Homewood at Williamsport 16505 Virginia Avenue
Aug 30, 2018
This PRN Nursing Service Assistant position will be working with our Home Health residents Must be flexible to work varied shifts between 7am - 9pm Homewood at Williamsport, the original Homewood community, is nestled on 28 beautifully landscaped acres near Hagerstown, Maryland. Resident’s enjoy the stability of this long-established community with mature trees and plantings and all the warmth and charm of Western Maryland. Our well-appointed Community Center features a chapel/multipurpose room, resident lounge and convenience store along with a dining room, library and other common areas. Residents also have access to the fitness center, indoor pool and hot tub, computer lab, outdoor gardening plots and walking trail. The community includes: · Independent Living Cottages and Apartments · Assisted Living Suites · Health Care Center and Canterbury Rehabilitation JOB SUMMARY: Provides the activities of daily living care to residents. Assists in meeting the residents needs by performing tasks for the residents. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Treats all information about residents, their condition, and family as well as personnel matters as confidential information. Complies with established Corporate and Departmental policies and procedures, and maintains established standards and practices. Duties may include, but are not limited to: Assistance with personal care: bathing, dressing, hair care, nail care, oral care and assistance with ambulating (pushing wheel chairs, assisting to walk, assisting in and out of chairs, beds, and cars) Meal Preparation Transportation to and from appointments Errands: grocery shopping, and/or personal shopping, trips, etc. Delivers medication prepared by the licensed nurse. Records resident information concisely, accurately and completely, and reports to the Home Health Director objective observations of change in resident conditions or needs. Assists with Community Health duties, such as filing, charting, preparing charge slips, etc. Performs other functions as directed by the supervisor. QUALIFICATIONS: Certified Nursing Assistant or Hospitality Aide Motivation and desire to work with geriatric persons. Possesses compassion, understanding and empathy for older persons. Possesses the ability to assess clients and to anticipate and satisfy their needs. Ability to communicate with clients at a level they can understand. Ability to lift and transfer 30 pounds of weight. Ability to work independently and responsibly without direct on-site supervision. Current valid driver’s license. Must be on Homewood’s approved driving list to transport. Ability to stand, walk, bend, stoop, twist and turn throughout the shift. Organizational skills and ability to do sequential events. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to constantly work on their feet during an 8 hour shift, bend, stoop, twist and turn constantly throughout the shift in performing regular duties. Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds of resident weight and/or transfer and reposition a resident at least 25 times throughout the shift. Must be able to react quickly and decisively in emergencies and in response to the unexpected behavior of residents either during lifting or repositioning or during other frequent occasions when having direct contact with residents. Must be able to handle the physical transfer of residents from unsafe to safer locations in the event of a fire or other disaster. Ability to do sequential events/tasks.