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Nursing Assistant

Company: Our House, Inc.
Location: Union
Posted on: May 4, 2024

Job Description:

**This position is specific to individuals who have a Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate. This is a dual position that includes fulfilling the role of a Direct Support Professional while also a fulfilling responsibilities of a Certified Nursing Assistant. Qualifications: Must possess CNA Certificate. Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. College background with related courses and related work experience preferred. Must have valid driver's license with good driving record. We provide paid training. We are seeking caring, compassionate and dedicated individual to join our team as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) / Direct Support Professional (DSP). In this role, you will provide essential care and support to individuals with developmental disabilities and medical needs, helping them achieve the highest level of independence and quality of life possible. What You Will Be Doing: Training and supervising residents in the development/enhancement of independent living skills in areas such as nutrition, meal planning and preparation, household skills, personal grooming and hygiene, money skills, recreational and social skills, safety, travel training, sexuality training, self- advocacy and other areas. Administer medications and assist with medical treatments under the supervision of licensed healthcare professionals. Monitor and document individuals' health status, vital signs, and any changes in condition, reporting to appropriate healthcare professionals as necessary. Follow care plans and protocols established by healthcare professionals, ensuring individualized care and adherence to standards of practice. Collaborate with interdisciplinary team members, including nurses, therapists, and case managers, to develop and implement individualized care plans. May be responsible for providing a high level of assistance with hygiene, including but not limited to; bathing, toileting, changing of adult disposable underwear, changing catheters, changing colostomy bags, (we provide training on how to do this) etc. Responsible for the safety and well-being of the residents. Providing adequate supervision for the individuals in the home as outlined in their IHP/ISP. Supervising and documenting the administration of medication Transporting residents in agency vehicles to medical appointments. shopping, activities, etc. Must be able to accompany and supervise residents on appointments, community activities, recreational events and advocate/support them in a community setting. Monitoring resident progress towards IHP/ISP goals and documents progress in the Electronic Client Record by completing accurate and detailed Goal Tracking Sheets. Maintaining compliance with Medicaid Regulations by completing accurate, factual and detailed accounts of resident's progress when completing Medicaid required documentation. Maintaining and completing accurate household documentation during scheduled shifts and completing all necessary documentation prior to leaving. Maintaining the safety of the home, property and vehicle by following general safety precautions, maintaining security at all times, immediately correcting unsafe conditions, properly maintaining fire alarm system, conducting emergency evacuation drills as assigned, and promptly removing snow/ice. Requirement to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including a mask, as directed by CDC, OSHA, state and local authorities. PPE requirements are subject to change at any time. Interacting professionally with community members, volunteers, service and religious organizations, doctors, specialists, neighbors, family /guardians etc. Some of our residents have behaviors, which may include, but is not limited to kicking, hitting, biting, pushing, etc. Training in Handle With Care Restraints and Positive Behavioral Supports provided Demonstrating respect, cooperation, consideration, tact, and professionalism in dealing with residents, peers, supervisors, families and others. Modeling appropriate behavior for residents. Attending and participating in monthly staff meetings, Agency staff meetings. Advocating for rights of the residents. Identifying, and working with managerial staff in meeting special/individual needs of the residents such as, physical, psychological, social, religious, civil, legal and financial needs. Other duties as assigned. Essential Physical/Mental Demands: Must be able to physically enter group homes/apartments. This is an on-site position, fully awake, and is hands-on. Must be able to observe, hear and respond if a resident in the home or in the community is in danger or needs assistance. Must possess adequate motor skills to assist residents who are physically disabled, to be able to respond quickly to prevent injury or mishap of residents, create a safe atmosphere, and to be able to redirect residents with behavior problems. ( Examples: self-abuse/injury, darting into dangerous situations, injuring other residents or other people) Must possess good judgment and problem-solving skills to handle day-to-day situations that may arise during work time. Must be able to work alone, while also meeting required staffing ratio. Must have sufficient oral communication and comprehension skills to sufficiently understand and respond to other individuals including residents, both in person and on the telephone. Must be able to attend off-site trainings. Must be able to physically assist residents with meeting hygiene needs which includes, but is not limited to: showering, bathing and toileting. Must be able to physically assist individuals utilizing wheelchairs in a residential and community setting (pushing, transporting, etc.) Must be able to provide the adequate level of assistance to transfer residents in and out of the bathroom, bed, shower, etc. based on the needs of the residents in the home. Benefits Available to Full Time Employees: Health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 401k Matching, paid time off (19 day accrued annually), paid sick time, tuition reimbursement, eligibility for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness, referral bonuses, flexible spending account, Key Words: Direct care, DSP, direct support, counselor, special needs, psychology, Autism, behavior supports, group home, residential, direct care, career changer, career pivot, return to work, CNA Employment Type: Full Time Salary: $22 Hourly Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Our House, Inc., Union , Nursing Assistant, Healthcare , Union, New Jersey

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