Certified Nurse Assistant Fulltime
Certified Nursing Assistants generally work directly under the supervision of an RN, or registered nurse. Often, the CNA has more direct contact with the individual patients than doctors, specialists, or other nurses. This is due to the fact that the CNA is responsible for direct patient care and personal needs.•Meals: Patient feeding responsibilities. Some patients will require direct feeding, while others may just need their meal tray brought to them and set up.
* Oral care, nail care, and basic hygiene.
* Bathing and dressing of patient. Bathing may take place in the form of a bed bath, shower, or tub.
* Toileting of patients. Often patients will need help with moving on and off of the facilities. Some patients may need help with a bed pan.
* Catheter care. Changing of catheter bags and charting amounts.
* Ambulation assistance. Some patients need help getting in and out of beds, wheelchairs, bathtubs, etc.
* Vital signs: Blood pressure, pulse, and temperature monitoring.
* Answering call lights.
* Turning of bedridden patients. This is done to take the weight off of pressure points and prevent bedsores from occurring.
* Changing bed clothes and collecting soiled laundry.
* Light cleaning and organizing of patients room or area.
* Relaying and charting requested information. This may include moods, vital signs, meal consumption, liquid intake, and daily BM and urine amounts.
* Relaying information to the next CNA on shift, or to the nurse's in charge.
* Recreational activities, such as assisting with a walk outdoors or delivering reading material to patients.
* Post mortem care.
Utah CNA certicate is required. As pertinent to the position, must be able to use computer, telephone, calculator and adapt to new technology as it becomes available and necessary for the job. Must have BLS within 60 days of hire.