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Reid Health Nursing Care Assistant-PACE in Richmond, Indiana

Provide assistance with nursing care, restorative therapies, activities, meals, and transportation escort assistance across care settings including but not limited to day center, home, and clinic. Provides physical assistance and attendant care for activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living to participants across care settings. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in assessing, planning care for and providing all-inclusive service to frail elder enrollees according to assigned responsibilities and Reid Health PACE standards. Accepts other duties as assigned by the Clinical Manager or designee and within the NCA scope of practice.

  • Provide assistance with nursing care, restorative therapies, activities, meals, and transportation escort assistance across care settings including but not limited to day center, home, and clinic.

  • Provides physical assistance and attendant care for activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living to participants across care settings.

  • Consult each day with the Clinical staff and Day Center Manager on managing the participant flow for the day. Assist in prioritizing the scheduling of participants.

  • Document in the medical record as appropriate to scope of practice.

  • Participate and effectively communicate in interdisciplinary meetings as required.

  • Act only within the scope of his or her authority to practice.

  • Follow all Reid Health PACE Policies and Procedures and OSHA safety guidelines.

  • Maintain safe working environment. Follows Safety Policies and Procedures.

  • Participate in continuing education classes and any required staff and training meetings. Maintain professional affiliations and any required certifications.

  • Participate in and support Quality Improvement initiatives.

  • Report abnormal findings or noted changes in participant status to the Clinical Manager or designee.

  • Assist in maintaining cleanliness and preparedness of exam rooms, day room, and kitchen and appropriate equipment.

  • Serve breakfast, snacks and noon meal to all participants of Reid Health PACE according to diet orders.

  • Assist with the implementation of activities for participants tailored to the needs and limitations of frail elderly.

  • Handle potentially infectious specimens with appropriate biohazard precautions and practices standard precautions.

  • Perform other duties as required or requested within scope of practice.

Education Required: High School Diploma or GED

Education Preferred: Current CNA certification in Indiana

Experience Required: Minimum of 1 year working with a frail or elderly population

Experience Preferred: 2 years of experience working in a nursing home or home health environment.

Licensure: None

Certifications: CNA certification preferred but not required; can have on the job training for NCA with competency; CPR

Other:

  • Knowledge of principles, practices, standards and techniques of NCA.

  • Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions for a safe work environment

  • Knowledge of medical equipment use and maintenance

  • Skilled in establishing and maintain effective working relationships with patients, co-workers, medical staff and the public

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively

  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations

  • Basic computer literacy

Day Shift. 40 hours weekly. 9:00a- 5:00p, Monday through Friday with opportunity for PRN weekend hours

Requisition ID: 2021-7444

Street: 2300 National Rd West

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