Date Posted
May 11, 2020
Type
Full Time
Department
Nursing

Job Details

Country Lane Retirement Community is looking for an experienced Universal Worker, CNA, or CMA. This role is assigned to specific clients by the registered nurse and performs services for the client as necessary to serve the needs of our residents. A successful candidate is hard-working, has excellent communication skills, and is compassionate.

Responsibilities

  1. Perform personal care activities for client(s), including but not limited to:
    1. Bathing
    2. Shampoo Hair
    3. Skin Care/Nail Care
    4. Oral Hygiene
    5. Shaving
    6. Dressing
    7. Incontinence and peri-cares
    8. Assist with toileting
  2. Assist with ambulation, transfers and exercise.
  3. Perform household services essential to assisted living, including but not limited to:
    1. Meal Preparation/Feeding/Other kitchen duties
    2. Laundry
    3. Light housekeeping
    4. Leading/assisting with activities
  4. Assist in the administering of medications and treatments under the direction and supervision of the registered nurse only if certified medication aide.
  5. Report changes in the resident’s condition and needs to the registered nurse or administrator.
  6. Complete the appropriate records to document cares given and pertinent observations.
  7. Respond and attend to residents’ request promptly.
  8. Maintain proper hand washing techniques.
  9. Communicate effectively with all members of the team, resident, and family members.
  10. Maintain a safe resident environment.
  11. Maintain resident confidentiality; treat residents and families with respect.
  12. Understand, respect and respond to the emotional needs of each resident.
  13. Perform other related duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary.
  14. Be fully knowledgeable on the facilities policies.
  15. Transport residents to and from appointments as assigned. Must have current drivers insurance and license.
  16. Pet duties as deemed necessary for a house pet.
  17. Any other duties as assigned by Administrator or Registered Nurse.

Medication Administration

A certified medication aide may administer medications, whether oral, suppository, eye drops, ear drops, inhalant, topical if:

  1. The medications are regularly scheduled.
  2. Prior to the administration, the CMA is instructed by a Registered Nurse in the procedures to administer the medication to each resident.
  3. A Registered Nurse specifies, in writing, and documents, in the resident’s clinical records, the procedures to administer the medications to each client.
  4. Prior to administration, the CNA demonstrates to a Registered Nurse the ability to competently follow the procedure. This competency shall be documented by the Registered Nurse in the CMA personnel file.
  5. In the case of PRN Medications, the administration of the medication is reported to a Registered Nurse either:
    1. Within 24 hours after administration via MAR; or 
    2. Within a time period that is specified by a Registered Nurse prior to the administration. Note: PRN medications shall be defined as a medication that is ordered to be administered or taken by the resident as necessary. A CMA may not administer or inject mediations into veins, muscle or skin.

Physical/Environmental Demands

Heavy physical demands involve lifting residents, bending, stooping and stretching. The universal worker must be adaptable to a variety of environments and settings in the community. The Universal worker must be able to talk in person/telephone, hear, see, sit, walk, be continually mobile, crouch, kneel, stoop, twist, turn, pivot, climb, balance, reach, grasp, push or pull 50-75 pounds or lift or carry 20-50 pounds.

Apply today!

Job Types: Full-time

Country Lane is an EOE

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