Company: Benefis Health System
Location: Great Falls
Posted on: February 3, 2019
Provides direct and indirect resident care activities under the direction of an RN or LPN/LVN. Assists residents with activities of daily living, provides for personal care, comfort and assists in the maintenance of a safe and clean environment for residents.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists in the preparation for move in of residents.
Assists in and accompanies residents in the move-in process.
Provides care, which may include bed bath, shower or whirlpool, oral hygiene, combing hair, back care, dressing residents, changing bed linen, cleaning over the bed table and bedside stand, straightening room and other general care as necessary throughout the day.
Provides evening care which includes hands/face washing as needed, oral hygiene, back rubs, peri-care, freshening linen, cleaning over the bed tables, straightening room and other general care as needed.
Notifies appropriate licensed personnel when resident complains of pain.
Assists LPN as needed.
Provides general care such as positioning residents, lifting and turning residents, applying/utilizing special equipment, assisting in use of bedpan or commode and ambulating the residents.
Performs all aspects of resident care in an environment that optimizes resident safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, height, blood pressure, O2 sats and intake-output. Also does orthostatic BPs monthly and as directed.
Adheres to policies and procedures of the community.
Participates in socialization activities in the community.
Checks for reddened areas or skin breakdown and reports to RN or LPN.
Ensures residents are dressed properly and assists, as necessary. Ensures that used clothing is properly stored in closet. Ensures that all residents are clean and dry at all times.
Checks unit for adequate linen. Folds neatly and arranges linen in linen closet. Cleans linen cart. Provides clean linen and clothing. Makes beds.
Treats residents, their families, visitors and co-workers with respect and dignity.
Accompanies residents to appointments, as directed.
Provides reality orientation in daily care, when appropriate.
Prepares residents for meals; serves and removes food trays and assists with meals or feeds residents, if necessary.
Answers residents' call lights, anticipates residents' needs and makes rounds to assigned residents.
Assists residents with handling and care of clothing and other personal property (including dentures, glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids and prosthetic devices).
Transports residents to and from various departments, as requested.
Reports and, when appropriate, records any changes observed in condition or behavior of residents and unusual incidents.
Participates in or contributes to interdisciplinary care conferences in person or through unit manager.
Follows directions, both oral and written, and works cooperatively with other staff members.
Acquires knowledge of and develops skills in basic nursing procedures and simple charting.
Establishes and maintains interpersonal relationship with residents, family members and other facility personnel while assuring confidentiality of resident information. Functions as a resident advocate by protecting the resident's rights.
Attends in-service education programs, as assigned, to learn new treatments, procedures, developmental skills, etc.
Practices careful, efficient and non-wasteful use of supplies and linen and follows established charge procedure for resident charge items.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with pressure to meet deadlines, to be accurate, and to handle constantly changing situations.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with a variety of people, deal with stressful situations, and handle conflict.
Maintains personal health in order to prevent absence from work due to health problems.
Possesses a genuine interest and concern for geriatric and disabled persons.
High School graduate or equivalent preferred.
Current Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification in State of Montana for Long Term Care Facilities.
Current Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification and maintain per policy.
Must be 18 years of age or older.
Community Information: Great Falls has a city population of 60,000, with a draw of over 275,000 people in north central Montana. We experience mild winters and enjoy blue skies over 300 days per year. Great Falls is a wonderful and safe place to raise a family, with nationally ranked public schools and an average commute of under 12 minutes, making the quality of life in Great Falls unsurpassed in the Rocky Mountain West. Additionally, the Missouri River, a blue-ribbon fly-fishing destination, runs through the middle of town. Outdoor activities include camping, hiking, horseback riding, water and snow skiing, rock and ice climbing, boating, whitewater kayaking, off-road motorsports, upland bird and waterfowl hunting, and big-game hunting.
Benefis Health System: This is your opportunity to be part of an exceptional health system in a state that is well known for its beautiful four seasons and outdoor lifestyle. While enjoying the last best place, you'll have the added benefit of having access to Benefis Health System, one of the state's most modern and progressive healthcare facilities with 500+ beds and over 270 employed medical staff members representing more than 40 specialties. Our state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technologies make Benefis an exceptional working environment and one of the "150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare" five years in a row.
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