Community Healthlink

Certified Nursing Assistant

US-MA-Worcester
PCN#
3753
# Positions
1
Category
Certified Nursing Assistant

Overview

CHL's Supported Housing Program provides outreach support services to sixty (60) residents who all live in their own apartments throughout the city of Worcester. Individual treatment plans are developed for each resident and staff visit residents at their apartments and provide home-based and community-based support and advocacy services. Staff is available to residents 24 hours per day via pager. All residents are DMH referred.

Responsibilities

  • Taking vitals (blood-pressure, pulse, temperature, and respiration). Taking the client’s vitals signs as ordered by physician, once a shift on a Rehab floor, to three times a shift, to every 15 minutes post-operatively on a surgical patient according to protocol.
  • Measuring statistics. Recording intake and output, height, and weigh. 
  • Obtaining routine lab samples not requiring laboratory personnel. 
  • Helping individuals with ADL’s (activities of daily living) for which they need assistance, such as bathing, combing hair, brushing teeth, shaving, putting on stockings and/or slippers, dressing, ambulation, and toileting. 
  • Helping individuals with equipment for their treatment such as anti-embolism stockings, bladder scanner, intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) devices, etc. as well as helping patients to move, transfer from bed to chair, or transporting them to other facilities for testing or treatment. 
  • Infection control. Every medical employee is responsible for infection control, but because of the constant contact the CNA has with people served, it is critical for the CNA to know and follow proper protocol in avoiding the spread of germs and spores which transport disease.
  • Observation and reporting. Observing the patient and surroundings assists the Program Coordinator/Assistant Coordinator/Nurse to assess the progress of the patient as well as any needs the patient might have for medical intervention. The certified nursing assistant will also observe and remove any potential hazards which could cause accidents.
  • Communication among the healthcare team, of which the nurse aide is a vital part, is critical. Timely and precise communication is a key element in avoiding errors in patient treatment. The nursing aide will be trained in documentation, in observation, and in reporting, both to the Program Coordinator/Assistant Coordinator/Nurse as well as to one’s replacement at shift change, or one’s end-of-shift report.
  • Work with residents to maintain the residence on a daily basis including chores, grocery shopping, bedroom upkeep, yard and other housekeeping duties. 
  • Participation in IAP development, documentation of Daily Logs, Service Notes, Incident Reporting, Medication Documentation of medication dispensing, and other documentation as required.
  • Other related duties as assigned in order to provide quality rehabilitation services.
  • May include transporting residents in personal car or program vehicle, physical assistance, close supervision, and other such duties. 

Qualifications

  • Grade 6: CNA: Must possess state certification as a CNA within in the state of Massachusetts and have a minimum of six months on the job experience. 
  • Candidates with training in CPR, First Aid, Vital Signs, and MAP are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Current valid US-issued drivers license and ability to provide registered, inspected and insured automobile for work related purposes including transporting clients in your own vehicle
  • Must be able to pass a CORI background check
  • All bilingual candidates are strongly urged to apply.

Community Healthlink is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, political affiliation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.
If applicable, Community Healthlink shall also abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability. These regulations require affirmative action by Community Healthlink to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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