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CNA - Flexible Schedule Options - Generous Hiring Bonus

Job ID 5866292 Date posted 10/02/2017

Description

Generous HIRING BONUS FOR FULL AND PART TIME, $1 shift differential, Excellent Healthcare Benefit Package and Generous paid time off program.

Care Associate/CNA will be providing services at our continuing care neighborhood, Mill Vista Lodge, located on the grounds of our 84-acre campus in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.Mill Vista Lodge offers multiple levels of health care just for seniors, including assisted living, skilled nursing care, short-term rehabilitation, and memory care.

SUMMARY:

The Care Associate/CNA is an active, skilled member of the clinical team who is committed to providing residents with assistance and care in all aspects of their daily life, and to the overall functioning of the neighborhood.

The Care Associate provides care to the residents of the neighborhood to meet their daily needs and enable them to function at the highest possible level to include:

·Provides physical assistance with activities of daily living

·Promotes psychosocial well-being through meaningful relationships

·Plans and facilitates social activities for the neighborhood residents

·Assists with menu/snack selection and partners with the Service Associate in serving to ensure adequate nutritional intake of all residents. Provides in-room dining experiences where requested.

·Assures the resident’s room and neighborhood are kept tidy to minimize environmental hazards which may impact environmental safety

·Administers medication, where applicable

Person Centered Care Summary:

The Continuing Care team is committed to serving residents in all aspects of their daily lives and assisting with theday to day functioning of the neighborhood.  Members of the Continuing Care team will develop relationships with the residents and their families using a consistent caregiver approach; supporting the residents’ physical, spiritual, emotional and clinical needs and focusing on placing the residents first. 

Through daily interactions, the Continuing Care team develops firsthand knowledge about the residents’ values, needs, preferences, and life history.  Members of the Continuing Care team provide hospitable care and services to the residents, treating them as individuals with strengths and gifts and actively listening to their voice in what care and services we provide.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Care Associate specific Duties:

1.Provides personal care in a calm, professional and clinically proficient manner; respecting residents’ privacy, dignity and safety.

2.Adheres to all Nursing Department policies, procedures, and care standards.

3.Participates in the dining experience with other team members in serving, clearing, cueing, and feeding, based on residents’ strengths.

4.Administers medications per State specific regulations, where applicable.

5.Responds quickly and appropriately to provide emergency first aid when needed.

6.Provides accurate and timely documentation through computer applications and written documentation.

7.Effectively implements individualized resident care plans.

8.Performs accurate and complete skin assessments and reports any changes immediately.

9.Performs resident rounds at least every 2 hours for toileting, repositioning, assessing hydration, etc.

10.Maintains competency in the required job skills and knowledge.

11.Posseses the knowledge of safety procedures during resident transfers; utilizing gait belt appropriately.

12.Provides range of motion, proper positioning, and assistance with resident ambulation.

13.Utilizes proper Standard Precautions.

14.Uses all equipment safely and correctly.

15.Demonstrates knowledge of emergency policies and procedures.

16.Practices appropriate infection control measures.

17.Assumes responsibility for maintaining professional certification(s).

18.Changes approach or method to best fit the situation.

19.Administers resident medications according to the Continuing Care’s policies and procedures without significant errors. Maintains accurate medication administration records as per established procedures; signs off medications as they are given.

20.Notifies clinical staff in a timely fashion, of a need for prn medication or any change in a resident’s condition.

21.Performs pulse and blood pressure measurements, and documents in MAR as needed prior to medication administration.

22.Competently completes assignments in a timely manner.

23.Provides weekly and PRN updates to the charge nurse of a resident’s ability to take medications, i.e., the need for crushing or extra fluids.

Qualifications

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.
• Basic computer skills required.
• Complete a Safe Food Handling and Preparation Class (within 30 days of hire)

*Must be able to work every other weekend*



EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
• High School diploma or GED required.
• Current Certified Nursing Assistant and Certified Medication Aide as required by each state Board of Nursing.
• Current CPR certification is preferred.
• One year’s CNA experience preferred but not required.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
None

REASONING SKILLS:
Able to make objective observations in resident’s condition and alert the clinical supervisor and security in case of emergency.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Must be able to read write and understand the English language.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATIONS:
• Current certification from the State Board of Nursing
• Active status on the Geriatric Nursing Assistant registry (state-specific)
• Current certification in medication administration per State-specific regulations, where applicable
• Current CPR certification is required within 90 days of hire.


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