CNA Certified Nursing Assistant
Company: Ascension (System Office)
Posted on: April 9, 2021
We Are Hiring:
Our Lady of Peace in Lewiston, NY -- a part of Ascension Living --
has an IMMEDIATE OPENING for a C.N.A. Certified Nursing Assistant
on a Full-Time / Evenings / 37.50 Hours Per Week basis!
Please apply today if you are interested!
What You Will Do:
The Certified Nurse Assistant primary responsibility is to assist
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 (baths, personal grooming,
feeding) as directed by the Unit Manager, RN, or LPN. Maintains
established departmental policies and procedures, objectives,
quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection
control standards. Strives to incorporate the philosophy and
mission of Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence and to
incorporate the Facility's goal of: Quality care, in a personal
manner with total regard for individual human dignity. The
secondary functions of the Certified Nurse Assistant is to assist
in the delivery of Physical and Occupational Therapy and all of its
assigned duties and responsibilities as well as responsible to work
with residents needing restorative nursing measures to gain or to
maintain their highest possible practical functional level.
Responsible for providing consistency between therapist's work and
carry over by nursing on a daily basis. The Certified Nurse
Assistant is listed as current (not expired or lapsed) on the NYS
Nurse Aide Registry, that the C.N.A.'s current nurse aide
certification status has been verified with the NYS Nurse Aide
Registry, that there are no findings or convictions of resident
abuse, mistreatment, neglect or misappropriation of resident
property listed on the Registry against the C.N.A., and that the
printed verification from the Registry verifying all of the above
is filed in the C.N.A.'s personnel records. Adheres to Facility
Standards of Conduct and practices the Core Values of Service of
the Poor, Reverence, Integrity, Wisdom, Creativity and Dedication.
Represents OLP accurately and honestly. Acts with integrity and in
the best interest of OLP. Identifies instances of non-compliance
and takes appropriate action, including reporting violations of the
CRP. Adheres to Facility policy or regulations. Business
relationships are conducted in the best interest of OLP, free of
gifts, favors or other improper inducements.
Position Accountabilities and Performance Criteria
The following are essential job accountabilities:
1) The Assistant provides personal care assistance to residents as
directed: (bathing, grooming, feeding and toileting). (35%)
* Application of Knowledge Performance Criteria - Demonstrates
ability of administering complete/partial resident baths. This
would include bath, oral care, dentures, Foley care, hair/nail
care, shaving, bedmaking and cleaning of utensils used. Assists in
the toileting needs of the residents, records outputs accurately.
Empties drainage collection devices and completes documentation of
BM Book, toileting scheduling, Rehab and nourishments. Follows
facility protocol for admission documentation. Demonstrates skill
in the nursing process. HIPAA Competency- Protects resident's
privacy by insuring resident charts or items with resident data
with protected health information (PHI) are not left unattended or
left opened. Demonstrates ability to read, understand and follow
individual resident care plans.
* Collaboration Performance Criteria - Maintains harmonious
relationship with unit and co-workers, providing support and
assistance to co-workers to ensure quality resident care.
2) Prepares resident for meals; serves and collects trays, assists
in setting up and feeding residents; serves fresh water and
nourishments when indicated. (10%).
* Application of Knowledge Performance Criteria - Completes meal
assessment sheet and records oral intakes accurately. Utilizes
proper lifting and body mechanics to prevent personal injury.
* Collaboration Performance Criteria - Demonstrates attitude of
cooperation and professionalism when working in Department.
* Planning/Timeliness Performance Criteria - Organizes work to
complete assignments within the required timeframe.
3) The Certified Nursing Assistant helps residents with
transferring and lifting, raising residents in beds and turning
residents. May apply restraints as directed. (10%).
* Application of Knowledge Performance Criteria - Demonstrates
ability to apply restraints as directed by nurse following the
Facility policy and procedure guidelines. Demonstrates ability to
lift, transfer and transport residents in wheelchair, bed or cart,
etc. Utilizes appropriate transfer device. Maintain confidentiality
of all resident, Facility and/or physician related information.
Maintains resident confidentiality and does not discuss resident in
public areas, such as cafeteria, hallways, elevators, etc.
* Communications Performance Criteria - Reports problem areas to
* Collaboration Performance Criteria - Identifies when help is
required in providing resident care and seeks it appropriately,
recognizing own limitations.
4) Obtain temperature on residents whose medical conditions
warrants such monitoring. Obtain urine samples, weights,
* Application of Knowledge Performance Criteria - Demonstrates
ability to obtain and record resident's temperature, pulse,
respiration, weight, intake/output as directed by nurse.
Demonstrates the ability to assist with specimen collection
(urinalysis, etc.) Recognizes and reports changes in resident
conditions to a nurse, demonstrates knowledge of complications and
asks appropriate questions to clarify the situation. Conducts job
duties in accordance with departmental standards.
* Communications Performance Criteria - Verbal ability to express
ideas and views effectively. Must possess the ability to make
independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
* Record Keeping Performance Criteria - Reports accurate results to
achieve the best possible resident care.
5) Regularly checks on residents insuring comfort, dignity and
* Application of Knowledge Performance Criteria - Acts as an
advocate of the Patient Bill of Rights and assures resident and
family understanding. Demonstrates mission of the Facility by
providing quality care, in a personal manner with total regard for
individual human dignity. Answers call lights promptly; responds
promptly to resident inquiries, reports any abnormal findings or
complaints to primary nurse.
