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CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant

Company: Ascension
Location: Lewiston
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Job Description:

We Are Hiring:

***Sign on bonuses starting at $2,600 for eligible new hires***





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 / FLEX SHIFT / 37.50 Hours Per Week basis!


Please apply today if you are interested!



CNA would work 3 (3-11) & 2 (11-7) per work week . All Holidays would be 3-11 shift

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 the Supervisor.
  • 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, intake/output. (10%).

  • 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 privacy. (10%).

  • 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 standards.
  • 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. (5%).

  • 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 cognition.
    Communicates clearly and tactfully with residents and their families and compassionately expresses interest in resident progress.
  • 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 restorative dining.
  • 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.

Work Experience:

  • 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.
Additional Preferences:

No additional preferences.

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 every stage.

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 care.

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 successfully.

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 benefit programs.

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 organization.

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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Please note that Ascension Living will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension Living will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.


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