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Executive Office of Veterans Services Nursing Assistant I in Holyoke, Massachusetts

HOLYOKE FULL AND PART TIME POSITIONS Nursing Assistant I Description This is an open and continuous posting for Full and Part-Time positions on our Evening and Night Shifts. The Soldiers\' Home in Holyoke is seeking several compassionate, professional, and enthusiastic Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) who are passionate about building meaningful relationships and having the ability provide outstanding care with honor and dignity to our veteran residents. The ideal candidates will assist in the daily living routine of our residents, assess and communicate changes in condition, and recommend solutions in care and service under the direction of a licensed nurse. Schedule: We have part-time and full-time benefited opportunities available on our Evening (3:00 pm - 11:30 pm) and our Night (11:15 pm - 7:15 am) shifts with alternating weekend and holiday schedule. Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive): Provide direct care to residents and assist with activities of daily living, including but not limited to bathing, grooming, mobility, incontinence care, dressing, feeding and other services of support Record resident weights and measurements, intake and output, food consumption, and other information as assigned Accompany patients to appointments and recreational activities Assist nurses and physicians with exams or treatments, including turning and positioning of patients, draping, and use of safety measures as necessary Review resident chart and participate in collecting data needed for the accurate completion of the CNA Care Card and Nursing Care Plan; provide input to the assigned nurse for continued plan development Recognize urgent or emergency patient care situations; seek assistance of the nursing staff and/or physician on duty Establish supportive relationships with veteran residents and their families to promote positive interactions; incorporate the mission and philosophy of the Soldiers\' Home Develop and promote a safe environment for quality client care through adherence of established policies, procedures, and standards Participate in in-services and daily/weekly staff meetings as required Required Qualifications: Must possess a current, active certification as a Nurse Aide in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts CPR certification through the American Heart Association Ability to follow oral and written instructions Ability to deal tactfully with others Preferred Qualifications: At least one (1) year of experience in the care of geriatric patients in a healthcare setting such as long-term care Certification in dementia, hospice, or other relevant discipline Ability to establish effective relationships with individuals, families, and team members Demonstrated attention to detail with readiness to respond appropriately when needed Capacity to maintain accurate records and exercise discretion in handling confidential information Skilled in the use of using a computer for completion of work assignments