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Casa Promesa

CNA  Bronx, NY  : 11/1/2022
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Job Category:

Casa Promesa

Position Type:

Full Time


Casa Promesa is a 108-bed, 24/7 skilled nursing residential healthcare facility providing integrated, bilingual services to adults, 18 years and above, diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Pays $20-$25 per hour

The CNA is a member of Nursing Team who is responsible for performing assignments as delegated by a licensed Nurse. All assignments are performed under the supervision of an RN or LPN, in compliance with facility policy/procedure, within the scope of the CNA's responsibility to provide safe care.

Note: Staff must be fully vaccinated per NYS DOH in order to work at Casa Promesa


  • Bathes residents in the tub, shower, bed, at sink, etc. as directed by licensed nurse and appropriate to situation. Bathing can include hair shampoos, fingernail care/trimming, and shaving.
  • Assists in meal/nutrition/hydration related activities including, but not limited to:
  • ? Seating resident in dining room
  • ? Distributing meal trays to residents in their room and assisting residents with their trays in the dining room.
  • ? Feeds, and/or helps resident to prepare tray and feed themselves, reports tray errors and/or need to obtain substitute meal items.
  • ? Observes and records amount of meal consumed.
  • ? Offers and provides fluids (e.g. water, juices, tea, coffee, etc).
  • ? Offers and provides snacks/nourishments.
  • ? Reports any changes in appetite, ability to consume food/fluid.
  • ? Weighs residents, records weight, and reports significant changes to licensed nurse.
  • Assists resident in toileting needs, including but not limited to:
  • ? Taking to toilet
  • ? Placing and removing bedpan
  • ? Participating in bowel/bladder training or retraining program
  • ? Changing incontinent briefs
  • ? Changing urinary drainage/leg bags when directed
  • ? Changing/applying colostomy bags if needed
  • ? Applying/removing urosheath (condom catheter) if needed
  • ? Reporting any changes in bowel/bladder patterns or habits
  • ? Administers enemas as directed (Fleets, SSE, TWE).
  • Assists resident with grooming activities which include but are not limited to:
  • ? Dressing
  • ? Hair combing/brushing
  • ? Shaving
  • ? Application of make-up
  • Participates in maintaining the Environment of Care by:
  • ? Reporting safety hazards and removing overt hazards
  • ? Reporting any resident incidents, accidents, falls
  • ? Responding to fire and/or disaster alarms
  • ? Maintaining the residents room area by bed making, tidying drawers and closets, helping residents to place personal items such as photographs, etc. in the place they would like
  • ? Checking call bells for functioning, reporting malfunctions, leaving call bells within reach of the resident if needed, and responding to call bells in a timely manner
  • ? Ensuring that beds are left in a safe, low position after resident care or bed-making
  • Participates in the management of clothing for residents which includes but are not limited to:
  • ? Reporting clothing needs
  • ? Reporting need for clothing repair
  • ? Arranging for and/or assisting with residents' use of the washer and dryer on the unit
  • ? Performs sanitizing and safety precaution procedures required for on unit washer and dryer
  • Participates in the surveillance, prevention and control of infection by:
  • ? Adhering to Infection Control Policies and Procedures
  • ? Obtaining specimens and transporting to lab as directed
  • ? Measuring and recording vital signs (BP, T, P, R) and reporting any abnormalities
  • Participates in the Continuum of Care and the Education of residents by:
  • ? Assisting with all modes of ambulation and/or wheelchair propulsion, teaching residents proper techniques as directed
  • ? Applying/removing assistive devices as needed
  • ? Performing range of motion as directed
  • ? Assisting with/facilitating other exercise programs on the unit as directed
  • ? Applying specialized feeding techniques as/when directed
  • ? Interacting with residents and communicating their expressed concerns
  • ? Applying/adjusting for comfort supplemental gas delivery apparatus (oxygen face mask or nasal prongs)
  • ? Attending scheduled meetings and In-service Education programs
  • Transports and transfers residents as required. This includes transfers from surface to surface (e.g. bed to chair) as well as transporting from place to place within and outside the facility:
  • ? Uses lifting equipment when appropriate,
  • ? Transports bodies to the morgue as directed.
  • Monitors resident skin condition:
  • ? Reports changes in skin condition to licensed nurse,
  • ? Ensures proper positioning of resident to prevent/minimize skin breakdown
  • ? Adheres to incontinence care programs (i.e. frequent brief changing, toileting, perineal cleansing, etc).
  • ? Performs documentation as required on unit logs/records and resident medical records as required.
  • ? Maintains a clean work area, i.e.: utility rooms, treatment room, pantry, nurses' station, staff lounge, etc.
  • ? Takes an interest in the residents' involvement with activities and assists with recreational activities.
  • ? Assists with admission and discharge activities.
  • ? Accounts for linen and helps keep linen area neat and orderly.
  • ? Reports to unit nurse when unit supplies need to be replenished.
  • ? Complies with departmental policies regarding attendance, work schedules, and dress code.
  • ? Attends ongoing educating programs to include at least 6 hours of in-service education every six months.
  • ? Performs other assigned tasks as necessary/directed.


  • ? HS Diploma/GED required
  • ? Valid and unrestricted NYS Certification as a Nursing Aide
  • must be a licensed Certified Nurse Assistant in the State of NY
  • ? Current Infection Control certification (approved by NYS, valid for 4 years, 4.0 hours).
  • ? Current Basic Life Support certification.'

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