Caregiver or Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Caregivers will assist adult residents with various levels of physical and functional impairment or disabilities. Caregivers will assist with those daily activities with which the resident is unable to perform without help. This fosters a resident’s ability to live independently with freedom of choice. All responsibilities will be conducted in a manner that is consistent with the philosophy of CBRF/Assisted Living and in accordance with Inspiration Ministries policies and procedures. The caregiver must be willing to put the Residents first.
There are various degrees of Caregiver. Certain Caregivers have continued education to earn the CNA and MedPass certification. There are additional benefits and job duties for the individual who has continued education certification.
Pay and Benefits
- Pay range: Dependent on certification
- Health, Dental, and Vision
- Flexible schedule
- Paid training and tuition reimbursement
- Free meal plan
- The ability to concentrate on cares, not laundry or meal preparation.
Major Duties (75% to 80% of Job):
1. Provide assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s):
- Help with dressing and undressing.
- Help with bathing, showering, and toileting.
- Help with personal hygiene (shaving, dental care, nail care, hair care, and foot care) and pericare.
- Help with mobility devices including monitoring of safe transfer and ambulation techniques.
- Help with care of ADL devices such as eyeglasses and hearing aids.
- Answer patient call signal lights, bells, or intercom systems to determine patient needs.
- Turn or reposition bedridden patients.
- Provide physical support to assist patients in performing daily living activities, such as getting out of bed, bathing, dressing, using the toilet, and standing, walking, or exercising.
- Review patients’ dietary restrictions, food allergies, and preferences to ensure patient receives appropriate diet.
- Feed patients or assist patients with eating or drinking.
- Lift or assist others in lifting patients to move them.
- Adjust the positions of patients on beds or chairs.
- Operate medical equipment.
2. Instrumental Activities of Daily Living:
Provide assistance with:
- Maintenance and upkeep of rooms through housekeeping tasks such as: emptying trash, cleaning bathrooms, straightening countertops, bed making, and bed changes.
3. Health Maintenance and Monitoring Task:
Performs simple treatments as ordered by a physician:
- Observes and reports changes in resident’s physical condition and cognitive/emotional status to DON, charge nurse, or physician.
- Conducts room checks.
- Monitors the environment for safety hazards.
- Record incidents, errors, or accidents.
- Records resident and resident-related events.
- Reminds patients to take medications or nutritional supplements.
4. Activity Program:
- Participates in and supports therapy/exercise program.
- Participates in other resident activities as time permits.
- Records vital signs such as temperature, blood pressure, pulse or respiration rates as directed by medical or nursing staff.
- Gathers information from caregivers, nurses or physicians about patient conditions, treatment plans, or appropriate activates.
- Administers basic health care or medical treatments.
- Applies bandages, dressing, or splints.
- Collects biological specimens for patients.
- Disposes of biomedical waste in accordance with standards.
5. Emergency Preparedness
- Responds to and acts appropriately in emergency or disaster situations.
- Administers therapy treatments to patients using hands or physical treatment aids.
- Plans and completes duties with minimal direction from supervisor.
- Works collaboratively with peers and other team members.
- Uses tactful, diplomatic techniques when communicating.
- Follows up with appropriate staff, resident, or other individuals regarding reported complaints, problems, and concerns.
- Maintains all certifications required for employment.
- Ensures and maintains confidentiality for all residents.
7. CNA and MedPass Only Requirements:
- Assists residents by supervising or administering medications when necessary including:
- Monitoring of medication supplies and documentation. Notifies DON or charge nurse of any problems or untoward effects.
Minor Duties (20% to 25% of Job):
- Demonstrates respect for and an appreciation of the heritage, values, and wisdom of the residents, and ensures the protection of their rights.
- Demonstrates a desire/willingness to help residents when needed (but also encourages them to be as independent as possible)
- Attends and participates in staff meetings and staff chapels
- Attends mandatory monthly scheduled in-services and other resident care meetings as requested
- Assists in training of new staff as well as maintaining your own training.
- Creates and maintains an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest, and positive emphasis, as well as a calm, safe environment