Georgia Employer CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT (CNA) in Dahlonega, Georgia

GENERAL PURPOSEPerform direct resident care duties in accordance with the resident's assessment and care-plan. Assist with promoting a compassionate, physical and psychosocial environment, as directed and under supervision by your supervisors.Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB, and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONSGeneral SkillsObserve and practice safety according to facility policy and procedure. Able to explain and demonstrate fire/emergency procedures. Properly use and maintain facility equipment. Show respect for facility property. Demonstrate and be able to explain infection control and isolation procedures. Demonstrate and able to explain proper body mechanics. Ensure residents are clean and comfortable. Ensure residents are given correct diet. Use proper feeding techniques while respecting personal dignity and meeting the resident's need for socialization. Make beds correctly and wrinkle free. Maintain resident rooms in neat, orderly and clutter-free manner. Support resident participation in activity programs. Maintain ability to present a professional appearance and attitude. Must be able to perform the tasks of the job without any restrictions.Customer Service SkillsPromote and maintain positive relationships with Service Skills coworkers, residents, visitors, volunteers, and regulators. Directly respond, within your scope of practice, to needs and concerns of residents and family members. Work with the care-giving team to identify and resolve resident and family issues. Promptly respond to call lights and other resident needs. Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest, and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the unit and shift. Report complaints and grievances immediately. Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents.Resident RightsTreat residents with compassion and dignity. Establish Rights effective communication/interaction with residents and families. Ensure residents right to privacy (visual and auditory). Maintain confidentiality of resident and facility records/information. Show respect for residents' personal property. Ensure residents are dressed appropriately, consistent with weather conditions, and according to their wishes. Recognize a resident's ability to make choices and support these within the constraints of the care-giving environment. Communicate with members of the care-giving team about residents personal choices. Communicate and is sensitive and appropriately responsive to residents end of life concerns and wishes to the Charge Nurse. Ensure you treat all residents fairly, and with kindness, dignity, and respect. Always knock prior to entering a room. Report any allegations of resident abuse and/or misappropriation of resident property immediately. Honor resident's refusal of treatment and report such requests to your supervisor. Nursing Care ImplementationPerform the following according to policy and procedure: Take and record temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure. Ambulate residents. Apply proper lifting and transferring techniques. Provide proper positioning and use of postural supports. Maintain residents positioning as needed. Weigh residents on schedule and record weights accurately. Provide restorative and rehabilitative nursing. Provide active and passive range of motion. Implement bowel and bladder program. Collect certain specimens for cultures pursuant to facility policy and within your scope of practice. Check and report/record bowel movements and character of stools as instructed.Ensure residents comfort while assisting them in achieving their highest practicable level of functioning as follows: Assist residents with their activities of daily living. Provide oral care and hygiene pursuant to the plan of care. Provide nail care pursuant to the plan of care. Assist residents wi