Assists in activities of daily living and other skilled personal care needs as directed by the plan of care. Provides consistently high quality care in accordance with the plan of care and Agency policies.
Maintains and enhances skills needed to provide quality care; attends classes within the Agency or externally as needed to update skills; completes a minimum of twelve in-service training hours annually.
Communicates with primary caregiver as needed regarding plan of care.
Meets client s needs within their scope of practice, and represents the Agency positively by being a cooperative and willing caregiver. Acts as a dependable caregiver to client and Agency, by completing and submitting required documentation accurately and in a timely manner, regularly communicating with the Agency scheduler regarding their caseload, and using the telephonic reporting system.
Will work a schedule to include a regular weekend rotation and 3 of 6 major holidays.
Procedures which may be required of the CNA include but are not limited to the following: food preparation, feeding of client; assistance with bedpans, assistance to and from bathroom, assistance with bowel/bladder program; bathing, whether in bed, tub, or shower; hair care, dressing, shaving with electric or safety razor, skin care including back rub, oral hygiene; mobility with cane, crutches, walker or wheelchair; transfer with Hoyer lift; catheter care; digital stimulation; colostomy care; enemas; dressing changes; range of motion and therapy reinforcement; take and record vital signs including weight; and recognition of emergencies and appropriate action steps.
After client-specific instruction, the following procedures may be performed as delegated by an RN: applying non-sterile dressings, rewrapping expansion bandages, binders, and antiembolic hose; suppositories; colostomy bag changes and skin care; assisting with oxygen administration and care of equipment and tubing; monitoring medications according to Agency policy; care of diabetic clients to recognize signs and symptoms of hyper/hypo glycemia; and care of terminally ill clients.
Under no circumstances are CNAs to perform the following duties: taking physicians' orders, making independent decisions regarding a client's plan of care; insertion and irrigation of tubes; performing sterile dressing changes; administration of medications except as specified in Agency policy; shaving clients when the supervising RN determines it is contraindicated; transferring non-weight bearing clients without a lifting device; clipping of toenails and fingernails.
CNAs may perform other delegated duties as determined by the RN following the delegated policies protocol.
CNAs are provided a working smart phone with voice mail and/or E-mail capability and provide the number and email address to the agency. CNA is responsible per agency policy for use and maintenance.
CNAs shall document each visit utilizing the agency smart phones per agency training.