nurse

5.     Assists the therapy personnel as needed with rehabilitative processes

6.     Encourages the consumer to become as independent as possible according to the nursing care plan

7.     Attempts to promote consumer's mental alertness through involvement in activities of interest

8.     Gives simple emotional and psychological support to the consumer and other members of the household and establishes a relationship with consumer and family which transmit trust and confidentiality

9.     Reports any change in the consumer's mental or physical condition or in the home situation to the staff nurse, or to the a Aide supervisor

10. Performs routine housekeeping tasks as related to a safe and comfortable environment for the consumer, as instructed by the professional nurse 

11. Prepares a visit report promptly and incorporates same in the clinical record weekly

12. Confirms on a weekly basis, the scheduling of visits so that other necessary visits by staff members can be coordinated

13. Works with personnel of other community agencies involved in the consumer's care as directed by the nurse

14. Attends in-service as required by regulation

JOB CONDITIONS

1.     The ability to drive and the ability to access consumers’ homes which may not be routinely wheelchair accessible are required.

2.     Hearing, eyesight and physical dexterity must be sufficient to perform a physical assessment of the consumer's condition and to perform consumer care.

3.     On occasion, may be required to bend, stoop, reach and move consumer weight up to 250 pounds; lift and/or carry up to 30 pounds.

4.     Must be able to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing in English.

EQUIPMENT OPERATION

Use of BP cuff, thermometer and stethoscope  Hand washing materials

COMPANY INFORMATION

Has access to all consumer medical records which may be discussed with the Registered Nurse and the Nursing Supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS

1.     Preferably a high school diploma or equivalent

2.     Must have completed, previous to hire or within 4 months of hire, a Co Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) approved Certified Nurse Aide course

3.     Must be free from health problems that may be injurious to consumer, self and co-workers and must present appropriate evidence to substantiate.

4.     Must understand and respect consumer’s rights including ethics and confidentiality of care.

5.     Must have current CPR certification.

6.     Must have criminal check and is in good standing with DORA.

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  • Location
    Pueblo/Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Department
    Nursing Department
  • Employment Type
    PRN
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