CLASSIFICATION: LICENSED NURSING ASSISTANT II
Class Code: 6580-11 Date Established: 09-04-79
Occupational Code: 3-2-3 Date of Last Revision: 03-10-09
BASIC PURPOSE: To assist in supervising and to provide quality direct care services for geriatric and/or psychiatrically impaired residents, including assisting professional staff in providing motivation, recreation and learning activities.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Maintains a safe environment, making appropriate repair needs known and proper cleaning of resident areas and equipment are done utilizing principles of infection control and universal precautions.
· Ensures that treatment plans are followed, including vital signs, performing bedside care and collecting specific samples for routine laboratory examination as directed by a nurse.
· Maintains basic records for treatment and unit management purposes including notes regarding resident activity and behavior, evaluation of specific activity results, and ordering non-medical supplies for unit operations.
· Provides residents with basic information, assists in interpersonal relationships and facilitates the adjustment of residents to their living environment.
· As directed by a nurse, assists in planning and providing for the daily needs of residents with ADL and minor treatment procedures.
· Supervises residents in various groups for resident enjoyment and maintenance of ADL skills and current levels of functioning.
· Assists in coordinating staff schedules and weekly resident assignment sheets for individualized resident care.
· Conducts LNA orientation for the first week on a nursing unit and provides information to subordinate staff.
· Attends in-service programs and team meetings to broaden knowledge and enhance growth of work development.
· May be required to drive residents to medical appointments.
Skill: Requires skill in applying instructions to accomplish different job functions OR in operating machines for a variety of different purposes.
Knowledge: Requires understanding and using business or trades vocabulary or basic arithmetic to perform standard operating procedures.
Impact: Requires responsibility for contributing to immediate, ongoing agency objectives by facilitating the direct provision of services to the public or other state agencies. Errors at this level result in inaccurate reports or invalid test results and require a significant investment of time and resources to detect.
Supervision: Requires partial supervision of other employees doing work which is related or similar to the supervisor, including assigning job duties, providing training, giving instructions and checking work.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in an adverse working environment containing a combination of disagreeable elements which impact significantly upon the employee's capacity for completing work assignments. This level includes work-related accidents or assault.
Physical Demands: Requires medium to heavy work, including continuous physical exertion such as frequent bending, lifting, or climbing.
Communication: Requires explaining facts, interpreting situations, or advising individuals of alternative or appropriate courses of action. This level also requires interviewing or eliciting information from state employees or members of the general public.
Complexity: Requires a combination of job functions using minimal judgment to perform a variety of job tasks according to clearly prescribed standard practices and procedures.
Independent Action: Requires making a limited number of choices in selecting among alternative courses of action under supervisory guidance and in performing job functions according to a variety of prescribed policies or procedures.
Education: Graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent.
Experience: Two years of experience as a Licensed Nursing Assistant.
License/Certification: Must possess and maintain a current license for Nursing Assistant as approved by the New Hampshire Board of Nursing. Valid driver’s license required if responsible to transport residents to appointments.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of the physical and emotional needs of elderly people. Knowledge of sanitary procedures. Knowledge of simple building cleaning methods. Some knowledge of games and recreational activities. Ability to recognize, identify and respond to physical and emotional needs of geriatric residents. Ability to maintain statistical and narrative records. Ability to discharge housekeeping and primary resident care responsibilities. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working and social relationships with residents, staff, relatives and volunteers. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.