Assists patients in the following areas:
1. Personal care functions including:
a. Bathing (bed, tub, shower, or sponge bath)
b. Skin care
c. Toileting (bedpan, urinal, commode and/or toilet)
d. Grooming (shampoo, nailcare & shaving)
e. Oral Hygiene (denture care)
f. Assist with dressing and undressing.
2. Assist with feeding of residents.
3. Measuring and recording intake and output.
4. Weigh residents using upright, chair and bed scale.
5. Assist in turning and positioning of residents.
6. Proper transfer techniques.
7. Demonstrates appropriate knowledge for safe use of medical equipment (cane, crutches, walkers, Hover Lift, side rails, brace, splints, oxygen).
8. Helps keep residents' rooms clean and supplied.
9. Make change and beds (unoccupied and occupied).
10. Transports residents, supplies, and equipment as needed.
11. Assists nurses and other personnel as needed.
12. Ambulate residents who require minimal assistance.
13. Simple, non-sterile dressings.
14. Perform skin assessment and notify RN of any abnormalities in skin integrity.
15. Applies heat or cold compresses as directed by a RN.
16. Answer residents calls and takes appropriate action.
17. Collects and labels specimens (urine, stool, sputum).
18. Measures and records vital signs/weights and reports variations in vital signs to RN.
19. Immediately reports any changes in client's condition or incidents to the Nursing Supervisor.
20. Participates in case conferences with other members of the healthcare team as appropriate.
21. Maintains confidentiality in relation to all clients, healthcare staff and documentation.
22. Meets annual in-service requirements in accordance with Agency policy and state regulations.
23. Maintains and enhances skill through attending appropriate staff development training.
24. Appearance is professional and complies with agency dress code.
25. Maintains a cooperative manner towards client/family and all members of the healthcare team.