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The Nurses Aide assists the licensed nursing staff by performing routine nursing duties and activities of daily living.

The duties and responsibilities of the position are to be carried out in a manner that is consistent with the mission, values and operating principals of Vista Grande Villa.

Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Reports To: Charge Nurse, ADON, DON
Essential Job Duties:
  1. Assists residents with dressing, grooming, eating, bathing, positioning, turning, toileting and exercising.
  2. Gives treatments, performs tests, carries out procedures and collects specimens as instructed.
  3. Reports and records observations and results of treatments, tests, procedures and specimens when indicated.
  4. Transfers, transports and escorts residents as needed.
  5. Answers signal lights promptly.
  6. Changes bed linens, makes beds and keeps rooms clean and orderly.
  7. Must be committed to providing excellent customer service and to Vista Grande Villa’s Standard of Performance.
Other Duties:
  1. Maintains safe and sanitary work stations and equipment.
  2. Encourages independence, attendance at activities, restorative programs and rehabilitation.
  3. Attends mandatory in-service training and education session, as assigned.
  4. Performs specific work duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
Qualifications:
  1. Successful completion of a State approved geriatric nursing assistant training program. Prior geriatric nursing aide experience is preferred. Registration with State registry required.
  2. Ability to understand and follow instructions in English, communicate effectively, and perform simple arithmetic.
  3. Ability to document care given.
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

Frequent standing, stooping, bending, stretching, squatting; may be exposed to blood and body fluids which may contain HIV and/or HBV; must be able to transport residents via wheelchair, gerichair or shower chair, pushing up to 150 lbs. unassisted. Must be able to transfer, lift, turn and position a resident weighing up to 125 lbs. unassisted, or with the assistance of one for a resident weighing over 125 lbs. Must be able to stoop, bend, stretch, squat, stand, and walk for up to 90% of the work day. May be subjected to offensive odors and combative behavior. Must be able to reach up to a level of six feet; must be able to push a dietary cart up to 40 lbs unassisted. Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.

Confidentiality:

May be exposed to confidential information disclosure of which would be contrary to the best interest of the facility or professional ethics. Must be able to maintain confidentiality of resident protected health information according to HIPAA guidelines.

Disclaimer:

I have read my Job Description. I understand the information contained in the Job Description. I further understand that this Job Description is not intended and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, skills, efforts or PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS associated with my job. I may be required to perform additional tasks necessary to meet standards of quality and care.

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