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St. John's United
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  • Laurel, MT
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Assisted Living Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) - Per Diem - $

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

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  • Assists residents with bathing functions according to resident service plan and as directed (i.e. Showerbath and whirlpools)
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  • Assists residents with daily dental and couth care (i.e. brushing teeth/dentures, oral hygiene, special mouth care, etc. as needed)
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  • Assists residents with undressing/dressing as necessary
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  • Assists residents with hair care functions (i.e. Combing, brushing, shampooing, etc.)
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  • Assists residents with nail care (i.e. Clipping, trimming and cleaning the finger/toenails)
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  • Assists residents with shaving (female residents – facial hair, under arms, legs, etc. as instructed. Male residents – facial hair.)
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  • Position residents in correct and comfortable positions for pressure relief.
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  • Assists residents with bowel and bladder functions. (i.e. Take to bathroom, offer portable commode, change Prevails, etc.)
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  • Assists residents in preparing for social programs, activities, and appointments (i.e. Church, parties, visitors, doctor’s appointments, etc.)
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  • Assists residents with lifting, turning, moving, positioning, and transporting residents into and out of beds, chairs, bathtubs, and wheelchairs. Assists residents to walk with or without self-help devices as instructed.
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  • Answers resident calls promptly.
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  • Assists with the care of the dying resident, maintaining hope, dignity and love for the resident at all times.
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  • Provide post-mortem care as instructed.
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  • Changes soiled linen and bedding.
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  • Disposes of soiled or contaminated items in accordance with facility policy on blood borne pathogens.
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Responsibilities:
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  • Follows policy and procedures on annual TB Testing.
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  • Follows policy and procedures on annual influenza vaccinations.
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  • Attends all mandatory in-services.
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  • Attends and participates in scheduled training and educational classes to maintain current certification in accord with the State of Montana.
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  • Performs other duties as assigned by Nurse Managers or person in charge of area where work is being done.
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REQUIREMENTS:

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Minimum Requirements: High school diploma or GED preferred. Prior experience in a human service or health care setting preferred. Must possess a current Montana State Nurses Aide Certification, or have completed the SJLM C.N.A course and will obtain certification within 120 days of class completion.

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Knowledge, skills, and abilities required:
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  • Skill in observation of human behaviors or changes of condition.
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  • Ability to understand written and verbal communication. Ability to interact effectively and professionally with residents, family members, and coworkers.
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  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
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  • Ability to lift and manipulate heavy objects.
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  • Ability to understand and follow safety policies and procedures.
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  • Need to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to successfully pass required state certification exam.
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  • Ability to use various health care supplies and equipment, including blood pressure devices, thermometers, wheelchairs, lifts, etc.
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  • Ability to understand resident charts and service plans.
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  • Ability to relate to and work with the ill, elderly, disabled, emotionally upset, and at times, combative people within the facility.
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  • Ability to respond to residents needs in a timely and professional manner, recognizing the resident’s rights.
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  • Ability to deal with stressful situations (i.e. Death and Dying).
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