Certified Nursing Assistant in Bloomfield, CT at Duncaster LifeCare Retirement Community

Date Posted: 9/13/2020

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Job Description

Under the direction of a licensed nurse, a certified nursing assistant performs daily personal care.  Their primary responsibility is to ensure the resident's quality of life by meeting their psychosocial needs in a safe and clean environment.  Performs all job responsibilities according to Duncaster's Policies & Procedures.

  • Provides personal hygiene (bath, shower, shampoo, shaving, dressing, elimination needs, facial hair clipping, nail clipping, and other personal care).
  • Performs safe and proper transfers and assists with ambulation by using assistive devices such as gait belts, walker, wheelchair, and mechanical lifts.
  • Accurately weighs residents on admission or as assigned in a timely fashion. Takes vital signs and responsibly reports observations and changes in resident condition.
  • Checks bedfast or incontinent residents at least every two hours to adjust position, toilet and provide incontinent care.
  • Provides for physical comfort and safe environment.  This includes consistently monitoring chair and bed alarms.  Follows all safety and security policies and procedures; performs all tasks to assure resident and personal safety and the protection of co-workers and facility property.
  • Assures resident rooms are in a neat, orderly fashion while maintaining the resident’s right to privacy, i.e., neat closets, labeled personal items.  Assures cleanliness of utility rooms, kitchens, staff rooms, shower rooms, linen rooms and other work areas.
  • Promptly and courteously answers residents’ call bells and other requests for assistance.
  • Assures that residents are neatly attired and presented in a dignified manner (i.e., bibs removed after meals, clothes clean and in good repair).
  • Follows infection control, bloodborne pathogens and hazardous materials policies and procedures.
  • Follows residents' plan of care regarding out-of-bed schedule and respects residents' choices for going back to bed unless otherwise ordered by Physician or Charge Nurse.
  • Serves meal tray, assists feeding as appropriate and provides nourishments to residents as assigned in a timely fashion
  • Completes documentation in Care Tracker System in an accurate and timely fashion.
  • Communicates with nurse any changes in resident condition, particularly behaviors, bowel regime and skin conditions.




Job Requirements

  • Current certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant in the State of Connecticut.
  •  Must be eligible for Certified Nursing Assistant registration in the State of Connecticut.
  •  Must have the ability to read, write and speak English.
  •  Must have a high school education or equivalent preferable.
  •  Must be able to safely perform the essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations.


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