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Casa Promesa

Certified Nursing Assistant  Bronx, NY  : 4/2/2024
Job Description

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Job Category:

Casa Promesa

Position Type:

Full Time


POSITION OVERVIEW:                                                                                                                                    
The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is a member of Nursing Team who is responsible for performing assignments as delegated by the Licensed Practical Nurse/Registered Nurse.  All assignments are performed under the supervision of an RN or LPN, in compliance with NYS Department of Health and Casa Promesa. Pays 21.61 Per Hour 
KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:                                                                                                                      
  • 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 resident with grooming activities which include but are not limited to:
Hair combing/brushing
Application of make-up
  • Assists in meal/nutrition/hydration related activities including, but not limited to:
Seating resident in dining room/cafeteria.
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.
Directly supervises residents in the nourishment rooms at all times
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 the toilet
Placing and removing bedpan
Participating in bowel/bladder training or retraining programs
Changing incontinent briefs
Changing urinary drainage/leg bags when directed
Changing/applying colostomy bags if needed
Applying/removing uro-sheath (condom catheter) if needed
Reporting any changes in bowel/bladder patterns or habits
  • Participates in maintaining the Environment of Care by:
Ensures rooms are clutter free 
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.
Will be required to escort resident
  • 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 that includes: 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 processes.
  • Responsible for overall unit cleanliness
  • 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/duties as directed.
  • Follows facility infection Control Protocols 
  • High School Diploma or equivalent is preferred. 
  • Certification of completion of Nurse Aide program.
  • Valid and unrestricted NYS Certification as a Nursing Aide
  • Current Basic Life Support certification.

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