Perform the following according to policy and procedure: Take and record temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure. Ambulate residents. Apply proper lifting and transferring techniques. Provide proper positioning and use of postural supports. Maintain residents positioning as needed. Weigh residents on schedule and record weights accurately. Provide restorative and rehabilitative nursing. Provide active and passive range of motion. Implement bowel and bladder program. Collect certain specimens for cultures pursuant to facility policy and within your scope of practice. Check and report/record bowel movements and character of stools as instructed.
· Ensure residents comfort while assisting them in achieving their highest practicable level of functioning as follows: Assist residents with their activities of daily living. Provide oral care and hygiene pursuant to the plan of care. Provide nail care pursuant to the plan of care. Assist residents with dressing and grooming according to their needs, wishes and desires. Bathe residents with attention to privacy, respecting dignity, and providing a safe and relaxing experience. Making beds appropriately using the proper linens.
· Always identify your resident prior to performing any task or procedure. Performs work safely by consistently using gait belts, back supports and lifts. Check residents routinely to assure their personal care needs are met. Check residents skin every shift and report any abnormalities immediately. Provide indwelling catheter care every shift. Provide perineal care after each incontinent episode. Prepare residents for meals, assist with feeding as indicated, provide after meal care, serve between meal and bedtime snacks as ordered.
· Report the following to the Charge Nurse and the care-giving team as appropriate and/or document according to policy and procedure: A significant change in a residents condition, a change in a residents vital signs or weight, any accidents or injuries, any changes in a residents skin integrity, behavioral changes, signs of resident depression or anxiety, changes in a residents ambulation status, the level of the residents food consumption, and the residents intake of food and liquids as well as the residents output when indicated.
· Participate in collecting data needed for the accurate completion of the MDS and the Plan of Care. Show understanding of information that is provided by the ADL flow sheets. Provide input to the Nurses for development or change of the plan of care. Provide information gathered from care- giving activities to the Charge Nurse. Ensure your documentation reflects that the care plan is being followed.