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.
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
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.
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.
Functional Literacy in written and spoken English.
Proficient interpersonal relationships and communication
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
Provide care to residents following facility policies and
Report residents’ needs and concerns to a licensed nurse.