Nurse Aide Trainee (NAT) - FT
Company: Jenkins Living Center
Posted on: March 18, 2023
Jenkins Living Center - Watertown, SD
The Jenkins Living Center Nursing Assistant-Non Certified, under
the supervision of the Licensed Nursing staff, is responsible for
delivering direct care for the resident in accordance with the
facility and SD State Facility of Health policies and
Essential functions are those tasks, duties, and responsibilities
that comprise the means of accomplishing the job's purpose and
objectives. Essential functions are critical or fundamental to the
performance of the job. They are the major functions for which the
person in the job is held accountable.
- Provide and document activities of daily living, such as
bathing, skin care, helping resident in and out of bed, bed making,
toileting, oral care and dining assistance.
- Support the skilled plan of care by carrying out and recording
specific nursing care procedures such as applying heat and cold,
emptying catheter and colostomy drainage bags, measuring and
recording intake and output, measuring weight gain or loss, and
providing emotional support and encouragement to residents.
- Help resident in their plan of rehabilitation by assisting with
transfers, walking, ROM exercises, and other physical, speech or
occupational therapy activities as established by the therapist for
the purpose of increasing muscle strength, self-care, and
independence. May utilize a lift in assisting with transfers.
- Give support and encouragement necessary for the resident to
strive to achieve the goals established by the staff under the
direction of the patient's physician.
- Document observations and services provided daily. Report
observations and activities to the primary nurse or therapist
responsible for the resident. Notify the primary nurse immediately
of any change in resident's condition which may need professional
- Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all
residents, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a
professional, responsible, and courteous environment.
- Ability to function independently with personal integrity and
the ability to work effectively with residents, staff, clinics,
medical facilities, and other support agencies
- Ability to communicate and work with ill, disabled, elderly,
emotionally upset at times, and hostile people within the facility;
ability to provide emotional support to residents and families
- Carry out work accordingly to facility policies and procedures
and in such a manner as to reflect appropriate facility standards
for timeliness, appearance, and behavior.
- Maintain confidentiality of resident and facility information &
reports all suspected cases of resident abuse according to facility
- Follows the facility exposure control plans/bloodborne and
- Attends all required safety training programs and can describe
his or her responsibilities related to general safety,
facility/service safety, and specific job-related hazards.
- Maintain current knowledge, and ability to become a certified
CNA and complete testing and training in the timeframe and other
requirements for CNA licensure in South Dakota.
- Ability to complete the essential functions of the job with or
- Effectively uses Universal Precautions which includes the
wearing of PPE and the potential use of an N95 respirator.
Work Experience Requirements
- No prior experience required; prior geriatric or medical
experience preferred. Education & Licensure Requirements
- High school diploma or equivalent preferred
- Ability to become a certified CNA and complete testing and
training in the timeframe and other requirements for CNA licensure
in South Dakota. Essential Functions - Physical and Mental
Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
- Frequently required to walk at a normal or brisk pace in order
to respond to resident needs.
- Must have normal physical stamina and lung/breath capacity to
maintain a brisk moving walking pace to move and work efficiently
within the hallways and resident rooms.
- Frequently required to stand; occasionally required to
- Frequently required to push and pull objects; such as
wheelchairs, residents, resident lifts, furniture & beds.
- Frequently required to slightly squat at the knees to stabilize
& brace body to assist residents.
- Frequently required to lift up to 50 pounds.
- Frequently required to talk or hear.
- Frequently required to bend, stoop, twist or carry small
- Occasionally required to reach with hands & arms; or to reach
above head to retrieve small objects & toiletries.
- Occasionally required to climb, such as using the stairwells
during fire drills or to assist in evacuation of residents in
- Normal concentration/intensity.
- Normal memory, to learn new skills and to recall information,
facts and details.
- Normal level of complexity for decision making.
- Normal time pressure of decision making. Competencies - To
perform this job successfully, the employee will demonstrate the
following competencies to perform the essential functions of the
- Problem Solving: Identify and resolve problems in a timely
manner as well as skillfully gather and analyze information.
- Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively; listens
and gets clarification when necessary; responds informatively to
- Computer/Electronic Devices Skills: Ability to operate a
computer, keyboard & Kiosk software, to make appropriate
- Written Communication: Writes clearly and concisely; able to
read and interpret written information.
- Quality Management: Explore ways to improve and promote
quality; demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; maintain compliance
with legal and regulatory aspects.
- Judgment: Display willingness to make decisions; exhibit sound
& accurate judgment; make timely decisions.
- Planning and Organization: Prioritize & plan work activities;
use time efficiently; develop realistic action plans.
- Safety and Security: Observe safety and security procedures,
and uses equipment and materials properly.
- Professionalism - Approaches others in a polite and tactful
manner; maintains composure and reacts well under pressure; treats
others with respect and consideration; accepts responsibility for
own actions; follows through on commitments.
- Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment;
manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit
the situation; able to deal with occasional change, delays, or
- Empathy - Ability to understand others difficulties and show
compassion, genuine interest & kindness in verbal communications
and in providing services and administering care to others. Work
- The noise level in the work environment usually is moderate;
potential exposure to unpredictable situations
- Occasional exposure to infectious diseases, body fluids and
unpleasant sights and/or odors
Keywords: Jenkins Living Center, Sioux Falls , Nurse Aide Trainee (NAT) - FT, Healthcare , Watertown, South Dakota
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