LH - Nursing Assistant/Direct Care Staff

Job Description

 

As a Nursing Assistant /Direct Care Staff you will be responsible for: 

  • Providing personalized care to Assisted Living and Memory Care residents and helping to ensure their well-being by assisting with activities of daily living, encouraging social and recreational engagement within coordinated activity programs, facilitating meal participation, and tending to the general tidiness of resident rooms.        

Principal Duties and responsibilities

  • Adheres to each resident’s individualized service plan and immediately notifies supervisor of significant changes in conditions that might result in service plan changes.  
  • Assists residents with personal care ADLs including but not limited to   bathing, dressing, shaving, transferring, toileting, hand-washing.   
  • Assists with serving of resident meals.
  • Obtains resident weights monthly.
  • Uses appropriate techniques to encourage resident participation in social and recreational activities.  
  • Provides ambulation assistance as may be required to allow resident to attend desired activities, events, or group meals as well as assistance with mobility including walking with resident (with or without an assistive device) and using wheelchair.      
  • Documents care provided accurately and timely using the established documentation system and guidelines.
  • Responds to resident request for assistance in a timely and courteous manner. 
  • Assists with maintaining resident rooms in a safe, tidy (within scope of resident preferences), and orderly fashion.  
  • Immediately reports complaints or non-routine incidents involving residents, visitors, or self to supervisor.  
  • Based on observations of resident physical, emotional, and behavioral condition, offers suggestions to others on the caregiving team for quality of life improvement.
  • For Memory Care residents, utilizes Positive Approach to Care (PAC) techniques as trained.
  • Assists with pet care as requested or assigned. 
  • Remains on duty as required to meet resident needs until staffing on following shift is deemed adequate.
  • At end of shift, provides information to on-coming shift to help ensure continuity and quality of care.     
  • Participates in training and education to improve knowledge and skills necessary to enhance comfort, well-being and safety of residents.                                             

Requirements

 

Qualifications

  • 1 year of experience providing direct care services to seniors is preferred but not required.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age. 
  • Completion of 40-hour direct care staff training provided by a licensed health care professional or graduation from a personal care aide training program approved by the VA Dept. of Medical Assistance Services or graduation from an educational curriculum approved by the VA DSS for nursing assistant, geriatric assistant, or home health aide. 
  • Also, successful completion of a nursing education program preparing for RN or LPN licensure or current enrollment in a nursing education program preparing for RN or LPN licensure and completion of at least 1 clinical course in the program that includes at least 40 hours of direct client care clinical experience.            

Other Essential Requirements:

  • As part of its mission to provide a welcoming, homelike environment for its residents, Linden House promotes the use of animals as pets in the facility both as common facility pets and as pets owned and brought in by individual residents.  All employees must possess the ability and desire to work in a pet-friendly environment which will include performing job duties in the presence of pets, handling and caring for pets as may be required, and cleaning up after pets as necessary.    
  • Demonstrates verbal and written communication skills (in the English language) sufficient to perform the principle duties and responsibilities outlined in this position description.

NOTE:

 Cambridge Healthcare values your past experience and wishes to review your full work history as part of its consideration of your suitability for the position.  Although we welcome a current resume and invite you to submit it as part of the application process, it is not a substitute for a complete application, including work history.        

EOE – Drug-free workplace