The primary purpose of your job position is to provide routine nursing care in accordance with our established policies and procedures, and as may be delegated by the RN / LPN Hall Nurse, Director of Nursing, or Administrator, to assure that an acceptable degree of quality resident care can be maintained.


Listed below is an outline of the duties and responsibilities that you will be required to perform.

Even though your job description is broad, every effort has been made to make this outline as complete as possible. HOWEVER, we must emphasize that you may be required to perform other related duties and activities.

  • Receive assignments and check your resident schedule

Report on and off duty

Perform assigned duties in accordance with our established policies and procedures, nursing care procedures, and our safety rules and regulations

Verify the identification of a resident before administering care, serving food, etc. to assure that appropriate care, etc. is being provided to the correct resident

Assist residents with dental and mouth care

Assist residents with identifying food arrangements (i.e. informing blind residents of where food is located on the tray)

Assist with trays and feeding of residents. Remove trays when finished

Perform after-meal care as required (clean residents’ hands, face, clothing, etc.)

Assist in preparing residents for meals (taking to/from dining room, serving trays, placing bibs, assisting in feeding or cutting foods, supervision in dining room, etc.)

Assure that resident’s food is accessible and self-help devices are available as needed

Record resident’s food intake as directed

Feed residents who cannot feed themselves

Serve extra nourishment in accordance with established nursing care procedures

Serve drinking water as required. Assure that water pitchers are cleaned and filled with fresh drinking water daily

Bathe residents as assigned and in accordance with our established nursing care procedures (encourage showers and other self-help measures/activities)

Dress residents neatly and in their own clothing. Assist residents in dressing as necessary

Comb and brush resident’s hair daily. Shampoo as instructed

Clip and trim toenails, fingernails, eyebrows, etc. as directed

Shave male residents daily or as instructed

Observe & report to the licensed nurse the presence of pressure areas to prevent pressure ulcers

Assist residents to/from bathroom. Offer bedfast residents bedpans, urinals, portable toilet, etc. Clean and store such equipment AFTER EACH USE. (Report intake/output as directed)

Keep incontinent residents clean and dry as possible. Change bed linens and clothing as often as necessary

Prepare and give enemas and report results to the licensed nurse as directed

Collect specimens, stools, sputum, etc. as directed by nurse

Make beds, clean bedside tables, clean bedrails, etc. as well as other housekeeping duties that relate to nursing care procedures

Assist residents in preparing for tests, x-rays, therapy, activities, physician visits, religious services, etc. to include transporting residents to/from such activities

Move and turn bedfast residents as directed

Apply physical restraints to resident in chair/bed as directed by licensed nurse. Assure residents are loosened in accordance with established policies

Assist residents into chairs, beds, bathroom, bathtubs, showers, etc

Report all complaints to the licensed nurse

Assist residents to walk with or without self-help devices as necessary

Perform restorative and rehabilitative procedures as directed

Report any resident leaving the premises, or who has left the premises, to the licensed nurse immediately

Assure that the nurses call system is attached to the bed when residents are bedfast and within easy reach

Assist others in heavy lifting. USE PROPER EQUIPMENT. Wear and use gait belt

Answer resident calls promptly

Report any resident abuse immediately to the licensed nurse (i.e. harsh/abusive language, unnecessary roughness, etc.)

Report any medication found in the resident’s room. Take it to the nurse as directed

Wash hands after caring for each resident

Follow infection control procedures, as established by the facility, when isolation techniques are necessary

Ensure that resident’s rights to fair and equitable treatment, self determination, individuality, privacy, property, and civil rights, including the right to wage a complaint, are followed at all times

Maintain CONFIDENTIALITY of pertinent resident care information to assure resident rights are protected

Report all accidents/incidents, regardless of how minor, to the licensed nurse as soon as possible

Report all hazardous conditions and equipment to the licensed nurse immediately

Attend and participate in inservice educational programs, on-the-job training programs, etc. as directed

Assure that work/assignment areas are clean and equipment, supplies, etc. are properly stored before leaving such areas on break, end of work day, etc.

Other related duties as may become necessary or as delegated by the RN/LPN hall nurse, administrative nursing, or Administrator

Expanded Role of Nursing Assistant I:

Purpose of Job Position:The primary purpose of your expanded role is to carry out up to four NA II complex care tasks within the facility as delegated by the licensed nurse and within the allowed NA II tasks by the Board of Nursing

Duties: Will be designated on the NA II skill checklist


  • Works in well-lighted/ventilated work areas, as well as throughout the nursing service areas

Sitting, standing, bending, lifting, and moving intermittently during working hours

Subject to frequent interruptions

Involved with residents, family members, personnel, visitors, etc. under all conditions/ circumstances

Subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, etc

Communicates with nursing personnel and other department supervisors

Willingness to work beyond normal working hours when necessary

Attend and participate in continuing educational programs as directed

Follow all of our established policies and procedures to include nursing care procedures, safety regulations, personnel policies, etc. to assure that quality resident care can be maintained

This facility will make reasonable accommodations that will permit an employee to perform the essential functions of his or her position

Nurse, Health Care
Experience: Not Specified


Lake Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Lake Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Lake Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Lake Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.