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Certified Nursing Assistant ( On Call )

Napa, CA 94558

De La Salle Institute

Posted 3 weeks ago
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Job Description

A successful non-profit seeks an On Call Certified Nursing Assistant to attend the needs of elderly religious brothers. De La Salle Institute (DLSI), located atop a rural hilltop with spectacular views of the Napa Valley, is searching for an On- Call Certified Nursing Assistant to assist the retired Christian Brothers maintain optimal independence by assisting with activities of daily living; observe the overall physical and psychological condition of the Brothers, report changes in conditions to the Nurse and maintain a safe, secure and healthy environment for the Brothers. The Christian Brothers are members of a Catholic religious order. Certified Nursing Assistant must be available on call for nights, evenings, days, weekends and holidays. DLSI’s purpose is to serve and support the Brothers, Partners and Apostolates of the San Francisco New Orleans District of the Christian Brothers, whose mission is a human and Christian education for the young, especially the poor. DLSI is a religious nonprofit organization. Under the direction of the Nurse the successful candidate will perform the following duties: PERSONAL CARE : Assists the aging Brothers with personal care, which includes but is not limited to personal hygiene, oral care, shaving, showering, dressing, ambulation, therapeutic exercises, feeding, personal laundry and toileting. Such assistance will vary from Brother to Brother depending on condition and ability. OBSERVATION, RECORDING AND REPORTING Observes Brothers’ physical conditions by monitoring vital signs, weights; intake and output; response to new medications; changes in conditions. Observes Brothers’ psychosocial conditions, cognition, and adaptation. Records vital signs, weights, I & O, changes in medication and condition in individual records. Reports changes in conditions, medications, nursing or medical orders using a report sheet. Reports critical condition changes and accidents / incidents to supervising Nurse immediately. SAFETY AND SECURITY Maintains a safe, secure and healthy environment by following infection control standards, removing or (having removed) hazards from environment such as broken equipment. Requests repair of repairable equipment. Encourages the use of safety aides such as walkers where warranted. Keeps supplies clean, organized and safely stored. Maintains neat, clean, organized workspace, kitchen area and treatment areas. MEDICATION and TREATMENT ASSISTANCE Stores clearly marked medications in locked cabinet(s). Assists with medication administration as directed by the supervising nurse. Notes any adverse reactions or side effects and reports these to the supervising nurse. May be required to report changes in condition or adverse reactions to medications to the physician if the nurse or licensed designee is unavailable. Coordinates prescription services with local and mail order pharmacies making sure that supplies are sufficient. Notes actual medication orders and makes changes on medication records as needed. Keeps Nurse informed of changes in medications made by the physicians. Informs other health care professionals of medication changes as requested by RN or designee. Administers minor, routine treatments prescribed by a physician and as instructed by the supervising Nurse or as instructed by home health / hospice nurses and/ or therapists. SUPPLY MAINTENANCE : Coordinates and organizes inventory of OTC medications, first aid supplies, juices, beverages, food supplies, paper products and other department supplies. Obtains Nurse approval before ordering supplies. Processes medical, office and kitchen supply orders; receives shipments and reviews statements for accuracy prior to supervisor or director approval. Rotates stock of supplies so that older supplies are used first. COORDINATION OF CARE Adheres to individual nursing plans of care. Assists Nurse with coordination of care including special needs, medical and dental appointments, therapy, and home care. Assists with department scheduling / assume duty as directed. Coordinates and prioritizes personal laundry assistance for more dependent Brothers. Assists in coordination of housekeeping needs including special projects, emergency needs or changes needed or requested by the Brothers. Follows daily schedule of community activities. Encourage participation in recreational or therapeutic activities. TEAMWORK Cheerfully assists coworkers, peers and supervisor as needed. Maintains open lines of communication. Welcomes new employees. Assists in orientation and education of new staff and registry staff as needed. Performs other duties and special projects as needed. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to anticipate the needs of the Brothers with a predetermined treatment plan; responsive to immediate and long term needs. A collaborative team player actively contributing to building community. Ability to maintain confidentiality of information, especially that of a medical and/or sensitive nature. Self-starter; ability to manage time and meet deadlines with little supervision. Ability to multi-task while maintaining proficiency and accuracy. Ability to adjust to changing priorities. Excellent professional courtesy and manner with all external and internal contacts. Excellent attendance and punctuality. Willingness to grow in understanding of the Lasallian mission and heritage. Proficiency in Word. Strong communication and organization skills. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: High School Diploma or equivalent Certificate of completion of Certified Nursing Assistant Current BLS/CPR Certification required First Aid certification within first six months of employment Minimum 1 year of experience working with the Geriatric population Experience with rehabilitation methods and goals Assistance with medication management preferred, but not required PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Walking, sitting, standing, kneeling, driving Manual dexterity for keyboarding Ability to use a computer Indoor and outdoor work environment Potential exposure to biohazards, blood and bodily fluids Lifting up to 200 pounds with assistance Pushing/pulling up to 225 pounds Requires gentle assistance to brothers weighing up to 300 pounds Employment Type: Part Time Bonus/Commission: No

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