Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Does walking rounds at the start and end of each shift with the outgoing and oncoming staff.
Observes residents and reports any changes in behavior or condition to licensed nurse. Reports all negative behavior to licensed nurse.
Provides assistance to those residents in need of personal care, including bathing; back, foot, nail and mouth care; dressing; grooming; transporting; and feeding, including serving and collecting food trays.
Assists or performs range of motion, turning, positioning, lifting, and transferring of residents according to resident care needs and in accordance with policy.
Follows written nursing plan of care and assignments, including performing tasks such as Range of Motion, Ambulation, Walk to Dine, Bed Mobility, assisting/cueing residents with feeding, and Bowel and Bladder program and Activities of Daily Living. This includes restorative nursing as well as providing the care for dependent residents.
Transports residents using wheelchairs, stretchers, recliners, or assists them to walk with or without assistive devices.
Changes bed linens, keeps residents dry and bedside equipment clean.
Collects specimens such as, urine, stool, and sputum.
Measures/takes vital signs, blood pressure, percentage of meal consumption, fluid intake, resident output, and related data and documents.
Applies non prescription ointments and lotions, and applies external catheters and drainage bags.
Assists other nursing staff with complex nursing care of residents or at times two are required for care.
Reports all problems when observed to the Licensed Nurse on duty and/or to the Charge Nurse and Nurse Manager or Nursing Supervisor.
Reports when coming on duty and/or leaving the unit for any reason.
Ensures resident safety during care and monitors for environmental hazards and unsafe conditions.
Completes additional duties as assigned including checking and maintaining specific areas or dining room assistance.
Documents: care, treatments, and observations on flow sheets or other documents as directed. Maintains proper filing of resident documentation.
Emergency duty may be required of the incumbent that includes working in Red Cross shelters or to perform other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to threats or disasters, man-made or natural.