Caregiver - Certified Nurse Aide preferred but not required

Midland Business Alliance
Job Description
Direct Care staff provide interaction, guidance, and supervision to the residents with brain or spinal cord injuries by performing a variety of tasks in the areas of personal care, rehabilitative care, and crisis management. Direct Care staff members report to the Shift Supervisor and/or the Staffing Coordinator. Qualifications: • Must be good with people, compassionate, a good communicator, and able to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs of the people we serve. • Must be able to work well with others as part of a team • Must be able to take initiative to complete assigned duties without direct supervision and handle changing and emergency situations. • Must provide proof of High School diploma, GED, or newest certificate of education. • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds of freestanding weight, be in good physical condition with no physical limitations that would prevent perform the essential duties of this position • Must pass a physical exam with drug screen, and TB test • Must possess a valid drivers license • Must pass a criminal history and personal background check *** A criminal background check will be done on all new employees *** NOTE: Public Act 29 of 2006, prohibits the hiring of employees who have direct access of residents, their property, medical records, or financial information for 15 years with a felony conviction after completion of sentence and 1-10 years for a misdemeanor depending on the type of offense. Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to: • All aspects of personal care (toileting, showering, oral care, personal care, nail care, vital signs, and weights). • Medication administration (oral, per gastric tube, wound dressing changes, finger stick blood sugars, tube feedings, tracheostomy care, ensure rehab programs are being done daily). • One and two person transfers including the use of mechanical lifts • Provide social interaction to residents • Light housekeeping and laundry • Some meal preparation, special diet orders • Required computerized documentation • Maintain confidentiality of medical records and personal information according to HIPPA (State and Federal) guidelines • Restock resident supplies as needed • Maintain tidy and organized supply storage
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