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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Company: Pace of Southwest Michigan
Location: Saint Joseph
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

We are seeking experienced Home Care and In Center C.N.A.'s - Full Time Hours, Part Time Hours or PRN to join our team!

Apply today with PACE of Southwest Michigan!
We offer a competitive salary and benefit package, that includes medical, dental, 403B, PTO, holidays off (w/pay) and a M-F work schedule. PACE, which stands for Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, is a unique option for older adults who wish to remain in their home as they age. Our goal is to provide senior community members with the care, medical treatment and support they need to achieve the highest quality of life.

We are actively recruiting for Certified Nursing Assistant's to work with our Day Center and Homecare team's. This position requires a dynamic individual, who enjoys working in an environment that encourages developing relationships with our participants and their caregivers, where a team focused approach to care is the cornerstone of our organization.

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Job Summary: The Certified Nursing Assistant performs participant care activities and other tasks as assigned to assist the primary care, therapy, and adult day health staff. Works under the direct supervision of the Day Center Supervisor or Home Care Supervisor, dependent on position.

Key Responsibilities for in center C.N.A's
--- Communicates effectively with participants, families, staff, and the staff of other agencies.
--- Works effectively in a team setting.
--- Provides basic ADL nursing care to participants in the PACE Day Center or participant home
--- Reports changes in the participant's condition to the pertinent Interdisciplinary Team member (IDT).
--- Demonstrates active participation in Quality Assurance processes.
--- Participates in the process of teaching and learning with others.
--- Abides by all established PACE of Southwest Michigan policies, rules, and regulations.
--- Clean facility equipment & maintain clean facility conditions and report on participant status or family concerns to the CNA
Lead or Day Center Supervisor).
--- Conducts SBAR's as needed and reports findings to Clinic Lead.

Skills and Knowledge for in center C.N.A's
--- Excellent attention to details.
--- Excellent organizational skills.
--- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
--- Ability to work a flexible work schedule.
--- Knowledge of physical, mental and social needs of frail older adults.
--- Effective skills in physical assessment and chronic disease management for frail older adults.
--- Able to work within the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) setting.
--- Able to utilize basic computer skills in the workplace.

Skills and Knowledge for in home C.N.A's
- Able to multi-task and work independently and in a team setting
- Self-motivator and organized
- Exposure to or previous relevant experience or training and skills in housekeeping, good health practices, observation, reporting, and recordkeeping. Additionally, skills, knowledge, and/or experience with food preparation, safe food handling procedures, and reporting and identifying abuse and neglect
- Maintain current knowledge of and adherence to required regulatory compliance by governing entities, HIPAA and PACE specific regulations
- Able to read, write, speak and understand the English language and follow written and oral instructions
- Working knowledge of Universal Precautions
- Effective verbal and written communication skills and good organizational skills
- Willingness to accept additional responsibility
- Able to work effectively in a collegial manner with all members of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT)
- Able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds
- Able to utilize basic computer skills in the workplace

Key Responsibilities for in home C.N.A's
- Provide assistance, support, and/or guidance for participants in their home environment as directed
- Travel to participant homes to provide care
- Assist with all ADLs as trained appropriately and directed
- Assist with two-person assist transfers, turning, positioning, and transferring participants into and out of bed, chair, shower, wheelchair and use of mechanical lift as needed
- Obtain monthly/weekly weights as directed
- Communicate any changes in function or behavior to the Home Services Supervisor
- Assist participants on/off the bus at their homes
- Participate with Quality Improvement activities
- Assist with housekeeping tasks in the home, to include but not limited to - sweeping, mopping, laundry, grocery shopping, etc. as directed.
- Assist with personal care tasks in the home, to include but not limited to - bathing, toileting, changing, dressing/undressing, etc. as directed.
- Work collaboratively with all other departments to ensure that the needs of participants are consistently met and that a clean, sanitary, and safe environment is maintained at all times
- Build and maintain trusting relationships with participants
- Identify/report safety hazards and emergency situations and initiate corrective action as appropriate
- All other duties as assigned


Education: High school diploma or general education diploma.

Experience: Six months clinical experience as a personal care aide, nursing assistant, or emergency medical technician.

Licensure, Registry or Certification Required: Certified in MI as a CNA, Valid MI Driver's License with good driving record, CPR certification.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must be able to travel in all kinds of weather.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to frequently move up to 50 pounds and perform physical demands expected while providing medical care for an elderly population. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to focus.


Keywords: Pace of Southwest Michigan, South Bend , Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Healthcare , Saint Joseph, Indiana

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