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Sanford Health Nursing Assistant or Medication Assistant, Certified, Assisted Living - Orchard Hills in Dell Rapids, South Dakota

Job Title: Nursing Assistant or Medication Assistant, Certified, Assisted Living | Orchard Hills | Dell Rapids

City: Dell Rapids

State: SD

Department : Orchard Hills Administration - Dell Rapids

Job Schedule: PRN

Shift: Varies

Hours Per Shift: Other

JOB SUMMARY

MA - The Medication

Assistant (MA) serves as caregiver who provides resident-centered nursing care

and daily living assistance to assigned residents under the supervision of a charge

nurse.

Knowledge of and

delivers age-appropriate care related to the physical and psychological needs

of the resident per plan of care. Provide assistance with basic health care

needs including daily living activities that may include, but are not limited

to, bathing, toileting, grooming, dressing/undressing, obtaining and recording

vital signs, and providing psychosocial support and other personal care to

assigned resident. May assist the resident in transferring, repositioning, and

walking using correct and appropriate transfer techniques and equipment and

provides range of motion and passive exercises. Completes tasks related to food

preparation and dining, while creating a positive dining experience for the

resident. They may assist residents with meals and snacks; provide water and

supplements as appropriate.

If needed, may aid providers and nursing staff members with procedures.

Administers prescribed medications as delegated by a licensed nurse and within

their scope of practice as defined by state regulations. Documents the outcomes

related to resident care, medication administration, behavior, activity, and

dietary. Communicates changing condition, medication follow-up and care related

concerns/responses to the charge nurse. Collects non-invasive body fluid

specimens and gathers vital signs. Provides housekeeping and laundry services

to assist residents with keeping living areas clean and operational. Provides

assistance and documentation with wellness and recreational programs and

encourages residents to participate.

NA - The Nursing

Assistant (NA) serves as caregiver to the resident during the scheduled work

period in assisted living. The NA provides resident-centered nursing care and

daily living assistance to assigned resident under the supervision of a charge

nurse. Provides assistance with basic health care needs including daily living

activities that may include, but are not limited to, bathing, toileting,

grooming, dressing/undressing, obtaining and recording vital signs, and

providing psychosocial support and other personal care to assigned resident.

Depending upon location, they may assist the resident in transferring,

repositioning, and walking using correct and appropriate transfer techniques

and equipment and also provides range of motion and passive exercises.

Completes tasks related to food preparation and dining, while creating a

positive dining experience for the resident. Assists residents with meals and

snacks, provides water and supplements as appropriate. Depending upon location

the NA may aid providers and nursing staff members with procedures and/or

collect non-invasive body fluid specimens and gather vital signs. Depending

upon location the NA may administer prescribed medications as delegated by a

licensed nurse and within their scope of practice as defined by state

regulations. NA documents the outcomes related to resident care, medication

administration, behavior, activity, and dietary. NA must communicate changing

condition, medication follow-up and care related concerns/responses to the

charge nurse. Depending upon location, NA may provide housekeeping and laundry

services to assist residents with keeping living areas clean and operational.

Provides assistance and documentation with wellness and recreational programs

and encourages residents to participate. The NA has knowledge of and delivers

age-appropriate care related to the physical and psychological needs of the

resident as per care/service plan. Depending upon the location, may need to be

knowledgeable of providing care to tenants with dementia. The NA is considered

a member of the nursing team and is expected to know, and will be held

accountable for, following infection prevention and control policies and

Personal Protective Equipment use. The nursing department provides care 24

hours/day; any of those hours may be an expectation of employment specific to

the needs of the department, possibly with varying shifts. These needs change

dependent upon staffing availability and resident census. Will be required to

work rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays. Specific shift assignments will

be made based on nursing area and by location. Committee meeting attendance may

be expected at times. When students are providing resident care, treatment,

and/or services as part of their training, any/all employees may be asked to

provide direction to the students.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

MA - Evaluates patient's progress and communicates

with multidisciplinary team members. Documents the critical elements within a

patient chart to help others. Collects medical specimens with strict adherence

to established procedures and test requisitions. Assists with daily living of

numerous patients with a wide variety of health conditions. Administer

medications prescribed by providers. Adheres to legal regulations and

organizational policies when discussing patient health information. Responsible

for promoting a safe environment for patients, families, staff, residents, and

visitors and working collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary heath care

team to provide the best outcome for patients. Performs routine cleaning and

disinfecting tasks in certain areas of a healthcare organization. Operates and

maintains medical equipment based on specific policies. Monitors patient

progress and identifies issues and concerns regarding progress. Maintains a

high standard in relation to infection control mechanisms for patient safety.

NA - Responsible for promoting a safe environment

for patients, families, staff, residents, and visitors and working collaboratively

with the multi-disciplinary heath care team to provide the best outcome for

patients. Performs routine cleaning and disinfecting tasks in certain areas of

a healthcare organization. Operates and maintains medical equipment based on

specific policies. Evaluates patients progress and communicates with

multidisciplinary team members. Ensures that all equipment or related supplies

are in proper working order prior to use. Documents the critical elements

within a patient chart to help others. Collects medical specimens with strict

adherence to established procedures and test requisitions. Assists with daily

living of numerous patients with a wide variety of health conditions. Adheres

to legal regulations and organizational policies when discussing patient health

information.

QUALIFICATIONS

MA

High school graduate or general equivalency

diploma (GED) required.

Minimum age of 18 preferred.

Prior clinical or nursing assistant experience preferred.

Satisfactorily completes yearly department specific competency testing and

maintains a record of continuing education credits for each year. A minimum of

12 hours continuing education are required annually based on state

requirements. Maintains all department specific required certifications. When

applicable, may need a valid Driver's License and auto insurance.

North Dakota and Iowa: Require Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification

with the State Board of Nursing. CNA certification must be maintained with the

State Board of Nursing. Successful completion of a state-approved Certified

Medication Aide/Assistant course once CNA certification is obtained.

NA

High

school graduate or general equivalency diploma (GED) preferred, but not

required.

Minimum age of 16. Prior clinical or nursing assistant experience in assisted

living preferred.

Satisfactorily completes yearly department specific competency testing and

maintains a record of continuing education credits for each year. A minimum of

12 hours continuing education are required annually. Maintains all department

specific required certifications. When applicable, may need a valid driver's

license and auto insurance.

If

working in South Dakota, must have successfully completed of a state-approved

Trained Medication Aide course. Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training and

certification required and provided by facility. CNA certification must be

maintained with the State Board of Nursing.

If

working in North Dakota (ND), must be registered as a Unlicensed Assistive

Person (UAP) with the State Board of Nursing, within four months of date into

the position.

If

working in Minnesota, CNA certification preferred and registered with the

Minnesota Nursing Assistant Registry. Or, one must become a state certified CNA

within four months of date into the position by being enrolled in a training

program or in the process of obtaining certification through Endorsement. CNA

training and certification required and provided by facility. If passing

medications, must successfully complete facility provided medication administration

course.

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City: Dell Rapids

State: SD

Job Function: Nursing

Job Schedule: PRN

Shift: Varies

Req Number: WD09897

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