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Caregiver - Full Time Day Shift

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Balfour Senior Living Louisville , CO 80028

Posted 5 months ago

Situated at the base of the Rocky Mountains, in Louisville, Colorado, Balfour's Louisville, CO retirement communities enjoy no fewer than 300 days of sunshine a yearthe perfect backdrop for Balfour's Boulder County campus. With comfortable elegant environments and the amenities of a fine resort, our Louisville retirement communities are the perfect place to enjoy a life in motion. Balfours experienced staff is trained in providing the support needed by each resident to assist them in living an independent life.

Provides basic nursing care to residents within the scope of nursing assistant responsibilities and performs basic nursing procedures under the direction of a licensed nurse. Assist with dining services, care of resident laundry needs, and assist activity department with programming goals.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs nursing assistant duties in accordance with accepted standards of resident care. Duties may include: intake and output, measuring height and weight, vital signs, specimen collection, catheter care, range of motion exercises, etc.

  • Provides QMAP role administering residents medication treatments

  • Recognizes changes in the residents behavior and conditions

  • Cares for the dying resident and provides postmortem care

  • Assists licensed personnel by providing basic nursing care to an assigned group of residents

  • Provides personal care for residents as needed, including bathing, showering, shampooing, oral hygiene, skin care, hair care, nail care, dressing, shaving, toileting, transferring, turning and positioning, ambulating, and transporting

  • Responsible for participating in and supporting resident activity programs

Nutritional Care

  • Assists residents with nutritional needs, including serving, feeding, providing proper fluid requirements, and offering substitutions when appropriate

  • Provide snacks and assist with following dietary guidelines for each resident. (Examples: Low sugar, low salt, allergies, likes, and dislikes)

  • Create a congenial atmosphere in the dining area. Dementia needs positive customer service

Restorative Care

  • Encourages residents to develop and maintain independence

  • Aids with the use of assistance devices in transferring, ambulating, eating, and dressing

Infection Control and Safety

  • Demonstrates knowledge of infection control in all resident care to prevent the spread of disease and infection

  • Adheres to strict infection control guidelines and reports any and all exposures to infection in accordance with OSHA and Balfour Retirement Community guidelines, policies, and procedures

  • Follow infection control guidelines and policies when handling personal laundry and linen service

  • Demonstrates knowledge of emergency policy and procedures

  • 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 spill, faulty equipment, maintains a clear path for resident ambulation, uses wheel chair locks appropriately, etc.)

Communication

  • Utilizes community resources and maintains open communication with all community staff (i.e. dining services, life enrichment, social services, therapies, care manager, etc.)

  • Communicates skillfully with all residents, including those with sensory losses and/or dementia

  • Receives and gives report on residents conditions and changes in conditions to the care manager at the beginning and end of each shift

  • Observes and reports residents condition changes to the care manager immediately and exchanges resident information with the care manager on an on-going basis

  • Assists the staff or care manager in the development of the residents interdisciplinary service plan and uses the service plan information to provide daily resident care

  • Documents residents information accurately and on a daily basis on the appropriate forms

  • Resident Rights and In0service Education

  • Provides privacy and maintains confidentiality

  • Ensures the residents right to make personal choices in agreement with the residents service

  • Promotes residents participation in activities

  • Ensures care and security of residents personal possessions

  • Provides care that ensures residents are free from abuse, mistreatment, and neglect, and immediately reports any such instance to the appropriate community staff

  • Provides care to avoid the need for chemical restraints by maintaining a safe environment for residents

  • Attends all in-service education programs mandated by Balfour Retirement Community, state, and federal guidelines

  • Demonstrates commitment to continuous quality improvement in all job responsibilities

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, & SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • QMAP certified, or will obtain in 90 days

  • Knowledge and experience in bedside nursing required

  • Basic reading and writing skills and ability to speak English

  • 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 and carry up to 55 pounds, unassisted

  • Full use of hands, arms, and legs (i.e., washing, feeding, and dressing residents, writing notations, etc.)

  • Willing to work beyond normal working hours, on weekends, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary

  • May be exposed to unpleasant odors, contagious diseases and blood borne pathogens

  • Balfour is a pet-friendly community; you may be exposed to animal hair and dander

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Caregiver - Full Time Day Shift

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Balfour Senior Living