Job Description

Gracedale Nursing Home, located in a beautiful rural setting outside Nazareth, Pennsylvania, has been providing the highest quality long-term care, along with rehabilitative and restorative services, to residents of the Lehigh Valley and beyond since the 1960’s.

OUR MISSION:

To care for the people with healthcare needs in the most cost effective manner while preserving their dignity and pursuit of the highest quality of life.

OUR VISION:

To improve care outcomes so that Gracedale is a preferred facility for area referral sources and a facility of choice for prospective residents and employees.

JOIN OUR TEAM!

The Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) assists the professional staff by performing various resident care activities and related nonprofessional services necessary in caring for the personal needs and comfort of the residents. Responsible for the delivery of resident care as directed by an RN or LPN. Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, safety, environmental and infection control standards.

Positions offer shift differential (for 3-11 and 11-7 shifts), 8-hour shifts, full- & part-time benefit package, hourly weekday and weekend bonuses!!

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must successfully submit a completed application prior to the posting deadline. Applications submitted with incomplete or missing education and/or work experience sections will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed. These applicants will be disqualified from consideration. The attachment of a resume to the application does not fulfill this requirement and will not prevent incomplete applications from being rejected. Education and work experience fields must be completed, regardless of the presence of an attached resume.

Please answer any supplemental questions truthfully and completely. Use the employment history section of your application to substantiate your answers to supplemental questions.

Equal Employment Opportunities – It is the policy of Northampton County to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or any other status protected by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and any other state, federal, or local law.

Job Description
GENERAL PURPOSE
The Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) assists the professional staff by performing various resident care activities and related nonprofessional services necessary in caring for the personal needs and comfort of the residents. Responsible for the delivery of resident care as directed by a Registered Nurse (RN), Nursing Supervisor, or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, safety, environmental and infection control standards.SUPERVISION RECEIVED
This position reports directly to a Registered Nurse (RN), Nursing Supervisor, or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).SUPERVISION EXERCISED
This position is not responsible for the supervision of other employees or functions.ESSENTIAL DUTIES OF THE POSITION
Answers resident call bells to determine resident needs.

Assists nurses or physicians in the provision of resident care.

Changes bed linens and/or make beds.

Demonstrates the ability to apply restraints as directed by nursing.

Documents or otherwise reports observations of resident behavior, complaints, or physical symptoms to nurses.

Prepare and serve food trays and feeds residents or assists residents to eat or drink.

Measures and records food and liquid intake or urinary and fecal output, reporting changes to nursing staff.

Observes and reports any symptoms that may require medical attention including but not limited to bruises, open wounds, or blood in urine, changes in mentation, intake and vital signs, etc.

Provides physical support to assist residents to perform daily living activities, such as bathing, dressing, getting out of bed, using the toilet, standing, or walking.

Obtains and records vital signs such as temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and respiration rate as directed by nursing.

Utilizes proper body mechanics to prevent personal injury.

Maintains resident confidentiality and does not discuss resident in public areas, such as cafeteria, hallways, elevators, etc.

Complete daily documentation on the care provided to each resident concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner, in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms.

Enters resident data into database and performs simple math functions.

*An employee assigned to this title shall perform a majority, but may not perform all, of the duties listed in this job description.  Conversely, minor level duties performed on the job may not be listed.  The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE – Completion of a high school, or general equivalency, diploma; AND

Eighteen (18) years or older; AND

Graduation from a State-approved training program.   Must have current CNA license, in good standing, with the State licensing board.

Note:  Upon hire employee must have a drug screening and COVID-19 testing.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of resident care procedures in a long term care facility.

Must have skills necessary to safely and efficiently operate equipment and machines used in the performance of this job (mechanical lifts, shower equipment, adjustable chairs/beds, etc.), as well as the demonstrated ability to transfer and transport residents in wheelchair, bed, specialty chair, etc.

Proficient interpersonal relations and communication skills.

Ability to work well with geriatric patients.

Ability to complete and record documentation consistent with job requirements; cognitive skills as related to the position.

Ability to enter information into a computer database and operate a calculator.

Ability to read, write, speak, understand and communicate in English to perform the duties of this position.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Telephone, personal computer, calculator, bedside equipment, i.e., bed pans, urinals, commodes, items of personal hygiene, beds, mattresses, walkers, wheelchairs, geri-chairs, mechanical lifts, shower equipment, adjustable   chairs/beds, disposable pads, thermometers, ice bags, stretchers, oxygen tanks, and tubes.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described in the Physical Demand Ratings document are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to stand and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The Certified Nurse Aide helps use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach forward with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, or crouch. Will help residents with transferring, raising residents in beds and turning and repositioning immobile residents.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee works mainly in a patient-care environment.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately loud in patient-care areas.

SELECTION GUIDELINES
Formal application, rating of education and experience, oral interview and reference check as well as job related tests may be required.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

FLSA STATUS:      FLSA NON-EXEMPT (ELIGIBLE FOR OVERTIME)
DESIGNATION:     CAREER SERVICE
PAY GRADE:         GU-04
UNION STATUS:    AFSCME GRACEDALE 1435

Updated April 2019

Agency
Northampton County
Address
Human Resources Department
669 Washington Street
Easton, Pennsylvania, 18042
Phone
610-829-6382

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