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Certified Nursing Assistant Germantown, MD

Company: Visiting Angels
Location: Germantown
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description


Reports to: Case Manager / Client Services Manager

Full or Part Time: PRN (as needed)

Exempt or Non-exempt: Non-exempt


The Caregiver is an important member of the Visiting Angels team who plays a vital role in the provision of

home health, personal care and companionship services to Visiting Angels clients. Visiting Angels clients are

individuals who are unable to care for themselves due to age or infirmity. The Caregiver works primarily in the

clients homes to support and comfort clients who need assistance in order to remain in their homes. The

Caregiver works cooperatively with the client, the clients family and friends, and other Visiting Angels staff.

Required Qualifications And Skills

  • Valid current Home Health Aide, Certified Nursing Assistant, or Geriatric Nursing Assistant

    • Valid current CPR and First Aid certifications
    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Valid current drivers license and reliable personal transportation
    • Ability to read, write, communicate, and understand directions in English
    • Physical ability to lift and transfer clients
    • Ability to contribute to a calm environment for the client and instill a confidence in Visiting Angels

      ability to meet the clients needs
      • Enthusiasm for working with elderly and disabled people
      • Ability to work professionally, cooperatively, and effectively with others

        Duties and Responsibilities
        • Attend required case conferences, continuing education, meetings, and in-services
        • Assist therapists in non-skilled treatments essential to the client
        • Assist with medications that are ordinarily self-administered in accordance with State guidelines
        • Prepare and serve normal meals for the client
        • Assist client with personal care, including eating, bathing, oral hygiene, toileting, and dressing
        • Assist client with ambulation, such as moving in and out of bed or wheelchair
        • Assist client with household chores essential to the clients safety and care at home such as tidying,

          dusting and vacuuming rooms used by client; washing clients dishes; washing and changing sheets on

          clients bed; washing clients personal laundry; listing needed supplies; shopping for items needed by

          • Provide companionship and support to Visiting Angels clients
          • Properly document all services provided each shift and submit documentation in accordance with

            Visiting Angels policies
            • Observe clients and report to supervisor unusual physical conditions and/or behavioral changes
            • Assess and report to supervisor any unsafe or abusive situation
            • Transport clients in accordance with Visiting Angels polices
            • Take blood pressure, temperature, pulse and respiration as directed by nurse
            • Comply with Visiting Angels employment policies
            • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor

              Job Limitations

              Caregivers may not:
              • Administer medications.
              • Perform services that require the knowledge, training, or skills of a licensed nurse, therapist, physician,

                or other professional.
                • Perform general household work for more than 10% of the Caregivers total weekly hours worked.

                  General household work does not directly benefit the client. Examples include cleaning refrigerators or

                  ovens, tidying areas not used by the client, trash removal, and washing dishes or laundry for members of

                  the household other than the client.

                  Working Conditions

                  Physical Demands
                  • Occasional standing and walking, including walking up stairs
                  • Frequent periods of sitting
                  • Occasional lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying up to 25 pounds
                  • Occasional reaching at, below and above shoulder level
                  • Occasional bending, squatting and kneeling
                  • Frequent finger manipulation to perform various duties such as typing, filing and writing
                  • Driving to and from clients private homes and other community settings

                    Use of Senses
                    • Visual observation to assess and evaluate clients
                    • Frequent oral conversations, in person and on the telephone
                    • Ability to hear or otherwise receive and understand information
                    • Ability to view a computer monitor for extended periods of time
                    • Frequent and continuous clarity of vision at distances greater than 20 feet

                      Mental Demands
                      • Frequent interaction with clients, family members, and field staff members
                      • Continuous alertness, precision, and concentration to ensure accuracy
                      • Attention to detail
                      • Ability to work efficiently and accurately under deadlines, interpersonal pressure and other pressurefilled


                        Environmental Demands
                        • Frequent travel in all kinds of weather
                        • Frequent exposure to low-level noise
                        • Occasional extended hours, including evening, weekends and holidays as needed

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