Avista Nursing and Rehab -
THE PURPOSE OF YOUR JOB POSITION
The primary purpose of your job position is to provide your assigned residents with
routine daily nursing care in accordance with established nursing care procedures, standards of practice and as may be directed by your supervisors.
II. JOB FUNCTIONS
Efforts have been made to make your job description as complete as possible.
However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be
required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude
them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment to the
1. Record all entries on flow sheets, notes, charts, kiosks, etc., in an informative and
2. Immediately report all accidents and incidents to your immediate supervisor that you have observed on the shift that they occur, but no later than the end of your scheduled shift.
3. Report all changes in the resident's condition to the Charge/Staff Nurse as
soon as practical.
4. Receive the nursing report upon reporting on/off duty and maintain other
records as directed.
5. Perform and/or assist resident with all hygienic and grooming functions,
including dental and mouth care, bathing, dressing, shaving, bowel and
6. Change bed linens and make beds.
7. Report character of stools and collect specimens as instructed (i.e., urine,
sputum, stools, etc.).
8. Check residents routinely to assure that their personal care needs are
being met per the plan of care.
9. Lift, turn, move, position, and transport residents into and out of beds,
chairs, bathtubs, wheelchairs, lifts, etc.
10. Assist in transporting residents to/from appointments, activities and social
programs, etc., as necessary, and accompany residents, as assigned, to
scheduled appointments outside facility.
11. Assist residents to walk with or without self-help devices, as instructed,
and assist with rehabilitative care, as directed and per the plan of care.
12. Provide post-mortem care as instructed.
13. Observe and report to the Nurse in Charge, the presence of reddened areas and skin breakdown to prevent decubitus ulcers.
14. Provide daily indwelling catheter care and daily perineal care.
15. Provide daily Range of Motion Exercises.
16. Turn bedfast residents at least every two (2) hours or as directed by the plan of care.
17. Provide residents with Social Interactions.
- Admission, Transfer, and Discharge Functions
1. Prepare the resident's room for receiving the resident (i.e., bed made,
name tags up, admission kit available, etc.).
2. Participate in admission, transfer and discharge functions pursuant to
Facility policy and supervisory instructions.
1. Prepare residents for meals (i.e., take to bathroom, wash hands, comb
hair, raise bed, position tables, place clothing protectors, take to/from
dining room, etc.).
2. Serve food trays. Assist with feeding as indicated (i.e., cutting foods,
feeding, assist in dining room supervision, etc.).
3. Record the residents food/fluid intake. Report changes in the resident's
eating habits to the Nurse in Charge.
4. Perform after meal care (i.e., remove trays, clean resident's hands, face,
clothing, take to bathroom, brush teeth, clean dentures, etc.).
5. Check rooms for food articles (i.e., food in proper container, unauthorized
food items, etc.).
- Staff Development Functions
1. Attend and participate in scheduled training and educational classes as required.
2. Attend and participate in scheduled orientation programs and activities.
3. Wear name tag on your clean scrub uniform as required along with no artificial nails.
- Safety and Sanitation Functions
1. Notify the Charge/Staff Nurse of any resident leaving/missing from the
Facility and follow the instruction in the emergency manual on the unit.
2. Follow established Infection Control & Universal Precautions policies and
procedures when performing daily tasks.
3. Keep residence living units clean and safe.
4. Report any contagious diseases that you contact to the Director of Nursing
Services and/or to the Infection Control Coordinator.
5. Provide illness symptoms when calling in sick in order to track and prevent illness.
6. Ensuring Resident Safety.
- Equipment and Supply Functions
1. Report defective equipment to the Charge/Staff Nurse.
2. Inform the Charge/Staff Nurse of your equipment and supply needs.
- Patient Care In-Put Functions
1. Inform the Charge/Staff Nurse of any changes in the resident's condition
so that appropriate information can be entered on the resident's care plan.
2. Review daily nursing assistant assignments and Kardex instructions of your assigned residents.
- Resident Rights Functions
1. Maintain the CONFIDENTIALLY of all resident information.
2. Never take pictures inside facility without permission from the Administrator.
2. Insure that you treat all residents fairly, and with kindness, dignity, and
3. Report all grievances and complaints made by the resident to the Nurse in Charge.
I. Other Functions
1. Present a positive image of the facility to all customers, such as job
applicants, families, and the community.
2. Deal honestly, openly, and directly at all times with all Allegra Nursing and Rehab
personnel, expressing your views only in a constructive fashion.
III. WORKING CONDITIONS
A. Works throughout the facility.
B. Sits, stands, bends, lifts and moves during working hours.
C. Is subject to frequent interruptions.
D. Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government
agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances.
E. Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members,
personnel, and visitors.
F. Works beyond normal working hours, weekdays, weekends and holidays,
G. Is subject to odors throughout the work day.
H. May be exposed to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including
the potential exposure to the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.
I. Must be able to lift, push, pull, and move objects and patients to the extent
necessary to perform the functions listed above.
J. May be required to assist in the evacuation of residents.
Must be a licensed Certified Nurse Aide in accordance with laws of this state.
VI. PERSONAL, INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
A. Must be able to read, write and speak the English language in an understandable