CNA – Immediate Opening

Employer
Balfour Senior Care, LLC
Location
Arvada, Colorado
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 01, 2021
Closes
May 06, 2021
Ref
11923_414168-1c6f0911ac54314cd7a1cb0782049c47
Specialty
Support Staffing
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Balfour Retirement Community in Louisville, CO offers skilled nursing and assisted living.  Our associates who work here tell us they enjoy the deep connection with residents and their families and the teamwork among the staff.  Balfour Senior Living invites you to consider joining us to deliver exceptional service and care to residents at Balfour Retirement Community.  We are a hospitality focused and service-oriented leader in our field!  

The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) provides basic nursing care to residents within the scope of nursing assistant responsibilities and performs basic nursing procedures under the direction of a licensed nurse. Provides assistant in resident’s daily activities, providing bedside care, meeting the resident’s emotional and psycho-social needs, responding to resident call lights and requests for assistance, and taking resident vital signs. Provides environmental support through assistance with light housekeeping, laundry and meal service for the households.  

Shifts available: Full time - 8:30am - 2:30pm shift time - Position eligible for 60 day and 6 month retention bonus

The Essentials: What does a CNA do?   

    Performs nursing assistant duties such as intake and output, measuring height and weight, vital signs, specimen collection, catheter care, range of motion exercises, etc.  Documents residents’ information accurately and daily on the appropriate forms (i.e. intake and output forms (if ordered), vital sign sheets, and B.M. record, etc.)  Provides all personal care for residents, including bathing, showering, shampooing, oral hygiene, skin care, hair care, nail care, dressing, shaving, toileting, transferring, turning and positioning, ambulating, and transporting  Recognizes changes in the residents’ behavior and conditions, and cares for their environment  Participates in and supports resident activity programs  Assists residents with nutritional needs, including serving, feeding, providing proper fluid requirements, and offering substitutions when appropriate. Monitors food and fluid intake and offers/provides snacks and fluids between meals  Encourages residents to develop and maintain independence and highest level of functioning in all personal care  Cares for the dying resident  Adheres to strict infection control guidelines including hand washing and universal precautions  Reports any and all exposures to infection in accordance with OSHA and Balfour Retirement Community guidelines, policies, and procedures  Performs all duties in a safe and efficient manner (i.e. placing residents’ call light within easy reach, applying physician ordered restraints (i.e. tabs alarm, lap buddy, etc.)  Demonstrates awareness of potential hazards and reports unsafe conditions to appropriate community staff to maintain a safe environment for residents, families, and staff (i.e. reports spills, faulty equipment, maintains a clear path for resident ambulation, uses wheelchair locks appropriately, etc.)  Observes and reports residents’ condition changes to the care manager immediately and exchanges resident information with the care manager on an ongoing basis  Consistently responsive to residents’ needs; responds to any and all call lights and acknowledges residents’ and families’ concerns and initiates action  Provides privacy and maintain confidentiality and ensures the residents’ right to make personal choices  Attends in-service education programs mandated by Balfour, state, and federal guidelines   

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, & SKILLS:   

    State certification and graduation from a state approved nursing assistant training program required  Knowledge and experience in bedside nursing  Effective verbal and written communication skills required  Able to work collaboratively with other nursing staff  Ability to read, speak, and understand the English language  Ability to read thermometers, charts, and testing equipment   

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:   

    Ability to stand, walk, bend, and squat for prolonged periods, and repetitively  Ability to push and pull objects and lift and carry up to 30-55 pounds, unassisted (based on facility location)  Full use of hands, arms, and legs (i.e. washing, feeding, and dressing residents, writing notations, operating bed wheel locks, etc.)  Willing to work beyond normal working hours and weekends, as well as holidays  Ability to multitask, and work unsupervised in daily tasks and work in rapid environment  Is subject to frequent interruptions  May be exposed to unpleasant odors, contagious diseases and blood borne pathogens  Balfour is a pet-friendly community; you may be exposed to animal hair and dander   
Why Balfour?  

· Scheduling variety and flexibility:1st, 2nd, overnight and PRN/Flex pool opportunities available for many positions 

· Immediate healthcare coverage for eligible employees working 32 or more hours per week (Full & 3/4 time status) 

· Medical, dental and vision plan coverage 

· Paid time off (PTO) and sick time for full and part time employees 

· Tuition Reimbursement Program 

· Employee Referral Bonus Program 

· Employee Resident Referral Bonus Program   

About us: Founded in 1997, Balfour Senior Living has received national and international recognition for the quality of its exterior architecture and its elegant interior design marked by the use of a vibrant color palette and a diverse collection of fine art. With round-the-clock nursing coverage and an extensive activity program, Balfour’s quality of care and life enrichment programming makes the company a leader in the growing world of senior housing. Since the first community opened in Louisville, Colorado in 1999, Balfour has grown to include nine communities in the Denver Metro area and one in Ann Arbor, Michigan. From its inception, Balfour Senior Living has sought to be the most admired senior living company in the United States   

Balfour Senior Living is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) complying with state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment and providing equal employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, genetic information, or racial status. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, discharge, termination, layoff, recall, transfers, compensation, benefits, and training.  

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