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Company: Volunteers of America
Location: Montrose, CO
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education

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Job Description

We Are Inspired to Serve. Join us!

Making a difference in the lives of others – that's what working at Volunteers of America is all about. Our employees have the opportunity each and every day to make a difference in the lives of older adults. From improving our residents' quality of life, to creating peace of mind for them and their families, our team members know that as a part of our community, they are changing lives.

We are currently hiring for a CNA to complete home care visits in our senior client's homes.

We reimburse you for mileage driving between home visits and we pay you during your driving time between home visits.

Benefits of working for Senior Community Care/Volunteers of America (VOA): 

At VOA we understand that our employees are our greatest asset, and we are happy to offer them the following benefits:

  • Flexible scheduling and consistent hours
  • Competitive pay
  • Stable organization; we've been a nonprofit for over 120 years
  • PTO for full-time staff
  • Positive work environment
  • Paid training/Continuing education
  • A variety in your daily duties
  • Supportive managers
  • Fast paced, low stress working environment
  • Benefits:
    • Retirement
    • Flexible Spending Account
    • Loan Program
    • ID Theft
    • Insurances offered:
      • medical
      • dental
      • vision
      • legal
      • life
      • accident
      • critical illness
      • short-term disabilities
      • pet

SHIFT: Must work every other weekend and be available for shifts during the day and evening.

The primary role of the Nursing Assistant is to provide assigned residents with routine daily nursing care in accordance with established facility nursing care procedures as directed by clinical supervisors. The Nursing Assistant reports any observed changes in resident condition as they occur.  Performs routine resident care duties and tasks delegated by the registered nurse, licensed practical nurse or licensed therapist to meet the physical and psychosocial needs of residents. Provides services in a manner compliant with all state and federal regulations as well as with any applicable facility policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.    Nursing Care Functions
a.    Assists residents with personal cares, including bathing, dressing, grooming, oral hygiene, bed mobility, toileting and eating.
b.    Follows all shift routines, policy and procedures regarding accurate performance of vital signs, weights, etc.  Understands/supports Resident Bill of Rights.
c.    Delivers meals and assists residents with eating.  Records accurate food and fluid intake as assigned.  Reports any chewing or swallowing difficulty to the nurse.
d.    Assists the resident with the restorative nursing program including but not limited to, passive and active range of motion, ambulation with appropriate assistive devices and use of transfer belt.
e.    Uses safety standards at all times in transferring of residents:  (a) Uses transfer belt and/or proper mechanical equipment for all transfers/ambulation of residents.  (b) Uses proper body mechanics.  (c) Ambulates/transfers residents per plan of care.  (d) Positions residents to maintain body alignment per policy and procedure and plan of care.
f.    Reports promptly to the nurse any changes in the resident condition.
g.    Answers call lights promptly and determines residents' needs.
h.    Neatly makes and changes bed linens.
i.    Ensures that residents are clean, neatly dressed according to preference or age, and well-groomed.
j.    Reports any indication of resident illness to the nurse.
k.    Provides any information on changes in skin conditions to the nurse.
l.    Follows standard precautions and works within OSHA guidelines.  Follows infection control policy/procedure:  (a) Follows resident skin care protocol.  (b) Properly cleans and stores resident equipment.  (c) Maintains sanitary conditions in common areas (e.g., tub rooms, dining areas, hallways).  (d) Follows basic principles of linen handling.  (e) Follows principles of universal precautions.  (f) Follows isolation precautions.  (g) Reports any concern related to infection control to nurse.
m.    Observe and report any noted changes in mental status to the nurse.
n.    Report to charge nurse all incidents/accidents that occur involving employee, residents, and visitors.
o.    Treats and ensures that residents are treated with respect and dignity.  Shows respect for resident's right to confidentiality, dignity and privacy.
p.    Immediately reports any suspected abuse or neglect per facility policy.
q.    Remains aware and takes special precautions to ensure a clean and safe environment for residents and staff.
r.    Reports any equipment malfunction to designated employee.
s.    Completes miscellaneous tasks related to care of residents (e.g., transporting patients).
t.    Reports to nurse prior to shift and at end of shift.

2.    Documentation
a.    Accurately documents vital signs, weights, intake and output as delegated per facility protocol.
b.    Utilizes electronic systems of documentation as required per facility policy.

3.    Personnel Functions
a.    Attends designated nursing meetings as scheduled.
b.    Develops and maintains a good working relationship with inter-departmental personnel.
c.    Attends educational offerings and obtains at least twelve (12) hours of continuing education a year per state regulations.
d.    Follows federal and state rules and regulations governing nursing facilities.
e.    Reports emergency situations immediately to nurse.
f.    Responds immediately to an emergency.  This includes assisting with the evacuation of residents.
 
g.    Establishes and maintains respectful communication with all employees, residents and families.
h.    Attends required in-services and completes assigned on-line modules.
i.    Uses proper chain of command to communicate concerns.

4.    Committee Functions
a.    Serves on, participates in and attends various committees and meetings of the facility to enhance interdisciplinary process.
b.    Participates/supports activities of facility committees.

5.    Other duties as assigned or directed by nurse.


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