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St. John's Lutheran Ministries Transitional Care Assistant (TCA) - TRC - Full-Time in Billings, Montana

SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of the registered nurse, assists in the delivery of patient care. Works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team to meet the physical, psychosocial, educational and spiritual needs of the patient and their family. TEMPORARY JOB FUNCTIONS Prior to Opening of TRC * One day per week conducting pre-development functions inclusive of: * Marketing, Programing, Staffing and Operating Policies * Remainder of work time, serve as a Certified Nursing Assistant in St. John’s Staffing Agency Initiative. Performing duties under St. John’s Certified Nursing Assistant Job Description. * Take assignments as directed by the agency’s staffing director. These functions fall off after the opening of the TRC. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTION: * Performs assigned duties as directed by the Registered Nurse or agency staffing director. * Obtaining and documenting vital signs. * Assisting with all activities of daily living inclusive of bathing, dressing, personal care and grooming. * Mobility assistance including transfers, ambulation, positioning, range of motion, and positioning precautions. * Responsible for observing Elders wellbeing (i.e.: change in behavior, change in vital signs, etc.) and reporting such changes to the appropriate team member * Implements infection control measures * Documenting services as required by assignment * All other duties as assigned within a Certified Nursing Assistant’s scope of practice. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTION:Housekeeping * Cleans all areas of the Elder’s environment according to housekeeping procedures with the assistance of EVS Staff * Responsible for room clean out after patient has left TRC in preparation for next patient with the assistance of EVS staff as needed ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTION: Safety * Obeys safety rules of St. John’s United * Identifies, reports, and/or corrects obvious safety hazards * Routinely places wet floor signs or other safety warning materials to notify others of the hazard * Knows and adheres to fire, emergency, and security policies and procedures ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTION: Mission/Customer Service Supports the growth and actively engages in the Eden Alternative philosophy, including a work environment with plants and animals. Follows the St. John’s Guidelines for Customer Service *Let the Mission be your guide *Make eye contact and smile *Greet welcome each and every person *Seek out personal contact *Provide immediate service-listen act *Use appropriate body language at all times *Be gracious to each every person ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTION: Employee Responsibilities * Follows policy and procedures on annual TB testing. * Follows policy and procedures on annual influenza vaccinations. * Attends all mandatory in-services * Performs other duties as assigned by the department manager, or person in charge of area where work is being done. REQUIREMENTS: Minimum Requirements: High school diploma or GED preferred. Prior experience in a human service or health care setting preferred. Must possess a current Montana State Nurses Aide Certification, or have completed the SJU CNA Course and will obtain certification within 120 days of class completion. * Knowledge: must be certified nursing assistant and, complete Abuse Training and required training in Serve Safe ™, food preparation, basic nutritional guidelines related to resident menu planning and basics of household financial management, housekeeping, infection control, light maintenance. * Skills/Abilities: Must possess good writing, verbal and observation skills. Excellent interpersonal communication skills. Exceptional organizational abilities. * Complexity/Difficulty: This position requires the ability to function independently in performing duties and be able to problem solve using good judgment with the Elder’s involvement whenever possible. The person needs to be able to respond to Elders needs in a timely and professional manner, recognizing the Elder’s rights. Incumbent performs job tasks following established procedures and works with team leader to identify and address problems or concerns within the team.

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