Senior Professional CNA
Posted on: September 25, 2022
DescriptionPurpose:Provide routine resident care and support
services in accordance with established policies and procedures,
and as may be directed by the nurse or physician, to assure that
the highest degree of quality resident care is maintained at all
- Provide direct resident care as directed by the RN and LPN
including all activities of daily living such as bathing, feeding,
dressing, transporting, toileting and ambulating residents.
Maintain an environment conducive to resident safety and recovery
including, but not limited to, completing safety checks, keeping
the department and resident rooms clean and organized, cleaning
department specific equipment, changing bed linens, emptying linen
hampers, keeping hallways clear of equipment and returning
equipment to proper storage. Responds to resident needs and calls
in timely manner. Acquire and distribute supplies and equipment to
facilitate resident care delivery including, but not limited to, ,
ordering, charging/crediting supplies, setting up resident care
equipment within the scope of the nursing assistant position and
stocking resident rooms and unit supply areas.
- Deliver resident nourishments and assist with feeding as
needed; fills water pitchers. Perform routine tests such as
resident weights, vital signs and Intake &Outputs. Provide
feedback to the RN/LPN regarding resident care and reports changes
in resident status in timely manner. May apply, monitor and remove
resident restraints as per physician or facility protocol. Provide
diversional activities to reduce or prevent use of restraints.
Document in the medical record according to established procedures.
Comply with safety policies and procedures including standard
precautions and understands policies and procedures for blood borne
pathogen exposure. Strictly adhere to all policies and practices
relative to resident care and facility related information.
Responds within the scope of the nursing assistant role to emergent
- Maintain current CPR certification. Constructively receives
feedback and direction. Identify and communicates learning needs to
the unit manager. Take action to improve knowledge, skills and
performance. Request assistance in planning and prioritizing
activities as needed. Participate in self-review as requested by
the unit manager.
- Assure equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate
department. Establish appropriate and effective communication
strategies. Establish professional and respectful interpersonal
relationships. Contribute to the universal unit activities
including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and
telephones, passing meal trays and transporting residents.
- Suggest and support changes within the department. Assume
responsibility for assignment and views problems as challenges.
Demonstrate awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of
the department.QualificationsHigh school diploma or equivalent
preferred 6 months experience as a long-term care CNA required
Solid/Strong/Good or higher rating on most recent performance
evaluation Completion of Aging Institute Geriatric Nursing
Assistant ProgramLicensure, Certifications, and Clearances:CPR
required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and
skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
- Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
OR First Aid Certification
- Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
- UPMC is an Equal Opportunity
Keywords: UPMC, Pittsburgh , Senior Professional CNA, Healthcare , Verona, Pennsylvania
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