THE ASSUMPTION VILLAGE
POSITION DESCRIPTION STATE TESTED NURSE ASSISTANT
The STNA has successfully taken the written and practical certification test and passed both areas and is currently listed on the Ohio Nurse Aide Registry.
The State Tested Nurse Assistant (STNA) renders direct care to the residents of the facility. STNAs must conduct themselves in accordance with the facility’s mission and values. The STNA reports directly to the Team Leader.
ESSENTIAL JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES:
Demonstrates the Mercy Health Mission and values of compassion, excellence, human dignity, justice, sacredness of life and service.
Interact with residents through administering direct care while enhancing the resident’s quality of life. Helps each resident to achieve the highest level of functioning.
Supervise, set up, assist or provide the resident with ADLs (bathing, grooming, dressing, oral hygiene, eating, transfers, turning, repositioning, ambulating, toileting, skin care or incontinence care, etc.).
Maintain a safe environment for residents and other employees.
Responsible for documentation to verify that service care was rendered.
Utilize resources/supplies in a cost-effective manner.
Monitors equipment (w/c; g/c; footrests; lap buddies; wedge cushions; pommel cushions; bed alarms, chair alarms, etc.) tracks use; maintains or replaces.
Reports changes in resident condition, behavior or performance of ADLs to Team Leader/Charge nurse.
Recognizes their role as a member of the interdisciplinary team.
Attends POC meetings when assigned.
Offers input at POC meeting or documents on pre-conference inquiry sheet located in the NA Flow Sheet Book.
Takes direction from Team Leader/Charge Nurse, Unit Manager, Supervisor, Case Manager or any member of the interdisciplinary team making recommendations for the residents care.
Participates in shift report and offers input regarding resident care.
Attends unit meetings and participates as required. Responsible for knowing pertinent resident information regarding each resident on the unit.
Assumes responsibility for job performance and for ensuring continued growth.
Attends monthly STNA unit meetings.
Attends in-services to acquire required hours (12 hours annually) to maintain certification
Stays well informed of policy/procedures changes
Demonstrates support of quality assurance and improvement efforts through participation in unit-based activities.
Participates in departmental committees or sub-committees.
Aware that all approaches are resident-focused and that the facility is their “home”
Uphold residents’ rights
Answer call lights promptly
Announce yourself, introduce yourself and state the reason for entering room and gain acknowledgment from the resident, if possible, before lying hands-on.
Report to Team Leader/Charge Nurse on unit by the start of shift (7am, 3pm or 11pm)
Receive report from the Team Leader/Charge Nurse for your shift.
Check assignment sheet for breaks, mealtime and extra duties.
Make rounds, checking each of assigned residents and attends to any immediate needs. Report any pertinent information regarding a resident to the Team Leader/Charge Nurse.
When fresh water pass is made, pour water into glass and offer to resident if they are in the room. If the resident is not in their room, then leave the filled glass where they can reach it.
Maintain good infection control practice by always washing your hands before and after caring for a resident. Wears gloves when delivering care that involves contact with body fluids.
Strictly adhere to turn schedule for shift: 12am or 12 Noon = BACK
2am or 2pm = RIGHT
4am or 4pm = LEFT
6am or 6pm = BACK
8am or 8pm = RIGHT
10am or 10pm = LEFT
When rendering AM care the STNA is responsible for:
Bathing: Tub, shower or bed-bath
Grooming: combing hair, shaving male residents, make-up application on female residents nail care, applying glasses or taking resident to nurse for hearing aid
Dressing: out of bedclothes and donning regular clothes (no nightgowns are to be worn under regular clothes), this includes the use of undergarments and socks or hose and shoes.
Oral hygiene: Whether resident has dentures, their own teeth or no teeth, oral is to be given with the use of toothpaste, mouthwash and/or denture tablets.
Toileting: Assisting the resident to the toilet, BSC or in using a bedpan or urinal. Incontinence care is administered to all residents after incontinence or involuntary episode occurs. It is the responsibility of the STNA to take the resident at specific times if on a scheduled toileting program.
