Founded by philanthropists Gary and Mary West, West Health and its affiliated organizations focus on the mission of enabling seniors to successfully age in place with access to high-quality, affordable health and support services that preserve and protect their dignity, quality of life and independence. The Gary and Mary West PACE is a new non-profit that shares the same mission, bringing together the delivery of medical, social, and behavioral services to the frail elderly to the North County of San Diego. This PACE center will be entrepreneurial in nature and will focus on innovations and bringing new processes to the traditional PACE environment.
Under the supervision of the Clinic Nurse Manager the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) position is responsible for providing and assisting participants with activities of daily living. Provides restorative and supportive care for participants at the ADHC. Supports activity program as able. Monitors health status and provides a safe environment for participants. Functions as a member of interdisciplinary team. Promotes professional working relationships with both internal and external customers. Adheres to and supports all organizational policies and procedures and standards. Promotes teamwork!
In this role, the (CNA) will:
Assist participants with activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, grooming, hair care, mouth care, eating, hand and foot nail care and toileting) as needed.
Participate in group(s) and one-on-one recreation activities as needed
Monitor and assists participants with meals at feeding table.
Assist, throughout the day, in maintaining clean and orderly day rooms, kitchen and personal care areas.
Assist the drivers with the loading and unloading of participants from vehicles.
Participate in participant's care planning through cooperation with interdisciplinary teams.
Rotate from in-home services to clinic as deemed necessary by the Clinic Nurse Manager.
Provide Day Center escort for participants in the community as deemed necessary by the Clinical Nurse Manager.
Participate in Quality Assurance programs.
Consistently cooperate and supports organization in problem solving issues.
Participate in continuing education classes and any required staff and training meetings.
Maintain professional affiliations and any required certifications.
Assure compliance with infection control, personal protection equipment, blood-borne pathogens, hazardous material handling, and fire safety standards.
Maintain current written records, indicating ongoing documentation of services provided, reassessments of changing needs, and participant's expressed wishes.
Prepare and submit timely written reports as required.
Requirements of Qualified Candidates:
Must be an active certified nurse assistant in the state of California.
Minimum of two (2) years of documented experience working with a frail or elderly population.
Must possess, as a minimum, a GED or high school diploma.
Experience in a long-term care facility or with a community-based geriatric program preferred.
Knowledge of the principles and techniques involved in relating to frail elderly persons.
Skill in communicating with participants, their families, and other staff members; ability to establish a helping, trusting relationship with participants.
Demonstrative sensitivity to the needs of older adults as evidenced by a caring approach, patience in providing care, and responsiveness to participant requests.
Ability to follow directions, verbal and written instructions, and adapt work schedule under supervision.
Ability to follow through with instructions and directions provided by supervisor, RN, QAPI coordinator, primary care physician, and/or medical director.
Ability to utilize appropriate safety measures when providing care.
Ability to relate to the public and governmental agencies in a pleasant, patient, and professional manner.
Ability to work effectively and harmoniously as part of an interdisciplinary team, the elderly, providers of services and peers.
Well organized, dependable, flexible, and resourceful.
Gary and Mary West PACE provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, pregnancy, military and veteran status, age, physical and mental disability, genetic characteristics, or any other considerations made unlawful by applicable state or local laws.