CNA
Diversicare Healthcare Services - Luling, TX

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Make a Difference in our Residents' Lives !

Ballinger Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Ballinger, Texas is seeking a Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.) in Long-Term Care who loves the elderly and wants to ensure they are being cared for with compassion and integrity!

We live our Core Values of Integrity, Excellence, Compassion, Teamwork & Stewardship every day with every life we touch, providing exceptional healthcare and exceeding expectations.

If these are your values as well, APPLY NOW! SHIFT NEEDED = 2 P - 10 P

2001 6th Street, Ballinger, TX 76821
(325) 365-5766

ACCOUNTABILITY OBJECTIVE:

The CNA is a member of the facility nursing team whose responsibility is to assist professional nursing personnel by delivering direct hands-on nursing care to ambulatory and non-ambulatory residents on a daily basis. The C.N.A. is also responsible for assisting the residents to achieve the highest level of functioning while living as normal a lifestyle as possible.

This position is for Ballinger Healthcare & Rehab, 2001 6th Street, Ballinger, TX 76821

BACKGROUND / QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Certified in the state as a Certified Nursing Assistant.
2. Experience preferred.
3. Verbal ability is required to communicate with residents and to understand instructions received from nursing staff.
4. A preference for performing direct care services is a benefit.
5. Able to perform a variety of activities characterized by change and short duration in caring for residents.
6. Ability to read and write and accurately report.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. To perform or assist the resident with completing Activities of Daily Living (ADL).
2. Responds to residents call lights to provide maximum comfort, safety and privacy.
3. Transports residents by ambulation or by wheelchair to areas of facility (dining room, lobby and activities).
4. Reports any significant findings/observations to nurse immediately.
5. Assists residents on admissions, transfer and discharge to make a smooth transition.
6. Responsible for the safekeeping of residents’ personal possessions.
7. Keep resident rooms neat and safe.
8. Follow proper infection control techniques.
9. Respects the rights of each resident, particularly privacy and confidentiality.
10. Re-teaches resident to perform ADL skills.
11. Provides restorative care to prevent pressure sores, contractures, and complications.
12. Participates in Continuous Quality Improvement and ensures follow-up occurs.
13. Converses with resident and family; assists them on adjustment to facility; handles complaints effectively and develops relationships necessary for resident’s psychosocial needs to be met.
14. Ensures adequate hydration and nutrition of resident; reports deviations from norm to the Charge Nurse promptly.
15. Performs blood pressure, pulse, respirations, intake/output and weights accurately; records it.
16. Participates in care-planning conferences; follows through with nursing component.
17. Follows safe working practices and reports any incidents promptly to Charge Nurse.
18. Maintains effective communication with residents, families and facility staff.
19. Other duties as assigned by Charge Nurse.
20. One on one or small-group activities for cognitively impaired, behavioral and/or isolated patients. Group activities for residents that are high risk for falls or elopement risks.
21. Monitor 10 am and 2pm snacks and pm hydration cart.
22. Manage and oversee walk to dine program.
23. Monitor compliance with thickened liquids.
24. Assist residents with meals at lunch and dinner.
25. Documentation of room visits.
26. Assist residents participating in activity programs.

OTHER JOB DEMANDS:

1. Housekeeping duties (daily care of residents, physical environment, and terminal care) in absence of Housekeeping.
2. Assists other team members as needed.
3. May assemble equipment and supplies per Charge Nurse’s instructions.
4. This person may have access to protected health information in the patient’s medical records to conduct job duties.

Working Conditions: Work is inside, with little temperature change.

Physical Effort: Work is of heavy demand: lifting 50 lbs maximum with frequent lifting and
transferring individuals; standing and working most of time on duty; pushing and pulling of
residents in wheelchairs; handling, reaching and feeling when distributing supplies, equipment and
checking residents; manual dexterity is required to move and use hands easily and skillfully while
aiding residents and providing treatment.


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