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Company: Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation
Location: Star City
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation - Purpose of Your Job Position
The primary purpose of your job position is to provide each of your assigned patients with routine daily nursing care and services in accordance with the patient's assessment and care plan, and as may be directed by your supervisors. We are under new manegement and havee a family type work enviornment. We alaso have a new pay scale!!
Delegation of Authority
As a Certified Nursing Assistant, you are delegated the authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties.
Job Functions
Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position.
Duties and Responsibilities
Administrative Functions

  • Use the prescribed methods to identify patients before administering treatments, serving meals, , as necessary.
  • Record all entries on flow sheets, notes, charts, , in an informative and descriptive manner.
  • Use only authorized abbreviations established by this facility when recording
  • Report all changes in the patient's condition to the Nurse Supervisor/Charge Nurse as soon as observed, and practical.
  • Report all accidents and incidents you observe on the shift that they

    Admission, Transfer, and Discharge Functions

    • Ensure that the patient's room is ready for receiving the patient (i.e., bed made, name tags up, admission kit available, ).
    • Greet patients and escort them to their
    • Introduce patient to his/her roommate, if any, and other patients and personnel as
    • Make patient comfortable (i.e., put to bed, get water, ).
    • Inventory and mark the patient's personal possessions, and store clothing as
    • Assist patients with packing their personal possessions when they are being transferred to a new room, or when being
    • Transport patients to new rooms or to the receiving
    • Assist with loading/unloading patients from vehicles as

      Personnel Functions

      • Perform all assigned tasks in accordance with our established policies and procedures, and as instructed by your supervisors.
      • Follow work assignments, and/or work schedules in completing and performing your assigned
      • Cooperate with inter-departmental personnel, as well as other facility personnel to ensure that nursing services can be adequately maintained to meet the needs of the
      • Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the unit and
      • Meet with your shift's nursing personnel, on a regularly scheduled basis, to assist in identifying and correcting problem areas, and/or the improvement of
      • Report all complaints and grievances made by the
      • Notify the facility when you will be late or absent from work, and follow all prescribed attendance policies and procedures.
      • Report occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals to your supervisor immediately.

        Personal Nursing Care Functions

        • Follow patient plan of care as posted for staff in the designated location of the patient room or other area where
        • Follow patient's prescribed transfer plan, level of assistance as communicated in the designated location of the patient room or other area where (I.e., mechanical lift, 2 person, etc.)
        • Participate in and receive the nursing report upon reporting for
        • Follow established policies concerning exposure to blood/body
        • Assist patients with daily care; dental and mouth care (i.e., brushing teeth/dentures, oral hygiene, special mouth care, etc.), hair care (combing, brushing, shampooing, etc.), nail care (clipping, trimming, cleaning fingernails and toenails *NOT including diabetic patients*), shaving as directed, pericare, eye and ear care (i.e., warm/cold compresses, eye/ear instillation, cleaning eyeglasses/ hearing aides, etc.) as
        • Assist patients with bath functions (i.e., bedbath, tub or shower bath, ) as directed.
        • Assist patients with dressing/undressing as
        • Keep incontinent patients, and ALL patients, dry (i.e., change gown, clothing, linen, etc., when it becomes wet or soiled).
        • Change bed Keep linens tight to avoid wrinkles from forming under the patient.
        • Make beds (occupied and unoccupied), and put extra covers on beds as
        • Position bedfast patients in correct and comfortable
        • Assist patient with bowel and bladder functions (i.e., take to bathroom, offer bedpan/urinal, portable commode, etc.). Check and report bowel movements and character of stools as
        • Maintain intake and output records as
        • Assist patients in preparing for medical tests (i.e., lab work, x-ray, therapy, dental, etc.) and physical
        • Assist patients in preparing for activity and social programs (i.e., church services, parties, visitors, ).
        • Assist in transporting patients to/from appointments, activity and social programs, etc., as
        • Assist with lifting, turning, moving, positioning, and transporting patients into and out of beds, chairs, bathtubs, wheelchairs, lifts, in accordance with assessed level of necessary assistance.
        • Assist patients to walk with or without self-help devices as
        • Perform restorative and rehabilitative procedures as
        • Change dressings, bandages, binders, etc., as instructed, and assist with the application of nonsterile (moist and dry) warm/cold com-presses.
        • Weigh and measure patients as instructed, recording temperatures, pulse, and respirations (TPRs), as
        • Answer patient calls and call lights or other notifications
        • Ensure that patients who are unable to call for help are checked
        • Check each patient routinely to ensure that his/her personal care needs are being met in accordance with his/her
        • Assist with the care of the dying
        • Provide post-mortem care as

