AFTERNOON and OVERNIGHT SHIFTS AVAILABLE!!!
CNA’s start at $12.85/hr
Nurse Aide Trainee’s start at $12/hr
The Jenkins Living Center CNA, under the supervision of the licensed nursing staff, is responsible for delivering direct care for the resident in accordance with the Department and SD State Department of Health policies and procedures.
Essential functions are those tasks, duties, and responsibilities that comprise the means of accomplishing the job’s purpose and objectives. Essential functions are critical or fundamental to the performance of the job. They are the major functions for which the person in the job is held accountable.
• Provide and document activities of daily living, such as bathing, skin care, helping resident in and out of bed, bed making, toileting, oral care and dining assistance.
• Support the skilled plan of care by carrying out and recording specific nursing care procedures such as applying heat and cold, emptying catheter and colostomy drainage bags, measuring and recording intake and output, measuring weight gain or loss, and providing emotional support and encouragement to residents.
• Help resident in their plan of rehabilitation by assisting with transfers, walking, ROM exercises, and other physical, speech or occupational therapy activities as established by the therapist for the purpose of increasing muscle strength, self-care, and independence. May utilize a lift in assisting with transfers.
• Give support and encouragement necessary for the resident to strive to achieve the goals established by the staff under the direction of the patient’s physician.
• Document observations and services provided daily. Report observations and activities to the primary nurse or therapist responsible for the resident. Notify the primary nurse immediately of any change in resident’s condition which may need professional intervention.
• Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all residents, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.
• Ability to function independently with personal integrity and the ability to work effectively with residents, staff, clinics, medical facilities, and other support agencies
• Ability to communicate and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset at times, and hostile people within the facility; ability to provide emotional support to residents and families
• Carry out work accordingly to facility policies and procedures and in such a manner as to reflect appropriate facility standards for timeliness, appearance, and behavior.
• Maintain confidentiality of resident and facility information & reports all suspected cases of resident abuse according to facility guidelines.
• Follows the facility exposure control plans/blood-borne and airborne pathogens.
• Attends all required safety training programs and can describe his or her responsibilities related to general safety, facility/service safety, and specific job-related hazards.
• Maintain current knowledge, and certification as a South Dakota Licensed CNA.