Walworth County Certified Nursing Assistant-1st Shift, Full-Time (CNA) in Elkhorn, Wisconsin

This position is responsible for assisting in the personal cares of the residents of Lakeland Health Care Center (LHCC) based on the interdisciplinary plan of care under the direction and supervision of the Unit Supervisor.


Unit: Memory

Work Hours: 6:30am - 3:00pm

Hours Per Shift: 8

Shifts Per Pay Period: 10

Position FTE: 1.0 FTE (Full-Time)

**_Please see Walworth County's Job Opportunities web page for additional CNA openings.

Applications are being accepted from Walworth County employees as well as members of the public._**

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Report changes in resident's physical and/or mental status to the Unit Supervisor immediately.

Provide personal hygiene including oral care, bathing, hair shampooing, shaving, skin care, nail care, and hand washing as well as assist with toileting including bowel and bladder retraining and perineal care.

Assist/perform resident mobility, transfers, ambulation, position changes and range of motion.

Serve residents meals and assist residents during meals.

Serve meals for accurate portions according to menu spreadsheets.

Interpret modified diet menus and prepare accordingly.

Record food temperatures prior to service.

Clean and sanitize food preparation utensils, dishes, equipment and resident serving/dining areas.

Monitor refrigerators for proper labeling, dating, storing, rotating and use of foods.

Order food supplies from the main kitchen.

Prepare, cook or bake foods according to posted breakfast menu with assistance from the cooks.

Employ appropriate assistive equipment such as gait belts, mechanical lifts and correct body mechanics when lifting, positioning and/or transferring residents and/or their belongings.

Document cares given such as temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, intake/output and ambulation on flow sheets, target behavior forms, nutritional intake sheets and required electronic charting.

Assist residents in maintaining the cleanliness and neatness of residents' rooms including making beds and disposing of soiled linens and clothing.

Review Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Summary Cards for assigned residents daily and discuss suggested changes with Unit Supervisors as needed as well as assisting with pre-staffing information collection.

Use standard precaution for infection control as well as using isolation techniques, including the use of a particulate mask.

Perform simple treatments as assigned by the Unit Supervisor within the limits of ability, training and guidelines of the Wisconsin Administrative Code Chapter HFS129.

Participate in at least twelve (12) hours each year of inservice education programs to increase knowledge and skills as requested to maintain certification on the Wisconsin State Registry as well as attend mandatory inservices.

Deliver care in compliance with the Resident Bill of Rights by maintaining confidential resident care information and respecting residents' rights and privacy.

Assist with orientation of new CNAs on the unit as necessary.

Assist CNA students with clinical experience.

Communicate problems or concerns with team members to assure issues affecting resident care outcomes or general operations of the facility are handled efficiently.

Respond to emergency situations per LHCC Emergency Response Plan.

Respond to resident emergencies such as bleeding, falls, seizures and choking, per policies and procedures.

Assist with post mortem care.

Assist with the admission of new residents.

Label residents' personal items.

Participate in Quality Improvement (QI) activities.

Assist residents to get ready for medical appointments.

Assistresidents to safely board the transportation vans.Monitor positioning and safety of residents during transport.

Assist residents at the appointment site.Upon return to the facility, assist resident back to their room and help with ADL's, as needed.

Demonstrate a commitment to county safety and risk management efforts.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or equivalent competencies, and zero to six months of relevant prior experience.Knowledge of medical terminology and basic arithmetic skills is required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Ability to perform manual tasks associated with personal care of elderly.

Knowledge and understanding of Resident Bill of Rights.

Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Good oral and written communication skills.

Interactions & Communications

Responds to requests and initiates contacts to exchange basic or general information with others.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations and Other Special Requirements

Wisconsin Nursing Assistant Certification, and on State Registry for Nursing Attendants.

Criminal background check free of convictions of abuse of individuals or misappropriation of property while in a formal caretaking setting.

All staff of Lakeland Health Care Center may be called upon to respond to emergency situations assisting residents in their physical positioning.

If you are not available to work on the date this position starts, you will not be awarded the position.

All employees may be required to work overtime as determined by the department head.

Decision Making

This position has authority to make decisions that are within detailed procedures and protocols and under close supervision.These decisions directly impact performance in the job and/or work unit within the department and information is provided to others for their decision making.

Thinking & Problem Solving

In relation to established procedures, protocols and policies of the County, challenges of this position tend to be routine and primarily related to procedure and process issues.

Tools and Equipment Used

Telephone Scales Various Medical-Related Devices

WORK ENVIRONMENT**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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles.The employee is frequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, risk of electrical shock, and risk of radiation.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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.

  • Ability to constantly use bilateral upper extremities, above/below waist and above/below shoulder height.
  • Ability to constantly walk and stand
  • Ability to constantly use hands and fingers to manipulate objects or to tend to resident needs.
  • Ability to constantly lift and move up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to frequently lift and move up to 75 pounds with aid of provided equipment, or a second person assist.
  • Ability to frequently lift, push or pull 50 pounds unassisted with bending and twisting of trunk.
  • Ability to communicate to residents using talking and hearing.
  • Ability to identify resident care needs through hearing and seeing.
  • Must be free from communicable disease.

"Constant" means at least 2/3's of the shift.

"Frequent" means at least 1/3 of the shift.

Selection Process:

TO INCLUDE: Formal Walworth County Electronic Application Employment History Review

Verification of CNA Certification Oral Department Interview

Reference Check Background Check Post Offer Physical Exam Drug Screen

Other job related tests may be required.

Job Code: 2016-00225

Job Title: Certified Nursing Assistant-1st Shift, Full-Time (CNA)

Closing Date/Time: Tue. 11/15/16 5:00 PM Central Time

Salary: $13.26 - $16.48 Hourly

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Department: Lakeland Health Care Center