Are you passionate about what you do and looking for a mission driven organization? If so, it is our pleasure to invite you to apply at Saint Joseph PACE, a member of Trinity Health. Reverence, Caring, and Integrity are just a few of our guiding values at Saint Joseph PACE. We strive to provide a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities for our colleagues and our participants. You can join us in our mission by applying for our Certified Nurse Aide position in Mishawaka, Indiana. This is a PRN position that will report directly to our Day Center Supervisor.
Saint Joseph PACE (Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) program provides care and services to seniors with chronic care needs allowing them to maintain their independence in their homes for as long as possible. The program offers a full range of health care services for individuals who are eligible for nursing home care but want to live at home. Saint Joseph PACE believes it is better for seniors with chronic care needs to be served in their home whenever possible. Many PACE participants get most of their care from staff employed by the PACE organization in the PACE center. PACE centers meet State and Federal safety requirements and include adult day programs, medical clinics, activities, and occupational and physical therapy facilities.
General responsibilities will include:
The Certified Nurse Aide is responsible for providing various care services necessary for attending to the personal needs, support, and health status of participants. This position reports to the Home Care Manager.
Participate as a member of the interdisciplinary team in ongoing participant assessment and monitoring. Report on personal care services provided and the self-care abilities of participant, including changes noted in participant's condition.
As part of the health care team, provide personal care assistance that will maintain the independence of the participant to conduct activities of daily living, including toileting, showers, eating, and grooming. Assist in the maintenance of physical activity, exercise, and walking.
Provide behavioral supervision or support for participants, such as reality orientation, reminder to follow through with nursing and medication instruction, diet restrictions, and emotional reassurance.
Assist in identifying signs and symptoms indicating physical, emotional, or behavioral change in participants and reporting these signs to the center staff and/or supervisor, including but not limited to, any changes in skin integrity, bowel and bladder status, food/fluid intake, or changes in ambulation.
Candidates will have:
Must be an active certified nurse assistant in the state of Indiana.
Must be a High School graduate or equivalent.
Valid Driver's License and availability of a vehicle.
CPR Certified or ability to obtain within 90 days of hire.
Prefer a minimum of one (1) year of documented experience working with a frail or elderly population.
Experience in a long-term care facility or with a community-based geriatric program preferred
Candidates should possess the ability to work as part of a team, coach and train staff, as well as strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Must possess strong interpersonal skills in order to interact in extremely delicate, sensitive and/or complex situations.
Candidates should have excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate with multiple levels in the organization.
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