Providence St. Joseph Health

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Providence Resident Care Attendant in Spokane, Washington

Description:

Providence is calling a Resident Care Attendant (Residential Care, Evenings, 0.5 FTE) to Providence Emilie Court Assisted Living in Spokane, Washington. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all – especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS:

  • Record all entries on flow sheets, notes, charts, etc., in an informative and descriptive manner.

  • Use only authorized abbreviations established by this facility when recording information.

  • Report all accidents and incidents you observe on the shift that they occur.

  • Answer telephone in a professional manner, record complete messages, and relay to proper channels.

  • Monitor for environmental hazards.

  • ADMISSION, TRANSFER, AND DISCHARGE FUNCTIONS:

  • Ensure that the resident’s apt is ready for receiving the resident with the name at the door of apt.

  • Greet residents and escort them to their apartment.

  • Introduce resident to other residents and personnel as appropriate.

  • Assist with making resident feel welcome.

  • Assist residents with packing their personal possessions when they are being discharged as requested by resident or family.

  • Escort residents to lobby as needed.

  • Assist with loading/unloading residents from vehicles as necessary.

  • PERSONNEL FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform all assigned tasks in accordance with our established policies and procedures, and as instructed by your supervisors.

  • Follow work assignments, and/or work schedules in completing and performing your assigned tasks.

  • Cooperate with inter-departmental personnel, as well as other facility personnel to ensure that nursing services can be adequately maintained to meet the needs of the residents

  • Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the unit and shift.

  • Meet with your shift’s nursing personnel, on a regularly scheduled basis, to assist in identifying and correcting problem areas, and/or the improvement of services.

  • Report all complaints and grievances made by the resident to the Administrator or DON as appropriate.

  • Notify the facility when you will be late or absent from work, by speaking directly to administrative staff.

  • Report occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals to your superior.

  • PERSONAL NURSING FUNCTIONS:

  • Participate in and receive the nursing report upon reporting for duty.

  • Follow established policies concerning exposure to blood/body fluids.

  • Assist residents with daily dental and mouth care (i.e., brushing teeth,/dentures, oral hygiene, special mouth care, etc.) as per Negotiated Service Plan (NSP).

  • Assist residents with shower functions (i.e., bed bath, tub or shower bath, etc.)as directed as per NSP.

  • Assist residents with dressing/undressing as necessary per NSP.

  • Assist residents with nail care (i.e, clipping, trimming, and cleaning the finger/toenails. Note: does not include diabetic residents per NSP).

  • Assist with shaving male residents per NSP.

  • Change bed linens per NSP.

  • Make beds per NSP.

  • Assist/provide laundry services per NSP.

  • Assist resident with bowel and bladder management (i.e., take to bathroom, offer bedpan/urinal, portable commode, etc) per NSP.

  • Assist with housekeeping tasks as assigned.

  • Collect specimens as instructed (i.e., urine, sputum, stools, etc.).

  • Remind and encourage residents to attend activity and social programs, (i.e, church services, parties, visitors, etc.).

  • Assist in transporting residents to/from appointments, activity and social programs, etc., as necessary.

  • Assist residents to walk with or without self-help devices as instructed per NSP.

  • Complete and record resident vital signs (weight, BP, pulse, respiration, temp) as instructed.

  • Answer resident calls promptly.

  • MEDICATION ASSISTANCE:

  • Assist residents with self administration of medications as instructed by RN.

  • Follow Nurse Delegation guidelines for dispensing medications.

  • Monitor medications, supplies and order as necessary in accordance with established policies..

  • Document and report adverse signs and symptoms as instructed by RN.

  • Insure narcotic records are accurate for all shifts. Report discrepancies to RN immediately.

  • Dispose of medications in accordance with established procedure.

  • Notify MD when residents are involved in an accident or incident.

  • Receive faxed orders from MD, notify RN and provide information as trained.

  • SPECIAL NURSING CARE FUNCTIONS:

  • Observe and report to the RN the presence of pressure areas and skin breakdown to prevent decubitus ulcers (bedsores).

  • Report injuries of an unknown source, including skin tears and record in residents notes.

  • Provide daily perineal care as requested and noted on NSP.

  • Assist with the application of slings, elastic bandages, binders, etc. as noted on NSP.

  • Monitor disoriented residents. Record and report data as instructed.

  • Turn all non - self-medications found in the resident’s apartment /possession over to the RN.

  • Watch for and report any change in room temperature, ventilation, lighting, etc. to maintenance.

  • FOOD SERVICE FUNCTIONS:

  • Assist residents to meals as requested.

  • Introduce resident to other residents at the table. Serve beverages and meals. Assist to cut food, supervision, etc. as requested.

  • Report changes in the resident’s eating habits and report to the Administrator and DON.

  • Encourage resident fluid intake or monitor if on fluid restrictions.

  • May be requested to update family of significant changes in condition (i.e. incidents, death).