          Special Nursing Care Functions

          • Observe and report the presence of pressure areas and skin breakdowns to prevent decubitus ulcers (bedsores).
          • Report all patient njuries, including injuries of an unknown source, including skin
          • Provide daily indwelling catheter care and perineal care, including performing nonsterile (clean) vaginal irrigation/douches.
          • Assist with the application of slings, elastic bandages, binders,
          • Give tepid sponge
          • Provide daily Range of Motion Record data as instructed.

            • Turn bedfast patients at prescribed intervals, at least every two (2)
            • Perform diabetic urine testing (i.e., clinitest, acetest, ).
            • Assist with physical and respiratory therapy as
            • Perform special treatments as
            • Observe disoriented and comatose Record and report data as instructed.
            • Turn all medications found in the patient's room/possession over to the Nurse Supervisor/Charge
            • Provide patients with Reality Orientation as
            • Watch for and report any environmental changes in room temperature, ventilation, lighting,

              Food Service Functions

              • Prepare patients for meals (i.e., take to bathroom, wash hands, comb hair, raise bed, position tables, place bibs, take to/from dining room, etc.).
              • Serve food trays. Assist with feeding as indicated (i.e., cutting foods, feeding, assist in dining room supervision, ).
              • Assist patients with identifying food arrangements (i.e., informing patient with sight problem of foods that are on his/her tray, where it is located, if it is hot/cold, etc.).
              • Record the patient's food/fluid Report changes in the patient's eating habits.
              • Keep patients' water pitchers clean and filled with fresh water (on each shift), and within easy reach of the patient.
              • Serve between meal and bedtime
              • Perform after meal care (i.e., remove trays, clean patient's hands, face, clothing, take to bathroom, brush teeth, clean dentures, etc.).
              • Check rooms for food articles (i.e., food in proper container, unauthorized food items, ).

                Staff Development Functions

                • Attend and participate in scheduled training and educational classes to maintain current certification as a Nursing Assistant.
                • Attend and participate in scheduled orientation programs and any and all in-service

                  Safety and Sanitation Functions

                  • Use doctor-prescribed restraints for patients in chair/bed as instructed, and document
                  • Check restrained patients at prescribed intervals, but at least every thirty (30) minutes, and release at prescribed intervals, but at least every (2) hours for range of motion exercises, taking to bathroom,
                  • Participate in appropriate in-service training programs prior to performing tasks that involve potential exposure to blood/body
                  • Wash hands before and after performing any service for the patient, and before and after entering any isolation room/unit using soap and water, or alcohol sanitizer.
                  • Keep the nurses' call system within easy reach of the
                  • Immediately notify the Nurse Supervisor/Charge Nurse of any patient leaving/ missing from the
                  • Follow established safety precautions in the performance of all
                  • Keep patients' personal possessions off the floor and properly
                  • Keep floors Report spills immediately.
                  • Keep excess supplies and equipment off the Store in designated areas.
                  • Wash wheelchairs, walkers, etc., as instructed, clean, disinfect, and return all patient care equipment to its designated storage area after each
                  • Perform routine housekeeping duties (i.e., clean bedrails, overbed table, nightstand, etc., that relate to nursing care procedures).
                  • Before leaving work area for breaks, or at the end of the work day, store all tools, equipment, and
                  • Report all hazardous conditions and equipment, safety violations, communicable or infectious disease to the Nurse Supervisor/Charge Nurse and Director of Nursing
                  • Follow established smoking Report all violations.
                  • Follow established isolation precautions and
                  • Follow established procedures in the use and disposal of personal protective
                  • Wear and/or use safety equipment and supplies (e.g., gait belts, mechanical lifts, ) when lifting or moving patients.
                  • Report missing/illegible labels and MS sheets to your
                  • Do not handle full strength chemicals unless specifically trained and approved to do

