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Certified Nurse Aide (CNA

at Balfour Senior Living

Posted: 9/5/2019
Job Reference #: 1059673
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Certified Nurse Aide (CNA

Department:Nursing
Location:Stapleton, Denver, CO

The Balfour at Stapleton community incorporates all we have learned from our nearly 20 years of developing and operating senior housing in Colorado. Offering assisted living and memory care accommodations, found in all Balfour’s retirement communities in Denver, CO, paired with our signature amenities and services, Balfour at Stapleton brings a new choice for quality senior living to this dynamic and vibrant Denver neighborhood. Our community assisted living and memory care residents a comfortable, well-designed community that promotes maximum independence

POSITION SUMMARY:

Provides basic nursing care to residents within the scope of nursing assistant responsibilities and QMAP role, if certified, and performs basic nursing procedures under the direction of a licensed nurse. Provides psychosocial care through participation in activity programs and behavioral approaches and redirection techniques appropriate for Alzheimer’s care. Provides environmental support through assistance with light housekeeping, laundry and meal service for the households.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Performs nursing assistant duties such as intake and output, measuring height and weight, vital signs, specimen collection, catheter care, range of motion exercises, etc.
  • Documents residents’ information accurately and on a daily basis on the appropriate forms (i.e. intake and output forms [if ordered], vital sign sheets, and B.M. record, etc.)
  • Provides all personal care for residents, including bathing, showering, shampooing, oral hygiene, skin care, hair care, nail care, dressing, shaving, toileting, transferring, turning and positioning, ambulating, and transporting
  • Recognizes changes in the residents’ behavior and conditions, and cares for their environment
  • Responsible for participating in and supporting resident activity programs
  • Assists residents with nutritional needs, including serving, feeding, providing proper fluid requirements, and offering substitutions when appropriate
  • Monitors food and fluid intake and offers/provides snacks and fluids between meals
  • Encourages residents to develop and maintain independence and highest level of functioning in all personal care
  • Cares for the dying resident and provides postmortem care
  • Adheres to strict infection control guidelines including hand washing and universal precautions
  • Reports any and all exposures to infection in accordance with OSHA and Balfour Retirement Community guidelines, policies, and procedures
  • Performs all duties in a safe and efficient manner.  Duties may include placing residents’ call light within easy reach, applying physician ordered restraints (i.e. tabs alarm, lap buddy, etc.).
  • Demonstrates awareness of potential hazards and reports unsafe conditions to appropriate community staff to maintain a safe environment for residents, families, and staff (i.e., reports spills, faulty equipment, maintains a clear path for resident ambulation, uses wheel chair locks appropriately, etc.)
  • Observes and reports residents’ condition changes to the care manager immediately and exchanges resident information with the care manager on an ongoing basis
  • Is consistently responsive to residents’ needs; responds to any and all call lights and acknowledges residents’ and families’ concerns and initiates action
  • Provides privacy and maintains confidentiality and ensures the residents’ right to make personal choices
  • Attends in-service education programs mandated by Balfour Retirement Community, state, and federal guidelines

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, & SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • State certification and graduation from a state approved nursing assistant training program required
  • Knowledge and experience in bedside nursing
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills required
  • Able to work collaboratively with other nursing staff
  • Ability to read, speak, and understand the English language
  • Ability to read thermometers, charts, and testing equipment

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Ability to stand, walk, bend, and squat for prolonged periods
  • Ability to push and pull objects and lift a minimum of 55 pounds, unassisted
  • Full use of hands, arms, and legs (i.e., washing, feeding, and dressing residents, writing notations, operating bed wheel locks, etc.)
  • Willing to work beyond normal working hours and weekends