State Tested Nursing Aide (Female, Age 33) in tiffin, NY

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Current Job

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Job TitleState Tested Nursing Aide
Salary$15,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week54
Company Size(not answered)
Locationtiffin, NY
Years Experience12 years

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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
I work for volunteers of Americas autumnwood care center in tiffin ohio. I work third shift at this job. its a 110 bed facility. I also work for custom staffing in Findlay ohio doing home health and I have a person who pays me privately to sit with them during the day

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I care for alzheimers and dementia patients. im on a hallway with about 20 residents usually. they are up a lot during the night, I have to make sure all their basic needs are met and keep them from falling or getting hurt

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
retirement plan

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
under

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
No

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
No

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9am to 10am10pm, I walk down the hall going into each of the 12 rooms, each with one or two people in it. I make sure they are comfortable and dry in their beds. if they want a snack or an extra blanket I get it for them. I try to quiet things down by turning off tvs and lights.
10am to 11am11pm I do some charting on the computer. I will go get linens and supplies I may need
11am to 12pm12am I pass out supplies to each room that needs them, I pass linens for myself and for the next shift. I do any side duties, such as scrubbing down wheelchairs or cleaning out the refrigerator
12pm to 1pm1am I do my first big bed check. if the resident is incontinent I have to change them while they are in their bed. its a lot of heavy rolling and pulling and pushing. if they need repositioned I do that. If they are continent I will wake them up and tell them to use the bathroom.
1pm to 2pm2am is break time. I get a half hour. then when I come back I get out peoples clothes for the next morning and get some more charting done on the computer.
2pm to 3pm3am there is usually a resident or two acting up. screaming for no reason or up wandering all over the place, if its their bath day I will give them a nice bubble bath to hopefully relax and calm them down. or I will just get them dressed in daytime clothes. usually getting cleaned up settles them down some and they will rest for the last few hours of the shift
3pm to 4pm4am I start my last bed check. I change them again if needed and I also start getting people dressed as thy ask, or as they get up to go to the bathroom.
4pm to 5pm5am I am still getting people ready for the day and getting baths done. anything I can get done to help out the next shift I do
5pm to 6pm6am till 630am I give report to the next shift. I let them know who is up and dressed and who did what during the night. I take out my trash and empty the barrel of dirty clothes and linens from the night. I then do the last bit of computer work and go home
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