Under the supervision of the Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse, the Nurse Aide assists nurses in carrying out routine assignments, transporting and preparing residents and equipment and keeping equipment and areas in an orderly hygienic condition.
The Nurse Aide must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his/her unit.
Type of supervision exercised: none. Jobs reporting to this position: none.
High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
COMPLETION OF NURSE AIDE COMPETENCY EVALUATION PROGRAM REQUIRED.
Six months experience as a Nurse Aide in a geriatric setting preferred.
Assists with physical care of residents. Assists with oral hygiene, weighs residents, shower/bathes residents, transfers and repositions residents, assists with dressing and grooming activities and restorative nursing procedures. Cares for resident’s clothing and property as necessary.
Passes trays and feeds residents.
Offers fluid to residents to maintain hydration.
Monitors routine vital signs.
Changes linens and makes beds.
Helps maintain supplies and equipment.
Reports and/or responds to unsafe environmental conditions and infractions of safety and infection control policies.
Assists in admission procedures and the regulation of visits.
Transports residents to and from nursing areas.
Keeps licensed staff informed of unit-related problems and resident-related problems or changes in resident condition.
Required Skills Required Experience