CNA

CNA Position Description

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New Frontier Home Care is looking for high quality individuals to join our team. At New Frontier, we don’t offer jobs, we offer careers. We are looking for individuals who want to develop their future with us.

We are focused on providing the highest quality of service to the people we serve and that begins with the people we hire. We also invest a lot of time in training our staff so that you can invest that knowledge both in the care you provide as well as in developing the next steps in your career.

Description

Personal Care Attendants provide service to individuals in their own homes and communities, who need assistance caring for themselves as a result of old age, sickness, disability and/or other inflictions. Personal Care may include assistance with the activities of daily living, housecleaning, laundry, meal preparation, exercise and mobility, local transportation, companionship, and respite. Personal Care Attendants are responsible for ensuring that care is delivered in a safe and respectful manner, in accordance with relevant Agency policies and State law.

Responsibilities

Assist with the activities of daily living and personal care including:

  • Bathing
  • Mouth care
  • Hair care
  • Nail care
  • Skin care
  • Shaving
  • Dressing
  • Feeding
  • Positioning
  • Transferring
  • Ambulation
  • Exercise and mobility
  • Toileting
  • Medication reminding
  • Vital signs and blood pressure

Additional Client Duties:

  • SAFETY: Ensure client’s safety and security by supervising the home environment.
  • DIET PLANNING AND MEAL ASSISTANCE: Assist clients with following a written, special diet plan and reinforcement of diet maintenance, which is provided under the direction of a Physician and as identified on the care plan. Teach/perform meal planning and preparation.
  • HOUSEKEEPING: Routine light housekeeping activities such as laundry, making/changing beds, cleaning/sanitizing food and/or hygiene surfaces (e.g., countertops, sink basins, toilet seats), and light sweeping/vacuuming/dusting.
  • EXERCISE AND MOBILITY: Help clients engage in exercise and mobility activities such as stretching, balance exercises, and neighborhood walks.
  • COMPANIONSHIP: Provide companionship including social interactions, conversations, emotional reassurance and encouragement of activities that stimulate the mind.
  • ERRANDS AND APPOINTMENTS: Perform/assist with essential shopping/errands, which may include handling the client’s money in accordance with the Plan of Care. Escort clients to medical facilities and outings as specified in the Plan of Care.
  • RESPITE CARE: Provides respite care for families in accordance with care plans.
  • COMMUNICATION ASSISTANCE: Assist clients with communication by writing or typing correspondence for them or researching information for them.
  • SUPPLIES: Monitor supplies and resources in the home.

Company Duties:

  • MAKE GOOD DECISIONS AND SOLVE PROBLEMS
  • ON-TIME: Arrive on time and depart on-time to all scheduled client and or required company activities.
  • FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS: Follow the written Plan of Care and carry out duties as assigned by Supervisor.
  • CONSISTENCY: Ensure service is delivered in accordance with all relevant policies, procedures and practices.
  • MONITOR CLIENT CHANGE: Observe clients and their environments and reports behavior, physical and/or cognitive changes and/or changes in living arrangements to Supervisor. Evaluate the Plan of Care and make recommendations when a change in plan activities is warranted.
  • COMMUNICATE: Communicate with Supervisor, co-workers, and clients.
  • SAFETY MONITORING: Observe clients and their environments and reports unsafe conditions to Supervisor.
  • RECORDKEEPING: Complete and maintain records of daily activities, observations, and direct hours of service.
  • IN-SERVICE ATTENDANCE: Attend orientation, in-service training sessions and staff meetings.
  • OTHER: Performs other duties as required.

Required Knowledge

  • Knowledge of personal care and home management skills
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing client and personal care services, including needs determinants, meeting quality standards and evaluation of client satisfaction
  • Knowledge of the English language
  • Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to respond in emergency situations including emergency first aid treatment of injuries and CPR
  • Knowledge of clerical procedures such as maintaining records and completing forms

Physical and Mental Demands

  • Good physical and mental health
  • Physical ability to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk, hear and see
  • Physical ability to assist, handle, and move objects and people
  • Mental fortitude and stability to handle stress
  • Physical and mental ability to drive a vehicle

Qualifications and Education

  • Active CNA license
  • Active CPR certification
  • Driver’s license and active automobile insurance
  • Authorized to work in the United States of America (US and non-US citizens accepted)
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Ability to pass a background check and drug/alcohol screening
  • High School Diploma or GED (college or vocational coursework a plus)