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CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT
We’re currently seeking CNA’s to join our team! Individuals will work in our Minnetonka and Plymouth residential care homes as well as in private homes as we expand into home care.
Our shifts are generally:
- Day Shift: 6:00am – 2:00pm
- Afternoon Shift: 2:00pm – 10:00pm
- Overnight Shift: 10:00pm – 6:00am
Home Care shifts may vary based on the needs of our clients.
Employees will be required to work scheduled weekends/holidays and must have a current Certified Nursing Aide license.
Responsibilities will include but are limited to:
- Providing one-on-one care to our residents.
- Assisting in performing activities of daily living such as eating, dressing, showering and toileting when necessary.
- Assist with treatments as delegated by the Registered Nurse.
- Help each of our residents reach and maintain the highest level of performance and independence.
- Prepare nutritional, home cooked meals using provided recipes.
- Lead and participate in resident engagement.
Individuals interested must complete an application and submit for consideration.
The role of the RN is to ensure that the health and safety of all clients are met through assessments of the clients, development and implementation of appropriate plans of care, supervision of clients’ services, supervision of home care staff and on-going training of home care staff.
The RN, under the direction of the DON, will ensure that staff is trained in nursing procedures and policies which are current and up to date and will also ensure that the home care services are in compliance with current regulations and standards. Must be able to relate professionally with clients, staff and family members, display a positive work attitude and be able to work as a team with other staff members.
RESPONSIBILITIES AS DELEGATED BY DIRECTOR OF NURSING:
- Completes initial assessment of prospective clients requesting an assessment and develops a proposed service plan prior to the date on which a client signs a residency agreement or moves in, if possible.
- Completes admission assessment day of move in and delegates nursing services and care to be provided for the direct care staff to follow immediately so they are able to provide for that residents care.
- Implements service agreements with all new clients. Reviews and revises service plan as needed due to changes in clients’ needs and a minimum of once every 12 months
- Assures clients have up-to-date care plans
- Monitors and maintains client’s clinical chart and clinical progress notes.
- Communicates to physicians and other personnel (e.g., county caseworkers, health plan care coordinators) changes in client’s needs or conditions.
- Facilitates coordination of client’s home care services with other service providers.
- Is responsible for ordering medications and all medication renewals as well as any necessary follow-up with physicians regarding medications and/or medical conditions.
- Assures all physicians orders are signed and implemented within 24 hours of receipt.
- Assures that proper systems, policies and procedures are developed and implemented correctly by licensed and unlicensed staff regarding the storage, set up, administration and disposal of medications, including systems to control Schedule II drugs
- Assures that medications are set up per primary pharmacy system or other system used for medication administration by unlicensed staff.
- Assures that medication administration procedures are followed properly, investigates any errors and issues with staff and implements corrective action plans as needed.
- Assures new medication sheets are in place by the first of each month.
- Reviews each client’s medication sheet monthly and assures accuracy and appropriate signatures.
- Assures that each home care staff person is oriented to the individual needs of each client the person will serve.
- Performs supervisory visits no later than 14 days after admission, at least every 62 days thereafter based on the client’s needs, and as needed to evaluate each client’s home care services.
- Directly supervises LPNs’ and unlicensed staff’s performance of delegated nursing services. Conducts evaluation of staff performance of delegated nursing services in coordination with the housing manager through appropriate documentation and consistent with agency personnel policies.
- Provides all new home care employees with required training on “core training,” medications and other tasks to be performed and provides continuing education for all staff and documents such training to assure compliance with state, federal and local regulations. Each unlicensed staff person must have at least eight hours of in-service training for each 12 months of employment. All home care staff must receive an annual infection control in-service as required in the home care rule.
- Supervises medication practices and medical equipment being used in the building.
- Assures that staff clearly understands and follow all client care procedures.
- Monitors staff for accuracy of client blood pressures, weights and pulse as requested.
- Assists the DON/manager/administrator/owner in the development and implementation of policies and procedures related to home care services.
- Is available for on-call medical questions and/or emergencies via phone as assigned. On-call duty may require the RN to come to the building to handle a medical emergency.
- Assures compliance with regulations and is available for state licensure surveys.
- Identifies as early as possible when client’s needs are likely to exceed the services that our home care agency can safely provide; communicates these concerns to the client and responsible person both verbally and in writing and provides assistance to the client in obtaining other needed services
- Responsible for investigating and reporting incidents of suspected client neglect and/or abuse and reporting these findings to appropriate county officials, in coordination with the Housing Manager.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
- Must be registered and licensed with the State of Minnesota as a RN, and must maintain current license
- Must receive a “not disqualified” criminal background result from Department of Human Services.
- Previous home care or public health nursing experience is preferred and beneficial.
- Must be able to move throughout the work day and throughout the building.
- Must have adequate vision and hearing to meet the requirements of this position.
- Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
- While performing duties of this job, employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to examine clients, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms.
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