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CNA In Home Care - GENEROUS HIRING BONUS!

Job ID 5827762 Date posted 09/27/2017

Description

Salary: $13 - $17/hour

Full Time Empolyees are Eligible Generous Hiring Bonus, Excellent Healthcare Benefit Package and Generous paid time off program.

Part Time Employees are Eligible for Generous Hiring Bonus

Home Support CNA will provide services to our Independent Living Seniors.Set on 84 acres in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Wind Crest is a vibrant senior living community for people 62-plus. We’re surrounded by the natural beauty of Colorado, including the Highline Canal nature trail and Rocky Mountain vistas.

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

COMPETENCIES:

Compassion, Customer Focus, Managing Diversity, Ethics and Values, Integrity and Trust, Listening, and Patience.

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.

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