- Utilizes restorative measures in resident care to promote the resident’s highest level of functioning (ARON, PRON and ambulation). Takes temperature, pulses and respirations, blood pressures, records and reports measurement to the nurse. Collects specimen (urine, stool) as ordered. Ensures the assigned resident’s personal hygiene by administering and/or overseeing bathing, oral care, hair care and nail care including cutting nails of non diabetic. Provides shower or tubbath as care plan outlines. Labels and replaces personal care items as needed. Provides skin care and perineal care to all incontinent residents after each voiding and/or defecation. Assures residents are appropriately dresses in stockings, shoes, proper fitting garments, etc. Carries out bowel and bladder management program and records results. Provides skin care to prevent decubiti. Assists residents to ambulate. Records distance ambulated. Positions residents as orders (q 2 hrs positioning) and sign turning sheet. Maintains proper body alignment. Releases restraints q 2 hrs, performs prescribed activity with residents and documents on resident’s accountability record. Assures that corrective devices are appropriately used; slings, hand rolls and positioning devices. Promotes adequate nutritional and fluid intake to assigned residents. Feeds or assists in feeding of residents as needed. Encourages residents in self-feeding. Reports food and fluid intake and pertinent problems or significant changes in the resident’s condition to the RN. Weigh residents, record results – reporting fluctuations to the nurse. Provides fluid as ordered. Measures and records intake and output. Monitors chair and bed check alarms. Tests their proper functioning before putting resident in bed or chair and reports problems to the charge nurse. Provides for the safety of the residents at all times Participates in assigned residents care plan meetings. Reads and follows instructions on care plan. Uses proper transfer techniques. Knowledgeable of wheelchair safety. Assists with nursing care tasks as assigned. Administers catheter care on each shift for residents with foley catheters. Transports the residents to and from clinics, activities, hospitals, etc. Answers residents’ call bell promptly. Assist in admissions, transfers and discharges. Unpacks or assists resident to unpack personal belongings upon admission. Ensures that all clothing is labeled. Completes clothing sheets on all admissions, transfers and discharges. Upon transfer, discharge or expiration; check resident’s belongings against inventory and then packs and sends to the Housekeeping Department. Completes all required documentation in a timely basis. Attends scheduled educational in-services. Participate in performance improvement projects.