Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) - Residential Care/Memory Care

  • MaineHealth
  • Damariscotta, ME, USA
  • Apr 07, 2020
Nursing

Job Description

Summary

St. Andrews Village – Safe Havens (Memory Care)

At Safe Havens, residents with Alzheimer’s or memory loss conditions benefit from the area’s design and furnishings, specifically selected to encourage engagement and independence.

Memory care residents participate in stimulating daily activities in a comfortable setting that feels like home. Private and semi-private room suites are clustered around inviting common areas, ensuring a close-knit community, reassuring residents and families that they are in good hands.

Our professional, attentive team works closely with families and physicians to create personalized wellness plans for each resident. A calendar of daily activities provides the comforts of routine as well as feelings of accomplishment, progress and self-worth. Our newly remodeled patio and garden area provides serenity and solace for patients and their families.

 

Position Summary

Under the supervision of a Nurse Team Leader, the CNA provides direct patient care to assigned Residents/Patients using a restorative approach.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred.
  • Graduate of a State Approved CNA program and successfully passed the State of Maine Certifying Exam.
  • Current Basic Life Support certification.
  • Annual Alzheimer's Training.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations.
  • Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers.  Ability to perform operations using units of American money and weight measurements, volume and distance.
  • Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions and solve practical problems and deal with variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or script.