Education: High School Graduate or GED
Other Training/Certifications: Driver's License
Experience: Zero to six months related experience
The CNA provides care for the patient/client under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or Case Manager. The CNA follows a care plan as developed by the Case Manager. The CNA must graduate from an approved nursing assistant course and be listed as a CNA I with NC DFS. The CNA must be able to demonstrate ability to carry 25 pounds up to 10 stairs, as well as unrestricted bending, squatting, and lifting.
- Communicates with the RN or LPN and other interdisciplinary team members to receive and report pertinent information about the patient/family.
- Demonstrates safe and appropriate utilization of supplies and equipment.
- Ensures accurate, complete and timely clinical documentation in accordance with service/department guidelines.
- Maintains a clean patient care environment in facility or in the home.
- Observes patients routinely during their shift to meet personal care needs and perform nursing activities as delegated by the RN or LPN.
- Provides care to the patient under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, following the established plan of care, and within the CNA scope of practice.
- Assists with other day to day household needs as requested, including medical escort, shopping, prescription refills, household financial management and well child care.
- Assists with transportation as requested.
- Provides nutritional care through planning, shopping for and preparing meals.
- Provides or assists with household tasks such as cleaning, laundry, and changing bed linens.
- Assists with transfering, ambulating, positioning and range of motion for ambulatory patients as well as turning and positioning bed confined patients
- Assists with bathing, basic hygiene and dressing
- Responsible for documentation of care provided
Physical Demand Level Rating: Heavy