Community Healthlink

  • CNA- High Intensity Supported Living Environment*

    Location US-Worcester
    PCN#
    6267
    # Positions
    1
    Experience (Years)
    1
  • Overview

    Come join a friendly and diverse clinical team that provides quality care! Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a part-time (15 hrs/wk) CNA in Worcester.

     

    The High Intensive Structured Living Environment (HISLE) program is an intensive level of care for persons with mental health and substance use issues. This comprehensive program will provide rehabilitative interventions and supports as well as clinical oversight to 8 residents who will live in their own apartments within the same building.

     

    The HISLE team believes in providing the best possible care and services in a manner that places the individual at the center, while addressing complex needs, and providing skills, treatment and tools to help individuals achieve their goals.

     

    The HISLE program welcomes applications from qualified and talented people who are interested in making a difference in the lives of others, and in their communities. Our staff members are united in a commitment to provide evidence-based and best practices to the clients we serve.  This isn’t just a job – it’s a way of life that our staff finds rewarding and meaningful. If you are seeking a rewarding career and are ready to learn, grow and serve, we invite you to submit an application for employment.

     

    We are looking for a skilled CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) to become a part of our program’s compassionate care-giving team. The CNA will interact directly with patients, providing comfort and transportation, monitoring their vital signs and assisting with daily living needs. We are searching for a dedicated, compassionate and energetic individual to be a vital link between our patients and the providers and other program staff.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Must possess a valid Massachusetts Nurse Aid Certification. One to two years of job-specific experience in human services field preferred.
    • All applicants must be certified as a MAP, CPR, and First Aid within the first five months of employment.
    • Provide direct service and routine nursing aide care in a clinically and/or medically complex program model, designed to meet the needs of Persons who have both medical and psychiatric needs as well as to ensure a safe and clean environment.
    • Use rehabilitation values, principles and techniques, including skills training to help program Persons overcome barriers to living independently. Help program meet high quality standards and provide value to Persons and community health care system.
    • Taking vitals (blood-pressure, pulse, temperature, and respiration) signs as ordered by physician.
    • Conducts medical monitoring activities consistent with qualifications under direction of the R.N.
    • Measuring statistics.
    • Recording intake and output, height, and weight.
    • Obtaining routine lab samples that do not require laboratory personnel to complete.
    • Helping individuals with ADL’s (activities of daily living) for which they need assistance, such as bathing, assistance with ADL’s when incontinent, grooming, combing hair, brushing teeth, shaving, putting on stockings and/or slippers, dressing, ambulation, toileting and other personal care activities as necessary.
    • Helping Persons 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 persons 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 persons and surroundings assists the Nurse/Program Coordinator/Assistant Coordinator to assess the progress of the persons as well as any needs the persons might have for medicalintervention.
    • Observe and remove any potential hazards which could cause accidents or injury to Persons.
    • Communication among the healthcare team, of which the CNA is a vital part, is critical.
    • Timely and precise communication is a key element in avoiding errors in persons treatment.
    • Will be trained in documentation, in observation, and in reporting, both to the Nurse/Program Coordinator/Assistant Coordinator as well as to one’s replacement at shift change, or one’s end-of-shift report.
    • Work with Persons to maintain the residence on a daily basis including chores, grocery shopping, cooking, bedroom upkeep, and other related housekeeping duties.
    • Participation in IAP development, documentation of Daily Logs, Service Notes, Incident Reporting, Medication Documentation of medication dispensing, and other documentation as required.
    • Perform other related job duties.
    • May include transporting Persons in personal car or program vehicle, physical assistance, close supervision, and other such related duties. 

    Qualifications

    • Certified Nursing Assistant (Grade 6):  Must possess state certification as a CNA within in the state of Massachusetts and have a minimum of one to two years of on the job experience. 
    • High School Diploma/HISET/GED required; Associates degree in social work or related human service field is preferred
    • Current valid United States driver’s license and ability to provide registered, inspected and insured automobile for work related purposes including transporting clients in a personal vehicle
    • Must be able to pass CORI background check

    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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