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Certified Nursing Assistant-CNA

Department: Center for Health and Rehab
Location: East Lansing, MI

Full/Part Time and Per Diem Positions Available, must be available to work rotating weekends and holidays

Position Summary: 

Provide assigned residents/clients with routine daily nursing care and services in accordance with the resident’s/client’s assessment and care plan, and as directed by supervision. Ensure compliance and policies/standards are upheld. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review care plan daily. Observe and report all changes in the residents/clients’ conditions to the Nurse Supervisor as soon as practical.
  •  Make residents/clients comfortable.
  •  Assist with transporting residents/clients, as necessary. Assist with lifting, turning, moving, positioning and transporting into and out of beds, chairs, bathtubs, wheelchairs, lifts, according to care plan and/or standards.
  •  Assist residents/clients with daily dental / mouth, eye/ear care, toileting / bathing, dressing/undressing and other hygiene or daily activity functions according to care plan. Keep residents/clients dry. Change dressings, bandages, binders, bedding etc., as instructed.
  •  Maintain intake and output records as instructed. Record all entries on flow sheets, notes, charts, etc.
  •  Collect specimens; prepare/give enemas report results.
  •  Assist residents/clients in preparing for medical tests, social activities.
  •  Weigh and measure residents/clients as instructed. Measure and record temperatures, pulse and respirations, as instructed.
  •  Answer resident/client calls promptly. Check residents/clients frequently.
  •  Assist with care of dying resident/client and provide post-mortem care, as instructed.
  •  Perform restorative and rehabilitative procedures, as instructed.
  •  Follow work assignments, and/or schedules.
  •  Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm, safe environment throughout the shift.
  •  Assist with housekeeping, meal serving and ensure room comfort.
  •  Assist in educating and modeling the practices of the Burcham Hills culture pillars.
  •  Maintain an effective, friendly working relationship with health professionals, physicians, consultants, and family members.
  •  Willingness to handle difficult residents/clients. 

Education and Experience:

  • Completed required coursework and exam for Certified Nursing Assistants for the State of Michigan. Maintain certificate as required through the State of Michigan.
  • Prefer experience in an acute care, long-term care, assisted living community or home care for elderly.
  •  Ability to work extended or flexible hours, as necessary.
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language.

Elder care happens 24 hours a day 7 days a week, which means sharing the responsibility of weekends and holidays.

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