CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT
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Provide basic patient care under the direction of the nursing staff. Perform duties such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. May transfer or transport patients. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants.
*Personal Care Aides.
Assist the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities with daily living activities at the person's home or in a care facility. Duties performed at a place of residence may include keeping the house (making beds, doing laundry, washing dishes) and preparing meals. May provide assistance at non-residential care facilities. May advise families, the elderly, convalescents, and persons with disabilities regarding such things as nutrition, cleanliness, and household activities.
*Home Health Aides.
Provide routine individualized healthcare such as changing bandages and dressing wounds, and applying topical medications to the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities at the patient's home or in a care facility. Monitor or report changes in health status. May also provide personal care such as bathing, dressing, and grooming of patient.
1- Answer patient call signals, signal lights, bells, or intercom systems to determine patients' needs.
2- Turn or reposition bedridden patients.
3- Provide physical support to assist patients to perform daily living activities, such as getting out of bed, bathing, dressing, using the toilet, standing, walking or exercising.
4- Review patients' dietary restrictions, food allergies, and preferences to ensure the patient receives appropriate diet.
5- Measure and record food and liquid intake or urinary and fecal output, reporting changes to medical or nursing staff.
6- Record vital signs, such as temperature, blood pressure, pulse, or respiration rate, as directed by medical or nursing staff.
7- Gather information from caregivers, nurses, or physicians about patient condition, treatment plans, or appropriate activities.
8- Observe or examine patients to detect symptoms that may require medical attention, such as bruises, open wounds, or blood in urine.
9- Document or otherwise report observations of patient behavior, complaints, or physical symptoms to nurses.
10- Remind patients to take medications or nutritional supplements.
11- Feed patients or assist patients to eat or drink.
12- Supply, collect, or empty bedpans.
13- Undress, wash and dress patients who are unable to do so for themselves.
14- Lift or assist others to lift patients to move them on or off beds, examination tables, surgical tables, or stretchers.
15- Communicate with patients to ascertain feelings or need for assistance or social and emotional support.
To provide nursing care in accordance with the patient's plan of care to include comprehensive
health and psychosocial evaluation, monitoring of the patient's condition, health promotion and
prevention coordination of services, teaching and training activities and direct nursing care.
1. Coordinates total patient care by conducting comprehensive health and psychosocial evaluation, monitoring the patient's condition, promoting sound preventive practices, coordinating services and teaching and training activities.
2. Evaluates the effectiveness of nursing service to the patient and family on an ongoing basis.
3. Performs admission, transfer, re-certification, resumption of care and discharge paperwork for the home care patient.
4. Prepares and presents the patient's record to the Clinical Record Review Committee as indicated.
5. Consults with the attending physician concerning alterations of Patient Care Plans, checks with the appropriate supervisor and makes changes, as appropriate.
6. Coordinates patient services.
7. Submits clinical notes, and progress notes and other clinical record forms outlining the services rendered as indicated.
8. Submits a tally of patient care visits made each day.
9. Participates in case conferences, discusses with the supervisor problems concerning the patients and how they may best be handled.
10. Discusses with the appropriate supervisor the need for the involvement of other members of the health team.
11. Obtains orders for paraprofessional service and submits a referral to the appropriate personnel.
12. Participates in the patient's discharge planning process.
13. Cooperates with other agencies providing nursing or related services to provide continuity of care and to implement a comprehensive care plan.
14. Participates in staff development meeting.
15. Continually strives to improve his/her nursing care skills by attending in-service education, through formal education, attendance at workshops, conferences, active participation in professional and related organizations and individual research and reading.
16. Participates in the development and periodic revision of the physician's Plan of Treatment and processes change orders as needed.
17. Submits clinical notes within seventy-two (72) hours, and progress notes and other clinical record forms outlining the services rendered.
18. Participates in the patient's discharge planning process.
19. Maintains an on-going knowledge of current drug therapy.
20. Adheres to Federal, state and accreditation requirements.
21. May be requested by the Director of Nursing to fill in for the other nurses.
COORDINATES THE ADMISSION OF A PATIENT TO THE AGENCY
1. Conducts an initial and ongoing comprehensive assessment of the patient's needs at appropriate time frames.
2. Obtains a medical history from the patient and/or a family member particularly as it relates to the present condition.
3. Conducts a physical examination of the patient, including vital signs, physical assessment, mental status, appetite and type of diet, etc.
4. Evaluates the patient, family member(s) and home situation to determine what health teaching will be required.
5. Evaluates the patient's environment to determine what assistance will be available from family members in caring for the patient.
6. Evaluates the patient's condition and home situation to determine if the services of a Home Health Aide will be required and the frequency of this service.
