• Cape Cod Healthcare
  • Falmouth, MA, USA
  • Jan 05, 2021
Assistant/Support Nursing

Job Description

Assists nurses by performing various basic care activities related to services essential to caring for the personal needs and comfort of patient.   Description:   Dresses, grooms, bathes, feeds, takes and records vital signs of patients. Completes all ADL functions and documentation if such. Answers call lights, assists in toileting, oral care, nail care, catheter care, assists patients in wheel chairs, transports, turns bedridden patients, reports patient changes, and takes out trash. Requires certification as a Nurse Assistant; functions may not exceed Standards of Practice as accorded by certification. Provides simple or uncomplicated patient care. Bathes and dresses bed patients, combs hair, and otherwise attends to their comfort and personal appearance. Cleans room and changes bed linen. Takes and records temperature, pulse, and respiration rate. Gives back rubs as instructed. Sterilizes equipment and supplies, using germicides, or sterilizers. Assist patient / resident in preparing for medical tests, activities, and social programs.  Prepares food trays, feeds patients, and records food and liquid intake and output. Must maintain the confidentiality of all patient/resident care information including protected health information.  Report known or suspected incidents of unauthorized disclosure of such information; and adhere to Residents / Patients rights. Performs other work related duties as requested. Additional ACUTE CNA Responsibilities Monitor, Observe, and report changes in patients medical status to Licensed RN Provide care for post-operative patient, orthopedic patient, Neuro-compromised patient, cardiopulmonary patient, etc. Maintains patient safety when caring for patients with oxygen therapy, IV Infusion Therapy, saline locks, traction, G-Tubes, NG Tubes, catheters, and CPM Machines.  Must have knowledge of therapeutic diets and distributes meals/nourishments according to the specific order. Consistently provides service excellence to all patients, family members, visitors, volunteers and co-workers in a manner that reflects JML’s commitment to CARES: compassion, accountability, respect, excellence and service.


•    Must possess, as a minimum, a 10th grade education. •    Must be a licensed Certified Nursing Assistant in accordance with laws of this state. •    Successfully completed the Sub-Acute Certification Program. •    Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language. •    Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age-related needs of the residents served. •    Must be a supportive team member, contribute to and be an example of team work and team concept. •    Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action. •    Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public. •    Must possess the ability and willingness to work harmoniously with other personnel. •    Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents. •    Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices. •    Must be able to relate information concerning a resident’s condition. •    Must not pose a direct threat to the health and safety of other individuals in the workplace. •    Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds and meet all Physical and Sensory requirements of the job.

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