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Home Health Aide/PM Shift

Company: Cardigan Ridge Senior Living
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY:This position is responsible for providing personal care and designated health-related services designed to maintain the resident's physical and emotional well-being for those residents living at Cardigan Ridge Senior Living. This position assists residents with tasks of daily living as indicated on the Service Agreement, the Medication Administration Record (MAR), and other services as delegated by the RN.QUALIFICATIONS:High School education/GED or previous work experienceCNA/ NAR or HHA Certificate preferred.Experience in working with older adults.SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:This position requires the incumbent to:Possess a sensitivity and aptitude for working with the elderly.Prioritize and organize work effectively and efficiently.Possess skills to communicate effectively with residents, families, staff and other customers.Possess the ability to read, write and comprehend simple instructions, correspondence and documentation, including medical terminology, in English.Be punctual with a good attendance record.Must demonstrate good interpersonal skills.Understand how to use, carry and be responsible for the cell phone while on duty.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND TASKS:Medication AdministrationAdminister medications and give reminders to residents as required according to the Medication Administration Record (MAR) and as delegated by the RN Supervisor.Follow policy for administrating medications PRN standing orders.Follow policy and procedure for narcotic administration and documentation.Follow policy and procedure for medication administration when a resident is leaving the building.Follows policy and procedures when receiving new or changed medication orders.Reorder medications and supplies weekly, or as needed.Understand standard precautions used for infection control and adhere to them.Other medication administration duties as assigned by RN Supervisor. Provide personal and direct care to residentsAssist residents with activities of daily living as indicated on their individual service agreement (including, but not limited to dressing, showering, grooming, toilet assistance and escorting).Assist residents with daily room order and light housekeeping.Assist residents with personal laundry duties, which may include ironing.Maintain a clean and healthy environment.Promote independence, not dependence, with residents offering choices and fostering self-help skills.Perform routine procedures as delegated by the RN Supervisor.Documenting and reportingDocument any changes in residents' condition in the resident chart and communication log. Report these changes to the RN Supervisor.Completes incident reports according to policy.Reports to RN Supervisor any medication changes or any PRN medications that have been administered to a resident.Understands procedures regarding assisted living tasks and charting procedures when performing these tasks.Recognizing abnormal signs and symptoms, or changes in residents' condition.Documenting duties completed with residents on the service delivery record during each shift. Complete essential paperworkFiling papers in residents' charts as needed.Signing Medication Administration Records (MAR's) monthly.Reviewing and signing all new residents plan of care/ weekly service record and changes in current residents' plan of care.Reading the communication book and checking employee mailbox before the start of each shift.Checking outgoing US mailbox, collecting US mail delivered and distributing US mail and in-house mail to the residents.Other documentation as assigned and/ or needed.Knowledge and compliance with state regulationsUnderstand and adhere to the Vulnerable Adult and abuse policy, Bill of Rights and HIPPA.Works to assure facility is in compliance with federal, state and local standards and regulations.Complete a minimum of eight (8) hours of documented training.Be up to date with completing mantoux tests or chest x-rays. Activity ProgrammingEncourage, gather and/ or escort residents to participate in scheduled activity programs.Lead activity programs as assigned.Socialize with residents and incorporate new ideas and resident suggestions into programming.Participate and function effectively as a team memberDevelop and maintain a positive working relationship with other Unlicensed Personnel's, housekeeper, Nursing staff, kitchen staff and other Name of AL staff.Provide back up to other staff as needed to ensure 24 hours staffing.Communicate information regarding residents care needs and changes to the team and families.Provide proactive and constructive participation in staff meetings.Be compassionate and work with tact and ethical awareness.Be flexible and adaptable to changing situations.Responds appropriately to safety hazards, fire, weather or emergency situations.Follow through promptly on requested duties.Assisted kitchen staff at meal times with set up, serving and clean up.Provide on-the-job training for new associates.Must be mature and emotionally stable using a calm and kind tone of voice.The ability to remain calm in difficult or unusual circumstances.Other duties as assignedSupport the mission and values of Cardigna Ridge.

Keywords: Cardigan Ridge Senior Living, St. Paul , Home Health Aide/PM Shift, Other , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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