Cedar Crest is a 130-acre senior living campus located in Pompton Plains, NJ. Our team members enjoy the opportunity to work in a vibrant community situated in the rolling hills and scenic valleys of historic Morris County.
For professionals dedicated to helping seniors live life to the fullest, Cedar Crest provides a rewarding alternative to the typical retirement community career. Our team members help each resident achieve the most active and independent lifestyle possible. In fact, almost everything our residents need can be found on campus or nearby. There is an abundance of amenities available, as well as hundreds of clubs and activities, excellent on-site restaurants, a state-of-the-art medical center, an all-season pool, and a fitness center. For this reason, Cedar Crest continually offers career opportunities in three major categories: Healthcare, Dining and Community Support.
The primary purpose of this job position is to provide your assigned residents with the routine daily assistance they need in their activities of daily living, and as may be directed by your Supervisors. The position requires a rare combination of clinical skills and the psychological needs that the residents need.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Effectively implements individualized resident care plans
Responds in a timely fashion to all resident requests
Provide timely, accurate and complete documentation on resident notes
Accurate, complete skin assessments and any changes reported immediately
Baths and all required care are given in a calm, professional manner
Competently completes assignments in a timely manner
Residents’ rooms and property carefully handled
Resident rounds are made at least 2 hours for toileting, repositioning, assessing hydration, etc
Displays courtesy and respect
Manages difficult or emotional customer situations
Maintains resident confidentiality
Respond to all resident requests for assistance
Resident privacy and dignity are maintained at all times
Smiles and consistently exudes a pleasant persona
Expresses genuine caring attitude to geriatric resident population
Escorts residents as needed
Competent in required job skills and knowledge
Knowledgeable in doing transfers safely
Ability to provide range of motion, proper positioning, and assist with resident ambulation
Proper use of Standard Precautions
Follows all Nursing Department Policies & Procedures
Gives complete report to charge nurse / case manager as needed during the day and at the end of the shift on all residents on assignment
Shares ideas to solve problems on the unit (department)
and looks for ways to improve unit (department)
Exhibits good listening and comprehension
Willingness to share resident knowledge with other staff
Selects and uses appropriate communication methods
Ability to work with others in a professional atmosphere
Acts as a role model for new employees
Contributes to building a positive team spirit
Uses all equipment safely and correctly
Utilizes gait belt appropriately
Reports malfunctioning equipment promptly
Demonstrates a time-conscious awareness, keeping non-essential interruptions to an absolute minimum in order to complete resident care priorities
Demonstrates knowledge of emergency policies and procedures
Practices appropriate infection control measures
Is well organized and ready to start assignment at the end of report
Willingly attends in-services to increase job knowledge and skills
Does not require reminders to perform tasks and complete assignment
Fulfills requirement for 12 hours of in-service yearly
Visibly displays ID Badge at all times
Is flexible and willingly works other assignments as dictated by resident need
Assumes responsibility for professional certification(s)
Always ready to start report on time
Ability to accept constructive criticism
Demonstrates willingness and ability to learn new policies and procedures
Manages competing demands
Changes approach or method to best fit the situation
Schedules time off in advance
Begins working on time
Keeps absences within guidelines
Assumes responsibility for accurately recording own schedule
Flexible in meeting department scheduling needs
NOTE: This position requires an Every Weekend schedule.
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 GED is preferred.
Must be able to read write and understand the English language.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATIONS:
Current certification from the State Board of Nursing