Provides personal care and performs routine tasks for facility residents of the Tsali Care Center as assigned by supervisor, and all related duties of Certified Nursing Assistants as certified by the State of North Carolina.
Complexity of Duties
Must adhere to all tribal confidentiality policies and procedures. An above average degree of discretion is required while handling resident and related medical information.
Contact with Others
Has frequent contact with coworkers, other health professionals, residents and their families; where tact, courtesy, and diplomacy are required to maintain positive relationships. Requires good communication skills, both written and oral. Requires sensitivity to others while dealing with residents and their families who may be under stress while dealing with issues of disease and poor health. Purpose of contacts is to exchange information, gain assistance, and dispense data.
Mental /Visual /Physical Effort
Job duties can be mentally /emotionally stressful at times. Close mental concentration and attention to detail are required for most nursing assistant duties that can be for short or extended periods of time. Physical activities require the ability to walk, sit, reach, extensive bending and heavy lifting while assisting residents to walk or turn, and when transferring residents. Must have visual acuity, manual dexterity, and the ability to speak and hear. May occasionally move more than 15 pounds.
Works in office and hospital environment and is exposed to biohazard, disease, etc.; which requires strict adherence to OSHA guidelines and protocol for maintaining sterile conditions and aseptic technique.
Responsibility for Accuracy
Requires a high degree of accuracy in reporting health abnormalities to the residents' primary RN, and in the documentation of services provided. Undetected errors could have minimal or life threatening results. Government regulations, compliance with grants, and third party payers require the submitting of accurate patient information to allow for appropriate reimbursement for residents. The submission of false or inaccurate information would place the facility at risk for fraudulent claims, resulting in loss of facility certification, and the nursing assistant's certification would be in jeopardy. Review of work following established procedures, protocol and quality audits would prevent most errors.
Resourcefulness & Initiative
Must demonstrate good observation skills with sufficient knowledge to recognize health abnormalities and report them to the patient's primary RN. Requires good organizational skills in order to follow a schedule and calendar of visits for resident care, assemble needed supplies, prioritizing resident needs, and planning visits to make good use of time.