HealthSource Saginaw
  • 05-Sep-2017 to 22-Oct-2017 (EST)
  • Extended Care Center
  • Saginaw, MI, USA
  • ** Possible Step Increases after 90 days
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Benefits packages offered vary according to position

The Long Term Care Center - Residents will find expert attention in a home-like setting at HealthSource Saginaw's LTC. The Center has 213 licensed basic and skilled services beds. Our Long Term Care program helps residents achieve maximum quality of life. If you are a caring, compassionate, dependable individual we want you to join our team!

Schedule: Full-time (37.5/hours week) & Part-time (15/hours week), every other weekend/holiday

Shift: Variety of Shifts available! Mostly - 2nd (3:00 pm - 11:00 pm) - and - 3rd Shift (11:00 pm - 7:00am)

General Summary:Under the direct supervision of a staff nurse, our CENA's provide care to patients/residents; including bathing, dressing, feeding, transferring and restorative rehabilitation. Maintains a safe environment by following safety standards. Assures that patient/resident environment and equipment is clean and in working order. Works as a member of a healthcare multidisciplinary team and, as such, reports any noticed change in patient/resident status. Upholds all patient/resident rights. Specific duties of individual CENA's will vary according to the nursing unit to which they are assigned. However, the following represent duties that are typical of the CENA position. Performs duties in accordance with the mission, vision and values of HealthSource Saginaw and all any applicable Federal, State and/or regulatory statutes/guidelines.

Principal duties and responsibilities:
•Provides for the personal care and comfort of assigned patients/residents including bathing, dressing, backrubs, applying lotions, transferring patients/residents to and from bed, turning patients/residents, applying, monitoring, and releasing restraints, and the use of special devices (splints).
•Assist patients/residents at mealtimes. Will distribute meal trays and will set up, assist or feed patients/residents dependent upon their capability. Will transport patients/residents to and from dining areas for meals.
•Performs basic nursing care procedures: Temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, weight, ROM, intake and output measurements and recording data on specified documents following prescribed procedures.
•Implements bowel and bladder programs. Assists patients/residents to and from bathroom or commode. Provides assistance to patients as to the use of bedpans or urinals. Changes collection devices.
•Maintains patient/residents rooms in a manner that is both environmentally pleasant and safe. This includes changing beds linens, putting patient/resident clothing in the appropriate areas, storing patient/resident equipment, and assuring a clear path within the room.
•Collects routine urine specimens or other non-routine specimens that may be directed by the staff nurse (i.e. stool, sputum).
•Assists with teaching patients/residents to perform personal care functions so as to increase their degree of independence.
•Performs and assists patients/residents with ROM and other restorative rehabilitative procedures.
•Practices Standard Precautions, utilizing hand washing and barrier use when there is risk of contact with blood, body fluid, mucous membrane or non-intact skin. Provides barrier for self when there is evidence of non-intact skin on hands.
•Participates with the patient's/resident's care planning process and follows the care plan to deliver the care for expected outcomes.
•Adhere to facility work rules, and external Regulations and Standards.
•Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities required:
•The combination of reading, writing, verbal and comprehension skills typically associated with the completion of a high school level of education. A certificate of completion from an approved training program that teaches the effective and appropriate techniques to care for a patient/resident is required.
•A competency based by facility - State of Michigan Certificate is required with validation.
•One to three months of related and/or on-the-job training is required in order to learn patient/resident care procedures and techniques.
•Interpersonal skills to deal effectively with patients/residents with physical and emotional problems and/or communication deficits.
•Knowledge of routine nursing care procedures including taking TPR's, BP's, bowel and bladder treatments. Must be able to demonstrate patient/resident transfer techniques that enhance both patient/resident and worker's safety.
•The CENA must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his/her assigned unit. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the unit/department's policies and procedures.

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