Southern Pines Health and Rehab
Certified Nursing Assistant Job in Prescott, AR
Job DescriptionPurpose of Your Job Position
The primary purpose of your job position is to provide each of your assigned patients with routine daily nursing care and services in accordance with the patient’s assessment and care plan, and as may be directed by your supervisors.
Delegation of Authority
Certified Nursing Assistant,
you are delegated the authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties.
Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position.
Duties and ResponsibilitiesAdministrative Functions
Use the prescribed methods to identify patients before administering treatments, serving meals, , as necessary.
Record all entries on flow sheets, notes, charts, , in an informative and descriptive manner.
Use only authorized abbreviations established by this facility when recording
Report all changes in the patient’s condition to the Nurse Supervisor/Charge Nurse as soon as observed, and practical.
Report all accidents and incidents you observe on the shift that they
Admission, Transfer, and Discharge Functions
Ensure that the patient’s room is ready for receiving the patient (i.e., bed made, name tags up, admission kit available, ).
Greet patients and escort them to their
Introduce patient to his/her roommate, if any, and other patients and personnel as
Make patient comfortable (i.e., put to bed, get water, ).
Inventory and mark the patient’s personal possessions, and store clothing as
Assist patients with packing their personal possessions when they are being transferred to a new room, or when being
Transport patients to new rooms or to the receiving
Assist with loading/unloading patients from vehicles as
Perform all assigned tasks in accordance with our established policies and procedures, and as instructed by your supervisors.
Follow work assignments, and/or work schedules in completing and performing your assigned
Cooperate with inter-departmental personnel, as well as other facility personnel to ensure that nursing services can be adequately maintained to meet the needs of the
Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the unit and
Meet with your shift’s nursing personnel, on a regularly scheduled basis, to assist in identifying and correcting problem areas, and/or the improvement of
Report all complaints and grievances made by the
Notify the facility when you will be late or absent from work, and follow all prescribed attendance policies and procedures.
Report occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals to your supervisor immediately.
Personal Nursing Care Functions
Follow patient plan of care as posted for staff in the designated location of the patient room or other area where
Follow patient’s prescribed transfer plan, level of assistance as communicated in the designated location of the patient room or other area where (I.e., mechanical lift, 2 person, etc.)
Participate in and receive the nursing report upon reporting for
Follow established policies concerning exposure to blood/body
Assist patients with daily care; dental and mouth care (i.e., brushing teeth/dentures, oral hygiene, special mouth care, etc.), hair care (combing, brushing, shampooing, etc.), nail care (clipping, trimming, cleaning fingernails and toenails *NOT including diabetic patients*), shaving as directed, pericare, eye and ear care (i.e., warm/cold compresses, eye/ear instillation, cleaning eyeglasses/ hearing aides, etc.) as
Assist patients with bath functions (i.e., bedbath, tub or shower bath, ) as directed.
Assist patients with dressing/undressing as
Keep incontinent patients, and ALL patients, dry (i.e., change gown, clothing, linen, etc., when it becomes wet or soiled).
Change bed Keep linens tight to avoid wrinkles from forming under the patient.
Make beds (occupied and unoccupied), and put extra covers on beds as
Position bedfast patients in correct and comfortable
Assist patient with bowel and bladder functions (i.e., take to bathroom, offer bedpan/urinal, portable commode, etc.). Check and report bowel movements and character of stools as
Maintain intake and output records as
Assist patients in preparing for medical tests (i.e., lab work, x-ray, therapy, dental, etc.) and physical
Assist patients in preparing for activity and social programs (i.e., church services, parties, visitors, ).
Assist in transporting patients to/from appointments, activity and social programs, etc., as
Assist with lifting, turning, moving, positioning, and transporting patients into and out of beds, chairs, bathtubs, wheelchairs, lifts, in accordance with assessed level of necessary assistance.
Assist patients to walk with or without self-help devices as
Perform restorative and rehabilitative procedures as
Change dressings, bandages, binders, etc., as instructed, and assist with the application of nonsterile (moist and dry) warm/cold com-presses.
Weigh and measure patients as instructed, recording temperatures, pulse, and respirations (TPRs), as
Answer patient calls and call lights or other notifications
Ensure that patients who are unable to call for help are checked
Check each patient routinely to ensure that his/her personal care needs are being met in accordance with his/her
Assist with the care of the dying
Provide post-mortem care as
Special Nursing Care Functions
Observe and report the presence of pressure areas and skin breakdowns to prevent decubitus ulcers (bedsores).
Report all patient njuries, including injuries of an unknown source, including skin
Provide daily indwelling catheter care and perineal care, including performing nonsterile (clean) vaginal irrigation/douches.
Assist with the application of slings, elastic bandages, binders,
Give tepid sponge
Provide daily Range of Motion Record data as instructed.
Turn bedfast patients at prescribed intervals, at least every two (2)
Perform diabetic urine testing (i.e., clinitest, acetest, ).
Assist with physical and respiratory therapy as
Perform special treatments as
Observe disoriented and comatose Record and report data as instructed.
Turn all medications found in the patient’s room/possession over to the Nurse Supervisor/Charge
Provide patients with Reality Orientation as
Watch for and report any environmental changes in room temperature, ventilation, lighting,
Food Service Functions
Prepare patients for meals (i.e., take to bathroom, wash hands, comb hair, raise bed, position tables, place bibs, take to/from dining room, etc.).
Serve food trays. Assist with feeding as indicated (i.e., cutting foods, feeding, assist in dining room supervision, ).
