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CNA

Responsibilities:

  • Under limited supervision and in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws/regulations and policies, procedures and guidelines, for this position are:
  • Takes part in participant's assessment and reassessment, including initial and periodic, and the participant's plan of care. Is knowledgeable about participant's overall need and views the participant in a holistic manner. Also attends required meetings and in-services.
  • Provides or assists participants with personal care (e. g., bathing, dressing, toileting, oral and denture care, hair and skin, shaving, nail trimming).
  • Reports to RN Case Manager document changes in a participant's condition according to policy and procedures.
  • Works with other staff members as required in implementing and carrying out services and activities and meeting the needs of individual participants.
  • Assists with day center/multi-purpose room activities, and small group activities as assigned.
  • Assists with dining area set-up and distribution of meals and mid-day snacks, as assigned.
  • Participants in daily Interdisciplinary Team meetings including semi-annual assessment evaluations.
  • Helps participants to move, turn, get in and out of bed, chair or wheelchair, and ambulate with or without assistive devices.
  • Reports all pertinent observations of participants to appropriate medical staff or supervisor.
  • Helps maintain order and cleanliness of the facilities and participant homes, and its equipment and linens.
  • Observes and reports to immediate supervisor any changes in participant's physical or mental status.
  • Escorts participants to specialist appointments, provides assistance and monitoring throughout appointments, and ensures safe return home or to LIFE Program center.
  • On a rotating basis, serves as the leader Personal Care Attendant representative to the daily interdisciplinary communication meetings, sharing pertinent information to all other PCA's for the assigned day.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and appropriate behaviors concerning infection control by proper handling of equipment, soiled clothing, bedpans, urinals and adequate hand washing.
  • Works in a safe manner, following safety guidelines and standards.
  • Attends safety in-services.
  • Offer guidance or assistance to staff working in an unsafe manner.
  • Collects specimens as indicated.
  • Provides or assists participants with non-sterile hot and cold applications as required.
  • Measures and calculates fluid and food intake and output as indicated.
  • Provides or assists with required active/passive range of motion exercises and Restorative Care staff requests.
  • Assists as indicated with home care.
  • Monitors exits and main entrance.
  • Remains flexible and calm in an extremely busy environment.
  • Assists participants who may be confused or suffer from dementia.
  • Maintains a positive and cheerful attitude despite constant disruptions and interruptions.
  • Delivers medications and supplies as assigned.
  • Provides medication reminders.
  • Obtains and records blood sugars as directed.

TRAINING: On an annual basis employee will have completed training including:

  • the need of the participants in the center's targeted population
  • body mechanics/transfer techniques,
  • voluntary reporting requirements involving abuse, neglect and exploitation,
  • positive approach methods to manage behavior,
  • and two (2) sessions, (totaling a minimum of eight (8) hours), targeted at enhancing the quality of care given and the employees job performance.

OPERATING PRINCIPLES.... Employees of Lutheran SeniorLife are expected to demonstrate the following through everyday performance of their job responsibilities: i. e. Operating Principles...

  • Acknowledge the value of the contribution of each individual,
  • Demonstrate fairness and equity in all interactions,
  • Live with integrity, and be honest at all times,
  • Demonstrate excellence in service.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • Current C. N. A. certification.
  • Satisfactory completion of requirements of the Department of Education necessary to be a nursing assistant. At least one year experience with a frail or elderly population.
  • Working knowledge of computers, Microsoft Word and Excel required.
  • Must have dependable transportation with a valid driver's license in order to visit clients in their homes and other sites.


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