Job Class: Human Services Support Specialist
Working Title: Certified Nursing Assistant
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 11/05/2019
Closing Date: 12/31/2019
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota Department of Human Services
Division/Unit: Direct Care & Treatment Services / Forensics Services
Work Shift: Rotating
Work Hours: Various
Days of Work: Varies
Travel Required: No
Salary Range: $18.05 - $24.42/hourly
Job Class Option: Certified Nursing Assistant
Classified Status: Classified
Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes
You may be eligible for a $500 hiring incentive!!!
This announcement will be used to fill multiple part-time, mostly weekend work, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) vacancies at the Forensic Nursing Home, Forensics Services - St. Peter.
As a member of a multi-disciplinary team, the CNA provides direct care, treatment, support, and leisure activities to residents of the Forensic Nursing Home. Day-to-day responsibilities of this position include:
Providing care to residents in accordance with the plan of care and under the direction of a licensed nurse while maintaining a therapeutic working relationship with residents.
Directly supporting residents as necessary including assisting in meal preparation, laundry, housekeeping, and personal care activities, emergency intervention and providing general resident supervision.
Addressing crisis situations that present a risk to the health and safety of residents (e.g., CPR, first aid, emergency physical intervention).
Using non-physical intervention strategies (e.g., negotiation, active listening, redirection) whenever possible to address behavioral crisis and potential behavioral crisis.
Maintaining a clean safe working environment.
Transporting residents, if needed.
The CNA observes, interprets and documents resident responses to their care plans; and provides direct care services and support to residents to ensure they are well fed, cared for, in good health, and included in decisions, as appropriate. The CNA uses nonphysical intervention strategies, such as negotiation, redirection, etc., to control and diffuse aggressive/ violent/ inappropriate behavior. The CNA has knowledge of developmental disabilities and mental illness sufficient to assist with the design and implementation of individual treatment plans and has skills in human relations sufficient to establish rapport with residents, their families and service providers.
Current Nursing Assistant (CNA) Certification in the State of Minnesota.
Valid driver's license
To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that you clearly describe your work experience in the areas listed for each job held.
REFERENCE CHECKS - The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials.
EDUCATION VERIFICATION - Applicants will be required to provide a copy of their high school diploma at time of interview OR copies of their college transcript or college degree/diploma at time of interview. Copies of the college degree/diploma are acceptable ONLY if it clearly identifies the field in which it was earned.
Why Work For Us
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
How to Apply
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If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please send your Connect 700 Certificate to Ryne Leytem at email@example.com by the position close date.
If you are an individual with a disability and need an ADA accommodation for an interview, you may contact the Department of Human Services' ADA Coordinator at 651-431-4945 for assistance.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate what assistance you need.
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