Hebrew SeniorLife

  • CNA, Day Program - AL

    Job Locations US-MA-Dedham
    Job ID
    2018-2358
    Category
    Support Services
  • Overview

    We are seeking an enthusiastic Nurse Aide to join our team in Dedham!

     

    The essential elements of this position are to assist and support residents of our Assisted Living Memory Support Community in Activities of Daily Living and help them enjoy a meaningful and fulfilling day. This includes, but is not limited to, toileting, bathing, dressing, assessing residents’ needs, assisting with tray delivery and engaging heavily in programming.

     

    The schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm.

    Responsibilities

    • Assist residents with ADL’s including toileting, bathing, dressing and cueing for feeding. Assist residents with ambulation as well as with mobility devices, including canes, walkers and wheelchairs. Help residents with additional ADL devices, such as glasses and hearing aids.
    • Engage residents and integrate into the programming team.
    • Responsible for supporting the programming team by assisting in daily activities and special events as planned. Assist residents to and from programming.
    • Perform any treatments, as required, including vital signs, weights, temperatures, skin care, and range of motion exercises.
    • Assist residents with medications.
    • Document in, and refer to, all pertinent lists of record keeping systems, ie. toileting book, dietary need book, daily communication book and miscellaneous flow sheets and SAMM documentation.
    • Assist multi-disciplinary team in the development, implementation and evaluation of care plans for residents. Attend and contribute to care planning meetings as assigned.
    • Escort residents to medical appointments within the community, as needed.
    • Support morning breakfast tray delivery within the Assisted Living.
    • Maintain day-to-day cleanliness in all accessible storage areas and common areas. Responsible for assuring that all needed supplies for resident care are in stock.
    • Observe and report any unsanitary conditions, fire, or safety hazards.
    • Laundry for residents.
    • Observe and immediately report any changes in resident’s status to Memory Nursing Manager and/or The Director of Nursing. This includes changes in physical and/or cognitive/emotional status.
    • Agree to work as assigned/must be flexible with hours.
    • Work collaboratively with peers as a team.
    • Maintain all certifications as required for employment.
    • Assist Nursing Director and Program Director in training of new staff.

    Qualifications

    • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).
    • A minimum of 2 years direct service experience with the elderly.
    • Programming experience is a plus.
    • Knowledge of, and/or, 1 year of experience working with people with Alzheimer’s disease and/or related disorders. Sensitivity to issues of aging.
    • Ability to be flexible with scheduling and work assignments, as well as the ability to work as a team.
    • Experience distributing medication required.
    • Experience working in assisted living or rest home preferred.

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