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Nurse Aide Trainee (NAT) - FT

Company: Jenkins Living Center
Location: Watertown
Posted on: March 18, 2023

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The Jenkins Living Center Nursing Assistant-Non Certified, under the supervision of the Licensed Nursing staff, is responsible for delivering direct care for the resident in accordance with the facility and SD State Facility of Health policies and procedures.
Essential Functions

Essential functions are those tasks, duties, and responsibilities that comprise the means of accomplishing the job's purpose and objectives. Essential functions are critical or fundamental to the performance of the job. They are the major functions for which the person in the job is held accountable.

  • Provide and document activities of daily living, such as bathing, skin care, helping resident in and out of bed, bed making, toileting, oral care and dining assistance.
    • Support the skilled plan of care by carrying out and recording specific nursing care procedures such as applying heat and cold, emptying catheter and colostomy drainage bags, measuring and recording intake and output, measuring weight gain or loss, and providing emotional support and encouragement to residents.
      • Help resident in their plan of rehabilitation by assisting with transfers, walking, ROM exercises, and other physical, speech or occupational therapy activities as established by the therapist for the purpose of increasing muscle strength, self-care, and independence. May utilize a lift in assisting with transfers.
        • Give support and encouragement necessary for the resident to strive to achieve the goals established by the staff under the direction of the patient's physician.
          • Document observations and services provided daily. Report observations and activities to the primary nurse or therapist responsible for the resident. Notify the primary nurse immediately of any change in resident's condition which may need professional intervention.
            • Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all residents, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.
              • Ability to function independently with personal integrity and the ability to work effectively with residents, staff, clinics, medical facilities, and other support agencies
                • Ability to communicate and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset at times, and hostile people within the facility; ability to provide emotional support to residents and families
                  • Carry out work accordingly to facility policies and procedures and in such a manner as to reflect appropriate facility standards for timeliness, appearance, and behavior.
                    • Maintain confidentiality of resident and facility information & reports all suspected cases of resident abuse according to facility guidelines.
                      • Follows the facility exposure control plans/bloodborne and airborne pathogens.
                        • Attends all required safety training programs and can describe his or her responsibilities related to general safety, facility/service safety, and specific job-related hazards.
                        • Maintain current knowledge, and ability to become a certified CNA and complete testing and training in the timeframe and other requirements for CNA licensure in South Dakota.
                        • Ability to complete the essential functions of the job with or without accommodations.
                        • Effectively uses Universal Precautions which includes the wearing of PPE and the potential use of an N95 respirator. Qualifications

                          Work Experience Requirements
                          • No prior experience required; prior geriatric or medical experience preferred. Education & Licensure Requirements
                            • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
                            • Ability to become a certified CNA and complete testing and training in the timeframe and other requirements for CNA licensure in South Dakota. Essential Functions - Physical and Mental Requirements

                              Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
                              • Frequently required to walk at a normal or brisk pace in order to respond to resident needs.
                              • Must have normal physical stamina and lung/breath capacity to maintain a brisk moving walking pace to move and work efficiently within the hallways and resident rooms.
                              • Frequently required to stand; occasionally required to sit.
                              • Frequently required to push and pull objects; such as wheelchairs, residents, resident lifts, furniture & beds.
                              • Frequently required to slightly squat at the knees to stabilize & brace body to assist residents.
                              • Frequently required to lift up to 50 pounds.
                              • Frequently required to talk or hear.
                              • Frequently required to bend, stoop, twist or carry small objects.
                              • Occasionally required to reach with hands & arms; or to reach above head to retrieve small objects & toiletries.
                              • Occasionally required to climb, such as using the stairwells during fire drills or to assist in evacuation of residents in emergencies.
                              • Normal concentration/intensity.
                              • Normal memory, to learn new skills and to recall information, facts and details.
                              • Normal level of complexity for decision making.
                              • Normal time pressure of decision making. Competencies - To perform this job successfully, the employee will demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of the position.
                                • Problem Solving: Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner as well as skillfully gather and analyze information.
                                • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively; listens and gets clarification when necessary; responds informatively to questions.
                                • Computer/Electronic Devices Skills: Ability to operate a computer, keyboard & Kiosk software, to make appropriate informational entries.
                                • Written Communication: Writes clearly and concisely; able to read and interpret written information.
                                • Quality Management: Explore ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; maintain compliance with legal and regulatory aspects.
                                • Judgment: Display willingness to make decisions; exhibit sound & accurate judgment; make timely decisions.
                                • Planning and Organization: Prioritize & plan work activities; use time efficiently; develop realistic action plans.
                                • Safety and Security: Observe safety and security procedures, and uses equipment and materials properly.
                                • Professionalism - Approaches others in a polite and tactful manner; maintains composure and reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.
                                • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with occasional change, delays, or unexpected events.
                                • Empathy - Ability to understand others difficulties and show compassion, genuine interest & kindness in verbal communications and in providing services and administering care to others. Work Environment
                                  • The noise level in the work environment usually is moderate; potential exposure to unpredictable situations
                                  • Occasional exposure to infectious diseases, body fluids and unpleasant sights and/or odors

Keywords: Jenkins Living Center, Sioux Falls , Nurse Aide Trainee (NAT) - FT, Healthcare , Watertown, South Dakota

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