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Facility: GSS SD Lennox Ctr
Location: Lennox, SD
Address: 404 E 6th Ave, Lennox, SD 57039, USA
Shift: 8 Hours - Day Shifts
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00
The restorative nursing aide serves as caregiver to the resident during the scheduled work period in long term care. Uses appropriate mobility, balance and strengthening exercises, incorporating into therapeutic activities. Includes using adaptive equipment, fall prevention, appropriate turning, positioning and repositioning techniques, basic range of motion exercises, and good body mechanics. Assists with training and implementation of special programs designed to improve resident's quality of life, ability to perform daily activities and maintain their highest functional level of independence. Obtains resident's report prior to providing care. Documents resident's progress of care and behaviors, recognizes and reports changes in resident's condition promptly.
Includes dressing/undressing programs, grooming, bathing, toileting, exercise/movement, and eating/swallowing programs. Demonstrates correct use and application of ice and paraffin baths, heat packets etc. according to state specific regulations. Uses the EMR accurately. Handles linens properly and disposes of soiled linens, clothing or supplies in adherence to regulations and guidelines: uses standard precautions by using personal protective equipment and observes transmission guidelines, washes hands between resident cares, report signs/symptoms of resident infections to appropriate staff in a timely manner.
Provides resident-centered nursing care and daily living assistance to assigned resident under the supervision of a registered nurse (RN). Knowledge of and delivers age-appropriate care related to the physical and psychological needs of the resident as per care plan. Considered a member of the nursing team and is expected to know, and will be held accountable for, following infection prevention and control policies and Personal Protective Equipment use.
High school graduate or general equivalency diploma (GED) preferred, but not required.
Minimum age of 16. Prior clinical or nursing assistant experience in long-term care preferred.
Required Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification with the State Board of Nursing. Completion of a C.NA training program, training if required by state and at least 40 hours of specific training related to restorative care procedures (may be provided by licensed therapists providing service within the organization).
Satisfactorily completes yearly department specific competency testing and maintains a record of continuing education credits for each year.
Dependent on facility and required responsibilities, this role may classify as a Sanford Category II Driver requiring a motor
vehicle report and proof of valid driver’s license. Also must be medically qualified to perform the essential driving functions of
this position as per our Sanford Driving Policy per the leaders request.
The Good Samaritan Society offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, sick leave and paid time off. To review your benefit eligibility, visit https://good-sam.jobs/benefits .
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The Good Samaritan Society has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.
Job Function: Nursing
Req Number: R-59173