Advantage Nursing Services

  • Peoria, IL Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

    Job ID
    2016-1074
    Branch/Office Location
    US-IL-Peoria
    Category
    Hidden (24041)
  • Shift / Client Location

    • Must be an active member on the Health Care Worker Registry.
    • 2 references required.
    • Passes all required background checks upon hire and throughout employment; including but not limited to: Criminal/State Highway Patrol, Fingerprint-Based Criminal History Records Check via the Health Care Worker Registry, Child Abuse and Neglect Tracking System (CANTS), OIG, Sex Offender, Department of Corrections, E-Verify.
    • Must have current CPR certification for health care providers. No online cards accepted.
    • Must complete online training for Mandated Reporters and provide certificate; must be re-done every year during employment with agency.
    • Must have vehicle insurance if driving to and from work.
    • CNA - Has successfully completed formal training as a CNA; must present an Illinois certificate (if applicable)

     

     

    Job Summary

    The Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) and Home Service Worker perform various personal care/homemaker chore tasks which are assigned per each client’s individual needs. The CNA/Home Service worker assists with activities of daily living, physical comfort, homemaker chore, emotional, and social support to the client. The CNA/Home Service Worker supports Advantage Nursing Services’ mission, philosophy, policies and procedures. This position is considered variable hour in that the employee works on a pro re nata basis (PRN).

     

    Requirements

    Essential Job Functions:

    • Supports Advantage Nursing Service’s mission, philosophy, agency policies and service approach.
    • Provides direct patient care within the scope of knowledge, experience base and training.
    • Maintains client confidentiality in accordance with the agency’s HIPAA and confidentiality policies.
    • Follows all mandated reporter guidelines. Reports any suspicions of abuse and/or neglect to the abuse and neglect hotline.
    • Attends all staff meetings, case conferences and required in-services.
    • Follows all state, federal, and agency guidelines.
    • Independently performs the client specific tasks as assigned on the client’s care plan.
    • Observes, reports, and documents any physical and/or behavioral changes in the client promptly, accurately, and precisely to the Staffing Coordinator/ Nursing Supervisor.
    • Provides assistance with activities of daily living, housekeeping, personal laundry, and companionship.
    • Assists the client in meeting the demands of living independently.
    • Completes appropriate reporting documents such as timesheets, progress notes, incident reports, etc. as outlined by the agency’s policies and procedures.
    • Confirms on a weekly basis, the scheduling of shifts with the agency.
    • Notifies agency of absences due to illness, emergency leave, and scheduled vacations.
    • Weekly timesheets must be completed accurately; including in/out times, tasks performed, and client signatures for every shift worked. Weekly timesheets must be not pre-filled out, or be completed after the shift has already been worked. Documentation must take place during shift.
    • Original timesheets must be submitted to branch office on a weekly basis.
    • Maintains a clean and safe environment as directed by family and client’s plan of care.
    • Able to communicate both orally and in written form to client, family, and/or caregiver.
    • Able to quickly respond to emergency situations involving the safety of the client.
    • Contacts 911 immediately for life threatening situations. Notifies Branch Staffing Coordinator/Nursing Supervisor when the client is stable.
    • CNA – operates under "scope of knowledge" as governed by the Nurse Practice Act.

     

    Functional Requirements

    • CNA’s and Home Service Workers must physically be able to assist the client with the following: dressing, feeding, hair care, mouth care, shaving (electric or safety razor only) nail care (excluding nail trimming), positioning, toileting, and transfers.
    • Must be able to assist client with assistive devices (training by RN required): wheel chair, walker, hoyer lift, gait belt, or lift sheets.
    • Able to push and pull a client at a minimum of 100 pounds.
    • Able to lift a client at a minimum of 50 pounds.
    • Ability to move in tight spaces, between objects and furniture.
    • Able to perform duties which require standing, walking, squatting, climbing stairs, bending, kneeling, twisting, sitting, reaching at, below, and over shoulder limits
    • Able to continuously perform physical functions from up to an hour without rest.

     

     

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