In order to be considered for this position, applicants must successfully submit a completed application prior to the posting deadline. Applications submitted with incomplete or missing education and/or work experience sections will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed. These applicants will be disqualified from consideration. The attachment of a resume to the application does not fulfill this requirement and will not prevent incomplete applications from being rejected. Education and work experience fields must be completed, regardless of the presence of an attached resume.
Please answer any supplemental questions truthfully and completely. Use the employment history section of your application to substantiate your answers to supplemental questions.
Equal Employment Opportunities – It is the policy of Northampton County to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or any other status protected by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and any other state, federal, or local law.
For questions regarding this posting, please contact Sherry Christman, Human Resources Analyst, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-829-6382.
The Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) – Central Supply Room is primarily responsible for providing and managing supplies and equipment in the Central Supply Room. This individual will also fulfill the duties of a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) by assisting the professional staff in 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 as directed by a Nursing Supervisor, Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, safety, environmental, and infection control standards.
This position reports directly to a Nursing Supervisor, Registered Nurse (RN), or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
This position is not responsible for the supervision of other employees.
Central Supply Room Duties
Maintaining a reference spreadsheet to track and charge the use of equipment and/or supplies by various departments.
Responsible for the safe, clean, and orderly organization of supply and storage areas. Clean and check equipment, in accordance with regulations.
Responsible for the ordering, distribution, and maintenance of supplies and equipment for continuous and timely resident care related services.
Responsible for the daily cleaning of C-PAP masks, as well as the weekly cleaning of all C-PAP equipment.
Responsible for the sterilization and dating of clinic supplies, ensuring all clean equipment is bagged.
Responsible for the maintenance of records and inventory of jogging suits/scrubs.
Conducting monthly checks, as required.
Responsible for the accurate labeling of Part B supplies.
Responsible for daily checks of Automated External Defibrillators (AED).
Responsible for following all established policies and procedures concerning infection control when delivering supplies and equipment.
Responsible for ensuring defective equipment is identified for maintenance/repair as required in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Duties
Answers resident call bells to determine resident needs.
Assists nurses or physicians in the provision of resident care.
Changes bed linens and/or make beds.
Demonstrates the ability to apply restraints as directed by nursing.
Documents or otherwise reports observations of resident behavior, complaints, or physical symptoms to nurses.
Prepare and serve food trays and feeds residents or assists residents to eat or drink.
Measures and records food and liquid intake or urinary and fecal output, reporting changes to nursing staff.
Observes and reports any symptoms that may require medical attention including but not limited to bruises, open wounds, or blood in urine, changes in mentation, intake and vital signs, etc.
Provides physical support to assist residents to perform daily living activities, such as bathing, dressing, getting out of bed, using the toilet, standing, or walking.
Obtains and records vital signs such as temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and respiration rate as directed by nursing.
Utilizes proper body mechanics to prevent personal injury.
Maintains resident confidentiality and does not discuss resident in public areas, such as cafeteria, hallways, elevators, etc.
Complete daily documentation on the care provided to each resident concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner, in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms.
Enters resident data into database and performs simple math functions.
*An employee assigned to this title shall perform a majority, but may not perform all, of the duties listed in this job description. Conversely, minor level duties performed on the job may not be listed. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE – Completion of a high school, or general equivalency diploma; AND
Graduation from a State approved training program. Must have current Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) license, in good standing, with the Pennsylvania State licensing board; AND
Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age or older; AND
At least one (1) year of satisfactory full-time experience preferred. Familiarity with supplies and computer literacy required.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS - Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and present valid proof of vaccinated status, in order to be eligible for hire at Gracedale Nursing Home. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), people are considered fully vaccinated two (2) weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series (such as Pfizer or Moderna vaccines), or two (2) weeks after a single-dose vaccine (such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine).
Upon hire employee must have a drug screening and COVID-19 testing. Employees may also be periodically tested for COVID-19 as required or recommended. In addition, Gracedale Nursing Home will follow The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements with regard to booster(s) needed for workers in health care settings.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of resident care procedures in a long term care facility.
Must have skills necessary to safely and efficiently operate equipment and machines used in the performance of this job (mechanical lifts, shower equipment, adjustable chairs/beds, etc.), as well as the demonstrated ability to transfer and transport residents in wheelchair, bed, specialty chair, etc.
Proficient interpersonal relations and communication skills.
Ability to work well with geriatric patients.
Ability to complete and record documentation consistent with job requirements; cognitive skills as related to the position.
Ability to enter information into a computer database and operate a calculator.
Knowledge of resource allocation principles.
Basic math and accounting skills required.
Ability to conduct oneself in a respectful and professional manner at all times.
Ability to follow all facility and County policies, at all times.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand and communicate in English to perform the duties of this position.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Telephone, computer, calculator, bedside equipment, i.e., bed pans, urinals, commodes, items of personal hygiene, beds, mattresses, walkers, wheelchairs, geri-chairs, mechanical lifts, shower equipment, adjustable chairs/beds, disposable pads, thermometers, ice bags, stretchers, oxygen tanks, and tubes.
The physical demands described in the Physical Demand Ratings document (copy attached) are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to stand and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The Certified Nurse Aide helps use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach forward with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, or crouch. Will help residents with transferring, raising residents in beds and turning and repositioning immobile residents.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
The noise level in the work environment is moderately loud in patient-care areas and in the Central Supply Room.
Formal application, rating of education and experience, oral interview and reference check as well as job related tests may be required.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
FLSA STATUS: FLSA NON-EXEMPT (ELIGIBLE FOR OVERTIME)
DESIGNATION: CAREER SERVICE
PAY GRADE: GU-04
UNION STATUS: AFSCME GRACEDALE
I. Medical Insurance
Coverage begins for the employee the first of the month following full-time employment for employees and their eligible dependents. Cost to the employee to participate in the plans varies by the coverage selection and number of dependents; and may be subject to collective bargaining, if a union member. The employee may also elect to opt out of the County's medical insurance if proof of coverage through the spouse's employer is provided. Under this arrangement, the employee is provided with an annual $1,500.00 opt out payment.
II. Vision and Prescription
Coverage begins for the employee the first of the month following full-time employment for employees and their eligible dependents. Copayments may vary, subject to collective bargaining, if a union member. Coverage under the vision plan varies and depends upon the employee's choice of doctor and frame selection.
III. Dental Coverage
Coverage begins for the employee the first of the month following full-time employment for employees and their eligible dependents. Copayments may vary, subject to collective bargaining, if a union member.
IV. Life Insurance
A life insurance policy is afforded to full-time employees beginning on the first day of employment, unless specified differently in a collective bargaining agreement. It remains in effect as long as the employee is actively employed and terminates upon resignation or retirement. $20,000 is afforded to all eligible employees.
All full-time employees and part-time employees working more than 1000 hours per year qualify for County of Northampton retirement benefits, in which employees must contribute 5% of their earnings, and employees may choose to add additional voluntary contributions, not to exceed an additional 10%. Additionally, employees may participate in an optional deferred compensation plan [457(b)] which may provide present tax advantages and future retirement savings. Such arrangements are made directly with the providers and the County will administer payroll deductions only.