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Presbyterian Homes Certified Nursing Assistant in ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois

  • Carries out nursing care within the scope of education/training and ability, and in accordance with the principles of resident centered care, as assigned by unit nurse.

  • Adheres to policies and procedures of Presbyterian Homes and standards of care of the Nursing Department.

  • Maintains residents’ dignity and rights.

  • Communicates effectively with residents, families, co-workers, supervisors, other employees and visitors. Interacts with residents to meet their social and recreational needs.

  • Uses good interpersonal skills in establishing a relationship with residents.

  • Assists residents with activities of daily living as needed.

  • Gives direct care to residents, including but not limited to showers and baths, oral hygiene, perineal care, hair and skin care, feeding. Care to include catheter care and colostomy care according to procedure if needed.

  • Takes and records vital signs (temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure), height and weight, measures and records intake and output.

  • Documents information using appropriate computer program.

  • Reports changes in resident's condition, behavior, appearance or vital signs to the nurse in a timely manner.

  • Practices sound rehabilitation techniques with residents, including but not limited to active and passive range of motion exercises, transfers, positioning, ambulation, and bowel and bladder training.

  • Utilizes standard precautions in giving resident care.

  • Answers call light promptly and does frequent rounding on assigned residents.

  • Participates in the set-up and delivery of meals, supplements, snacks and refreshments.

  • Collects urine, stool and sputum specimens.

  • Transports residents to therapies, activities and appointments.