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Certified Nursing Assistant

Company: Silver State Pediatric
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Admission, Transfer, and Discharge Functions -

  • Ensure that the patient's room is ready for receiving the patient (i.e., bed made, name tags up, admission kit available, -etc.). -
  • Greet patients/family -and escort them to their -room. -
  • Introduce patient to his/her roommate, if any, and other patients and -personnel as appropriate. -
  • Make patient comfortable (i.e., put to bed, get water, -etc.). -
  • Inventory -and -mark -the -patient's -personal -possessions, -and -store -clothing -as -instructed. -
  • Assist patients with packing their personal possessions when they are being transferred to a new room, or when being -discharged. -
  • Transport patients to new rooms or to the receiving -area. -
  • Assist with loading/unloading patients from vehicles as -necessaryPersonal Nursing Care Functions -
    • Participate in and receive the nursing report upon reporting for -duty. -
    • Follow established policies concerning exposure to blood/body -fluids. -
    • Assist patients with daily care; -oral -and mouth care (i.e., brushing teeth, oral hygiene, special mouth care, etc.), hair care (combing, brushing, shampooing, etc.), nail care (clipping, trimming, cleaning fingernails and toenails *NOT including diabetic patients*), peri- care, eye and ear care (i.e., cleaning eyeglasses/ hearing -aides, -applying braces -etc.) as -instructed. -
    • Assist patients with bath functions (i.e., -bedbath, tub or shower bath, etc.) as -directed. -
    • Assist patients with dressing/undressing as -necessary. -
    • Keep all patients, clean, dry, and dressed appropriately (i.e., change all gown, clothing, linen, etc., when it becomes wet or -soiled). -
    • Change bed linens. Keep linens tight to avoid wrinkles from forming under the -patient. -
    • Make beds (occupied and unoccupied), -and -put extra covers on beds as -requested. -
    • Position bedfast patients in correct and comfortable -position. -
    • Assist patient with bowel and bladder functions (i.e., take to bathroom, offer bedpan/urinal, etc.). Check and report bowel movements and character of stools as -instructed. -
    • Maintain intake and output records as -instructed. -
    • Collect specimens as instructed (i.e., urine, sputum, stools, -etc.). -
    • Assist patients in preparing for medical tests (i.e., lab work, x-ray, therapy, dental, etc.) and physical -examinations. -
    • Assist patients in preparing for -play, child life, -activity and social programs (i.e., church services, parties, visitors, etc.). -
    • Assist in transporting patients to/from appointments, -play, child life, -activity and social programs, etc., as necessary. -
    • Assist with lifting, turning, moving, positioning, and transporting patients into and out of beds, chairs, bathtubs, wheelchairs, lifts, -etc. -Assist patients to walk with or without self-help devices as -instructed. -
    • Perform restorative and rehabilitative procedures as -instructed. -
    • Weigh and measure patients as instructed, recording temperatures, pulse, respirations (TPRs), -and pulse oximetry -as -instructed. -
    • Answer patient calls and call lights or other notifications -promptly. -
    • Ensure that patients who are unable to call for help are checked -frequently. -
    • Check each patient routinely to ensure that his/her personal care needs are being met in accordance with his/her -wishes. -
    • Assist with the care of the dying -patient, and -provide post-mortem care as -instructed. -
    • Other skills for which the CNA has the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform and that are within the CNA's scope of practice in Nevada. -

Keywords: Silver State Pediatric, Las Vegas , Certified Nursing Assistant, Healthcare , Las Vegas, Nevada

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