Assist patients with identifying food arrangements (i.e., informing patient with sight problem of foods that are on his/her tray, where it is located, if it is hot/cold, etc.).
Record the patient’s food/fluid Report changes in the patient’s eating habits.
Keep patients’ water pitchers clean and filled with fresh water (on each shift), and within easy reach of the patient.
Serve between meal and bedtime
Perform after meal care (i.e., remove trays, clean patient’s hands, face, clothing, take to bathroom, brush teeth, clean dentures, etc.).
Check rooms for food articles (i.e., food in proper container, unauthorized food items, ).
Staff Development Functions
Attend and participate in scheduled training and educational classes to maintain current certification as a Nursing Assistant.
Attend and participate in scheduled orientation programs and any and all in-service
Safety and Sanitation Functions
Use doctor-prescribed restraints for patients in chair/bed as instructed, and document
Check restrained patients at prescribed intervals, but at least every thirty (30) minutes, and release at prescribed intervals, but at least every (2) hours for range of motion exercises, taking to bathroom,
Participate in appropriate in-service training programs
to performing tasks that involve potential exposure to blood/body
Wash hands before and after performing any service for the patient, and before and after entering any isolation room/unit using soap and water, or alcohol sanitizer.
Keep the nurses’ call system within easy reach of the
Immediately notify the Nurse Supervisor/Charge Nurse of any patient leaving/ missing from the
Follow established safety precautions in the performance of all
Keep patients’ personal possessions off the floor and properly
Keep floors Report spills immediately.
Keep excess supplies and equipment off the Store in designated areas.
Wash wheelchairs, walkers, etc., as instructed, clean, disinfect, and return all patient care equipment to its designated storage area after each
Perform routine housekeeping duties (i.e., clean bedrails, overbed table, nightstand, etc., that relate to nursing care procedures).
Before leaving work area for breaks, or at the end of the work day, store all tools, equipment, and
Report all hazardous conditions and equipment, safety violations, communicable or infectious disease to the Nurse Supervisor/Charge Nurse and Director of Nursing
Follow established smoking Report all violations.
Follow established isolation precautions and
Follow established procedures in the use and disposal of personal protective
Wear and/or use safety equipment and supplies (e.g., gait belts, mechanical lifts, ) when lifting or moving patients.
Report missing/illegible labels and MS sheets to your
Do not handle full strength chemicals unless specifically trained and approved to do
Equipment and Supply Functions
Use only the equipment you have been trained to use, and operate all equipment in a safe
Use only the equipment and supplies necessary to do the Do not be wasteful.
Report defective equipment to the Nurse Supervisor/Charge Nurse, and inform them of your equipment/supply
Care Plan Functions
Review care plans daily to determine if changes in the patient’s daily care routine have been made on the care
Inform the Nurse Supervisor/Charge Nurse of any changes in the patient’s condition so that appropriate information can be entered on the patient’s care
Ensure that your notes reflect that the care plan is being
Patient Rights Functions
of all patient care
Ensure that you treat all patients fairly, and with kindness, dignity, and respect.
Make sure that you fully understand what constitutes patient abuse, including physical, verbal, sexual, mental abuse as well as misappropriation of patient property and patient neglect and that you do not act or speak in a manner that is abusive or neglectful to patients.
Ensure that all nursing care is provided in
before entering the patient’s room, and adhere to all facility patient rights, privacy and HIPAA policies and procedures.
Report all grievances and complaints made by the patient to the Nurse Supervisor/Charge
Report all allegations of patient abuse and/or misappropriation of patient
Honor the patient’s refusal of treatment Report such requests to your supervisor.
Works throughout the nursing service area (i.e., drug rooms, nurses’ stations, patient rooms, ).
Moves intermittently during working
Is subject to frequent interruptions by patients, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, , under all conditions and circumstances.
Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset patients, family members, personnel, and
Communicates with nursing personnel and other department
Works beyond normal working hours, on weekends and holidays, in other positions, and in call-back situations (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, ), when necessary.
Attends and participates in continuing educational
Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the work day, as well as to reactions from dust, disinfectants, tobacco smoke, and other air
Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, , including
TB, Covid variants,
viruses, and may be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals.
Required to wear uniform and adhere to dress code regarding shoes, jewelry and
Must possess, the minimum education requirements necessary for obtaining
Must be an Arkansas licensed Certified Nursing
Must be at least 18 years of
Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English
Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such
Must possess the ability to deal patiently, tactfully, with a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm with personnel, patients, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public on whatever maturity level at which they are currently functioning.
Must possess the ability and willingness to work harmoniously with other
Must be willing to incorporate new methods and principles into existing nursing
Must be able to relate information concerning a patient’s
Must not pose a direct threat to the health and safety of other individuals in the
Must be willing to follow all company, state, and regulatory policies related to Infection Control and Vaccination requirements.
Physical and Sensory Requirements
(With or Without the Aid of Mechanical Devices)
Must be able to move intermittently throughout the work
Must be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable
Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position due to relating to and working with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and, at times, hostile
Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to ensure that the requirements of this position can be fully
Must function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with patients, personnel, and support agencies.
Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this
Must be able to push, pull, move, and/or lift a reasonable number of pounds (35-50) to a reasonable height (3-5ft) and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a reasonably minimum distance (5-10ft).
May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of patients during emergency
Job Position Analysis Information
Tasks assigned to this position do involve potential and/or direct exposure to blood, body fluids, infectious diseases, air contaminants, and hazardous chemicals
Functions Require Repetitive Motion
Weight Lifting requirements do apply.
Functions Require Prolonged Sitting, Standing, and/or Bending