Regency Healthcare

Nurse Aide in Training

US-TX-Cuero
ID
2017-2851
Category
Nursing
Cuero Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

Overview

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The Nurse Aide in Training will provide assigned residents with non-clinical care and services in accordance with directives given by the Certified Nurse Aide and/or Charge Nurse until completion of the training program.

 

The purpose of this position is to engage in our FREE C.N.A class within the designated skilled nursing facility or approved nurse aide training program.

Once the class and exam has been passed, an offer will be extended for employment as a Certified Nurse Aide. 

 

Schedules will vary by facility.  Applicants must be dedicated to attend class every day and have transportation to and from class on a daily basis.  

Responsibilities

By submitting your application, you are asking to be considered for the Free CNA Certification Program. At the end of the program, you will confidently be able to:

  • Provide residents with safety and comfort.
  • Carry out duties and responsibilities in accordance with resident care policy and procedure.
  • Practice Universal Precautions and adheres to the Blood Borne Pathogen rules.
  • Assist in customary daily requirements and tasks in care and treatment such as bathing, feeding, dressing, observing intake of food, care of hair, nails, moving residents from area to area, responding to calls, etc., which includes lifting, transferring.
  • Measure and record vital signs as assigned by Charge Nurse.
  • Detect and report situations that may cause resident accidents or injuries.
  • Observe and report symptoms, reactions, and changes of conditions to residents to nursing staff.
  • Maintain care of equipment and supplies
  • Work under general direction and supervision of Charge Nurse.
  • Walk with ambulatory residents or push in a wheel chair as required. 
  • It also involves the ability to safely perform movements such as pushing, pulling, lifting, bending, kneeling, reaching and lifting in excess of 50 pounds with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Manual dexterity required performing tasks in assisting residents with their personal needs.
  • Comb hair, nail care (cannot use clippers,) of any residents assigned. Manual dexterity required performing tasks in assisting residents with their personal needs.
  • Answer call lights in a timely manner, determine if request does not involve direct care and then carry out request. Examples of non-direct care would be, helping with TV, telephone, getting a personal item for a resident, giving them a blanket or pillow, giving them a food tray or snack, or refill water/ice.
  • Uses tactful, appropriate communications in sensitive and emotional situations.
  • Observe all residents and report anything unusual or abnormal to Charge Nurse.
  • Bring residents to and from daily activities.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance in accordance with facility absence policies. 
  • May be required to perform other duties and tasks as assigned by the Administrator, Director of Nursing and Charge Nurse in accordance to the qualifications and training
  • Must be currently in an approved nurse aide training program (if not engaging in the facilities CNA class)
  • Ability to understand, remember, and carry out verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to speak clearly and hear well enough to communicate with residents
  • Ability to complete assignments while having constant interruptions
  • Must be capable of performing the Essential Functions of this job, with or without reasonable accommodation 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Able to lift 150 pounds, if necessary, to assist fallen resident; able to lift 25 pounds for routine performance of essential functions 

 

WORK SCHEDULE:

As assigned, including some weekends, evenings and holidays; non-exempt position 

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