The C.N.A. is a key person responsible for delivering direct care to and providing a therapeutic environment for the residents under the supervision of the Licensed Nursing Staff. Deliver direct care to residents of Seven Hills at Groton in accordance with established Seven Hills at Groton routines, methods and techniques.
Adhere to instructions issued by the Clinical Leader/Licensed Nursing Staff and perform duties in accordance with established Seven Hills at Groton routines, methods and techniques, and in compliance with the recognized policies, procedures, standards and practices and within the State Regulatory Acts.
Follows Standard Precautions and OSHA Guidelines. Follows specific precautions (i.e. MRSA, contact, respiratory) as necessary.
Maintain an organized, neat, well stocked resident unit.
Prepare and maintain a record of observations and care given. Documents information clearly and completely utilizing correct forms and in a timely manner.
Assist with admissions to the unit. Orient family members/responsible parties to the unit; provide hospitality to residents’ families/responsible parties.
Maintain a safe, secure, comfortable environment for every resident.
Participate in and receive report daily at start of shift. Plan and organize work assignment; prioritize the specific needs of residents.
Support nursing staff in a calm, efficient manner during acute, emergency situations.
Bathe residents by multiple methods: tub/whirlpool, shower, bed bath and perineal care. Follow prescribed bathing protocols.
Dress and groom (brush hair, shave, oral hygiene, etc.) residents.
Provide nail care.
Make occupied and unoccupied beds.
Measure and report vital signs: temperature, pulse, respirations and blood pressure.
Weigh residents monthly as ordered and record.
Measure and record intake and output.
Provide care that minimizes the risk of skin breakdown by being attentive to the resident’s hygiene, proper positioning and injury prevention.
Observe and report the presence of skin breakdown to nursing staff.
Properly and safely lift, move, transfer and position residents in bed, wheelchairs and while using other equipment.
Provide ROM exercises.
Perform chest physical therapy as ordered by MD. Monitor residents closely per Seven Hills at Groton policies and procedures.
Safely feed residents as ordered, following prescribed feeding protocols. Record resident’s intake and report any changes.
Provide adequate care to ill/injured residents under the direction of the nursing staff.
Provide care as detailed in interdisciplinary care plan and Kardex. Demonstrate awareness of orders regarding resident’s diet, allergies and activities.
Apply adaptive devices and restraints as ordered. Monitor residents closely per Seven Hills at Groton policies and procedures.
Accurately observe, recognize changes and report to nursing staff in a timely fashion. Communicate any changes from norm, or “unusual” observations to the nurse in a timely fashion. Report accidents, with or without injury, promptly to immediate supervisor.
Assist with postmortem care as directed by nursing staff.
Accompany residents on appointments out of facility as directed by clinical leader/supervisor. Function as an advocate for resident with providers. Communicate back to facility following appointment.
Transport residents in wheelchairs throughout building and on grounds.
Share knowledge with others. Act as a role model and mentor to new staff. Assist with orientation of new certified nursing assistants as directed by DON/Supervisor, as directed. Work to make new employees feel a part of the Seven Hills at Groton team.
Complete all assigned tasks.
Comply with policies, procedures and specific protocols for resident lifts and transfers as designated by the care plan. Willingly seek help and assist others in lifting activities.
Keep room and corridors free of clutter and spills.
Utilize safety precautions as required for individual residents: i.e. seat belts, trays, side rails, etc.
Use equipment in a safe manner.
Correct unsafe conditions as appropriate. Report all unsafe conditions to immediate supervisor.
Understand scope of practice of C.N.A. role and perform within parameters of job
Active certification as a C.N.A. in Massachusetts required. Obtain 12 hours of Continuing Education annually, which includes attendance at mandatory yearly updates (Infection Control, Fire Safety, Resident’s Rights, Sexual Harassment, and Hazard Communication) and CPR.