Assist the nursing team in delivering the highest quality of care to the residents, providing the appropriate level of assistance as needed and per the resident's support plan.
Provide direct resident care as assigned by the Charge person, LPN, or Director of Resident Care, including all activities of daily living such as bathing, feeding, transporting, toileting and ambulating residents. Maintain an environment conducive to resident safety and health including, but not limited to, completing safety checks, keeping the department and resident rooms clean and organized, cleaning department specific equipment, changing bed linens, emptying linen hampers, responsible for handling personal laundry, keeping hallways clear of equipment and returning equipment to proper location, deliver resident nourishments, perform routine tasks such as but not limited to resident weights and vital signs. Acquire and distribute supplies and equipment to facilitate resident care delivery including, but not limited to, lifting devices, ordering supplies, setting up resident care equipment within the scope of the nursing assistant position.
Assume responsibility for assignment and views problems as challenges. Demonstrate awareness of the impact behavior has on the efficient functioning of the department. Suggest and support changes within the department.
Listen to resident/family concerns and assume responsibility for follow through. Provide feedback to the Director of Resident Care and Charge person regarding resident care and report changes in resident's status. Document in the Nursing Assistant notes in accordance with established procedures. Comply with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions and safe resident handling; understand policies and procedures for blood borne pathogen exposure. Strictly adhere to all policies and practices relative to resident care and facility related information, respond within the scope of the nursing assistant role to emergent situations.
Maintain current CPR certification at Heart Saver level and First Aide. Constructively receive feedback and direction. Identify and communicates learning needs to the DRC/Resident Support Coordinator. Takes action to improve knowledge, skills and performance. Request assistance in planning and prioritizing activities as needed. Participate in self-review as requested by the Director of Resident Care. Complete required Department of Human Services/UPMC annual education requirements.
Assure equipment malfunctions are reported to the DRC/charge person. Establish appropriate and effective communication strategies. Establish professional and respectful interpersonal relationships. Contribute to the universal facility activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones promptly, assisting with meals, and transporting residents. Assist new employees in following established facility policies and procedures.
High school diploma or equivalent required 6 months experience as a long-term care NA required Solid/Strong/Good or higher rating on most recent performance evaluation Completion of Aging Institute Geriatric Nursing Assistant Program
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran