Full Job Description
Effective January 2008 and in compliance with new state regulations the Assisted Living Certified Nursing Assistants must complete medication assistance training and pass the competency exam with a minimum passing score of 85%.
Actively support the basic rights of all residents. Develops a relationship as a “best friend” to residents. Strives to develop a knack for dealing positively with residents. Knows the life stories of residents and provides care and intervention that is focused on each individual and their needs.
Perform skills required of a nursing assistant related to provision of basic ADL care, provision of nutrition and hydration, toileting program, incontinent care, vital signs, and other care as needed. Adapt care giving to build on individual resident strengths and abilities.
Assist residents to maintain a safe, clean and orderly environment. Assists residents with linens, bed making and laundry as needed.
Assist residents with transportation to meals, activities, beauty shop, clinic appointments, outside doctor appointments.
Ensure safety of residents by maintaining a safe environment and using appropriate behavioral intervention techniques.
Assist resident’s self-administration of medication as need. Document medication assistance provided. Report problems or refusal of medications to clinic nurse and/or pharmacy.
Provide support and guidance to residents for blood sugar monitoring and other assistance with adaptive equipment or basic care.
Complete all required documentation related to centrally stored medications, medication refills, etc. Reorders medications from pharmacy.
Maintain an awareness of resident health. Informs appropriate staff (supervisor, nursing supervisor, etc.) of any incidents or changes in resident condition.
Document resident care, behavior and special needs as required by policy and procedure.
Participates in unit meetings and education programs.
Communicates and cooperates with co-workers and residents. Establishes good working relationships with all departments. Practices good teamwork.
Regular attendance and punctuality.
Performs other duties as assigned.
At least five months experience in a related field; or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities to perform essential functions of the position.
Experience as a caregiver in residential or home settings.
Sufficient verbal and written communication skills to ensure clear communication with residents, staff and for documentation as required.
Any combination of education and experience that would provide the necessary knowledge and abilities listed, typically:
High school diploma or equivalent
Some vocational/technical training in the nursing field preferred.
First Aid certification
OBRA & TITLE 22 REQUIREMENTS
Ensures that residents' rights to fair and equitable treatment, self determination, individuality, privacy, property and civil rights, including the right to wage a complaint, are well established and maintained at all times.
Maintains confidentiality of appropriate resident care information to assure their rights are protected.
Reports all incidents/accidents, unsafe and hazardous conditions/equipment immediately. Follows established safety rules and regulations. Maintains work area in a clean, orderly and safe manner.
Computer Printer Security system
Oven Microwave oven Bath tub
Television VCR Stereo
Wheelchair Stethoscope Thermometer
Oxygen tank Walker Sphygmomanometer
Temperature controlled indoor modular office space. Hazardous Environmental - possible exposure to human body fluids requiring use of Standard Precautions.
Standing – frequently
Walking – frequently
Sitting – occasionally
Lifting – occasionally, up to 50 pounds
Bending – frequently
Lying – never
Twisting – frequently
Reaching/stretching – frequently
Pushing/pulling – frequently
Climbing – rarely
Balancing - occasionally
Kneeling/squatting/crouching - occasionally
Use of feet (other than walking) - rarely
Use of hands – requires simple grasping, firm grasping or fine manipulation with dominant/non-dominant hand or both hands
Hearing – requires the ability to hear at close proximity (0-5 feet). Requires the ability to hear at a distance (up to 20 feet) and to hear with both ears.
Vision - requires clarity of vision at 20 inches or less, clarity of vision at 20 feet or more and accommodation of eyes to focus clearly at varying distances
This job description has been developed to identify some of the duties and responsibilities of this position. It is not intended to limit or encompass all duties and responsibilities of the position.
Acacia Creek Senior Living Community at its sole and absolute discretion, expressly reserves the right to modify, supplement, delete or augment the duties and responsibilities specified in this and all job descriptions.
At Acacia Creek, we are looking for team members who would like to combine their passion for helping people, good communication skills, decision-making skills, and great ethical standards with the opportunities to advance your career.
In return for your skills, you will be offered:
A work environment focused on teamwork and support Excellent health, wage replacement and other benefits for you and your family’s well-being A generous contribution to a 401K plan whether or not you participate, and an additional contribution from the company when you participate in the plan Investment in your growth through Tuition Reimbursement.