Domestic Aide/NA II

Job Description: Provides domestic services to nursing home residents that do not require direct patient care.
Accountability: The Domestic Aide reports to the Charge Nurse.
Equipment Used: Various office and care equipment.
Environment: Primarily indoors.
Duties and Responsibilities: The employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations. Except as specifically noted, the following functions are considered essential to this position:
1. Answer call lights promptly and courteously and notify proper personnel of resident needs.
2. Pass trays in dining room and to residents confined to their room.
3. Pass drinking water and ice.
4. Strip bed linen and remake bed and directed.
5. Report observations and information regarding residents to supervisor. Record observations, such as nourishment intake at meal times, as directed.
6. Help orient new residents to facility.
7. Straighten rooms, to include proper labeling of personal toiletries as needed.
8. Clean equipment, to include but not be limited to bedpans, wheelchairs, IV poles, etc., as directed.
9. Monitor personal and staff to state and federal regulations, including but not limited to Blood Borne pathogens, infection control, hazardous materials and fire safety.
10. Monitor personal and staff compliance to resident rights.
Physical Activity Requirements: Employee must be aware that during the normal, routine performance of the essential functions, some of the following body movements may occur naturally, although they may not be a requirement of the job.
Employee is required to use transfer/gait belts or to obtain the assistance of another employee when attempting to assist residents or when lifting or carrying objects in excess of 25 lbs.
Primary Physical Requirements:
Lift up to 10 lbs: Constantly
Lift 11 to 25 lbs: Constantly
Lift 26 to 50 lbs: Frequently
Lift over 50 lbs: Frequently
Carry up to 10 lbs: Constantly
Carry 11 to 25 lbs: Occasionally
Carry 26 to 50 lbs: Occasionally
Carry over 50 lbs: Occasionally
Reach above shoulder height: Frequently
Reach at shoulder height: Constantly
Reach below shoulder height: Constantly
Push/Pull: Constantly
Hand Manipulation:
Grasping: Constantly
Handling: Constantly
Torquing: Occasionally
Fingering: Occasionally
Controls and Equipment: Various office and care equipment
Other Physical Consideration:
Twisting: Not Required
Bending: Required
Crawling: Not Required
Squatting: Required
Kneeling: Not Required
Crouching: Not Required
Climbing: Not Required
Balancing: Not Required
During an 8-hour day, Employee is required to:
Consecutive Hours Total Hours
Sit 1 1
Stand 1 4
Walk 2 5
Work Surface: Varies from tile, linoleum and carpet
Cognitive and Sensory Requirements:
Talking: Required
Hearing: Required
Sight: Required
Tasting and Smelling: Required
Access to Personal Health Information: requires access to limited personal health information on an as-needed basis.
Licensure/Certification Requirements: None.
Other Training, skills and experience requirements: Employee must be able to complete and course work and obtain the certified nurse aide certification within six months from starting this position. This is a temporary position only. Employee must demonstrate on an ongoing basis the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and supervisors.
Summary of Occupational Exposures:
Bloodborne Pathogens:
Tasks and procedures performed by employee involve risks classified by CDC as:
Category I (Direct contact with blood or other bodily fluids to which universal precautions apply.)
Specific Task Exposure:
General Resident Care: Blood, urine, feces, vomitus, wound exudates, semen/vaginal secretions, other body fluids €“ cerebrospinal, synovial, pleural, peritoneal, pericardial, amniotic;
Handling Soiled Linens and Clothing: Blood, urine, feces, vomitus, wound exudates, semen/vaginal secretions, other body fluids €“ cerebrospinal, synovial, pleural, peritoneal, pericardial, amniotic.
Cleaning Resident Rooms and Common Areas €“ Blood, urine, feces, vomitus, wound exudates, semen/vaginal secretions.
Refer to Exposure Control Plan for additional information, especially for the cleaning chemicals used on a routine basis in the housekeeping department.
Other Considerations and Requirements: The employee may be expected to perform other duties as assigned. Such duties will be within the training and ability of the employee. The employer reserves the right to modify this job description based upon company needs.

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