Once the resident is ready to get out of bed or into a chair (bedside, w/c or g/c) the STNA must be certain of the means of transfer (independent, with 1 assist, 2 assists, hoyer lift or pal lift) It is the responsibility of the STNA to ensure resident safety during the transfer. The STNA must also, know whether the resident uses a seating device, restraint or other special equipment on their chair (bedside, w/c or g/c). The same will apply for the reverse transfer into bed by any shift. The STNA must be aware of means of transfer and of any restraints or special equipment ordered for the resident. (See kardex and/or nurse aide flow sheet)
Whenever passing meal trays to residents, the following practices must be adhered to:
Pass and serve to residents seated at the same table
Uncover, cut-up, and open containers for the residents who are unable to do so for themselves
Never place “dirty” trays on the cart if “clean” trays remain in the cart
Pass trays timely to assure appropriate food temperatures
Give out bibs or apply them on residents before each meal.
It is the responsibility of the assigned STNA to return the tray carts to dietary.
Strip beds daily and apply fresh linens.
All bed linen and flat linen (towels, washcloths, bibs, hospital gowns or pants) must be bagged (blue bags) and placed in the appropriate bin in the soiled utility room. Any linen that is heavily soiled must be rinsed out before placed in the linen bag.
All personnel laundry (any article of personal clothing) is to be placed in the pink bags marked “personal laundry or clothes” and put in the soiled utility room. Be aware of residents whose family does the personal laundry. This is noted by a symbol on the armoire.
Always be polite and speak appropriately to residents, family members, visitors, and other employees.
Transport residents to and from assigned destination (PT, beauty shop, activities, dining room, POC conference room, other unit, exam room, etc.,) while maintaining safety especially for legs and hands.
When leaving the unit for any reason, always inform the Team Leader/Charge Nurse of your departure and also your return to the unit.
Attend POC meetings, when assigned.
Measure urinary outputs and document on the designated area of the assignment sheet.
Keep confidential any knowledge of the resident’s condition or personal problems. If family members question the resident’s condition, refer them to the Team Leader/Charge Nurse.
Check on residents at east every two hours and remove restraints, lift/turn/reposition, toilet or check for incontinence and provide necessary care. Reapply restraints as required.
Maintain a clean and neat work environment. Keep linen closets, tub rooms, clean and soiled utility rooms neat and orderly. Also, pay attention to the orderliness of the resident’s room.
Pass and assist residents with nourishment (early AM and late PM).
When rendering HS care, the STNA is responsible for:
Bathing: wiping residents hands and face (possible tub baths and showers will be given if assigned)
Undressing: Removing regular clothing and applying nightclothes (if the resident owns personal nightgowns or pajamas, they should be worn. The only residents who should wear hospital gowns are the acutely or very ill or those who do not own personal nightclothes). Remember to remove glasses or have nurse remove hearing aid and store in appropriate place. DO NOT PLACE EYEGLASSES OR HEARING AIDS IN YOUR POCKET!
Oral hygiene: Removing dentures, rinse and place in denture cup with H2O and cleansing tablet. If resident has own teeth, brushing with toothpaste and offering mouthwash. If resident has no teeth, freshen mouth with toothpaste or mouthwash.
Toileting: Take resident to BR or use BSC prior to bed or offer bedpan/urinal once in bed. Continue to monitor toileting needs once in bed.
Be sure to respect resident’s right to privacy. Always close doors and pull privacy curtains when rendering care.
Some duties specific to 11-7 shift:
Wash/wipe down wheelchairs and gerichairs as assigned
Collect AM specimen, if necessary
Wipe residents face and hands in AM
Leave clean washcloth and towel at bedside
Set resident up for breakfast (roll HOB up, give dentures and glasses to residents who can tolerate them)
Shower/bathe residents as assigned
Complete NA Flow Sheets and any other documentation. (i.e.: bowel and bladder monitoring sheets, restorative service delivery sheets
Report off duty to Team Leader/Charge Nurse. Do not leave nursing unit until the clock on the unit reflects the end of shift time (7am, 3pm, and 11pm). Do not time shift end by your own personal watch.
Scheduled accordingly to meet patient (resident) care needs/operational demands.
Hours per pay period: 80
Hours: 2:30pm to 11:00pm
Weekends and holidays are rotated.
Shift and Job Schedule
Job Shift: Afternoons, Job Schedule: Full-Time
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