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Nursing Assistant (CNA)/ Participant Center Aide - Full Time Days - Immanuel Pathways Central Iowa

Immanuel Des Moines, IA
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Job Description

** ELIGIBLE FOR A $2,000.00 SIGN-ON BONUS**

Purpose of the Position:  Responsible for providing and assisting participants of Immanuel Pathways program with activities of daily living, restorative and supportive care. Assists with the organization and implementation of the activity programs. Monitors health status and provides a safe environment for participants.  Aides function under the direct supervision of the Day Center Manager, working with indirect supervision from the department they are supporting. Departments include: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Clinic, Dietary, Recreational Therapy, and Transportation. Function as an Interdisciplinary Team member. Supports and lives out Immanuel’s Mission and CHRIST Promises.

Requirements of Job:

  • Be legally authorized (certified) to practice the job’s functions and actions in Iowa and Nebraska.
  • Only act within the scope of his/her authority to practice in Iowa and Nebraska.
  • Agree to abide by the philosophy, practices, and protocols of the PACE organization
  • Job specific competencies for the Participant Center Aide will be met prior to assuming participant care.
  • Incumbent may be assigned to perform job duties or cover for a counterpart at more than one Immanuel Pathways site in Iowa and Nebraska on a fill-in basis for a short duration.

 KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Key Areas

Key Responsibilities and Duties of the Job

85% Participant Care and Assistance

Assists  and monitors participants with activities of daily living (ADL), including but not limited to:

  • Bathing, dressing, transfers, hair care, grooming, nail care, shaving, oral hygiene and toileting
  • Laundering participant clothing at the center
  • Noting changes in participant’s physical or emotional status and communicating information to appropriate department/discipline
  • Complete daily charting
  • Assists with participants that have memory support needs
  • Assists in the memory specific room

Assists participants with Transportation needs, including but not limited to:

  • Accompanying participants to and from home with the drivers
  • Accompanying participant to medical and other appointments
  • Helping the driver load and unload participants from vehicles

Assists with Recreational Activities, including but not limited to:

  • Creating and participating in group and one-on-one activities in accordance with daily activity calendar and/or requested by Recreational Therapist
  • Preparing for, facilitating and cleaning up participant activities
  • Activity Documentation

Assists with participant Dietary needs, including but not limited to:

  • Supporting the Registered Dietitian and Dietary Manager with setting up, serving and cleaning for snacks and noon meal
  • Assisting participants with specific dietary needs (i.e. thicken liquids, feeding, etc.)
  • Dietary Documentation (i.e. weights, meals etc.)

Assists with participant Therapy needs, including but not limited to:

  • Restorative exercises on behalf of Physical Therapy
  • Participant specific Occupational Therapy interventions in the center
  • Therapy Documentation

Functions as a IDT member (as assigned) and supports participant care plans:

  • Participating in the activities of the Interdisciplinary Team
  • Carries out the plan of care as directed

Maintain a, safe, welcoming and clean environment for participants

  • Daily communication with Participant Center Manager
  • Maintain clean day rooms and personal care areas
  • Treating participants with compassion, dignity and respect

 

10% Policies & Procedures

Follows policies and procedures of Immanuel Pathways through:

  • Demonstrating dependability through consistent compliance with scheduled work hours
  • Complying with all policies and procedures
  • Acting within the scope of position’s authority
  • Participates in and supports Quality Improvement initiatives
  • Maintaining the confidentiality of all company procedures, results and information about participants, clients or families
  • Implementing Exposure Control Plan
  • Complying with Emergency Preparedness Plan
  • Using proper lifting and push/pull techniques, use gait belt assistance and participant transfers
  • Follows proper equipment use and cleaning
  • Maintain Nursing Assistant certification

5% Other

Perform other duties as required or requested

  1. QUALIFICATIONS

Education-

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate required.

Experience-

  • One (1) year of experience working with the frail or elderly population required.

Other Requirements-

  • Must have medical clearance for communicable diseases and up-to-date immunizations before having direct participant contact.
  • Certified as a First Responder in CPR/AED and First Aid by national standards or be able to obtain in 60 days.
  • Ability to work at Nebraska and Iowa Pathways sites

KSA- Knowledge Skills and Abilities-

  • Basic knowledge in working with frail and elderly to support Activities of Daily Living (ADL).
  • Experience in identifying participant needs.
  • Experience in identifying and recommending problem resolution.
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with participants, co-workers, and the public.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with co-workers and Participant Center Manager.
  • Ability to work effectively with culturally, economically, and educationally, diverse populations.
  1. BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS OF PERSON IN POSITION

Customer Service

  • Ability to recognize your internal and external customers
  • Ability to use critical thinking skills to solve problems quickly, adding value beyond customer expectations
  • Ability to complete customer service training and ensure satisfactory outcomes according to established guidelines
  • Ability to anticipate customer needs and respond appropriately
  • Ability to make eye contact and pleasantly greet people
  • Ability to understand customer satisfaction targets looking at long term benefits
  • Ability to develop relationship of trust adding value to service

