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CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT

A Certified Nursing Assistant obtains vital signs and performs non-invasive monitoring as directed by the RN or LPN; observes for and reports to the RN or LPN unexpected situations, expresses needs, and changes in the resident's condition; monitors and documents the resident's intake and output; documents care and observations thoroughly and accurately; feeds and assists residents with nutritional intake and follows dietary restrictions; assists residents with hygiene and grooming needs; transfers and assists residents with ambulation and mobility needs; assists residents with active and passive range of motion exercises; applies external catheters and performs routine care of urinary drainage devises; places and removes continuous passive motion machine; applies anti-embolism stockings and pneumatic stockings; reapplies cannula and oxygen masks for residents already receiving oxygen therapy; performs oral suctioning as directed; collects specimens as directed by the RN/LPN; utilizes assistive devices, transfer aides, and other equipment safely; and other duties as assigned.

Must possess as a minimum a high school diploma or equivalent and be able to read, write, and comprehend at 12th grade level. Must be a licensed Certified Nurse's Aid in accordance with the laws of the Colorado State Board of Nursing. Minimum of 18 years of age.