Diversicare Healthcare Services & Diversicare Ther STNA, State Tested Nursing Assistant, SRNA, State Registered Nursing Aide, Certified Nursing Assistant, CNA in Smyrna, Tennessee

Overview:

Nurses - The Heartbeat of Diversicare

Elevated and empowered nurses is the key to excellence.Diversicareiscommitted to creating an environment where our nurses are supported, have access to information, educational opportunities, resources, and have our advocacy to leverage their compassion, strong voices and intellect.

Each State Tested Nursing Assistant is a “Key Player” on the healthcare team in our centers.

Our State Tested Nursing Assistants provide much of the care received by residents in our nursing homes. They are an integral part of our team and a very important contributor to the lives of our patients and residents we are privileged to serve.

We are seeking State Tested Nursing Assistants that have a passion for providing the highest quality of care with compassion and integrity!

We live our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Compassion, and Teamwork & Stewardship every day with every life we touch, providing exceptional healthcare and exceeding expectations.

If these are your values as well, APPLY NOW !

Responsibilities:

  1. To perform or assist the resident with completing Activities of Daily Living (ADL).

  2. Responds to residents call lights to provide maximum comfort, safety and privacy.

  3. Transports residents by ambulation or by wheelchair to areas of facility (dining room, lobby and activities).

  4. Reports any significant findings/observations to nurse immediately.

  5. Assists residents on admissions, transfer and discharge to make a smooth transition.

  6. Responsible for the safekeeping of residents’ personal possessions.

  7. Keep resident rooms neat and safe.

  8. Follow proper infection control techniques.

  9. Respects the rights of each resident, particularly privacy and confidentiality.

  10. Re-teaches resident to perform ADL skills.

  11. Provides restorative care to prevent pressure sores, contractures, and complications.

  12. Participates in Continuous Quality Improvement and ensures follow-up occurs.

  13. Converses with resident and family; assists them on adjustment to facility; handles complaints effectively and develops relationships necessary for resident’s psychosocial needs to be met.

  14. Ensures adequate hydration and nutrition of resident; reports deviations from norm to the Charge Nurse promptly.

  15. Performs blood pressure, pulse, respirations, intake/output and weights accurately; records it.

  16. One on one or small-group activities for cognitively impaired, behavioral and/or isolated patients. Group activities for residents that are high risk for falls or elopement risks.

  17. Participates in care-planning conferences; follows through with nursing component.

  18. Follows safe working practices and reports any incidents promptly to Charge Nurse.

  19. Maintains effective communication with residents, families and facility staff.

  20. Monitor snacks and hydration cart.

  21. Manage and oversee walk to dine program.

  22. Monitor compliance with thickened liquids.

  23. Assist residents with meals at lunch and dinner.

  24. Documentation of room visits.

  25. Assist residents participating in activity programs.

Qualifications:

  1. Certified in the state as a State Tested Nursing Assistant.

  2. Long term care experience preferred.

  3. Verbal ability is required to communicate with residents and to understand instructions received from nursing staff.

  4. Able to perform a variety of activities characterized by change and short duration in caring for residents.

  5. Ability to read and write and accurately report.

Job ID 2016-16618

Type Regular Full-Time

Location Name Diversicare of Smyrna

Shift 7am to 3pm

Address 200 Mayfield Drive

Location US - TN - Smyrna