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Life Specialist

Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center
Lourdes Health System
Type Full time Posted 2/20/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 4/17/2014
NJ - New Jersey (All) - Pennsauken Referral - n/a -    
Life Specialist
Location:Pennsauken, NJ
Department:LIFE -CENTER SUPPORT
Schedule:PER DIEM - POOL
Shift:DAYS
Hours:8:00 - 4:00 P.M.
Requisition Number:802235
Job Details:
  • High School/GED
  • CNA (NJ) or 1 clinical semester in an accredited nursing sch
  • Home Health Aide Certification (NJ)
  • Position Summary:     Under the supervision of either the Center Manager or the transportation manager , responsible for providing and assisting participants of LIFE at Lourdes (LL) with activities of daily living, restorative and supportive care. Assists with organization and implementation of activity program. Monitors health status and provides a safe environment for participants. Escorts participants while being transported on LIFE vehicles. Also assumes responsibility for communication with center and transportation department. Functions as a member of Interdisciplinary Team on an as needed basis.

    Education: HS/GED preferred.

    Experience: 1-2 years working with the frail and elderly.

    Certification Required:
    Current CNA Certification in State of New Jersey and/or Home Health Aide Certification

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
    Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with participants, co-workers and the public, knowledge in working with frail and elderly to support Activities of Daily Living, Skilled in identifying and recommending problem resolution, ability to work independently with minimum supervision, Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, Ability to work effective with culturally, economically and educationally diverse populations.

    Physical Effort:
    Frequent/strenuous physical effort (e.g. heavy lifting, sustained physical effort, extensive carrying, pushing, pulling, etc.)