Certified Nursing Assistant

Volunteers Of America Montrose , CO 81401

Posted 7 days ago

Come join our awesome team as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Senior Community Care of Colorado-Montrose. We are offering generous referral bonuses! Earn up to $4,000!

Senior Community Care of Colorado PACE is part of Volunteers of America National Services which serves as the Housing and Healthcare affiliate of the Volunteers of America parent organization.

Certified Nursing Assistant Job Highlights:

  • Generous "refer a friend" bonus, up to $4,000

  • 403(b) Retirement Plan;

  • Career scholarships;

  • Quality training, continuing career education and leadership programs;

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Holiday & Sick Days)

About the job:

The Certified Nursing Assistant is responsible for providing and assisting participants with activities of daily living and restorative/supportive care necessary to ensure the physical and health safety of the home environment. Assists in monitoring and reporting the health status and providing a safe environment for the PACE participants of Senior Community Care of Colorado (SCCCO). As assigned, works shifts in the SCCCO Day Center and provides care and services to participants and assists with the provision of a safe and effective day program

Pay: $16.00-$18.75

Job Requirements:

Required Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Unencumbered Certification as a Nursing Assistant (CNA) in the State of Colorado.

  • High School diploma or equivalent required

  • Must have a valid driver's license, proof of insurance and have means of transportation.

  • Must have medical clearance for communicable diseases and up-to-date immunizations before having direct participant contact.

  • A minimum of one year's experience in working with the frail or elderly population required.

  • Knowledge of principles, practices standards and techniques of a CNA

  • Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment.

  • Knowledge of medical equipment; how to use and maintain.

  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.

  • Ability to work effectively with culturally, economically, and educationally, diverse populations.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.

  • Ability to work in diverse environments and willingness to be flexible with work schedule.

  • Ability to utilize computers and other electronic devices for tasks such as timekeeping, in-servicing and documentation.

Preferred Skills:

  • Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with participants, co-workers, medical staff, and the public

  • Skilled in identifying and recommending problem resolution.

Essentials:

  • Consults each day with the PCS Coordinator (or designee) to be updated on changes in participant status, changes in plan of care, and to confirm scheduled visits.

  • Under the direction and supervision of the PCS Manager assists participants in the home with the following duties:

  • Personal hygiene such as skin, mouth, hair care and bathing.

  • Assists participants in and out of bed assisting with ambulation.

  • Assisting with prescribed exercise which participants and aide have been taught by appropriate personnel.

  • Prepares meals, including therapeutic diets, assists participants with meals.

  • Assist participants to the bathroom or in using commodes, bedpans, or urinals.

  • Assisting participants with medications which are ordinarily self-administered.

  • Other duties taught by a health profession for a specific participant such as: taking of vitals, changing colostomy bags, changing of non-sterile dressing and non-sterile bowel and bladder hygiene care. Performs directed household / homemaker services.

  • Performs the following duties, as assigned or needed, in the Day Center:

  • Assists participants and or supervises with activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, grooming, hair care, mouth care, eating, hand and foot nail care and toileting) in the Day Center as assigned or needed.

  • Monitors and assists participants with meals at feeding table.

  • Assists, throughout the day, in maintaining clean and orderly day rooms, kitchen and personal care areas.

  • Performs and or assists with laundry, including clothes for participants.

  • Assists the Drivers with the loading and unloading of participants from vehicles

  • Leads and participates in group and one-on-one activities with participants, as assigned.

  • Accompanies participants to medical and other appointments.

  • Reports changes in participant's condition and needs to PCS Manager/Coordinator or other appropriate staff.

  • Completes appropriate documentation of services provided following SCCCO policy.

  • Notes changes in participant's physical or emotional health and communicates this information to the appropriate staff person.

  • Maintains accountability for high customer service standards and monitors, evaluates, and responds to opportunities for improved participant and family/caregiver satisfaction.

  • Maintains the stability and reputation of SCCCO by ensuring all activities and operations are performed in compliance with local, State, and Federal laws, regulations, and contractual requirements.

  • Establishes and maintains a productive working relationship with relevant contracted providers, participants, families, and co-workers.

  • Is responsible for adherence to program cultural standards (Fundamentals) including supporting the development and integration of these standards within the team through modeling, coaching, and accountability.

  • Follows and ensures that clinical team follows all organizational policies and procedures and CDC and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety guidelines.

  • Acts within the scope of his or her authority to practice.

  • Handles potentially infectious specimens with appropriate biohazard precautions, and practices Universal precautions.

  • Protects privacy and maintains confidentiality of all company procedures, results and information about employees, participants and families.

  • Participates in continuing education classes and any required staff and training meetings. Maintains professional affiliations and any required certifications.

  • Performs other duties as required or requested.

About Senior Community Care of Colorado:

Senior Community Care of Colorado,

Senior Community Care of Colorado is part of Volunteers of America National Services which serves as the Housing and Healthcare affiliate of the Volunteers of America parent organization.

Senior Community Care of Colorado (SCCCO) is a PACE Program (Program of All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly) serving older adults in Montrose and Delta Counties. Our team offers wrap-around care services to meet the unique needs of each of our participants and support them to remain living independently in their homes and communities. Our approach to care is based on our respect for the human spirit and the belief that the right to dignity doesn't diminish with age. Compassion, empathy, personal attention are at the core of how we serve each and every program participant. Unlike other settings, getting to know our participants and building meaningful relationships are key to our success.

SCCCO has centers in Montrose and Delta Counties, surrounded by the breathtaking Colorado scenery. With the plummeting depths of the Black Canyon National Park just to the east, the towering and majestic San Juan Mountains to the south, the expansive Uncompahgre Plateau to the west, and lake-bejeweled Grand Mesa to the north, and an expansive water sports park right in the middle of town, we are literally surrounded by an endless variety of prospects for exploration and adventure. Montrose and Delta County also offer a large variety of shopping and dining options and a full schedule of cultural and community events. To learn more about our communities, visit visitmontrose.com and visitdeltaco.us.

We want our staff to love their job and offer flexible work schedules and a comprehensive benefits package that support a healthy and active work-life balance. SCCCO is Great Place to Work-Certified!

In our 2022 Great Place to Work survey, employees said their work has a special meaning: this is not "just a job".

Our 2022 Great Place to Work survey results found that 87% of employees said their work has a special meaning: this is not "just a job".

Take pride in helping others, and join us today!

At VOANS, we celebrate sharing, encouraging and embracing diversity. Equal employment opportunities are available to all without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We believe that blending individual strengths and unique personal differences nurtures and supports our organizations' shared commitment to our mission and creates an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to do their personal best.

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