Quality

  • Ability to role model optimum quality in behavior and outcomes
  • Exhibit high standard of ethics, accountability and responsibility
  • Ability to apply quality awareness beyond scope of current job
  • Ability to recognize problems and willingness to be part of the solution
  • Ability to recognize ways to improve interactions, processes, systems, materials, equipment, and services

Wellness

  • Willingness to actively participate in company sponsored wellness initiatives
  • Demonstrate ability to learn and take responsibility for their good health

Teamwork

  • Ability to consistently work in a positive and cooperative manner with fellow employees
  • Seek out opportunities to help rather than waiting to be asked
  • Behavior that demonstrates and inspires others to positive interactions
  • Welcomes, supports and utilizes talents regardless of individual differences
  • Values and respects the dynamics of difference of opinions, outlooks, and styles
  • Ability to address conflict as it occurs seeing it as an opportunity to improve
  • Ability to translate individual achievement into team achievement

Communication

  • Listen effectively seeking first to understand, then to be understood
  • Uses tact and diplomacy in interactions at all levels
  • Assists the business unit in achieving results through strong written, verbal and visual communication
  • Anticipates the need for others to have information keeping supervisor and co-workers informed as to important activity
  • Welcomes feedback as a way of giving and receiving opportunity for improvement

Measurement

  • Maintains positive view of on-going professional development
  • Demonstrates functional expertise in area of responsibility
  • Demonstrates effective use of time, resources, and skills
  • Shows respect for other’s time by being on time to meetings

Leadership

  • Seeks out opportunities to help rather than waiting to be asked
  • Make timely decisions using sound logic and good judgment
  • Makes decisions within ethical, moral, legal and accountable framework that contribute to the attainment of individual, team, department, and company goals

Education and Training

  • Applies and adapts skill, knowledge acquired through training and development opportunities
  • Able to assess one’s own strength and able to accept feedback being open to change

Recognition

  • Demonstrates as much enthusiasm for other’s success as for their own
  • Recognizes and acts upon opportunities to express gratitude and appreciation of other’s efforts however successful

Knowing Immanuel Pathways, an Immanuel community

  • Ability and willingness to learn everything possible about Immanuel, their mission and values, and how those are directly correlated to your job.
  • Understands the true meaning of Integrity, Respect and Compassionate Service, and seeks to emulate these in their work
  • Conscientious about first impressions in dress, speech, behavior that reflect Immanuel’s standards
  • Ability to understand how one’s decisions impact the organization
  1. WORK ENVIRONMENT

Description of how often the employee is exposed to the following working conditions:

 

Occasional (0-33%)

Frequent (34-66%)

Regular (67-100%)

Indoor Work

 

 

X

Outdoor Work

X

 

 

Cold (below 32 F)

X

 

 

Heat (above 100 F)

X

 

 

Extreme Noise

X

 

 

Vibrations

X

 

 

Fumes

X

 

 

Odors

 

X

 

Dust

X

 

 

Gases

X

 

 

Bloodborne Pathogens

 

X

 

Infectious Diseases

 

X

 

Electrical Hazards

X

 

 

Explosive Hazards

X

 

 

Chemical Hazards

X

 

 

  1. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS                                               

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the key responsibilities and duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform them.

 

Occasional (0-33%)

Frequent (34-66%)

Constant (67-100%)

Bending

 

 

X

Carrying (25 # or more)

X

 

 

Climbing

X

 

 

Crawling

X

 

 

Distinguish Smell

X

 

 

Distinguish Temperature

X

 

 

Driving

X

 

 

Hand/Finger Dexterity

 

 

X

Hearing (in person)

 

 

X

Hearing (on phone)

 

X

 

Lifting (25 # or more)

 

X

 

Pulling

 

X

 

Pushing

 

X

 

Sitting

X

 

 

Squatting

X

 

 

Standing

 

 

X

Stooping (bending at waist)

 

 

X

Stretching/Reaching

 

 

X

Talking (in person)

 

 

X

Talking (on phone)

 

X

 

Typing

X

 

 

Vision for Close Work

X

 

 

Walking

 

 

X

 

*This job profile is designed to summarize certain essential information about a job or job category. It is not designed to be a comprehensive or detailed task list for any particular job or job category. This job/job category may have individual or multiple incumbents, each of whom may perform somewhat different specific job duties or tasks consistent with the general function of the position.  Incumbents may be required to perform duties or support functions other than those listed on the job profile as needed. Immanuel Communities may amend a job profile at any time with or without notice.

Job Details

Date Posted December 5, 2018
Date Closes June 1, 2019
Located In Des Moines, IA
Department PACE SW IOWA DAY CENTER
Job Type Full-time Employee
Shift
Daytime
Mon: 8 am to 4 pm
Tue: 8 am to 4 pm
Wed: 8 am to 4 pm
Thu: 8 am to 4 pm
Fri: 8 am to 4 pm
Hours 40 hours per week; Days
Start Date Immediately
SOC Category 31-1012.00 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants
Zipcode 50324
Name Ann Schweiss
Address 1044 North 115th Street Suite 500
City, State and Zip Omaha, NE 68154

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Group Legal
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Continuing Education Program
  • Discounts on Employer Merchandise & Services
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Fitness Classes
  • Free Parking
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Program
  • Workout Facilities
  • Merit Increases
At a Glance
Enjoy these benefits
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
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