Mercy Medical Center Clinton ELDER ASSISTANT/C.N.A Per Diem PD in United States

Department:

TC784_47001 Certified - Field

Expected Weekly Hours:

0

Shift:

Position Purpose:

The elder assistant reports to the licensed NH administrator and works under the direction of a licensed nurse in all resident care issues. They are responsible for the delivery of holistic resident centered, resident directed care that promotes maximization of function and promotes resident autonomy and choice.

Job Description Details:

Demonstrates, promotes and integrates the Sisters of Providence Care Centers Mission and core values by performing the following duties:

Listens to report; obtains assignments and the condition of the residents at the beginning of the shift. This will provide information needed to understand and implement the current plans of care for each resident.

Reviews Resident Care Plans and provides for care of residents accordingly by assisting with ADL’s as needed. Personal care may include shower/bath, shampoo, perineal care, oral hygiene, positioning, nails short and clean, dressing, range of motion, ambulation and insure adaptive devices are worn (i.e. dentures, hearing aids, glasses, etc.).

Participates in the collaborative care planning meeting with the clinical support team as scheduled or needed, to discuss elder’s needs and progress in identifying and creating resident centered care plans.

Observes residents and reporting any reactions or changes in condition to the nurse.

Documents care as required in the electronic medical record.

Prepares and serves meals, between meals, bedtime and other nutritional snacks per the stated preferences of the elder. Cleans up after meals and snacks.

Launders resident’s personal clothing. Cleans and maintains the environment of the home.

Understands and follows the Code of Conduct/ethics established by the Empowered Work Teams (EWT).

Communicates with co-workers at all levels to adequately meet the needs of elders. Identifies and honors resident choices in activities of daily living while maintaining resident safety. Provides engagement and activities for residents. Attends and participates in team meetings.

Reports accidents and incidents when they occur. Observes standard precautions per established policy and hazardous materials policies. Maintains a lift free environment.

Promotes and participates in educational programs. Attends all required educational programs. Maintains required certifications.

Performs other related duties as required by the elder.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Maintain Certified Nurse Assistant (C.N.A.) certification as required by the State of Massachusetts.

Trained in safe food handling techniques. Maintain C.P.R., First Aid Training, and Dementia Care training. OSHA MSDS safe chemical handling practices.

Computer skills – MS word, Internet, e-mail, electronic medical record.

Culinary skills required.

Requires Empowered work team training and advanced communication skills.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Requires prolonged standing, walking, or other constant physical movements on a regular basis and frequent lifting of moderately heavy items up to 40 pounds.

Requires exposure to blood and various body fluids, which requires caution and use of established safety guidelines and equipment.

Work requires ability to communicate orally and in writing.

Work requires some irregularity in scheduled hours because of overtime requirements, including weekend rotation, or occasional stress due to periodic cyclical workload pressures.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports to Administrator (Guide).

Reports to / Collaborates with Nurse on Duty and D.O.N. regarding all clinical areas.

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