Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Job Locations US-TX-Dallas
Category
Healthcare (licensed)
Type
Full Time
Shift
Variable

Overview

Join Our Team!

 

Presbyterian Village North is immediately hiring CNA positions in our Skilled Nursing Department; multiple shifts:

7:00 am - 3:00 pm rotating schedule; work 2 weekends and off 3rd weekend (off F,S,S)

3:00 pm - 11:00 pm rotating schedule; work 2 weekends and off 3rd weekend (off F,S,S)

11:00 pm - 7:00 am rotating schedule; work 2 weekends and off 3rd weekend (off F,S,S)

 

Pay rate starting at $16.00/hour; depending on level of experience 

Shift differential for 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm of $1.50 
Wonderful environment and strong teammate relationships!

Affordable medical, dental, vision benefits.  401K is available after your 1st year.  Come grow with us.

 

With a shared legacy in business and healthcare innovation, Forefront Living's family of care-oriented organizations blends values built on compassion and faith with high-quality senior care - long-term care, Alzheimer's and memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation therapies, hospice and palliative care.

 

These senior care services, along with the celebration of independent living at our senior lifestyle communities, combine to bring deeper meaning to every phase of life for people of all faiths, regardless of race, gender, color, religion, national origin or disability. Forefront Living is the not-for-profit, faith-based parent of Presbyterian Village North, Faith Presbyterian Hospice, and the T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:


• Models a servant and solutions oriented attitude towards others, takes ownership in solving problems and takes the initiative to make things better, is friendly and courteous to residents, patients and co-workers
• Ensure resident/patient, visitor, and co-worker safety by remaining aware of and reporting any new or existing safety hazards
• Maintain good attendance record
• Makes beds, straightens rooms and keeps resident care areas in an organized and clean manner, ensuring the entire nursing floor is kept orderly
• Respects resident's rights by: (knocks on doors before entering room, addresses resident by name, allows resident to make own decisions when appropriate, promotes independence)
• Provides safe resident transfers involving bed, wheelchair and /or shower chair, uses the gait belt with all transfers, to protect resident from complications and injuries
• Takes and records temperature, pulse, blood pressure and respirations as required
• Assists residents with simple range of motion or other exercises as directed by nurse or therapist and ambulates resident safely according to his/her endurance levels
• Applies medical or adaptive devices as ordered by the appropriate supervising nurse
• Makes rounds to ensure resident's safety, comfort, medical attention every hour or as required by the resident
• Collects specimens as directed
• Completes weights for each resident as required
• Sets up meal tray and assists with feeding as necessary.  Assesses for choking and responds appropriately
• Ensures residents and equipment are clean after meals, including hands, and removes clothing protectors
• Accurately documents care given to residents including the documentation of reportable resident problems (i.e. ADL sheets, B&B sheets, meal percentages, I&O, s/s of skin breakdowns, etc.)
• Reports changes in resident condition to the supervising nurse and /or Director of Nursing immediately (i.e. changes in skin conditions, urinary changes, etc.) Reports problems with completion of assignments
• Handles confidential information appropriately
• Demonstrates flexibility with changing work demands
• Reports to charge nurse: equipment and supply needs, repair/maintenance needs, safety hazards and unusual occurrences or observations
• Attends and participates in appropriate in-service and staff meetings to improve knowledge and skills and to maintain competency and certification
• Wears prescribed uniforms, follows prescribed dress code, wears name tag appropriately and maintains a professional image to the public and residents
• Assists the nursing department and other departments when required in other duties and tasks when asked
• Provides appropriate interventions for resident behavior per care plan, utilizes distraction and validation techniques as appropriate and encourages resident independence
• Assists residents to and from activities of choice and encourages the resident to participate in activities of choice
• Assists activity director as needed with activities and if necessary leads activity
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:


• Education: High school graduate or GED
• Possession of a valid Texas Certified Nurse Assistant certification
• Ability to read, write and effectively communicate in English
• Six months experience in providing personal care in a long-term care facility preferred
• Knowledge/ability to learn computer skills
• Ability to work independently
• Ability to adjust to changing conditions, frequent demands and stressful situations
• Ability to acquire new knowledge or perform additional or more difficult tasks
• Ability to maintain a positive, stable disposition in performing, working in association with staff and residents
• Ability to maintain a high level of performance in an environment of frequent demands and changes
• Ability to work effectively as part of a healthcare team, to share information freely, to use and seek supervision and consultation verbally and in writing, and to be able to follow both verbal and written instruction
• Ability to perform Essential Duties 
• Genuine caring for and interest in the care of mature adults, people with disabilities and hospice patients
• Ability to perform work tasks within the Physical Demand Requirements 
• Ability to comply with the Resident Bill of Rights (LTC) and Employee Responsibilities
• Ability to comply with organizational and departmental safety policies and procedures

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