Hearts & Hands Adult Day Services, a family-owned Alaska company in operation since 1999, currently has an opening for a full-time Certified Nurse Aide- Specializing in Geriatric Care (CNA). We are looking for an individual with the skills and ability to ensure the highest quality and ensure continuity of care to our clients. Hearts & Hands Inc. serves senior and adults with physical and mental disabilities in a commenting setting. The CNA will ensure that the clients’ needs are met in terms of personal care, safety, training, and general well being.
Duties and Responsibilities :
(1.) Observe, identify and report changes in condition (Physical, Mental and Emotional)
(2.) Provide guidance and instruction on specific care routines, client care, documentation requirements
(3.) Determine appropriate priority of tasks required and demonstrate consistent follow through
(4.) Identify and effectively recommend resolutions to problems and issues related to clients, the environment, and relationships (i.e. physical comfort, safety, privacy, individual involvement, spiritual well being). Ensure resolutions are acted on appropriately and completely.
(5.) Measure and record vital signs including temperature, pulse, blood pressure and respiratory rate
(6.) Identify and appropriately report significant changes to the Nurse Manager
(7.) Observe clients and report the the Nurse Manager all significant changes in clients’ condition such as skin breakdown, rashes, signs of acute illness or discomfort, signs of inadequate fluid and/or food intake, behavioral changes, loneliness, boredom, or helplessness
(8.) Assist clients with fingernail and toenail care
(9.) Weigh clients and chart results identifying significant increases and decreases
(10.) Assist clients with individualized range of motion exercises
(11.) Administer medications and treatments as delegated by Nurse Manager. Document as appropriate in clients;’ care plan
(12.) Review Care Plans to ensure current knowledge of all personal preferences, health, behavior-related
assistance the client receives
(13.) Compare meal contents to care plans recommendations to ensure presentation of food, nutrition, fluid consistency and diet are appropriate
(14.) Assist clients’ in the restroom and/or assist with showers if needed
(15.) Other duties as assigned
Preferred requirements : Two years of professional CNA experience working in Geriatrics that must have included responsibility in public health, healthcare, healthcare delivery system, and/or administrative, consultive, or teaching capacity. A Certificate from the State of Alaska to perform duties as a CNA. Must have a valid Alaska Driver’s License.
Other Requirements : Working knowledge of basic nursing tasks, safety concerns related to nursing, hygiene and restorative care, the process of aging, and emotional needs of the elderly. Working knowledge of the role and responsibility of a nurse aide. Working knowledge of the principles of body mechanics in transferring and providing personal care to the elderly. Skill in verbal and non-verbal communication. Ability to convey information, orally or in writing to a variety of individuals. Ability to recognize abnormal signs and symptoms of common diseases and conditions. Ability to perform basic nursing, hygiene and restorative tasks for individuals with cognitive or mobility impairments. Ability to transfer, position, and assist in ambulation of individuals with cognitive or mobility impairments. Ability to work with a team, organize daily assignments and complete them in a timely manner. Ability to document observations and actions taken in the assessment of residents’ health, physical condition and well-being. Ability to observe and document the performance of staff. Ability to understand, promote, and support residents’ rights. Ability to perform physically demanding work in lifting, transferring and assisting residents.
-Education Experience Desired:A certificate from an accredited college in CNA training in the State of Alaska.
-Work Experience Required: Two years of professional CNA experience working in Geriatrics that must have included responsibility in public health, healthcare, healthcare delivery system, and/or administrative, consultive, or teaching capacity.
By regulation(s) the CNA MUST be able to pass a background check, and a pre-employment drug test.
Starting wage is D.O.E. Full-time employees are offered vacation and holiday pay as well as a 3% employer-matching retirement program. Full-time employees also are offered healthcare benefits after 30 days. Work schedules are approximately Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00pm.
**Please note: we are NOT affiliated with any other companies in Anchorage/Wasilla with “Hearts & Hands” in their name. We are the ORIGINAL Hearts & Hands, serving Alaskans for almost 19 years.
Downloadable application: http://www.heartsak.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/employment-app-2015.pdf
Please EMAIL or FAX a copy of your resume and application to HR Director, Corie Huntley.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $14.00 to $18.00 /hour DOE