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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) - Up to $20.50

Company: Independence Village
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: May 17, 2023

Job Description:

Independence Village of Waukee - Skilled Nursing/Long-Term Care

- CNA Opportunities Up To $20.50 per hour! (Pending shift, experience, and certifications)

- Paid CNA training provided

- Wages On-Demand: Allowing early access to your earned wages before payday

- Community Growth Opportunities & Tenured Leadership Team

- Free meals provided to staff, scrub tops included, and more!

Position Summary:

The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is responsible for providing caring and personalized assistance for residents living in our community.

Required Experience for CNA:

High School Diploma or GED preferred.

Previous Healthcare, Geriatrics or experience working with the elderly population preferred.

Previous experience as a nursing aide preferred.

Must be a licensed, Certified Nursing Assistant in accordance with state laws.

Accountabilities for CNA:

Professional in attitude, demeanor and dress.

Good organizational skills and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Subject to frequent interruptions.

Involved with residents and associates under all conditions and circumstances.

Subject to potentially upset residents, family members, associates and visitors.

Varied working hours to include days, evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.

Subject to callback during emergency conditions (severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.).

Continuous physical movement.

Responsibilities for CNA:

Leads and provide 1440 care.

Review Resident Care Plans at start of shift.

Bathe and clean, as needed, both male and female residents by bed bath, shower and/or whirlpool.

Assist in cleaning teeth, shampooing/combing hair, cleaning and cutting nails, applying make-up, shaving and cleaning glasses of both male and female residents.

Assist residents in dressing appropriately, encouraging usual and appropriate clothing.

Make residents' beds and change linens as needed, clean up room and closet, picking up unnecessary articles and arranging room neatly.

Feed residents requiring total or partial assist with meals, set up trays for residents needing assistance, and pass and assist with snacks.

Answer calls light promptly and ensure lights are always within reach.

Assist residents with bedpan, urinal, and bedside commode or to bathroom as needed and/or as directed. Change incontinent brief or diaper every two hours or more frequently if needed.

Take and give notice in writing, vital signs (temp, pulse, respiration & blood pressure), heights and weights as requested, report abnormal or unusual signs to charge nurse. Report skin breakdown, pressure sores, changes in residents' physical/mental condition to nurse immediately.

Measure intake and output on all residents for whom it has been ordered including emptying urine from indwelling catheters or other urine collection devices near end of shift and assist in collection of specimens.

Pass water to residents and ensure it is within reach. Collect water pitchers for cleaning per schedule.

Clean wheelchairs, walkers, commodes, bedpans and urinals per schedule.

Report unusual color or odor of excretes (urine, drainage, stool or sputum) before discarding it.

Assist in the transport, transfer, ambulation, frequent positioning and providing ROM to residents. Use measures that ensure resident and associate safety. Request assistance when lifting, turning and moving residents, using lifting devices when needed. Transport to activities, meals and appointments as requested.

Help maintain personal dignity of each resident by ensuring privacy and treating them with respect. Understand and follow Resident Bill of Rights.

Apply safety devices as directed by the nurse, check safety devices every thirty minutes and release every two hours.

Ensure residents who are unable to call for help are checked frequently.

Ensure rooms are ready for new admissions.

Assist in admission, transfer and discharge of residents including ensuring rooms are ready for admit and assist resident with belongings upon discharge.

Greet newly admitted residents on admission and escort them to their room as necessary.

Complete Nurse Aide flow sheet during shift and according to instructions using only authorized abbreviations.

Document care given in CareTracker.

Identify resident before providing care.

Follow universal precautions and isolation procedures for infection control. Wash hands at beginning of shift, between residents, before passing trays and after assisting with elimination-even if wearing gloves.

Inventory and mark resident's personal possessions as instructed.

Report occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials and hazardous chemicals immediately.

Maintain all service areas in clean and orderly condition and keep halls clear of equipment.

Report all accidents or incidents observed immediately.

Report suspected abuse immediately.

Perform other duties as assigned

General Working Conditions:

This position entails standing for long periods of time. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to communicate effectively with others, sit, stand, walk and use hands to handle keyboard, telephone, paper, files, and other equipment and objects. The employee must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and push/pull equipment frequently. The employee is expected to possess good organization skills, with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. The employee must be compassionate and empathetic. The employee will occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee may frequently bend, reach, grasp, and climb. The employee may need to squat and kneel. The work environment requires appropriate interaction with others. The noise level in the work environment is moderate. Occasional travel to different locations may be required.

Connecting Seniors, Families and Communities

For over 37 years, our senior living communities have served seniors and their families across Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, and Tennessee, with each location offering unique services including independent, enhanced, and assisted living, as well as memory care and rehabilitation and skilled nursing. Through forming authentic connections and committing to creating the absolute best experiences each day for our residents and their families, we've created a special culture within our communities that allows our employees to do their best work and our residents to shine every day.

Not Just Making Every Day Great. Making Every Minute Great. There are 1,440 minutes in every single day. We aspire to make each one of them an exceptional moment. This philosophy is supported by our 6 powerful, yet simple pillars: Dream Big, Have Courage, Take Initiative, Be Accountable, Give Back & Enjoy it. We strive to fulfill the aspirational yet unattainable goal of creating the absolute best experience with every person, in every interaction, every minute of every day.

It begins with empowering our employees. Every employee, at every level of the company, is expected to perform like a leader. Everyone is encouraged and expected to put the needs of each other above everything else. No one here just "does their job" The mission is to create the absolute best experiences. This emphasis on putting people first has helped us successfully grow for the right reasons.

We have developed an environment that attracts dreamers, adventurers, creators, givers and believers to seek career opportunities with us. We find people who believe that true happiness is only found in the service of others. We want high-performers with diverse skill-sets and big hearts. We treat each other as family and find that close collaboration creates the biggest ideas.

If you love serving others, and are looking for an opportunity to thrive, CommonSail Investment Group and our businesses is your destination.

This classification description is intended to indicate the general kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that are required of positions given this title and should not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of the employees under her/his supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not exclude other duties not mentioned that are of a similar kind or level of difficulty.

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