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Home Caregiver

Company: Shannon Health
Location: San Angelo
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description:A Certified Nursing Assistant is a person who carries out health care tasks. A CNA also provides assistance with personal hygiene, housekeeping and other related supportive tasks for a patient with healthcare needs in his/her home.Duties and Responsibilities: Assists with or provides personal care duties as assigned by the Registered nurse according to the plan. Personal care duties may include.---Taking and recording temperature, pulse, respiration when advised and reports all variations from normal.---Assisting the client in bathing in bed, in tub, and in shower.---Assisting the client with care of teeth and mouth.---Assisting the client with grooming, care of hair, including shampoo and shaving.---Assisting the client with ordinary care of nails (no cutting).---Assisting the client on and off bedpan, commode, and toilet.---Assisting the client in moving from bed to chair or wheelchair and in walking with a cane or walker.---Assisting the client with eating,---Preparing and serving meals according to instructions.---Assisting the client with dressing.---With guidance from the nurse, arranges a schedule so that the patient follows medical recommendations such as increased physical activity and taking their own medication.---Reminding his/her patient to take his or her own medications only as directed by the Registered Nurse.---Making and changing the client's bed.---Dusting and vacuuming the rooms that the client uses.---Washing the client's dishes.---Tidying the client's kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and personal environment.---Making a list of needed supplies.---Washing the client's personal laundry if no family member is available or able, including ironing. ---Sending client's linen to laundry if necessary.---Reporting any adverse, serious and or sentinel events, incidents, accidents, and/or client complaints including and not limited to situations involving medical device(s) immediately to the Director of Nursing or Nursing Supervisor in the absence of a DON.---Caring for patients that are incontinent.---Assisting the patient in changing position to prevent decubiti (bed sores).Other activities as taught by a Health professional include:---Maintaining records such as instructed by the professional Registered Nurse.---Performing other pertinent care functions as assigned and demonstrated by the professional Registered Nurse.---Safely accompanying a client to obtain medical care (does not drive).---Utilizing aseptic technique to clean around and secure the client's Foley catheter or condom catheter.---Demonstrating appropriate preventive skin care techniques.---Recording all pertinent information on the aide plan of care, and time cards in an appropriate manner.---Correctly measuring and recording intake and output as directed by the RN.---Demonstrating the ability to communicate effectively with the client and his/her family members.---Assisting the RN Supervisor to make client visit by ensuring presence of self and client at the time planned.---Demonstrating the ability to communicate effectively with other members of healthcare team and staff of the agency. Adhering to universal precautions, aseptic techniques, and infection control guidelines.---Seeks, accepts, and implements suggestions to improve performance.---Demonstrating respect for opinions of others.---Maintaining confidentiality of client observations and records.---Utilizing time effectively, maintaining a consistent level of productivity.---Completing the continuing education requirements (12) hours.---Complying with standards for attendance, absence, notification and punctuality.---Demonstrating professionalism through appearance, performance and communication.---Assuming responsibility for reading and comprehending all posted notices, communications, and policies and procedures related to NA'S.---Demonstrating competencies to provide care to patients of all ages.---Respectful of the rights, privacy and property of others at all times.Job Requirements:Certified Nurse Aide, required.Valid Texas Drivers License, required.

Keywords: Shannon Health, San Angelo , Home Caregiver, Other , San Angelo, Texas

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