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Nursing Aide-WillowBrooke in 726 Loveville Road, Hockessin, De 19707 at Cokesbury Village

Date Posted: 12/31/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Join our team at Acts Retirement-Life Communities! Acts has been setting the standard for excellence in senior retirement living since 1972, with a vision founded in faith and guided by a commitment to integrity and loving kindness.

Summary Statement:

Under the supervision of the licensed Nurse, the Nursing Aide provides indirect Resident care; follows established policies and procedures of the facility and respects confidentiality at all times.

Essential Job Functions
Must have 2 years Long Term Care experience and current DE certificate.
• Answers signal lights, bells, or intercom system to determine residents needs and seeks assistance as needed.
• Serves and collects food trays during the residents' meal and returns late trays to the Food Service Department.
• Changes bed linens, as needed.
• Cleans, stores, prepares, and issues personal care supplies and incontinent care products.
• Keeps Residents' room, bathroom and unit tidy and organized.
• Identifies safety hazards and emergency situations and reports to supervisor.
• Reports Resident's complaints or concerns immediately to the Licensed Nurse.
• Attends mandatory education programs and in-services.
• Distributes bed linens and personal laundry to residents, place clothing in closets or drawers.
• Distributes ice and fresh water to residents.
• Labels all resident's personal belongings.
• Answers telephones and takes messages.
• Assists the Recreation Coordinator with activities.
• Accompanies the Residents on appointments as needed.
• Attends state approved Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training program and obtains certification within 120 days of employment.
• Upon completion of classroom instruction per an individual's task, may then assist a CNA and/or licensed nurse the performance of this task, Such as:
• Basic hygiene and grooming needs including bathing, dressing and undressing, grooming, mouth care and nail care
• Assists residents with toileting needs, (ie - transferring to and from toilets, use of bed pans and changing incontinent products)
• Feeds residents requiring help
• Transports residents
• Turns and reposition bedfast residents
• Takes and records vital signs
• Calculates food and fluid intakes and outputs
• Collects samples, such as urine, stool and sputum
• Performs post-mortem care
• Documents on notes and flow sheets.
• May perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Critical Skills and Knowledge Necessary

• Able to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing
• Able to follow direction and ask questions appropriately
• Ability to cooperate and interact with personnel from other departments, as well as with Residents and their families/visitors

The critical skills and knowledge required to successfully perform the functions of the position are normally obtained thru the completion of a minimum of six months work experience within the geriatric health care field. On the job training of ..................will be required to learn [example: the specific computer programs and company procedures].

Physical Demands

• Lifting 50 pounds and carrying 10-20 pounds short distances frequently. Weight greater than 50
• pounds require assistance from co-worker or use of lifting device
• Standing and walking frequently with occasional sitting
• Able to perform simple grasping and pushing/pulling 50 pounds frequently
• Reaching below knees to above head frequently
• Bending, kneeling and squatting occasionally
• Twisting and turning upper torso occasionally
• Talking and Hearing in person and on telephone
• Clear speaking voice
• Sense of smell
• Near acuity and color vision

Environmental Conditions

• Inside 100%
• Occasional Exposure to wet conditions
• Hazards -- Blood Borne Pathogens and Infectious Diseases