7. Explains nursing and other Agency services to patients and families as a part of planning for care.
8. Develops and implements the nursing care plan.
9. May be requested by the Director of Nursing to fill in for other nurses who are on vacation or sick.
PROVIDES SKILLED NURSING CARE AS OUTLINED IN THE NURSING CARE PLAN
1. Nursing services, treatments and preventative procedures requiring substantial specialized skill and ordered by the physician.
2. The initiation of preventative and rehabilitative nursing procedures as appropriate for the patient's care and safety.
3. Observing signs and symptoms and reporting to the physical reactions to treatments, including drugs, as well as changes in the patient's physical or emotional condition.
4. Teaching, supervising and counseling the patient and caregivers regarding the nursing care needs and other related problems of the patient at home.
ASSUMES RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CARE GIVEN BY THE HOME HEALTH AIDE
1. Supervises and evaluates the care given by the Home Health Aide as per agency policy.
2. Submits to the appropriate department/individual a written evaluation of the Home Health Aides who are providing service to the patients in his/her geographical area.
3. Participates in periodic conferences with the Home Health Aide Supervisor concerning the Aide's performance.
4. Charts those services rendered to the patient by the staff nurse and changes that have been noted in the patient's condition and/or family and home situation, make revisions in the nursing care plan as needed, records supervisory visits conducted with the Home
Health Aide evaluates patient care and progress and closes charts of discharged patients.
5. Evaluates the effectiveness of her nursing service to the individual and family.
6. Consults with the attending physician concerning alteration of the plan of treatment in consultation with the supervisor.
7. Submits clinical notes no less often than weekly, and progress notes and other clinical record forms outlining the services rendered as indicated.
8. Submits a tally of visits made each day.
9. Participates in case conferences.
10. Discusses with the supervisor problems concerning the patients and possible resolution.
11. Discusses with the supervisor the need for involvement of other members of the health team such as the home health aide, physical therapist, speech therapist, occupational therapist, social worker, etc.
12. Obtains orders for paraprofessional service and submits the referral to appropriate personnel.
13. Provides guidance and supervision to the LPN and supervises the LPN per agency policy.
14. Coordinates total patient care.
15. Cooperates with other agencies providing nursing or related services to provide continuity of care and to implement a comprehensive care plan.
16. Participates in staff development meetings.
17. Participates in the educational experiences for student nurses.
18. Continually strives to improve his/her nursing care by attending in-service education, through formal education, attendance at workshops, conferences, goal setting, active participation in professional and related organizations and individual research and reading.
19. Participates in the planning, operation, and evaluation of the nursing service.
20. Participates in the development and periodic revision of the physician's Plan of Treatment and processes change orders as needed.
21. Participates in the patient's discharge planning.
22. Maintains an on-going knowledge of current drug therapy.
23. Prepares the care plan for the Home Health Aide.
1. Must have a driver's license and be willing and able to drive to patient's residences.
2. The ability to access patients' homes which may not be routinely wheelchair access is required. Hearing, eyesight and physical dexterity must be sufficient to perform a physical assessment of the patient's condition and to perform and demonstrate patient care.
3. Physical activities will include, walking, sitting, stooping, and standing and minimal to the maximum lifting of patients and the turning of patients.
4. The ability to communicate both verbally and in writing is required as frequent communication by telephone and in writing is involved.
Thermometer, B/P cuff, glucometer, penlight, hand washing materials
Has access to all patient medical records, personnel records, and patient financial accounts
which may be discussed with the Director of Nursing
1. Must be a graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.
2. Must be licensed in the State as a Registered Nurse.
3. One or more years of experience in community/home health agency or in a hospital setting
4. Must have a working knowledge of home health care and the principles and techniques of
professional nursing and required documentation that pertains to it.
5. Should be skillful in the organization and on the principles of time management and have knowledge of management processes.
6. Must be able to contribute to the quality of care being rendered through constructive communication with nursing managers and staff.
7. Must have a criminal background check.
8. Must have a current CPR certification.
Location: 6000 S. Rio Grande Ave, Ste 202B | Orlando, FL 32809
Industry: Medical, and Healthcare Services
An applicant with the following experience should apply as another position is available in Minder Homecare.
o Certified Nursing Assistant
o Licensed Practical Nurse
o Speech Therapist
o Physical Therapist
o Occupational Therapist
o Social Worker
o Respiratory Therapist
o Nutrition Therapist
o Sales & Marketing Representative
Minder Homecare LLC
Office: 407-809-5111 | Fax: 407-809-5110
6000 S. Rio Grande Avenue | Suite 202B
Orlando, FL 32809