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Applewood Retirement Living Certified Nursing Assistant in AMHERST, Massachusetts

Summary Description: Under the supervision and guidance of a licensed nurse, the CNA is responsible for assisting with direct patient care within the scope of their practice as well as other work on the unit which supports the patient environment. The CNA assists staff to ensure optimal patient care and assists the healthcare team to provide and maintain a clean, safe, and attractive environment for patients. Work will include components of direct patient care, nutrition, observation, documentation, transportation of patients and supplies, and general maintenance of the patient environment. The CNA is responsible for maintaining his/her own clinical and mandatory education requirements and for meeting the established standards of their profession as well as those accountable for his/her practice, assigned duties/patient care, and is an advocate for patients/families and their profession. Collaborates with other professional disciplines to ensure effective and efficient patient care delivery and the achievement of desired patient outcomes. Demonstrates knowledge of age-specific patient populations and cultural diversity during the provision of patient care. Contributes to the provision of quality care through performance improvement techniques that demonstrate positive outcomes in patient care. Provides nursing care to residents of The Loomis Communities Nursing Centers in accordance with current Federal, State, and local regulations and facility policies and procedures, under direction of nursing staff, by performing the following duties. Qualifications: Required Education: Must have completed a state certified nurse aid training program with a certificate in good standings, Basic CPR License(s) (Required/Preferred): Nurses aid certification Skills/Competencies: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to read, write, and speak English. Ability to relate well to all residents, including the emotionally upset. Ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors and the public. Ability to report to work regularly and promptly. Ability to work beyond normal hours when necessary. This position rotates job duties between our South Hadley and Amherst locations. One PT position on 3rd shift One PT position on 2nd shift Two FT positions on 1st shift