Certified Nursing Assistant - Assisted Living - 7am-3pm
Presbyterian Communities and Services - Dallas, TX

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      Models a service and solutions oriented attitude towards others, takes ownership in solving problems and takes the initiative to make things better, is friendly and courteous to residents, patients and co-workers
      • Ensure resident/patient, visitor, and co-worker safety by remaining aware of and reporting any new or existing safety hazards
      • Maintain good attendance record
      • Provides or assists in bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting and /or showering, while ensuring privacy and safety and encouraging independence
      • Makes beds, straightens rooms and keeps resident care areas in an organized and clean manner, ensuring the entire nursing floor is kept orderly
      • Respects resident's rights by: (knocks on doors before entering room, addresses resident by name, allows resident to make own decisions when appropriate, promotes independence)
      • Provides safe resident transfers involving bed, wheelchair and /or shower chair, uses the gait belt with all transfers, to protect resident from complications and injuries
      • Takes and records temperature, pulse, blood pressure and respirations as required
      • Assists residents with simple range of motion or other exercises as directed by nurse or therapist and ambulates resident safely according to his/her endurance levels
      • Applies medical or adaptive devices as ordered by the appropriate supervising nurse
      • Makes rounds to ensure resident's safety, comfort, medical attention every hour or as required by the resident
      • Collects specimens as directed
      • Completes weights for each resident as required
      • Sets up meal tray and assists with feeding as necessary. Assesses for choking and responds appropriately
      • Ensures residents and equipment are clean after meals, including hands, and removes clothing protectors
      • Accurately documents care given to residents including the documentation of reportable resident problems (i.e. ADL sheets, B&B sheets, meal percentages, I&O, s/s of skin breakdowns, etc.)
      • Reports changes in resident condition to the supervising nurse and /or Director of Nursing immediately (i.e. changes in skin conditions, urinary changes, etc.) Reports problems with completion of assignments
      • Handles confidential information appropriately
      • Demonstrates flexibility with changing work demands
      • Reports to charge nurse: equipment and supply needs, repair/maintenance needs, safety hazards and unusual occurrences or observations
      • Attends and participates in appropriate in-service and staff meetings to improve knowledge and skills and to maintain competency and certification
      • Wears prescribed uniforms, follows prescribed dress code, wears name tag appropriately and maintains a professional image to the public and residents
      • Assists the nursing department and other departments when required in other duties and tasks when asked
      • Provides appropriate interventions for resident behavior per care plan, utilizes distraction and validation techniques as appropriate and encourages resident independence
      • Assists residents to and from activities of choice and encourages the resident to participate in activities of choice
      • Assists activity director as needed with activities and if necessary leads activity
      • Other duties as assigned
      Required Skills
      • Ability to acquire new knowledge or perform additional or more difficult tasks
      • Ability to maintain a positive, stable disposition in performing, working in association with staff and residents
      • Ability to maintain a high level of performance in an environment of frequent demands and changes
      • Ability to work effectively as part of a healthcare team, to share information freely, to use and seek supervision and consultation verbally and in writing, and to be able to follow both verbal and written instruction
      • Genuine caring for and interest in the care of mature adults, handicapped people and hospice Patients
      • Ability to perform work tasks within the Physical Demand Requirements as outlined below
      • Ability to comply with the Resident Bill of Rights (LTC) and Employee Responsibilities
      • Ability to comply with organizational and departmental safety policies and procedures
      Required Experience
      • Education: High school graduate or GED Preferred
      • Possession of a valid Texas Certified Nurse Assistant certification
      • Six months experience in providing personal care in a long-term care facility preferred
      • Knowledge/ability to learn computer skills

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