Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) - PRN (FC#253)

  • 13801 York Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030, USA
  • Part-time

Job Description

This is a PRN position

The Support Aide provides service to individuals in their own homes, who need assistance caring for themselves as a result of old age, sickness, or disability. Personal care may include assistance with the activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living, companionship, transportation, and or caregiver respite. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assistance  with the activities of daily living, including:

    • -  bathing                      -  shaving                 -  ambulation

    • -  mouth care               -  dressing                -  exercise

    • -  hair care                   -  feeding                  -  toileting

    • -  nail care                   -  positioning             -  medication reminding

    • -  skin care                  -  transferring            -  vital signs and blood pressure

  • Assistance with instrumental activities of daily living includes:

    • - food preparation        - housekeeping           - laundry

    • - use the telephone     - handle money           - shopping

    • - transportation            - take medications

  • Provide companionship including social interactions, conversations, emotional reassurance and encouragement of activities that stimulate the mind;

  • Perform/assist with essential shopping errands;

  • Assist clients/patients with following written, special diet plan;

  • Escort clients to medical facilities, errands, shopping and outings as specified in the care plan;

  • Ensure client’s safety and security in the home or on outings;

  • Provide respite care for caregivers in accordance with care plans;

  • Follow the written care plan;

  • Report changes in the patient’s physical and/or cognitive status, and/or changes in the patient’s environment to the nursing supervisor;

  • Complete flow sheets and time sheets during each service visit, and submit flow sheets and time sheets to the office in accordance with Friends Circle policies and procedures and

  • Participate in team meetings by providing input and making suggestions.

Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED required;

  • Complete a CNA training program that meets the requirements established by the State of Maryland Board of Nursing;

  • Be certified as a Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA) from the State of Maryland Board of Nursing;

  • Have current CPR certification;

  • Home care experience preferred;

  • Must have a valid driver’s license;

  • Basic computer skills required;

  • Must have the ability to lift 20 pounds repeatedly during the shift and to move light furniture;

  • Must have the ability to stand for long periods of time, walk, bend, twist, stoop, kneel and stretch throughout the shift;

  • Must have the ability to stand on a tall ladder to complete housekeeping tasks;

  • Must have the ability to maintain confidentiality of all resident care information and assure resident’s rights and privacy is protected at all times;

  • Must positively interact with residents, co-workers and visitors and display a professional and friendly demeanor;

  • Must maintain a professional, neat and clean appearance;

  • Must be able to work in all types of weather extremes;

  • Must have the ability to accurately plan work routine and complete assigned duties;

  • Must be able to work in an environment that includes pets;

  • Attend Friends Circle orientation, as required;

  • Attend Friends Circle In-Service Training, as required;

Additional Information

Dependability and Initiative Expectations

  • Reports to work each day on time and as scheduled;

  • Participates in appropriate in-service education, meeting State in-service requirements;

  • Actively participates in required meetings, arriving on time unless prior arrangements have been made;

  • Takes initiative in performing job as evidenced by offering new ideas, solutions, informing supervisor of potential problems/hazards, using time, equipment and supplies efficiently, assuming extra duties willingly and participating in educational programs to keep abreast of new developments, procedures and technologies and Complies with organization’s policies and procedures.

Customer Service Expectations

  • Agrees to abide by customer service guidelines as established by Friends Circle.

 Corporate Compliance Expectations

  • Agrees to abide by the Standard of Community Excellence during employment at Friends Circle;

  • Responsible for reporting any alleged or suspected violation of the Standards of Community Excellence and

  • Adheres to the Organizations Policies and Procedures covering privacy and security in compliance with HIPAA regulations.

Lifestyle Program Expectations

  • You are committed to caring for the whole person, body, mind and spirit;

  • You embrace the resident lifestyle philosophy with the residents, their families and those with whom you work;

  • You recognize that your work makes a difference in the lives of those with whom you care;

  • You realize that those with whom you care depend on you and

  • You are committed to working as a team player.

All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.  This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities.  To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities to perform each duty proficiently.  This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.

The level of access to residents’ medical information will be determined based on the duties of their job and the employees will be trained on appropriate security levels.