Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) – Evening Shift, Mon – Fri, 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Serving Lacey and beyond since 1998
Are you interested in joining a team of veteran caregivers who have been making a difference in the lives of people for more than 40 years? Memory Care at The Lodges is seeking to add a few Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs) to help our residents at our Assisted Living (Memory Care) Facility. CNAs provides direct care to residents for the activities of daily living, this will include some medical care.
Location: Olympia, WA
Accountability: All CNAs report directly to the Supervising Nurse
Salary/Compensation: $16.00 per-hour base DOE for Certified Nursing Assistant License. $14.00 per-hour base for Nursing Assistant Registered or Home Care Aide License. Additional compensation based on experience and qualifications.
Education: Active Washington State Nursing Assistant Certification/Registration License or Home Care Aide License. Current CPR Certification. Past experience as a caregiver in some capacity.
Schedule: 32/40 [Sat/Sun., double shifts – work 32 hours, get paid for 40]
CNA Salary Bonus Programs
Memory Care at The Lodges recognizes that being a nurse is a challenging occupation, but one of vital importance to the world of health care. We want to ensure that our Nurse Aides aren’t just properly compensated for their services but want to grow as a care giver with us.
- Extra Shift Bonus Pay: In addition to time-and-a-half for overtime, Nurse Aides who volunteer to work extra shifts can earn an additional $3.75 an hour!
- We recognize that many Nurse Aides have educational goals extending beyond their current roles. We’ll work with you on school schedules and shift coverage so that you can complete your LPN and/or RN license.
Company Benefits Include:
- Medical benefits including medical, dental, & vision
- Paid sick and vacation time
- Free Life Insurance
- Mentor Program
- Access To Public Transportation
- We Promote from Within
Equipment Used: Blood Pressure Gauge, Thermometer, Wheelchair, Mechanical Lift Devices, and Gait Belt.
Environment: Inside 98%, Outside 2%
Duties and Responsibilities: Including but not limited to, the following functions are considered essential to the CNA position. Assistance may range from total, to partial, to stand by depending upon physical and cognitive ability of resident.
- Assist resident with all Activities of Daily Living – transfers, positioning, bathing, grooming (hair, teeth, nails, general hygiene), dressing, toileting, meals/nourishment, etc.
- Take vital signs of residents, e.g., temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiratory rate, weight, and record information.
- Required to clean facility areas in absence of housekeeping (i.e., wet floor, trash disposal, common areas).
- Maintain each bedside unit in neat and orderly condition and all service areas.
- Make continuous observations of housekeeping and maintenance needs, e.g., broken fixtures, burned out light bulbs, soiled, floors/curtains, and report promptly.
- Assist in assuring the maximum quality of life for all residents by maintaining privacy, accommodating individual preference, promoting independence, encouraging and assisting participation in facility activities/events, and communicating respectfully at all times.
- Respond promptly to all resident assistance requests.
- Maintain continuous communication with Charge Nurse. Participate in report; communicate all changes and unusual observation concerning resident’s physical and psycho-social functioning.
- CNAs attend unit meetings as scheduled, all mandatory in-services and optional in-services per individual needs and interest, for a total of at least 12 hours annually. Outside educational offerings may be substituted for optional in-service hours by providing proof of attendance. Mandatory in-services cannot be substituted.
- Other duties as assigned by the Lodge Nurse Supervisor on duty.
Have Questions?? Please contact Zina Campbell, at email@example.com
To Apply: Please complete the following application and attach a current resume
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY REQUIREMENTS:
- Lift up to 10 lbs: Frequently required to lift medical charts, supplies, and resident’s personal items, e.g. clothing and food items.
- Lift 11 – 25 lbs: Frequently required when lifting soiled bed linens.
- Lift 26 – 50 lbs: Frequently required when transferring a non-weight bearing resident weighing between 100 – 160 pounds. Two aides are typically utilized when resident is unusually heavy or combative• Carry up to 10 lbs: Frequently required to carry medical charts, supplies, and resident’s personal items, e.g., Clothing and food items.
- Carry up to 20 lbs: Frequently may be required when carrying soiled bed linens and carrying to the collection point.
- Carry 26 – 50 lbs: Frequently required for very short distances, when assisting an ambulatory resident to transfers.
- Carry over 50 lbs: Frequently required for very short distances when transferring a non-ambulatory resident weighing between 100 – 130 pounds. Two aides are typically utilized when resident is usually heavy or combative.
- Reach About Shoulder Height: Occasionally when reaching for information or supplies located on shelves.
- Reach Below Shoulder Height: Frequently occurs while assisting with grooming and hygiene.
- Grasping: Frequently grasping while transferring resident and assisting with grooming and hygiene, and while documenting care.
- Handling: Constantly handling resident’s personal items, blood pressure gauge, thermometer, and eating utensils.
- Fingering: Occasionally occurs while documenting resident’s medical charts.
- Controls/Equipment: Blood pressure gauge, thermometer, etc.
OTHER PHYSICAL CONSIDERATIONS
- Twisting: Occasionally may occur while transferring resident.
- Bending: Frequently occurs while taking vital signs, assisting resident in bathing, providing peri care, etc.
- Squatting: Occasionally may occur while bathing residents, also required when putting on shoes and socks of residents, and also when making eye to eye contact while talking if resident is in wheelchair.
DURING AN 8 HOUR DAY, EMPLOYEE IS REQUIRED TO
- Sit: 1 -2 Hours
- Stand: 1-3 hours
- Walking: 1-3 hours
Varies from carpeting, linoleum, and tile. When seated, typically an office-type chair or a kitchen type chair.
COGNITIVE AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS
- Talking: Necessary for communicating with residents and staff.
- Hearing: Necessary for taking instruction from charge nurse and request of resident.
- Sight: Necessary for doing job correctly and effectively.
- Tasting/Smelling: Smelling is required for accurate maintenance and detection of wounds, urinary track problems etc.
SPECIFIC VOCATIONAL PREPARATION REQUIREMENT
State certification (required within four months of employment)
OTHER TRAINING SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Annual continuing education of 12 in-service hours per year.
SUMMARY OF OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE
- Blood-borne Pathogens
- Task and procedures performed by employee involved risks classified by CDC as:
- Category I (Direct contact with blood or other bodily fluids to which universal precautions apply)
- Category II (Activity performed without blood exposure but exposure may occur in emergency)
- Category III (Task/activity does not entail predictable or unpredictable exposure to blood)
REFER TO EXPOSURE CONTROL PLAN FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
OTHER CONSIDERATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
In this position, the employee is required to be on his or her feet continually throughout the day. In a full-time nonrestrictive basis, the employee must be able to lift at least 50 pounds of weight, which is required when transferring a resident from a bed to a wheelchair. A transfer belt (gait belt) is necessary and required when transferring any non-weight bearing resident. This is for the safety of not only the resident, but also the aide. Other nurses’ aides are available to assist with heavier residents if needed.