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Company: Barton Health
Location: South Lake Tahoe, CA
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Summary of Position:

Assists licensed staff in the provision of basic nursing and therapy care in Skilled Nursing, using the application of basic skills, restorative care, utilizing established policies and procedures, ensuring safe and effective care. Services are provided based on the ages of the population served -- adult through geriatric, 65 years or older -- and in collaboration with the multidisciplinary care team. Demonstrates the skill necessary to meet the needs of all residents served in Skilled Nursing through support of the nursing process; collects resident care data, reports findings, assists team in meeting resident care goals.  The Certified Nursing Assistant SNF is under the supervision of the Skilled Nursing licensed staff and therapists and reports to the Skilled Nursing Director or designee.



• Completion of an accredited Nursing Assistant program


• Previous long term care experience preferred


• Experience or specialty training required in vital signs, bed making and resident transfer techniques

• Strong computer skills to complete patient data entry and notes

• In compliance with patient safety standards, must be able to effectively communicate in English; Bilingual abilities preferred


• Current CA Nursing Assistant Certification 

• Current CPR/BLS certification by the American Heart Association (BLS Provider) or ability to obtain prior to start date 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, and talk or hear. 

• The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.

• The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

• Lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfer patients.

• The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Working Conditions 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Routine Hospital/Healthcare conditions.

• Contact with residents and guests under a wide variety of circumstances.

• Regularly exposed to the risk of bloodborne diseases.

• Exposure to infections and contagious disease.

• Exposed to hazardous anesthetic agents, body fluids and waste.

• Subject to hazards of flammable and explosive gases.

• Subject to varying and unpredictable situations, including the handling of emergency or crisis situations.

• Subject to pressure due to irregular hours, frequent interruptions and stressful situations due to multiple demands.

• Occasional travel to various health system locations. 

Essential Functions

1. Provide consistently exceptional care at all times.

2. As directed by licensed nursing & therapy staff, provides care in a manner that is safe and sensitive to the rights of each resident.

3. Performs hourly rounding on all assigned residents consistently on every shift

4. As directed, assists the care team by collecting resident care data at designated and appropriate intervals on all assigned residents. Reports finding to licensed staff.

5. Recognizes and accurately reports relevant resident information to licensed staff.  

• Reports on all significant changes in resident condition or motivational level. 

• Notifies charge nurse of feeding problems, reassessment needs.

• Notifies PT and charge nurse of any mobility problems, referral or reassessment needs.

6. Utilizes time, equipment, and supplies in an efficient & safe manner.

7. Completes all assigned duties during designated shift. Prioritizes resident care activities based on care needs. Recognizes need for purpose vs. task when caring for residents.

8. Provides personal care assistance to residents, encouraging self care and independence but offering and providing help as needed:

• Personal hygiene – bathing, bathroom/bedpan, oral care,  AM and PMcare

• Positioning

• Dressing

• Ambulation & transfers

• Eating

• Transport

9. Under direction of the therapist and charge nurse, performs routine physical therapy treatments 

• Range of Motion

• Strengthening Exercises

• Ensures placement of restorative devices

10. Performs basic procedures & care to including:

• Application of simple dressings within CNA scope of practice

• Specimen collection

• Reinforces team management of bowel/bladder program

• Assists residents with nutritional intake.  

11. Communicates appropriate information regarding resident safety to charge RN 

12. Follows all appropriate infection prevention measures in place in the SNF at all times.

13. Ensures that all aspects of resident care are documented. Documentation is complete, accurate and timely. 

14. Supplies and Equipment

• Operates equipment and ensures proper functioning of equipment

• Follows procedure when equipment malfunctions. 

• Ensures use of supplies are accurately documented

15. Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the residents served. 

16. Demonstrates a working knowledge of regulatory and licensing standards and ensures that practice is compliant with standards

17. Adheres to all hospital and departmental policies regarding attendance and punctuality. 

18. Responds to the needs of the department by performing other duties, as necessary.

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