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Assisted Living CNA

Company: Hebrew SeniorLife
Location: Dedham
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Join our Assisted Living team at NewBridge on the Charles, named one of Boston Globe's Top Places to Work in 2021!Schedule: 6:45am-3:15pmWeek one: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, ThursdayWeek Two: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday -Position SummaryThe primary responsibility of this position is to assist residents in Activities of Daily Living. This includes, but is not limited to, toileting, bathing, dressing, taking vital signs and assessing residents' need for additional medical attention. Nursing Assistants will also provide residents with assistance to take medications, under the careful supervision of the Nursing Coordinator. Nursing Assistants will also participate in the recreation program, under the supervision of the Program Manager. -Core Care Competencies:

Adjust to meet the individual needs of the resident.Can prioritize effectively.Respond calmly to unexpected change or frustration.Relates to all in an open, friendly and respectful manner.Initiate and develops relationships with new residents, staff and families.Promote a collaborative atmosphere.Provide the highest level of care to our residents.Promote a healing environment for physical and spiritual needs.Demonstrate dependability and accountability with all duties. -Position 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.
  • Perform any treatments, as required, including vital signs, weights, temperatures, skin care, and range of motion exercises.
  • Assist residents with medications under the careful supervision of the Nursing Coordinator.
  • 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.
  • Maintain day-to-day cleanliness in resident's rooms and bathrooms and assure tidiness in all accessible storage areas and common areas. Responsible for bed making and linen changing. Responsible for assuring that all needed supplies for resident care are in stock. Responsible for communicating with te Nursing Director when more ADL supplies are needed.
  • Observe and report any unsanitary conditions, fire, or safety hazards. Inform Program Director of any faulty equipment needing replacement.
  • Laundry for residents.
  • Observe and immediately report any changes in resident's status to Nursing Coordinator and/or Program Director. This includes changes in physical and/or cognitive/emotional status.
  • Responsible for supporting the Therapeutic Recreation Department by assisting in daily activities and special events as planned. Assist residents to and from recreation programming.
  • 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.
  • (11 p.m -7 a.m. staff. Responsible for resident's safety and well-being during the night shifts. Responsible for engaging residents who are awake. Responsible for maintaining control of hand-held security phone. Responsible for documenting resident's incidents/issues for communication to the day shift).
  • All additional responsibilities as assigned. -Qualifications:
    • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).
    • A minimum of 2 years direct service experience with the elderly.
    • 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.Hebrew SeniorLife requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment. All new hires must be fully vaccinated, which includes any recommended COVID-19 boosters, before their start date. Any exemption requests for medical or religious reasons will be considered on a case by case basis and must be processed prior to any start date.Hebrew SeniorLife is an equal employment opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and competence and not influenced or affected by race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, ancestry, marital status, military status, veterans status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local law.Powered by JazzHR

Keywords: Hebrew SeniorLife, Boston , Assisted Living CNA, Healthcare , Dedham, Massachusetts

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