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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) / Transportation Aide

JOB SUMMARY
The overall purpose of the Certified Nursing Assistant/Transportation Aide position is to provide each of the assigned residents with routine daily nursing care and services in accordance with the residents' plan of care while also transporting residents to and from appointments in a safe and courteous manner.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs duties and responsibilities with assigned functional area within a nursing home facility which may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following tasks:
Values and upholds the Helia Healthcare Principles and Commitments including compassion, responsiveness, teamwork, courtesy, personalized care and believing that being nice matters.
Dedicated to delivering a high level of customer service.
Consistent and regular attendance.
Provides personal care to residents in a manner conducive to their safety and comfort consistent with facility policies and procedures as well as state/federal guidelines and regulations.
Working with the elderly and rehabilitation patients, primarily pickup and delivery to physicians' offices and hospitals and dialysis, locally.
Identifies and corrects safety hazards in patient care areas and understands personal responsibility for all aspects of patient safety.
Complies with established policy, practices and standards for nursing services.
Promotes and supports the greatest possible degree of independence for residents.
Consistent and regular attendance and punctuality.
Advises charge nurse of residents status at beginning and end of shift.
Contributes knowledge of residents' conditions and documents observations as required.
Promotes safe/clean environment.
Complies with requirements of procedures for safe lifting and/or safe transfer of residents per established policies and procedures.
Assures that equipment is clean and functional and reports any malfunctions to supervisor.
Performs incidental housekeeping or maintenance tasks as may be required to maintain a clean, hazard-free environment for residents, visitors and staff.
Utilizes personal protective equipment as required to perform personal care tasks.
Makes frequent round on unit assigned to assure the environment is neat, odor-free and orderly and corrects as needed. This includes resident rooms, hallways, public restrooms, shower rooms, dining rooms and any other common areas.
Completes daily documentation as required including restorative programming, and computerized documentation.
Secures passengers' wheelchairs to restraining devices to stabilize wheelchairs during trip. Be physically able to handle and assist the handicapped resident in wheelchairs. Assists disabled passengers into and out of vehicle.
Is familiar with the Abuse prevention policy and knows responsibility to enforce it.
Other duties and tasks as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRMENTS
The Certified Nursing Assistant/Transportation Aide must have the following:
State certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant.
Current and valid Driver's License
CPR certification preferred.
Ability to read, write and speak the English language.
No disqualifying criminal offenses as defined by regulatory guidelines.
The employee must routinely lift and/or move at least 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

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