The Heritage at Fox Run, southwest Iowa’s premier retirement community is located on the 16th hole of the scenic Fox Run golf course. We offer assisted living, independent living and memory care options that deliver an array of personalized services designed to meet the often changing needs of our residents. This position is in our Brand New Memory Care Building!
The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Medication Aide (CMA) provides high quality healthcare services and programs to residents. The incumbent provides superior resident care, complies with company policies, local, state and federal regulations and supports the advancement of our business strategy. The incumbent promotes a positive culture that focuses on our core values of Compassion, Trust, Respect and Fun for residents and associates.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
- Promote a positive, inclusive culture through demonstrated behaviors that are aligned with our Core Values of Compassion, Respect, Trust and Fun.
- Establish and evolve positive relationships with residents, families, associates, OnCare Home Health, regulatory agencies, vendors and third-party providers.
- Assist in training associates and community for inspection by regulatory agencies through regular quality assessments, completing corrective actions, accurate and current record keeping practices, policy compliance, emergency preparedness, etc.
- Follow operational processes, procedures and best practices that meet state requirements and ensure consistent processes are applied throughout the community.
- The Certified Caregiver will provide resident assistance in personal care and daily activities such as bathing, grooming, dressing, transfers, ambulation, toileting, meal service and laundry services.
- The Medication Tech administers medication in accordance with physician orders and company policies.
- The Certified Nursing Assistant or Medication Aide may provide resident assistance in some personal care and daily activities such as grooming, meal, cleaning and laundry services.
- Ensure resident care and services are provided in accordance with Resident Service Agreements company policies and state regulations.
- Assist in maintaining accurate and complete services plans, records and files for each resident.
- Maintain a safe, sanitary and hazard-free community environment through the prevention of accidents, preservation of equipment and safe work practices.
Education and Experience
- 1+ years of experience as a certified caregiver or Medication Tech in a senior living or related industry role preferred.
- Must hold state required certified nursing assistant (CNA) or medication aide certification (CMA) as applicable along with an acceptable record.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Ability to work and communicate effectively with diverse groups including colleagues, clients and various business contacts at various levels ranging from front-line employees to senior executives.
- Demonstrated ability to promote a culture of Compassion, Trust, Respect and Fun and operates in the spirit and advocacy for our seniors.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to navigate challenging and ambiguous situations involving emotions or conflict.
- Creative problem solving, negotiation and persuasion skills.
- Ability to maintain confidential and privileged information that involves HIPPA, residents, associates.
Work takes place in a typical office environment equipped with a computer, phone and other office supplies. Work may also take place in the outdoor environment.
Position may also involve exposure to latex, infections and communicable diseases.
Must be able to assist residents with limited mobility, move equipment or materials and lift/push/pull up to 50 pounds intermittently throughout the day.