||Wexner Heritage Village values diversity. We are committed to equal opportunity employment and providing a work environment free of all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment.
To meet this goal, all associates and prospective associates are recruited, selected and trained based on personal capabilities, experience, and qualifications without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, citizenship, marital status, disability, genetic information, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status. This same non-discriminatory consideration will be used in all aspects of your employment with us, including, for example, recruitment, hiring, job assignments, transfer, promotion/demotion, corrective measures, pay, training, benefits compensation, etc.
STNAs must be committed to the Patient Centered Care Model. The primary purpose of this position is to provide direct nursing care and nursing-related services to residents in a long-term care facility.
- Supports the philosophy of care of the Tikva Program and incorporates it into duties
- Demonstrates respect for resident's rights, promotes resident's independence
- Performs basic personal care skills and basic nursing skills including: taking and recording vital signs, height and weight, intake and output, bathing, mouth care, grooming, dressing, care of hearing aids, teeth, toileting, assisting with eating and drinking, skin care, turning, positioning, body mechanics, assist in ambulation, Bed making and cleanliness of resident rooms
- Proper use of safety restraints and gait belts, Perennial care, Care of the dying resident
- Recording on the flow sheet
- Understands how to practice Universal Precautions and perform the Heimlich Maneuver
- Accident prevention in resident rooms, on unit and in other areas of the facility
- Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of: Fire safety and plan, Tornado safety and plan and Bomb threat plan. Along with General evacuation plan
- Explains the use of the call light to resident and family and Answers emergency lights promptly.
- Demonstrates respectful communication to resident, family, co-workers and knowledge of when to refer questions to the nurse.
- Promptly reports any resident or employee accident immediately to the Charge Nurse.
- Participates in stocking inventory and cleaning tasks as directed.
- Initiates, coordinates, and/or participates in Continuous Quality Improvement efforts through identification, review, and/or team participation through own initiative and/or as directed.
- Other duties as assigned by the Charge/Staff Nurse, Unit Director, Shift Supervisor and/or the Nursing Administrative Team.
- Delivers care in accordance with accepted standards of practice, facility and departmental policies, procedures, mission and vision.
- Ensures that Resident's Rights to fair and equitable treatment, self-determination, individuality, privacy, property, and civil rights, including the right to wage a complaint are well established and maintained at all times
- Assists in identifying common recurrent resident problems and reports it to Charge Nurse.
- Exemplifies and role models a positive customer service behavior, loyalty, punctuality, commitment and effective coping behaviors.
- Has input into the development of monthly activities calendar.
- Regularly greet residents by name in a friendly manner.
- Use positive body language as a means of communicating with residents (i.e. smile, gentle touch, peaking from the front, appropriate tone of voice and at eye level during each interaction). Deliver and receive feedback to others in a respectful manner. Use positive facial expressions and effective body language when talking to peers
- Conducting daily audits on select patient metrics in LTC patient population to enhance quality outcomes and quality measures
- Maintains professional appearance in accordance with facility policies
Education & Qualifications:
- Must be certified as state tested nursing assistant by the State of Ohio
- Must possess a minimum of 10th grade education
- Must be CPR/First Aid Certification
- Must be able to speak the English language in an understandable manner and be able to follow verbal directives
- Must possess the ability to manage resident behaviors by redirection and/or activity based interventions. Must also be able to deal tactfully with personnel, family members, visitors, governmental agencies, and the general public
- Must hold confidential all information entrusted to you by the resident, resident’s family, or by nursing facility supervisor
- Must be willing to work on weekends and in other positions temporarily, or on other units when necessary
- Must complete specialized training in incontinence care, activities and behavior management, communication skills for dealing appropriately with Alzheimer’s/dementia and Demonstrates understanding and importance of enhanced Activities of Daily Living for residents with Alzheimer’s/dementia