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at MercyHealth

Posted: 9/25/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 10998

Job Description

Janesville, WI

Active Part Time Hourly (40-59 ppp) FTE .5-.74

Work Hours: 1:00pm-9:30pm


Cares for patients in the skilled nursing facility settings under direction of nursing staff, by performing the following duties, supporting the nursing philosophy.  May include weekends, holidays, day, evening, night, and/or on-call hours.
• Provides resident care as assigned and per individual resident routine, according to standards of care, under CMS Federal and State Regulations for Skilled Nursing Facilities, and facility policies and procedures.
• The ability to identify and document the resident’s usual and current cognitive patterns, mood and behavior, and whether these present a risk to the resident or others, identifying and documenting how the resident typically displays personal distress such as anxiety or fatigue, recognizing a change in the resident and the resident’s functioning and the ability to describe and report such changes to the nurse such as negative verbalizations and vocalizations, facial expressions of grimacing, frowning, or fright, changes in gait, skin color, vital signs, behaviors such as resisting care, distressed pacing, irritability, depressed mood, and or decreased participation in usual physical and/or social activities, loss of function or inability to perform Activities of Daily Living, difficulty eating or loss of appetite and difficulty sleeping.
• Performs daily range of motion exercises, assisting the resident to transfer from bed to wheelchair, assisting residents daily with bathing, dressing, grooming, transfers and ambulating through the facility, toileting, and eating.
• Assisting residents to attend activities of their own choosing
• Grooming residents as they wish to be groomed (e.g., removal of facial hair for women, maintaining the resident’s personal preferences regarding hair length/style, facial hair for men, and clothing style.)
• The ability to describe the care, services and expected outcomes of care they provide; have knowledge of the care and services provided by therapists; have an understanding of the expected outcomes of this care and understand the relationship to the care they provide.
• The ability to identify and document , to the extent possible, factors that may underlie the resident’s expressions of distress, as well as applying knowledge of lifelong patterns, preferences, and interests for daily activities to enhance quality of life and individualize  routine care.
• The ability to identifying and understanding that the resident with dementia may be responding predictably given the situation or surrounding. For example, being awakened in the middle of the night in his/her bedroom by staff and not recognizing the staff could elicit an aggressive response.

• Matching activities for a resident with dementia to his/her individual cognitive and other abilities and tracking the specific behaviors in that resident based on the assessment.
• The ability to identifying and document how the resident communicates physical needs such as pain, discomfort, hunger or thirst, as well as emotional and psychological needs such as frustration or boredom; or a desire to do or express something that he/she cannot articulate;
• Answers call lights in a timely and appropriate manner ensuring that all of the residents needs to be provided by C.N.A. are met.
• Documents all daily care provided according to Federal and State Regulations and standards of care
• Maintains a clean work and patient environment.
• Maintains supplies, including scanning, stocking and ordering new supplies and disposing of expired or damaged supplies.
• Floats to various units based on identified needs.
• Participates in department Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement activities.
• Provide leadership and training to less experienced CNA’s

AGE OF PATIENT POPULATION                       
Adult to Geriatric

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Quality - Follows policies and procedures; Adapts to changes in the environment; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance.

Service - Responds promptly to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments; Abides by Mercyhealth confidentiality and security agreement; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences. Demonstrates excellent customer service skills.

Partnering - Supports organization's goal and values; Exhibits objectivity and openness to other's views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Generates suggestions for improving work.

Cost - Conserves organization resources. Looks for ways to improve processes and lower cost.

Completion of a State approved Certified Nursing Assistant Course
CPR Certification
3 years of experience working in a skilled nursing facility as a CNA Current with 16 hours of specific training for skilled nursing facilities in the following subjects; (Verified through skills checklist at time of interview)
Communication and interpersonal skills
Safety and emergency procedures, including the Heimlich maneuver;
SNF based C.N.A. skills
Mental health and social services of residents
Personal care skills;
Care of cognitively impaired residents
Basic restorative services
Promoting resident’s independence and respecting resident’s rights
Abuse and Neglect training
Facility infection control
8 hour continued education course on Dementia

Current WI or IL CNA Certification
CPR Certification
Passing the Driver’s License Check and/or Credit Check (for those positions requiring).
Passing the WI Caregiver Background Check and/or IL Health Care Workers Background Check.
Must be able to follow written/oral instructions.
WORK ENVIRONMENT                       
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Occupational exposure is a Category A, which states that all employees in this specified job classification have   occupational exposure.         

Partner may access resident care information needed to perform their job duties

Residents, Families, Physicians, Health Care Team Members, the Community.

SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS                       
The Special Physical Demands are considered Essential Job Function of the position with or without accommodations.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is  required to sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 20 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Ability to utilize and maneuver lifting equipment and devices. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.

This job has no supervisory responsibilities