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CNA (Nursing / Certified Nursing Assistant)

Geer Woods Inc. • North Canaan, CT

Posted 1 month ago

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Excellent benefits package 403(b) and more
Healthcare - Health Services, Managed Care
Health Care, Nurse


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Job Description

CNA (Nursing / Certified Nursing Assistant / Healthcare / Certified Nurse Assistant)

For over forty years, the Geer community has served our seniors in multiple capacities, and our programs have been integral parts of the community. Our staff is our family, and as such, they bring a true sense of family into work. Many employees have worked at Geer for decades, reflecting their dedication as well as Geer’s efforts to retain good people.
At Geer, we consider hiring to be the most important thing we do, so we work hard to find that special person who will be as dedicated to our residents as we are. Due to our continuous growth, we now have an immediate opening for a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant). The CNA provides resident care and related services for the personal needs and comfort of residents in accordance with the residents’ assessment and service. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including a contribution for YMCA membership. Full and part time positions are available. 

CNA (Nursing / Certified Nursing Assistant / Healthcare / Certified Nurse Assistant)

Job Responsibilities

As a CNA, you will work with other members of the department / building in meeting goals and objectives in support of the Geer Corporation mission “to console, treat, heal, strengthen, and refresh bodies, hearts, minds, and spirits of those whom we serve." Your main responsibility will be to provide personal care to residents such as hygiene, grooming, mouth, and denture care.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Providing perineal care, including assistance with daily activities, mobility, getting dressed, physical support, sanitation, meals, housekeeping, and bathroom assistance
  • Taking and recording temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, weight and finger stick blood sugar
  • Collecting specimens as instructed by charge nurse
  • Using proper body mechanics in lifting and transferring residents
  • Attending in-service meetings to meet the minimum requirement and participating in continuing educational programs
  • Attending shift report meetings and monthly staff meetings and communicating residents’ information to the appropriate supervisor
  • Continuously monitoring the care needs of residents and communicating to Director of Resident Care
  • Assisting with the orientation process of new residents and family members upon move-in to the community
  • Reporting any hazardous conditions/equipment to the Director of Residents Care or administrative staff
  • Keeping current with related technology and developments that impact the department/building/corporation

CNA (Nursing / Certified Nursing Assistant / Healthcare / Certified Nurse Assistant)

Job Requirements

Qualified candidates for the CNA position must be compassionate, tactful, and enthusiastic, with a demonstrated ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant. You must have a demonstrated ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, clients, family, visitors, and general public, as well as the ability and willingness to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other personnel. Community care experience or long-term care experience is preferred.
Additional requirements include:
  • Knowledgeable in safety practices and certified nursing assisted practices and procedures, as well as the laws, regulations, policies, and procedures that govern the community 
  • Must possess excellent communication skills, be highly organized, act as a team player, be able to deal with stressful situations, be flexible to work on multiple tasks, pay attention to detail, possess empathy and understanding, maintain composure at all times, and deal with constant change
  • Ability to stand and walk for extensive periods of time and handle frequent lifting of up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 30 pounds
  • Must be able to remain calm and to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position in what can become a stressful environment
  • Required to be on-call for emergency situations
  • May be involved in resident activities outside the facility

CNA (Nursing / Certified Nursing Assistant / Healthcare / Certified Nurse Assistant)

At Geer, we are proud of the longevity of our staff – almost half of our employees have been employed with us for over 10 years, and about 15% of us have been here for more than 20 years. We provide training and mentoring, and we strive to promote from within.We offer competitive salaries, we pay for experience,  as well as per diem, shift differential pay along with flexible full-time and part-time scheduling options:
  • 7am-3pm shift
  • 3pm-11pm shift
  • 11pm-7am shift
  • Weekend Baylor Shift – work 24 hours / get paid for 32 hours
Our comprehensive benefits package includes:
  • Medical and Dental Insurance Coverage
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • 403(b)
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Sick
  • Paid Holidays
  • Tuition Assistance / Scholarship Opportunities
  • YMCA Membership Contribution

CNA (Nursing / Certified Nursing Assistant / Healthcare / Certified Nurse Assistant)

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