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Restorative Aide/C.N.A.

Location:Lenexa, KS
Employment Type:Full Time
Description:The caregiver provides medical and physical care to the residents of the household/neighborhood to meet their daily needs and enable them to function at the highest possible level. While this care is provided under the leadership of a professional nurse, the caregiver is the residents’ closest advocate in the household.
Duties:• All caregiver tasks are performed in accordance with current standards, guidelines and regulations and in a safe and efficient manner.
• Attends to all resident personal hygiene and personal care needs, including but not limited to grooming, hygiene, dining and nutritional, mobility, elimination, psychosocial and safety needs
• Organizes all supplies necessary to complete the tasks. Supports residents in self care, and provides care as necessary for those unable to care for their own needs.
• Follows universal precautions, proper infection control, sanitation and safety standards of practice in all work and activities
• Assist with providing restorative nursing under the leadership of therapy professionals and neighborhood coordinators in accordance with the resident’s functional maintenance plan
Qualifications:• Graduate of a state approved program for nursing assistants. Must be a Certified Nursing Assistant in the State of Kansas
• High school graduate or GED preferred, but not required
• Must complete the Advance Education in Long Term Care Cetificate Program within 1 year of employment
• CPR is preferred
• Attend and participate in in-service educational classes and on-the-job training programs.
• Homebuilding: Respects the Resident’s room as home and assists the resident in feeling in charge of everything that happens within. Contributes to making the household a healthy and happy place, works together to get things done, facilitates the creation of homey spaces, sees the possibilities and creating a daily life that naturally facilitates pleasurable moments, laughter and fun with lots of opportunity for a wide variety of meaningful relationships. Engages sensitively and appropriately throughout the household.
• Person-Centered, Elder-Directed, Quality Focused: Caregivers must develop an innate ability to observe and connect with residents in a way that gives them clear insights into each individual’s preferences and concerns. Caregivers must demonstrate the intention to strive for high efficiency while always respecting and preserving residents’ personhood.

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