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Direct Support Professional (DSP) - Certified Nurse Assistant

Company: Elwyn
Location: Concord
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Join Elwyn California!Elwyn California is currently seekingCaregivers,Certified Nursing Assistants orDirect Support Professionalsto work with our team in residential group homes. This is a non-exempt level position reporting to the Program Administrator.POSITION SUMMARY: The Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) assists residents with personal care activities, nutritionalneeds, and restorative function. CNAs perform assigned medical tasks, provide individual transportation, and assistwith leisure activities. Emphasis is placed on active treatment goals and achievement of the highest level of function forthe resident. CNAs adhere to clinical standards of care and organizational policies and procedures.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Personal Care Activities Performs/assists with personal care activities including bathing, dressing, shaving, toileting, and incontinence care inaccordance with program protocols Performs/assists with oral care including brushing and flossing of teeth, swabbing gums, denture care, andadministration of mouthwash Performs/assists residents with nail care of finger and toenails for non-diabetic residents Assists residents with snack and meal set up and feeding including but not limited to utilizing prescribed diettextures and consistencies, feeding techniques, and adaptive feeding equipmentRestorative Care Activities Assists residents with ambulation including use of gait belts, walkers, rollators, and other devices in accordance withthe residents plan of care Applies prescribed braces Assists residents with transfers to and from bed, chair, or wheelchair utilizing two-person transfer techniques andmechanical lifts as needed Maintains proper positioning of residents in bed, therapeutic chair, or wheelchair to prevent aspiration Maintains every two (2) hour (Q2) turning and repositioning for all assigned residents including utilizing positioningpillows and tilt in space chairs to relieve pressure and documenting position changes on turning and repositioningworksheetsMonitoring of Physical Status Takes vital signs for residents as specified by the care plan and records the results in the residents chart Empties Foley catheters and documents output Applies prescribed oxygen therapy devices such as nasal cannula or oxygen mask and monitors placement Monitors resident bowel function and maintains documentation of bowel movements, documenting changes inbowel function and alerting the nurse Observes resident for changes in baseline level of mental and physical function and immediately reports changes tothe licensed nurseDocumentation and Reporting Completes progress notes, supports/goals data collection sheets, Transfer Sheet (for recording transfer of coveragefor 1:1 assignments), Treatment Administration Record (TAR), and Behavioral Support Plan (BSP) documentation asassignedNCN013 Certified Nursing Assistant Created October, 2021 Completes Incident Reports per Elwyn policyOther Duties Maintains a clean-living area for residents, including the dining areas and kitchen Actively carries out building safety routines and takes the initiative to correct safety hazards or reports hazards toproper supervisory personnel Maintains residents room in a neat and orderly manner, ensuring that all equipment is functional and in workingorder; individualizes each residents personal environment Ensures that residents personal equipment/specialized devices are clean, in good working order, and used correctly.Reports malfunctions, missing, or broken items to supervisor Transports residents to and from day programs, recreational activities, unit based events and medicalappointments/procedures Trains and assists residents in constructive use of leisure time. Encourages participation in planned recreationalactivities Assists with shopping for residents including but not limited to purchasing clothing or personal items for residentsrooms Participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary Treatment Team by contributing to the development of behaviormanagement and program plans developed for each resident and monitoring individual progress Provides assigned coverage for co-workers residents if co-worker is on break or needs to leave the building Actively participates in unit-based meetings and in-services, clinical rounds, quality improvement activities,educational training Remains on duty until relieved by co-worker Attends training and in-service opportunities as scheduled Performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and crisis intervention using agency-trained protocols Performs other duties as assignedIMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Program Administrator. May take direction from lead staff on their scheduled shift.DIRECT REPORTS: None.CONTACTS: Elwyn personnel, residents, funding and regulatory agency personnel, parents/conservators and family,visitors, outside vendors, contractors, etc.EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIREMENTS: High School diploma or equivalent Current CNA certificate Maintain CPR and First Aid certification One (1) year of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage and prioritize multiple, often competing, priorities Demonstrated strong attention to detail Demonstrated ability to anticipate future needed changes or identify problem areas and take effective actions Must be able to perform CPR, lifting and transferring, and crisis intervention techniques using agency-trainedprotocols Must possess excellent customer interaction, collaboration, and written and verbal communication skills Demonstrated basic experience with internet-based programs Knowledge of Electronic Health Record (EHR) preferred Must have current, valid drivers license in state of residence, three (3) years driving experience in the United States,and acceptable driving record; otherwise-qualified candidate may be considered for non-driving position with lessthan three years of driving experience in the United States to be converted to a driving position upon completion ofsaid three yearsNCN013 Certified Nursing Assistant Created October, 2021PHYSICAL DEMANDS: See Physical Demands Checklist below which represents the general physical demands andenvironment conditions to which the employee holding this position must meet, in addition to the duties andresponsibilities listed above, to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Elwyn will engage otherwisequalified candidates for this position whose disabilities may require reasonable accommodations to enable an individualto perform the essential functions.WORKING CONDITIONS: Working conditions include: Ongoing interaction with consumers and staff, potential exposureto communicable diseases, blood-borne pathogens, medicinal preparations and other common conditions in ahealthcare environment, and interaction with consumers who may display aggressive and/or self-injurious behaviors.Elwyn reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as needed. This job description is not intendedto be an all-inclusive statement of duties and responsibilities of the job nor does it constitute a written or impliedcontract._________________________________________________________________________________________Equal Opportunity EmployerElwyn California is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/F/D/VWe are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.ABOUT ELWYN CALIFORNIAElwyn California, is a subsidiary of Elwyn, a premier non-profit human services organization dedicated to serving children and adults with special needs. Elwyn was founded in 1852, providing innovative services for people with developmental disabilities since its inception.We believe that all people deserve an opportunity to build meaningful, independent lives. Individuals and families find support through Elwyn California programs to learn, work, and live as they choose and as independently as possible.Elwyn California Mission StatementMaximizing potential through personal commitment, collective talents and innovation, Elwyn California supports individuals with diverse challenges in shaping distinctive, meaningful lives.Elwyn California Vision StatementThrough partnerships with families, communities and government, Elwyn California will be the provider of choice for people with diverse challenges.Elwyn California Residential ProgramsElwyn California provides care for people with Intellectual Disabilities and skilled nursing needs via a sophisticated, state of the art, alternative model of care. People live in single family homes, with individual bedrooms and all the typical "home-like" amenities, as opposed to having to live in larger congregate hospital-like settings.Likewise, our employees enjoy a smaller, more personal and home-like working environment, as well as the opportunity to provide a very high level of quality care based upon the smaller number of residents (typically 4-5 per home) and the high staff to resident ratio.Elwyn California is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Elwyn does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, pregnancy status, medical condition, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, sexual orientation or identity, age, national origin, citizenship, handicap status, marital or family status, mental or physical disability, perceived disability, military or veteran status, political activities or affiliations, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law, ordinance, or regulation.Required qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

Keywords: Elwyn, Concord , Direct Support Professional (DSP) - Certified Nurse Assistant, Healthcare , Concord, California

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