SUMMARYThe Certified Nursing Assistant or Home Health Aide is a member of the home care team trained to provide personal care, other unskilled services, and companionship in the home setting, under the direction, instruction, and supervision of a Registered Nurse, therapist, and/or clinical management and the patient. The aide performs various personal care services as necessary to meet the patient??s personal needs and to promote the patient??s comfort and a safe environment. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Other duties may be assigned) Assists the patient in the activities of daily living (ADL), including personal care, hygiene, baths, shampoo, eating, dressing, ambulation, and changing/making patient??s bed. Plans and prepares meals. Encourages the patient??s family to participate in patient??s care. Gives emotional support to the patient and/or family. Provides companionship to the patient. Assists in the maintenance of a safe and healthy environment. Uses equipment and supplies safely and properly. Reminds patient of medication as ordered by the physician. Takes and records accurate patient vital signs when advised. Informs Registered Nurse (RN) /RN designee of changes in patients?? condition. Document activities and findings and submit documentation as required by company procedures. JOB LIMITATIONSThe Certified Nursing Assistant will not function in any manner viewed as the practice of nursing according to the State??s NursePractice Act. Specifically, the home CNA will not administer medications, take physician??s orders or perform procedures requiring the training, knowledge, and skill of a nurse, specifically sterile techniques. QUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enables individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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