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Memory Support/Namaste CNA

Company: Williamsburg Landing
Location: Williamsburg
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Description: Do you take PRIDE in what you do?Apply today to Williamsburg Landing where employees lead with:PassionRespectIntegrityDiversity &Excellence
Williamsburg Landing, a local CARF-accredited life plan community, seeks Full-Time (36+ hours/week), Part-Time Plus (30-35 hours/week), and Part-Time (less than 30 hours/week) Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) to care for residents in Memory Support. The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), under the direction and supervision of the assigned charge nurse and Manager of Memory Support, implements individualized care plans to assist all residents in maintaining independence as their physical and cognitive abilities permit.

  • Performs routine daily care for residents in Assisted Living and /or Memory Support; assists residents by implementing individualized care plans to promote maximum independence
  • Participates in shift report and receives assignments; rounds on all residents according to Williamsburg Landing expectations and residents plan of care
  • Administers a whirlpool bath, tub bath, or shower at least twice weekly or more frequently as necessary or needed based on the plan of care for the assigned residents
  • Maintains vigilance to observe any unusual symptoms or signs of illness or skin breakdown, and reports same to nurse in charge; reports any indication of residents' deteriorating physical, emotional, or mental health by noting such cues as uneaten food, deteriorating cleanliness, or conversations that indicate deep unhappiness or loneliness
  • Assists residents to dining room as needed; provides meals to ill residents under the verbal direction of the nurse in charge
  • Assists charge nurse as needed with the admission and discharge of resident and post mortem care
  • Assists with weighing and taking vital signs of residents on admission and as ordered
  • Answers resident call lights in a timely manner, politely, and with focused concern on the resident
  • Assists all residents in the Assisted Living and/or Memory Support with all activities of daily living according to the plan of care; documents all ADL's and activities in Care Tracker
  • Assists with menu selection for residents unable to do so due to illness
  • Assists with transport of residents to doctors' offices, hospital, and scheduled activities as needed; provides emergency care while away from campus if needed
  • Assists with the care and laundering of personal clothing of residents and bedside equipment, maintaining neatness at all times
  • Assures overall neatness and cleanliness of resident's apartment with all items stored in their proper place
  • Performs all work in a safe manner; reports any safety hazards to the charge nurse, and/or Administrator, immediately including improper disposal of medications and sharps; uses safe lifting techniques and proper body mechanics at all times; complies with all emergency drills; maintains infection control standards
  • Reports damaged or unsafe equipment to the nurse in charge, the Manager of Assistant Living and/or the Manager of Memory Support
  • Maintains a positive attitude to ensure dignity and quality of life for residents, and maintains positive interaction with guests and coworkers
  • Evaluates work processes and methods and submits recommendations for continuous quality improvement
  • Performs all other duties as assignedQUALIFICATIONSCurrent Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification from the Commonwealth of Virginia; ability to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing; prior work experience of a similar nature is preferred
    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIESAbility to perform duties in accordance with accepted methods and techniques necessary in providing optimal care; ability to assist the licensed personnel as needed; ability to regularly and safely lift a minimum of 50 pounds; ability to use variety of health care equipment such as lifts, thermometer, and blood pressure cuff; ability to stand and walk for long periods; maintain CPR and current first aide; ability to obtain Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) certification with in the first 60 days of hire; must show initiative and good judgment; ability to use equipment and supplies in a safe manner
    Employees may be required to work overtime when conditions that affect business needs make such scheduling necessary.
    NAMASTE CARE:Namaste Care, opening in 2023, is designed for people living in the late stage of dementia. This program incorporates continual relationship-centered care from engaging with the resident in activities of daily living to sharing in social, multi-sensory engagements during the day in a calm environment. Namaste Care Partners must be CNA certified and are required to complete advanced Namaste Care Education and obtain Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) certification within the first 90 days of hire. This exciting new opportunity will be discussed during the interview process with interested candidates.
    BENEFITS (Full-Time and Part-Time Plus employees)
    • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
    • FSA & HSA
    • 403(b) Retirement Plan*
    • 529 College Savings Plan*
    • Long-Term Care Insurance
    • Legal Resources
    • Paid Time Off
    • Holiday Pay*
    • Corporate Wellness Program*
    • Health Club & Spa Membership*
    • Employee Education & Training Fund*
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Credit Union Membership** Part-Time employees eligible
      Williamsburg Landing is a non-profit, independent community offering a vibrant lifestyle for residents.
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      EOE/Tobacco Free/Drug Free


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