Provides direct care and assistance in activities of daily living to residents under the supervision of a licensed nurse in accordance with facility policies and procedures. The STNA assists residents with dressing, bathing, toileting, oral care, transferring and transporting, eating and nutrition. STNA's provide residents with comfort, assurance and emotional support and are the primary contacts with resident family members and visitors.
High School diploma or G.E.D.
Possess current certification as a Nurse Aide issued by facility's state. This requirement may be waived for trainees who complete their certification training under Kingston's supervision. However, trainees must complete the training successfully within the timeframes established by the state to retain employment.
No past experience required, but experience in Long-Term Care and/or in Senior programming is desired.
Must be able to speak, read and understand English, follow written and verbal directions and be able to write legibly. Must have computer skills sufficient to enter and retrieve information from a computerized resident charting program and to take courses on a web-based employee training program.
Have a positive attitude toward the elderly.
Must be able to lift and move 50 pounds frequently, and occasionally bear weight of 100 pounds or more. Requires constant physical activities including standing, walking, lifting, bending, stooping, pulling, stretching, turning, grasping and reaching. Visual acuity to determine the accuracy, thoroughness and quality of work assigned. Aural acuity to receive detailed information through oral communication, often from persons with speech impairment. Must be able to express or exchange ideas by means of spoken word, often with residents with hearing impairments.