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Human Resources / Administrative Assistant

The Pavilion at Queens for Rehabilitation & Nursing

This is a Full-time position in Cohoes, NY posted January 14, 2021.

Employment Type:

Full time

Shift:

Day Shift

Description:

Certified Nursing Assistant – Shahbaz

If you are looking for a rewarding position in the long-term care setting and looking for a part-time or full time job to meet your schedule, this could be your opportunity. Here at St. Peter’s Health Partner’s, we care for more people in more places.

Position Highlights:

  • Recognized leader: Magnet Hospital in the Capital Region
  • Quality of Life: Where career opportunities and quality of life converge
  • Advancement: Strong orientation program, generous tuition allowance and career development
  • Work/Life: Positions and shifts to accommodate all schedules

What you will do:

  • Provide personal care assistance for the elders as a Certified Nurse Aide while maintaining standards of Nursing Care. You will work within a self-managed team to provide a home-like atmosphere including cooking, light cleaning, coordinating meaningful events and activities, speaking on behalf of the elders’ interests throughout the care planning process, and other duties that are elder-centered
  • Demonstrates St. Peter’s Health Partners Mission and Core Values.

Responsibilities:

  • Shahbaz is responsible for providing personal care assistance for the elders as a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) while maintaining standards of Nursing Care; performs selected elder care while maintaining the dignity, autonomy and decision making of the elder and in accordance with policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Work within a self-managed team to provide a home-like atmosphere including cooking, light cleaning, coordinating meaningful events and activities, speaking on behalf of the elders’ interests throughout the care planning process, and other duties that are elder-centered.
  • Work closely with members of the self-directed team in conflict resolution, staffing/scheduling, hiring decisions, quality assurance and performance improvement.
  • Use LEAN principles in problem solving within self-directed work team and under facilitation of Manager Guide/Director of Nursing.
  • Maintain required staffing levels including proper attendance per the self-directed work team schedule, which may allow some flexibility, as per facility policy and procedure.
  • Fulfill one of six primary responsibilities in the enhancement of an environment that provides the highest level of quality of life and quality of care for elders; clinical care coordination, team coordination, scheduling coordinator, food coordinator, housekeeping coordinator, and activities coordinator.
  • Ensure proper accident/incident prevention behavior and immediately report care and safety concerns to nursing, Clinical Support Team members and the Manager Guide.
  • Project, sustain, and nurture elders by creating and maintaining a warm home environment.
  • Actively participate as a respectful team member of the household’s self-managed team by adhering to the house Code of Ethics, attending scheduled team meetings, communicating via email and shift to shift report, and responding to fellow Shahbaz and Manager Guide phone calls when off-duty in a timely manner.
  • Communicate and work collaboratively with the Clinical Support Team (activities, therapies, nursing, social work, dietary) to enable elders’ highest level of autonomy, functionality and quality of life.
  • Documents elders’ personal care, behavior and interactions in an informative, descriptive manner and familiarize oneself with the elders history, preference and care needs.
  • Ensure sanitary food handling and kitchen cleanliness as per ServSafe culinary training.
  • Adhere to infection control policies and procedures and maintain a clean environment.
  • Empowered to use good judgment and make decision regarding elder care with their scope of practice; balancing the resident’s rights with the optimum quality of care and quality of life. Follow work assignments, and/or work schedules in completing and performing assigned tasks.
  • Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment through house and shift.
  • Provide Elder Care;
  • Assists elders with hygiene needs (baths, mouth care, hair care, removes facial hair-shaving, nail care, back care).
  • Assists with feeding of those elders able to chew and swallow without difficulty.
  • Employs special oral feeding techniques for elders with special needs/difficulties.
  • Measures intake and output accurately and documents on worksheet and graphic sheet.
  • Check and report bowel movements and character of stools as instructed.
  • Performs routine colostomy care.
  • Answer elder calls promptly.
  • Ensure that elders who are unable to call for help are checked frequently.
  • Weighs resident using upright, chair and bed scale.
  • Measure and record temperatures, pulse, and respiration’s, as instructed.
  • Maintains safety measures.
  • Transfers or weighs elders using appropriate lift.
  • Assists elders in use of bathroom, shower urinal, bedpan and commode.
  • Keep elders dry (i.e. change gown, clothing, linen, etc. when it becomes wet or soiled).
  • Change bed linens, make beds, provide extra covers as requested. Keep linens tight to avoid wrinkles from forming under the elder.
  • Ambulates elders, including those using canes and walkers, as instructed.
  • Assist in transporting elders to/from appointments, activity and social programs, etc.
  • Position bedfast elders in correct and comfortable position, assist with turning elders, and assist with lifting, turning, moving, positioning, and transporting residents into and out of beds, chairs, bathtubs, wheelchairs, lifts, etc.
  • Performs skin assessment and notifies Clinical Support Team members of any abnormalities in skin integrity.
  • Measures and documents vital signs and weights. Report any variation in vital signs and weights. Report any variation in vital signs to Clinical Support Team member.
  • Apply cold packs and warm compresses.
  • Upholds elder’s Bill of Rights.
  • Documents elder-related tasks in appropriate records.
  • Assists with post mortem care and discharge of elder transfer.
  • Assists with post mortem care and caring for personal belongings of the deceased.
  • Attend team meetings as scheduled.
  • Attend and participate in scheduled training, in-services, and educational classes a required.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all elder care information.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What you will need:

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English; High School Diploma or equivalent life-experience preferred.
  • Must be a licensed Certified Nursing Assistant in accordance with New York State.
  • Must be able to understand English both verbally and written.
  • CPR/First Aid Certification required.
  • Culinary course including Serv Safe training required.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a sincere desire to serve others.
  • Must be able to relay information concerning a resident’s condition.
  • Must have patience, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents.
  • Must possess the ability to work professional with other staff, residents, family members, and outside agencies/visitors.
  • Must be able to successfully complete Green House Core Training (on the job).
  • Must be willing to learn basic computer skills on a daily basis

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