                    Equipment and Supply Functions

                    • Use only the equipment you have been trained to use, and operate all equipment in a safe
                    • Use only the equipment and supplies necessary to do the Do not be wasteful.
                    • Report defective equipment to the Nurse Supervisor/Charge Nurse, and inform them of your equipment/supply

                      Care Plan Functions

                      • Review care plans daily to determine if changes in the patient's daily care routine have been made on the care
                      • Inform the Nurse Supervisor/Charge Nurse of any changes in the patient's condition so that appropriate information can be entered on the patient's care
                      • Ensure that your notes reflect that the care plan is being

                        Patient Rights Functions

                        • Maintain the confidentiality of all patient care
                        • Ensure that you treat all patients fairly, and with kindness, dignity, and respect.
                        • Make sure that you fully understand what constitutes patient abuse, including physical, verbal, sexual, mental abuse as well as misappropriation of patient property and patient neglect and that you do not act or speak in a manner that is abusive or neglectful to patients.
                        • Ensure that all nursing care is provided in
                        • Knock before entering the patient's room, and adhere to all facility patient rights, privacy and HIPAA policies and procedures.
                        • Report all grievances and complaints made by the patient to the Nurse Supervisor/Charge
                        • Report all allegations of patient abuse and/or misappropriation of patient
                        • Honor the patient's refusal of treatment Report such requests to your supervisor.

                          Working Conditions

                          • Works throughout the nursing service area (i.e., drug rooms, nurses' stations, patient rooms, ).
                          • Moves intermittently during working
                          • Is subject to frequent interruptions by patients, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, , under all conditions and circumstances.
                          • Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset patients, family members, personnel, and
                          • Communicates with nursing personnel and other department
                          • Works beyond normal working hours, on weekends and holidays, in other positions, and in call-back situations (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, ), when necessary.
                          • Attends and participates in continuing educational
                          • Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the work day, as well as to reactions from dust, disinfectants, tobacco smoke, and other air
                          • Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, , including TB, Covid variants,AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses, and may be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals.
                          • Required to wear uniform and adhere to dress code regarding shoes, jewelry and


                            • Must possess, the minimum education requirements necessary for obtaining


                              • Must be an Arkansas licensed Certified Nursing

                                Specific Requirements

                                • Must be at least 18 years of
                                • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English
                                • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such
                                • Must possess the ability to deal patiently, tactfully, with a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm with personnel, patients, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public on whatever maturity level at which they are currently functioning.
                                • Must possess the ability and willingness to work harmoniously with other
                                • Must be willing to incorporate new methods and principles into existing nursing
                                • Must be able to relate information concerning a patient's
                                • Must not pose a direct threat to the health and safety of other individuals in the
                                • Must be willing to follow all company, state, and regulatory policies related to Infection Control and Vaccination requirements.

                                  Physical and Sensory Requirements
                                  (With or Without the Aid of Mechanical Devices)

                                  • Must be able to move intermittently throughout the work
                                  • Must be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable
                                  • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position due to relating to and working with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and, at times, hostile
                                  • Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to ensure that the requirements of this position can be fully
                                  • Must function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with patients, personnel, and support agencies.
                                  • Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this
                                  • Must be able to push, pull, move, and/or lift a reasonable number of pounds (35-50) to a reasonable height (3-5ft) and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a reasonably minimum distance (5-10ft).
                                  • May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of patients during emergency

                                    Job Position Analysis Information
                                    YES Tasks assigned to this position do involve potential and/or direct exposure to blood, body fluids, infectious diseases, air contaminants, and hazardous chemicals
                                    YES Functions Require Repetitive Motion
                                    YES Weight Lifting requirements do apply.
                                    YES Functions Require Prolonged Sitting, Standing, and/or Bending

Keywords: Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation, Little Rock , CNA, Healthcare , Star City, Arkansas

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