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CNA - Lou

November 08, 2013 - November 30, 2013
Location:Louisville, KY
Benefits:Paid sick, vacation and holidays; medical, dental, vision, life, short term disability, 401(k) and educational assistance
Employment Type:Full Time
Location:Louisville Campus
Description:Accept the challenge of a satisfying career with Christian Care Communities, the region's premier network of residential homes and community programs. We offer an excellent environment where you can make a difference in the lives of our residents.

Christian Care Communities is seeking full time CNAs for our facility located in downtown, Louisville, Kentucky.

Day, Evening and Night Shifts open

Christian Care Communities enhances the journey of life for Older Adults.

Building on our faith heritage, Christian Care’s vision is to be Kentucky’s premier provider of Older Adult Services.

Job Code: 72210100
Program: Older Adult Services
Facility: Christian Health Center
Location: Non-specified
Department: 722-Skilled Nursing Facility
Direct Supervisor: LPN/RN Supervisor

The Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) is primarily responsible for providing direct resident care including activities of daily living and personal care as needed such as feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, and other personal hygiene related services; participates in unit activities, promotes independence, encourages socialization, and advocates for the quality of life of our residents while maintaining compliance with all applicable laws, regulatory and organizational standards.

Required Education: High School diploma or equivalent
Preferred Experience: 1 or more years’ experience in a long-term health care setting
Required License and/or Certification: Licensed as Nursing Assistant, Commonwealth of Kentucky

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to speak and read English
Ability to effectively present information to residents, family members and employees of the organization
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals, short correspondence and memos
Ability to add, subtracts, multiply and divide in all units of measure
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple instructions

The incumbent performs job responsibilities without posing a significant risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of him/her or others while maintaining compliance with all policies and procedures of Christian Care Communities and within the parameters of the Organization’s mission, vision, and values.

1. Gives prompt and efficient assistance to residents and nursing staff in duties such as:
a. making beds
b. obtaining and accurately recording vital signs, height / weight, oxygen saturation
c. activities of daily living
d. cleaning of facility equipment.
2. Follows resident care plans, walking/transfer instructions and restorative program as indicated.
3. Provides care to the resident to maintain activity of daily living skills; mobility, prevent contractures, maintain bowel/bladder continence, adequate nutrition, positioning, skin care and social skills.
4. Maintains personal hygiene of the resident.
5. Follows infection control policies and procedures with emphasis on frequent hand-washing practices
6. Promptly responds to call lights and resident alarms.
7. Vigilant in monitoring of wandering residents.
8. Reports pertinent information to the nurse in a timely manner.
9. Informs supervisor by end of each shift any duties which could not be completed.
10. Immediately reports suspect abuse injuries (i.e., bruises/skin tears) of unknown origin
11. Completes all assigned duties according to agreed upon timetable.
12. Works scheduled shifts as assigned by Staff Coordinator.
13. Attends to report at beginning of each shift and completes report to oncoming shift.
14. Documents care given to the resident legibly and accurately per standards of practice.
15. Maintains safe environment by recognizing, eliminating, and/or reporting hazards.
16. Uses safety measures to assure safety of residents, visitors, and employees.
17. Uses safe practices utilizing gait belts and mechanical lifts as deemed appropriate.
18. Participates in performance improvement measures, nursing committees, and data collection.
19. Accepts personal responsibility for continuing education to maintain status on Kentucky Nurse Aide Registry.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the physical demands.
1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
2. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
3. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.
1. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; lighting is in the standard range.
2. The employee is subject to falls, burns from equipment, odors, and exposure to the infectious waste, diseases and conditions, including the AIDS and Hepatitis B and C viruses.

Christian Care Communities is a values’ driven organization with six (6) core values. All staff members are expected to successfully meet the following non-negotiable Core Values Standards of Performance which will be used to measure overall work performance:

1. Work with compassion for Older Adults and their families:
a. Listen carefully
b. Professional and pleasant interaction
c. Practice patience and gentleness

2. Embrace aging as a valued part of life:
a. Encourage and respect individuality
b. Be humble and accepting
c. Compassionately engaged

3. Care for the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of those we serve and those who serve with us:
a. Provide exceptional care with kindness and humility
b. Know your residents and colleagues – their important occasions and crises
c. Care about wellness and healthy lifestyles, and both set an example personally, as well as encourage others in their efforts to improve

4. Always seek ways to improve and grow:
a. Share knowledge
b. Challenge people to reach their highest potential
c. Stay abreast of industry trends and the latest technologies

5. Respect the dignity of each person:
a. Invite participation and ideas from everyone
b. Treat everyone with honesty and fairness
c. Thank and recognize people for what they do
d. Acknowledge and speak daily

6. Exemplify integrity, excellence, and accountability:
a. Model what you expect
b. Do your best and strive to do better
c. Accept your role at Christian Care
d. Be reliable, enthusiastic, and proud friends of Christian Care

Qualifications:Required Education: High School diploma or equivalent
Preferred Experience: 1 or more years’ experience in a long-term health care setting
Required License and/or Certification: Licensed as Nursing Assistant, Commonwealth of Kentucky

Screening Requirements: drug screen and criminal background check

Christian Care Communities and its affiliated subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers. Christian Care Communities does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran’s status, or disability.

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