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Provide personal assistance, ADLs, homemaking services and promotes client comfort and safety. Responsible for observing and reporting/documenting the observations and services provided. The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity and safety of client care.

  • Follow plan of care to meet client's needs; if unable to perform a requested task, contact the supervisor immediately
    • Meet safety needs of client and family and use equipment safely and properly
  • Give personal care including Activities of Daily Living/ADLs, baths, showers, backrubs, oral hygiene, nail care with emery boards, nail clippers and orange sticks, shampoo client's hair, and change bed linens as specified on the plan of care
    • Assist in feeding the client as necessary
    • Assist in dressing and undressing the client
    • Plan and prepare nutritious meals
    • Take and record oral, auxiliary temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure as directed
    • Provide proper care and observation of client's skin to prevent breakdown
    • Assist in ambulation and exercise as instructed by the primary nurse or therapist
  • Offer and assist with bedpans, urinals, toileting and incontinence care and enemas with prepared enema (Fleets type)
  • Perform range of motion and other simple procedures as directed within scope of practice and for which competency has been verified
    • Assist the client and family in the self-administration of medication as directed
    • Keep client's living area clean and orderly, as appropriate
    • Do client laundry as directed
  • Adhere to organizational documentation, care and practice policies and procedures and protects client's privacy
    • Attend the required educational presentations as required by agency
  • Follow standards of universal precautions and infection control according to policies and procedures
  • Conduct self in a professional manner and maintain the ethical standards of the organization
  • Perform additional tasks as directed by RN supervisor and for which competency has been verified
  • Maintain a communication method by which agency can contact for scheduling i.e. telephone and pager; responds to voice mail messages in a timely manner
    • Apply appropriate agency non-medication protocols for pain and symptom management as directed
    • Observe client and promptly report changes to the supervisor or Skilled Nurse
    • Apply non-prescription ointments
    • Perform range of motion exercise per Plan of Care (POC)
    • Demonstrate competency in tasks required by the Conditions of Participation
    • Follow all precautions included in the Plan of Care/POC
  • Provide catheter and colostomy care, perform simple dressing or other special tasks as directed after competency has been verified
    • May assist client with set up and cleaning of equipment such as oxygen and nebulizers
    • Change linens and perform light housekeeping
  • Prepare light meal or snack, offer fluids if directed; assist in feeding client as directed

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Has successfully completed a State established or other training program and a competency evaluation program for CNA
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience as CNA preferred

**Keywords: Wellspring Lutheran Services, Certified Nursing Assistant, CNA, Caregiver, Geriatric, Senior Services, In Home, Healthcare**

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Wellspring Lutheran Services

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For over a hundred years, hope has been drawn from a proven, Christ-centered source, a source dedicated to changing lives, strengthening families and transforming communities. We are Wellspring Lutheran Services. Our mission springs from this deep source — as old as the scriptures — equipping us to bring life-giving solutions today to those who thirst for hope. You can be confident that as we work together you will see positive outcomes. So, please take a moment to learn how we can engage with you to fill a need in your life or in the lives of people you care about

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