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PAID CNA Class - Nursing Assistant in Training

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JOB SUMMARY:
The Nursing Assistant in Training may function in the capacity of a nurse assistant only after completing a certified nursing assistant program and are waiting to take the state skills and written exam. The non-certified Nursing Assistant in Training may function as a nurse assistant while completing a state-approved certification program. Once state testing is completed and Nursing Assistants in Training receive confirmation of passing, they are not considered a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and would follow the job description for the CNA.
JOB DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: Care and Services:
The Nursing Assistant in Training follows state-approved clinical curriculum including:
Takes and records vital signs
Measures and records height and weight
Calculates and records weight gain or loss
Calculates and records fluid intake and output
Cares for the Resident????????s environment
Recognize abnormal changes in body function and the importance of reporting such changes to a supervisor
Makes routine rounds on assigned Resident
Bathes Residents
Assists with grooming, including mouth care
Dresses Residents
Toilets Residents
Assists with eating and hydration
Uses proper feeding techniques
Calculates and records percentage of meal eaten
Observes Resident????????s skin when giving care and reports changes to licensed nurse.
Provides skin care per protocols
Is aware of developmental tasks associated with the aging process.
Responds to Residents???????? behaviors in ways to help minimize the behaviors .
Allows Residents to make personal choices.
Provides and reinforces other behavior consistent with the Residents???????? dignity.
Provides nursing rehabilitation/restorative nursing by:
Promoting Resident????????s/Resident????????s ability to adopt and adjust to living as independtly as possible
Provides non-Resident care including, but not limited to:
Washing wheelchairs
Cleaning soiled utility areas
Cleaning nurses stations
Cleaning shower and whirlpool rooms
Cleaning kitchen areas on the nursing unit
JOB REQUIREMENTS: Education
Must possess a high school diploma or GED.
Must be a student in the facility????????s state-approved Certified Nursing Assistant program.
Possess some computer skills and understanding of documentation software program preferred.
Specific Requirements
Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agency personnel, and the general public.
Must possess the ability and willingness to work harmoniously with other personnel.
Must have patience, tact, a positive attitude and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents.
Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing nursing practices.
Must be able to relate information concerning a resident????????s condition.
Must not pose a direct threat to the health and safety of other individuals in the workplace.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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