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Nursing Assistant

Company: Americare
Location: Columbia
Posted on: December 6, 2018

Job Description:

About Americare For over 30 years, Americare has extended care to senior generations in America's heartland. We pride ourselves on being resident focused, encouraging employees to make smart, responsible decisions that are in the best interest of individual residents. Why belong with our Americare team? Every employee company-wide is a valued part of the organization, dedicated to their commitment and passion of creating a person-centered home environment for each resident - truly making a difference in the lives they touch. Each individual facility is a vibrant part of the communities they serve. While our resident benefits from industry leading care, our employees are offered competitive compensation, comprehensive benefit packages, flexible scheduling, free meals and a place they can belong. Health Plans We offer comprehensive and competitive medical and dental benefits. Our medical plans offer preventive care services, covered prescription drug benefits, and a large network of doctors and hospitals to help you and your family improve or maintain your health. Well Being Our culture supports team members wherever they are on their health and well-being journey. We offer tools and resources such as Employee Assistance Program and Employee Relief Fund. Paid Time Off The flexibility of Paid Time Off (PTO) lets you set your own priorities. Use PTO for any number of your life events. Tuition Reimbursement We encourage you to continue your professional development. Americare will reimburse you for eligible tuition for approved courses. Job Summary: Employee to care for physical and emotional needs of residents in an Americare skilled or assisted living facility. Employee provides residents with direct care to assure quality of life in a home like environment while offering additional support to family and visitors. Maintains professional behavior while functioning as an interdisciplinary team member meeting state and federal guidelines. Critical Functions: Administers personal care to residents and maintains resident's medical record. Employee responds to a variety of resident needs including answering call lights, bathing, dressing, personal hygiene, monitoring and recording vital signs, monitoring and recording food intake and output, transporting via wheel chair, assisting with ambulation in a safe manner. Included is general housekeeping such as changing linens and room organization. Position includes turning, repositioning and providing proper body alignment to prevent pressure sores and to aide in comfort of resident. Employee is to assist and support professional nurses as requested. Responsible to assist resident in obtaining quality of life in a safe living environment and be supportive to resident's family members while projecting professional behavior. Training and Experience:* Minimal 18 years of age, ability to communicate effectively with residents, families, visitors and co-workers.* Required to follow HIPAA guidelines and adhere to confidentiality of resident information.* Position requires accuracy in observation, performance, reporting and documenting.* Provide support to supervising licensed nurse and administrator or director of nursing. Key Competencies:* Ability to recognize, provide and record physical and emotional needs of resident.* Possess ability to effectively communicate verbally and written regarding resident needs.* Possess ability to effectively communicate with supervisor, peers, family members and visitors.* Maintain resident confidentiality at all times and adhere to resident rights.* Ability to recognize and follow resident care plan and maintain safe living environment by utilizing safety equipment and communicating with charge staff any concerns* Demonstrate professional behavior and performance as an Americare employee. OSHA Exposure: Category 1, possibility of exposure on daily basis. Required use of personal protective equipment Essential Functions:* Provide personal care to residents* Ability to provide direct physical and emotional care to resident including, but not limited to, personal hygiene, transferring, lifting, maintain records, confidentiality and assistance with activities of daily living.* Recognize and report in a timely manner any change in resident condition to charge staff.* Support co-workers by providing assistance as needed or requested in resident care.* Accurately observe record and report resident care, condition or needs as well as concerns.* Report in timely manner any accidents or incidents involving residents, staff, visitors.* Assist co-workers with admission or discharge of residents through documentation or tasks.* Communicate through "report" to staff on preceding and oncoming shifts.* Must be able to work independently or with peers to provide care of residents. Must be able to work eight (8) hour shift unless otherwise designated by supervisor. Must be able to provide first aid as needed. In assisted living facilities employee must be able to work independent of direct supervision.* Provide housekeeping duties including cleaning of common areas and resident rooms.* Answer phone, greet visitors and provide tour of facility when necessary.* Demonstrate ability to apply restorative nursing/ therapy techniques to assist resident to their best health potential.* If designated to transport residents to appointments or activities a valid driver's license and ability to meet company requirements related to driving. Looking to further your career? We will train you to PASS MEDICATIONS, and given you opportunities for advancement and career growth! Come join our team

Keywords: Americare, Columbia , Nursing Assistant, Healthcare , Columbia, Missouri

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