Director of Nursing
This position assists patients with transfers, walking, strength training, range of motion exercises, dressing or grooming, applying and monitoring splinting and help with amputation and prosthesis care. The individual will be responsible for documenting services provide and changes in the patient’s condition. They will work closely with physical therapy, occupational therapy and restorative referrals.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION STANDARDS:
Education: Must possess a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.
Licensure: Hold a current and valid Wyoming C.N.A. license and have or is willing to obtain certification as a restorative aid.
Work Experience: A minimum of 1-year experience as a C.N.A. in a long-term care setting
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS:
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Properly applies restorative care therapeutic procedures under the supervision of a licensed nurse. Treatment may include, but is not limited to range of motion, hand care, ambulation, balance/coordination training, transfer training, application/maintenance of splints, oral motor activities, cognitive remediation, and activities of daily living.
Accompanies residents to and from restorative treatment and documents residents’ status via schedule care tasks.
Observes and reports any decline or improvement in resident’s behavior and/or condition to the supervising licensed nurse. Requests proper screening as needed.
Assists residents to meet daily needs while providing safe environment and ensuring the dignity and wellbeing of residents.
Assists residents in becoming more accustomed to facility’s routines and encourages them to participate in social and recreational activities to promote rehabilitation
Answers call lights, bells within an expedient amount of time to determine resident’s needs.
Bathes, dresses and undresses residents, assists with other tasks including, but not limited to, shaving, nails, hair, etc.
Serves and collects food trays and assists with feeding residents requiring help.
Participates in the internal department team care plan meeting for residents to assist in the collaboration of information on resident care to ensure the most appropriate and high-quality care for each individual.
Communicates with physical therapy department and follows prescribed orders for each individual resident.
Gives direct resident care that falls within the C.N.A job description.
Able to carry out the essential functions of this job (with or without reasonable accommodation) without posing specific, current risk of substantial harm to health and safety of self and others.
NOTE: The essential functions are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented as outlined by the incumbent’s immediate manager.