  • Follow up with funeral home, as needed.

  • Provide between meal and bedtime snacks, available from dietary or resident apartment.

  • Escort resident to apt as requested by resident and noted on NSP.

  • STAFF DEVELOPMENT:

  • Attend and participate in scheduled training and educational classes to maintain current certification as a Nursing Assistant.

  • Attend and participate in scheduled orientation programs and inservices..

  • Attend and participate in scheduled inservices for hazard communication, TB management, blood borne pathogens standard, and inservices required for assisted living.

  • Attend and participate in advance directive in-service training programs as scheduled.

  • RESIDENT SAFETY AND SANITATION:

  • Insure proper safety devices are in place and functioning.

  • Monitor resident safety as appropriate throughout the shift.

  • Participate in appropriate in-service training programs prior to performing tasks that involve potential exposure to blood/body fluids.

  • Wash hands before and after performing any service for the resident.

  • Keep the nurses’ call system within easy reach of the resident.

  • Immediately notify the Nurse Supervisor and the Administrator of any resident leaving/missing from the facility.

  • Complete incident report forms as trained.

  • Follow established safety precautions in the performance of all duties.

  • Keep residents’ personal possessions off the floor and properly stored.

  • Keep floors dry. Report spills immediately or wipe them up.

  • Keep excess supplies and equipment off the floor. Store in designated areas.

  • Perform routine housekeeping duties.

  • Report all hazardous conditions and equipment to the Nurse Supervisor/Charge Nurse immediately.

  • Report all safety violations to Administrator.

  • Follow established smoking regulations. Report all violations.

  • Report any communicable or infectious disease to the Director of Nursing and/or to the Administrator.

  • Follow established procedures in the use and disposal of personal protective equipment.

  • Wear and/or use safety equipment and supplies (e.g., gait belt, mechanical lifts, etc.), when assisting residents with transfers.

  • EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLY FUNCTIONS:

  • Use only the equipment you have been trained to use.

  • Use only the equipment and supplies necessary to do the job. Do not be wasteful.

  • Inform the Nurse Supervisor/Administrator of your equipment and supply needs.

  • CARE PLAN FUNCTIONS:

  • Review NSP and notes daily to determine if changes in the resident’s daily care routine have been made on the care plan.

  • Inform the team leader of any changes in the resident’s conditions so that appropriate information can be entered on the resident’s NSP.

  • Ensure that your notes reflect policy to document by exception.

  • RESIDENT RIGHTS:

  • Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information.

  • Ensure that you treat all residents fairly, and with kindness, dignity, and respect.

  • Ensure that all nursing care is provided in privacy.

  • Knock before entering the resident’s apartment.

  • Report all grievances and complaints made by the resident to the Nurse Supervisor/Charge Nurse and Administrator.

  • Report all allegations of resident abuse and/or misappropriation of resident property to Administrator.

  • Honor the resident’s refusal of treatment request. Report such requests to your supervisor.

  • SAFETY:

  • Use appropriate safety guidelines and precautions.

  • Demonstrate safe handling skills and use of equipment.

  • Participate and demonstrates knowledge of fire and disaster plans.

  • Report any equipment safety hazard appropriately.

  • Follow universal precaution procedures.

  • Observe principles of good body mechanics in resident care activities.

  • Demonstrate pro-active approach to patient and facility safety needs.

  • Know purpose and location of MSDS information.

  • PROFESSIONALISM:

  • Consistently prompt to resident treatments and meetings.

  • Begin work on time.

  • Write legibly.

  • Meet productivity goals per department standard.

  • Sick time does not exceed guidelines.

  • Adhere to department dress code.

  • Demonstrate a willingness to critique own practice error, documents unusual occurrences and pursues solutions.

  • INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:

  • Inform appropriate team members of resident's condition changes, falls, and other problems.

  • Communicate goals and plans for care to team members to enhance continuity and coordination of resident care.

  • Communicate appropriate information to other team members.

  • STAFFING:

  • Request days off/vacation days in accordance with the facility's policy and considers overall department operations when submitting requests.

  • Cooperate when asked to adjust schedule to meet patient and department needs, including floating to any area.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Must be a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or a Home Care Aide (HCA) in accordance with laws of Washington State.

  • 7.5 hours AIDS related training needed within 30 days of hire.

  • DSHS approved Dementia and Mental Health classes needed within 90 days of hire.

  • Food Handler's Permit (or must obtain within 14 days of hire)

  • CPR and First Aid Cards needed within 30 days of hire.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • H.S. Diploma or GED

About the ministry you will serve.

Providence Emilie Court Assisted Living provides assisted living on the tree-lined streets of the Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital. Emilie Court offers private apartments and a rich quality of life to seniors in a vibrant urban environment.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Part-time

Shift: Evening

Job Category: Certified Nursing Assistant

Location: Washington-Spokane

Req ID: 289997

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