Certified Nursing Assistant, CNA (F/T, P/T, NOC) - Namaste

CHI Living Communities   Colorado Springs, CO   Full-time     Nursing
Posted on October 6, 2021

Job Summary
Under the direct supervision of the nurse in charge, the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) performs the basic nursing duties to provide for the comfort, safety and hygiene needs of residents. The Certified Nursing Assistant assists residents in maintaining and possibly increasing their level of independence whenever possible.

Department: Nursing

Reports to: Unit Manger/Nurse Supervisor

Essential Job Specific Duties/Responsibilities
1. Provides/assists residents with hygiene needs.
a. Provides/assists residents with bathing, showering, and dressing needs.
b. Assists residents with hair care, nail care, oral hygiene (denture and mouth care), and shaving needs.

2. Assists residents in meeting their hydration and nutritional needs.
a. Prompts/assists residents, including wheelchair dependent, to the dining room for meals as appropriate.
b. Serves meal trays to residents in their room promptly and efficiently.
c. Assists/feeds residents when necessary.
d. Responsible to see that nourishment/fluids are passed at the appropriate times.
e. Measures I&O and meal information and records in EMR.
f. Provides ice water to residents and refills pitchers as needed.

3. Assists residents to attain or maintain their highest physical, mental, and psychosocial function.
a. Reports to Charge Nurse upon arrival to determine plan of care for shift and gives report to Charge Nurse at end of shift.
b. Assists with ambulation and/or transportation needs of resident.
c. Encourages participation in facility’s activities program.
d. Reports changes in physical or mental functioning to Charge Nurse.

e. Assists with application of assistive devices and orthopedic appliances as instructed.
f. Provides ROM exercises as directed.
g. Follows through on necessary EMR documentation requirements, i.e. bath sheets and ADLs.
h. Reports verbal/non-verbal complains of pain/”hurt” to Charge Nurse immediately.

4. Provides/assists with maintenance of bowel and bladder functioning.
a. Give sensitive assistance to the resident when there is an incontinence episode.
b. Assists in ambulation to the bathroom or to the commode as necessary.
c. Provides bedpans or urinals in a timely manner.
d. Answers call lights promptly (within 1-2 minutes).
e. Maintains Foley catheter tubing in appropriate position with bag hidden from view to degree possible and bag off the floor.
f. Assists residents in learning self-care of incontinence episodes. i.e. application of incontinence products and explaining proper perineal care to prevent skin breakdown.
g. Reports to Charge Nurse persistent incontinence and/or inability of resident to provide self-care.

5. Provides/assists in maintaining skin integrity.
a. Provides/assists with regular perineal care and as needed.
b. Checks residents using incontinence products and changes them regularly.
c. Provides/assists with skin care as directed by nurse.
d. Turns/repositions bedridden residents regularly (at least every two hours).
e. Reports reddened skin or breakdown of skin to nurse promptly.
f. Has knowledge of, and properly uses, air mattress, whirlpool, and mechanical lifts.

6. Performs designated nursing procedures.
a. Weights residents, demonstrating proper use of bed, chair, and wheelchair scale as assigned.
b. Takes temperatures utilizing electronic thermometer.

7. Assists in providing a clean and safe environment.
a. Changes bed linens as appropriate and discards soiled linens according to facility policy. Bags personal laundry and keeps it separate from facility laundry.
b. Makes occupied and unoccupied beds.
c. Straightens rooms and disposes of excess refuse in rooms appropriately.
d. Reports loss/theft/damage as soon as discovered.
e. Participates in team planning for appropriate use of devices.
f. Responds promptly to all alarms, i.e. exit doors, Wanderguard, bed and chair alarms, and seat belts.
g. Transfers resident safely utilizing own gait belt, assistance of another person, and/or mechanical lift as necessary.
h. Consistently follows all SAFE program directives, i.e. filling out aide-to-aide communication sheets, completing safety rounds with oncoming and off-going staff every shift, reviewing resident specific fall prevention plans at beginning of each shift and followign plan appropriately, and reviewing each resident’s care card and following directed care plan.
i. Respects residents’ rights and protects residents from complications and injuries.
j. Follows infection control and prevention procedures.

8. Satisfies all educational in-service requirements mandated by CHI Living Communities, the department, external accrediting, and regulatory agencies.
a. Attends all mandatory in-service programs.
b. Adheres to facility policies and procedures.
c. Completes yearly online education program by deadline.
d. Attends employee meetings on a regular basis.

In addition to the essential job specific duties listed above, the Certified Nursing Assistant shall be required to perform all duties (essential and non-essential) in a manner consistent with the mission and values (compassion, excellence, inclusion, integrity, collaboration) of CHI Living Communities and will be evaluated on such basis. Furthermore, every employee must abide by all campus, departmental, and safety policies, rules, and regulations.

CHI Living Communities has the right to change the job specific duties and specifications required for the position of Certified Nursing Assistant from time to time without prior notice.

Job Requirements
Education: High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
Experience: Successful completion of Nurse Aide Training Course. State tested by state of employment or eligible for reciprocity.
Attendance: Regular attendance is an essential part of this job.


We recognize our employees’ contributions to CHI Living Communities by offering benefit programs to enhance and preserve their work/life balance and help them protect, plan, and prepare for today and tomorrow. Benefits vary for PRN, part and full time employees, you can always check with the Human Resource Director at the Center for information. We truly believe that home is here for our residents and our employees.


Professional and Personal Growth Opportunities

CHI Living Communities supports employees’ professional and personal growth with opportunities on and off campus.

  • Tuition Reimbursement Program for full and part time employees
  • Online Campus Learning with Relias Learning
  • Dedication to identifying and promoting people from within


Work/Life Balance

CHI Living Communities recognizes that employees need time away from work to rejuvenate and have a balanced work/life.

  • Employees accumulate paid time off based on hours worked
  • New employees can begin to accumulate up to 160 PTO hours off
  • PTO increases with additional years of service
  • Time and a half is paid for work done on holidays
  • Company-paid time off for jury duty
  • Company-paid time off for bereavement


Health Protection for You and Your Family

CHI Living Communities offers a comprehensive health benefit package to help you improve and maintain your health and the well-being of your family with special programs for weight loss and exercise. The following benefits are available to employees working 30 hours or more a week.

  • Employee medical coverage with the majority paid by CHI Living Communities
  • Multiple health insurance plan options so you can select the one that works best for you and your family
  • Dental Option Plan with 75% paid by CHI Living Communities - Click here to learn about Superior Dental Care Value Added Benefits
  • Vision Option Plan - Learn about a special hearing aid discount program connected with the plan
  • 100% Company-Paid Short-Term Disability
  • 100% Company-Paid Long-Term Disability
  • Learn about our Virtual Physician Visit Program
  • Earn money for your HSA just by walking every day - Read more about the Motion® Program here


Plans for You and Your Family’s Future

We value our employees’ futures.

  • Full-time employees benefit from company-paid life insurance valued at two times their annual salary
  • All employees are eligible for the Fidelity Investments 401K Plan
  • Automatic employer contribution for employees who meet the 1,000-hour requirement and are active at the end of the calendar year
  • All employees are eligible for the Employee Assistance Program through Mutual of Omaha that provides confidential assistance for employees and their immediate families, if ever in need


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