* Communications Performance Criteria - Communicates clearly and
tactfully with residents and their families.
* Collaboration Performance Criteria - The Certified Nursing
Assistant cooperates with other personnel to achieve department
objectives and maintains good employee relations, interdepartmental
objectives, and infection control policies.
* Resident Relations Performance Criteria - Maintains
confidentiality of all resident/staff nursing home information.
6) Attend all inservices and meetings as required. (5%).
* Application of Knowledge Performance Criteria - Projects poise,
authority, and a positive image. Wear appropriate clothing and
accessories, giving proper attention to personal hygiene. Wears
Facility ID Badge while on duty. Infection Control Competency:
Demonstrates knowledge of and adheres to all infection control
procedures including proper hand washing techniques, contact with
blood spills and universal precautions. Attend all mandatory
inservices. Attends department meetings as required and scheduled.
Completes NYS regulation for 6 hours in 6 months.
* Collaboration Performance Criteria - Competency: Participates in
drills and demonstrates knowledge of Plan for Department.
The following duties may be reassigned:
7) Clean each unit as assigned by the Director, including IV poles,
ice bucket/ladle, wheelchair/carts. (5%).
* Application of Knowledge Performance Criteria - Assist in the
containment of the Facility's costs through conserving of supplies
and equipment. Conducts job duties in accordance with departmental
* Planning/Timeliness Performance Criteria - Organize work to
complete job tasks in a timely manner. Respond promptly to change
in workload, adjusting assignments to achieve optimal productivity
and efficiency. Straightens and cleans utility room/pantry as
assigned per unit/shift. Delivers supplies to resident rooms.
Completes weekly cleaning assignments as directed. Maintains
resident rooms in a neat orderly and clutter free environment.
Ensures that closets, drawers, clothing and personal items are
8) Assist in transporting residents to and from the therapy clinic
ensuring both safety and comfort. (5%).
* Application of Knowledge Performance Criteria - Complies with
established safety precautions at all times. --- Reviews and
adheres to the policy and procedures of not only this department,
but all policies and procedures of the Facility.
* Planning/Timeliness Performance Criteria - Ensures timely arrival
of resident for therapy appointment.
9) Assist in the administration of rehabilitation programs as
directed by the Therapist or Assistant, performing nontherapist
functions such as following ambulatory residents with a wheelchair,
removing a hot pack or returning equipment to appropriate storage.
* Application of Knowledge Performance Criteria - Displays
patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as
have the ability to work with residents with varying levels of
Communicates clearly and tactfully with residents and their
families and compassionately expresses interest in resident
* Communications Performance Criteria - Communicates tactfully with
other Facility personnel and the general public.
* Collaboration Performance Criteria - Assists in the care and
treatment of residents as requested by a supervisor or fellow staff
within the scope of a Certified Nurse Assistant. Works harmoniously
with professional and nonprofessional personnel.
10) Provide direct restorative care and delegated formalized
rehabilitation tasks, as assigned, completing work accurately,
safely and in a timely manner. (5%).
* Application of Knowledge Performance Criteria - Insures that
specific care includes: passive and active ROM, ambulation, special
positioning techniques, splints, assistive feeding devices/adaptive
equipment, ADL training, bowel and bladder management and
* Demonstrates attitude of cooperation and professionalism.
Promotes positive customer relations and maintains a professional
appearance. Wear the proper identification (ID Badge). Reports lack
of functioning equipment and lack of adequate supplies to
supervisor. May check wheelchairs for good repair. Receives and
acts on specific instructions from the nurse and PT/OT initially
related to the above mentioned tasks. Receive and act on specific
instruction from nursing on restorative nursing techniques.
11) Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
What You Will Need:
Licensure / Certification / Registration:
* Successful completion of a Certified Nurse Aide program and/or
NYS Current Certification.
* Certification must be current and the C.N.A. must be in good
standing with the NYS Aide Registry required.
* Minimum Education: Grammar School.
* High School or Equivalent, preferred.
* Minimum Experience: On the job training provided.
* Six months Nurse Attendant experience in a hospital/skilled
facility or equivalent clinical experience as determined by the
Director of Nursing Services, preferred.
Why Join Our Team:
As a subsidiary of Ascension, Ascension Living is committed to
providing services, amenities, opportunities and support, so
seniors can enjoy living healthier and happier, at every age and at
We're the second-largest nonprofit system in the U.S. Our living
choices include independent living, assisted living, memory care,
short-term rehabilitative care and long-term skilled nursing
More than 10,000 adults live in our 54 senior living communities,
which are located in 12 states, and Washington, D.C. Also, more
than 5,500 associates are employed by Ascension - professional,
compassionate individuals who believe in empowering people to age
Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to
transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As
one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the
U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate,
personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living
in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2019, Ascension provided
$2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community
Ascension includes more than 150,000 associates and 40,000 aligned
providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600
sites of care - including 150 hospitals and more than 50 senior
living facilities - in 20 states and the District of Columbia,
while providing a variety of services including clinical and
network services, venture capital investing, investment management,
biomedical engineering, facilities management, risk management, and
contracting through Ascension's own group purchasing
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:
Ascension Living is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords
equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard
to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual
orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status,
genetic data, or other legally protected status.
For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the
following link to the "EEO is the Law" poster:
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only to individuals who have applied for a position using our
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employment. Ascension Living will not solicit money or banking
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