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Certified Nursing Assistant - Kittanning

Overview
CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE sought for innovative eldercare facility
Available Positions:
Full Time, Part Time & Casual Shifts
Kittanning Care Center, conveniently located off Route 422 three miles east of Kittanning Borough, is a 120-bed Skilled Nursing Center, including a 42-bed Center for the Memory Impaired, and Specialty Care in Wound Management.
The center is currently seeking a Certified Nurse Aide to provide personal and restorative nursing care and assists, as directed by onsite nurses. The aide will be responsible for providing high quality care for the center's geriatric residents and residents of varying ages, and must display patience, compassion and, above all, a deep commitment to maximizing clients' well-being.
Responsibilities
Responsibilities include:
Assisting in daily living activities for residents/patients, in accordance with established procedures and nurse directives
Providing general care to residents of all ages, including bathing, dressing, hair care, shaves, nail trimming, dental hygiene, skin care and general personal services
Assisting residents in keeping their personal spaces/rooms clean and organized
Positioning, lifting and turning residents, as needed, to ensure maximum comfort and support
Ambulating and toileting residents, as needed
Aiding in additional procedures as requested, such as admitting, transferring, discharging, taking TPR/blood pressure, measuring/recording intake and output, collecting urine/stool specimens and administering enemas
Assisting with daily movement and exercise routines, as instructed by physicians and/or therapists
Assisting with the care of dying and deceased residents, and providing support to families and other residents
Making ongoing rounds to assigned residents, and responding promptly
Transporting residents to the dining hall, serving food trays and feeding, as needed
Observing residents for social, emotional and physical changes, and reporting findings to nursing staff
Qualifications
This is an entry level position with significant growth potential. All applicants must possess current nurse aide certification or the completion of an N.A. training program, and have some prior resident care or related experience. A high school diploma or GED equivalent is also required, as are strong interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to follow written and verbal instructions, and the physical capacity to walk, stand and lift throughout the day.
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