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Personal Care Aide / CNA

Salary:
USD $9.50/Hr. - USD $9.75/Hr.
Location:
Archdale, NC
Company:
Therapeutic Alternatives, Inc.

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Provide assistance to residents in an Assisted Living Community with activities of daily living as needed according to individual and physician-directed Care Plan.


  • Provide assistance to residents with activities of daily living as needed according to Care Plan (toileting, ambulation, eating, transferring, bathing, dressing, personal hygiene, etc.)
  • Assure that residents are dressed appropriately when in living areas of the home or outside the building.
  • Assist and teach the resident self-help skills with activities of daily living in order to maximize their independence and freedom of movement.
  • Based on training criteria, perform all personal care tasks. With completion of the 45-hour course, perform basic personal care tasks. If the 80-hour course is completed, perform special health related tasks, as approved by doctors' orders, approved and signed off by RN.
  • Provide personal assistance as needed, requested, or required.
  • Respond to hand bell or other signaling calls.
  • Assist the residents with transportation when so indicated by the ED/Administrator.
  • Assist the Activities Coordinator in carrying out planned activities.
  • Provide assistance to residents to keep clothes in proper order.
  • Assist residents with making beds as needed and make beds when residents are not able to do so.
  • Provide residents with a clean towel and washcloth as needed.
  • Provide assistance with using, emptying and cleaning resident equipment (urinals, bedside commodes, bed pans, wash basins, shower chairs, etc.) as needed.
  • Assure residents receive their snacks and assist them at mealtime as needed.
  • Help orient new residents admitted to the home.
  • Notify ED/Administrator, RCC or SIC when there is a need for medical attention of any resident or any other change in resident status.
  • Be able to apply all rules and regulations pertaining to the use of restraints as ordered by physicians in writing.
  • Report any accident or incident to ED/Administrator, RCC or SIC.
  • Help maintain the self-respect, personal dignity and physical safety of each resident.
  • Work cooperatively with all other staff and relate favorably to residents, their families and visitors.
  • Be familiar with confidentiality of resident information and adhere to requirements.
  • Be familiar with and be able to apply all the adult care home's accident, fire safety, OSHA and emergency procedures.
  • Be familiar with the Adult Care Home Residents' Bill of Rights and assist residents in exercising their rights.
  • Assure careful treatment of adult care home equipment and utilization of supplies.
  • Read and adhere to all Adult Care Home and employee policies.
  • Participate in any job-related continuing education as required by ED/Administrator.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned in accordance with licensing rules and the home's administrative policies and procedures.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed documentation as required in resident services, such as progress notes, incidents, changes in condition, appearance and behavior of residents.
  • Perform other duties as required by circumstance.

  • Must have or obtain C.N.A or Personal Care Aide Certificate (80-Hour) with Personal Care Aide Training within 6-Months of hire.
  • Must be able to read, write, understand and follow directions.
  • Must possess good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to Lift, Push, Pull and Carry a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to Bend, Stoop, Squat, and reach overhead as needed.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must have no substantiated findings on the NC Personnel Registry or Health Care Program and maintain during employment.
  • Must have a clear SBI record and maintain during period of employment.
  • Must have two-step tuberculin skin test (first test prior to hire and second test within two weeks of first test).

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