Hebrew SeniorLife

CNA - Per Diem

US-MA-Canton
Job ID
2016-1279
Category
Certified Nursing Assistant

Overview

PER DIEM CNA

3pm - 11pm Shift

 

The primary role of the Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.) is to protect, sustain, and nurture the residents that live at Orchard Cove. They provide assistance with activities of daily living, care of the resident’s environment, and meet other needs as required. The goal of the work of the nursing assistant is to provide assistance that promotes a high quality of life for the residents. The nursing assistant works as a member of a team that seeks to achieve a home-like setting while maintaining excellence in all areas of care.

 

In addition, the C.N.A. will demonstrate a strong commitment to the philosophy and mission of Hebrew SeniorLife and recognize residents’ dignity and choice in all aspects of daily life. They are an active participant in the activities, work, and social environment of the households, and strive to make every resident encounter into a positive and meaningful experience and opportunity, while ensuring the provision of safe and efficient quality care.

Responsibilities

  • Recognize and respond to the needs of the residents
  • Promote autonomy of residents in decision making
  • Report changes in the resident’s condition to the clinical support team promptly
  • Assist residents with personal care functions including:
    • Dental and mouth care
    • Bathing
    • Dressing and grooming
    • Hair care
    • Nail care
    • Shaving
    • Bowel and bladder care
  • Provide care that promotes habilitation and wellness
  • Report accidents and incidents as they occur
  • Report any observed or suspected resident abuse immediately
  • Observe and report the presence of pressure areas to prevent ulcers
  • Meet with the clinical support team as scheduled or needed to discuss residents’ needs and progress in identifying and correcting problems
  • Promote a no-manual lift environment
  • Measure and record vital signs, such as temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure, and weight only as needed
  • Document findings and other aspects of care appropriately and promptly
  • Attend and participate in ongoing training and educational classes
  • Attend and participate in Household meetings
  • Maintain confidentiality and privacy of the resident
  • Communicate effectively with peers and other team members
  • Facilitate life enrichment activities that encourage resident engagement
  • Maintain cleanliness of the resident’s room and common household areas by performing light housekeeping
  • Perform in various roles to coordinate the work of the household (communication coordinator, housekeeping, supplies, laundry etc.)
  • Participate in resident care plan meetings and ensure plan is followed
  • Completes special projects as assigned

Qualifications

  •  Certified Nursing Assistant license
  • Fluent English skills required
  • Computer literacy required
  • Must have an optimistic and positive demeanor, excellent oral and written communication skills, good intuition and able to adapt to changing priorities and display good, sound judgment with a sense of humor
  • Must be motivated to learn and flexible to change
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in an environment working with the elderly and/or disabled, preferably in the home care setting
  • Employee must successfully pass the CORI check as requested by Orchard Cove
  • Must attend mandatory in-services provided by Orchard Cove and periodic in-services in order to keep your license current
  • Employee must successfully pass the CORI check as requested by Orchard Cove
  • Ability to move around the EL area
  • Ability to occasionally move items up to 20 pounds.
  • Ability to push an occupied wheelchair

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