Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Industry: Healthcare - Allied Health
PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION
Under on-site supervision of the Charge Nurse, the Certified Nursing Assistant provides personal care and supervision to residents in a manner conducive to their safety, comfort, security and the greatest degree of independence possible. Operates within the parameters of each resident’s care plan and daily schedule as determined by the interdisciplinary team, and within the practice limitations of certification.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Follow established performance standards and perform duties according to nursing service policies and procedures. Perform resident care techniques and procedures according to certification instruction, in-service education, or instruction from supervisor. Identify resident problems and concerns and report them immediately to a charge nurse or a licensed nurse. Conduct resident rounds as assigned. Initiate corrective action as necessary and/or seek assistance of a licensed nurse.
Education/Certification/License Current, valid Iowa Nursing Assistant Certification, as evidenced by listing on Iowa’s Nurse Aide Registry or documentation of successful completion of competency and skills tests from an approved testing agency.
Skills/Abilities Functional Literacy in written and spoken English. Proficient interpersonal relationships and communication skills. Ability to follow written and oral instructions. Complete assignments timely, completely and accurately.
DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY
Authority is delegated to the individual in this position to: Provide care to residents following facility policies and procedures. Report residents’ needs and concerns to a licensed nurse.
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