CNA Job Description
The completion of certified nurse aide program may offer you knowledge and skills for various types of entry level nursing jobs, where you are required to offer everyday routine cares to bedside patients in different types of health care settings.
Few CNA Job Description includes, retirement home Certified nurse aide, intensive care unit certified nurse aide, hospital CNA, CNA travel nurse, psychiatric nursing assistant, home health aide, school nurse or nurse aide in a physicians office. But, it is also true that though CNAs have to perform common everyday nursing duties during their jobs, some facilities or health care settings may require few additional responsibilities that must be executed.
Long Term Care Center CNA Job Description
A CNA working in long term care settings or retirement homes or elderly care centers may have to offer certain personal services, such as assistance in bathing, feeding, drinking, grooming and dressing of the elderly patients. In addition they may have to keep the room clean, change the bed linen and offer companionship to elderly patients and take care of their cultural or religious necessities.
It is also the job of CNA to count and measure the vital signs, monitor the amount of food and liquid intake of the elderly patients and provide a patient with basic hygiene. You may also have to assist in repositioning of the patients, help movements of patients in walking, exercise or through wheelchairs. You must also answer the “call” lights, collect the specimen of samples and report the change in the condition of the patient to RN or physician under whom you work.
Home Health Aide Job Description
Similarly, working as a home health aide, you will have to execute various types of duties at the homes of the patients that are recouping from long illness or getting cure in the home after the surgery and the release from the hospital.
As a home health aide CNA, you might have to provide both physical and emotional care to patients recouping from long illness. You may have to execute duties of house keeping, home safety, fire prevention and look after the nutrition issues. It is also your duty to offer comfort, safety and security to the client, provide bathing and assist in dressing and grooming. Offering timely medications under the direction of physician and assisting in repositioning of the patient, assist in movements through walking, exercise or wheelchair is your responsibility. In addition, you must also be adept in vacuuming, dusting, cooking light meals and keeping healthy living environment of the patient’s home.
Whatever may be your CNA job, you must always bear compassionate nature and humble behavior, when you execute your job duties.