MISSOURI VETERANS HOME PROGRAM POSITION DESCRIPTION
POSITION TITLE: SUPPORT CARE ASSISTANT
AVAILABLE SHIFTS: EVENINGS AND NIGHTS
SALARY: $1020.25 TO $1174.67 SEMI-MONTHLY BASED ON EXPERIENCE
DIFFERENTIALS: $1.00/HR FOR EVENINGS; $1.50/HR FOR NIGHTS; $1.50/HR FOR WEEKENDS
Responsible for assisting licensed nursing personnel by delivering direct nursing care to residents on a daily basis. Also responsible for assisting residents in their achievement of the highest possible level of functioning while promoting positive resident outcome. To follow guidelines as per MVH nursing policy and procedures, and to demonstrate knowledge of MVH quality indicators.
Must be eligible for a Support Care Assistant under the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay system and have an active Nursing Assistant Certification in the State of Missouri, or the ability to obtain a Nursing Assistant Certification within 4 months (120 days) of hire
Demonstrate knowledge of and promote resident rights, including but not limited to the right to be free of restraints and free of abuse. Promptly report incidents or evidence of resident abuse or violations of residents’ rights.
Follow dress code guidelines as per MVC policy and procedure.
Approach duties with a positive attitude and constructively support open communication, dedication and compassion.
Maintain effective communication with residents, families and facility staff.
Adhere to all established facility and commission policies and procedures.
Promote positive employee relations.
Participate in individual training plan as required which includes 12 hours of training per year and required inservice education.
Work wherever needed within the department and facility.
Ensure privacy of all protected health information to which he/she may have access.
Apply objectives from offered training
Perform duties in a safe manner minimizing the risk of on the job injuries.
Demonstrate knowledge of emergency procedures and respond accordingly.
Demonstrate understanding of the mission statement of the Missouri Veterans Commission Homes Program. Exhibit a willingness to work as a team member in carrying out the mission of the organization. Facilitate implementation of care systems, i.e., falls, infection control, quality management programs, etc.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: (Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all tasks, which may be found in positions of this class.)
Provide resident care as presented in the C.N.A. course and in the MVH procedure manual
Comply with the individualized care plan for residents and provide support to the resident according to the care plan. Contribute to the care planning process by providing the charge nurse or other care planning staff with specific information and observations of the residents’ needs and preferences.
Attend to individual needs of residents which may include but is not limited to assistance with grooming, bathing/showering, oral hygiene, delivery and set up of food trays, feeding, incontinent care, toileting, colostomy care, prosthetic appliances, repositioning, transferring, ambulation, range of motion, communicating, or other needs in keeping with the individual’s care requirements.
Transport residents to and from their room, dining room, recreational room, and elsewhere as required.
Lift, move, position and transport residents, using proper body mechanics and/or lifting devices for accident prevention.
Walk and stand extensively to and from various locations of the facility while making rounds and transporting residents within the facility.
Make resident beds.
Serve between meal and bedtime nourishment as assigned. Encourage/assist residents with hydration requirement.
Provide care that maintains resident skin integrity to prevent pressure ulcers, skin tears, and other damage by changing incontinent residents, turning, repositioning immobile residents, and applying moisturizers to fragile skin , etc.
Perform all job responsibilities in accordance with prescribed safety and infection control procedures including thorough hand washing, use of disposable gloves where indicated, and proper disposal of soiled materials.
Accurately perform vital signs, heights, and weights as assigned
Promote and assist with resident elimination, which includes transfers to and from the toilet, stooping or bending at the knees to empty catheter bags.
Respond to internal and external disasters such as fires, tornados, etc., in order to protect residents, staff and property.
Document and report to charge personnel any complaints voiced by resident/family or observations that indicate a change in the resident’s condition
Identify, document and report significant occurrences according to MVH policy and procedure.
Perform manual electronic data entry.
Answer call lights promptly and courteously
Lift and move supplies and equipment.
Demonstrate the ability to approach and communicate with residents in an effective and therapeutic manner.
Demonstrate knowledge of emergency procedures. Respond to emergencies.
Provide instructions for resident self-care as necessary
Arrive to work on time and when scheduled, minimize unscheduled absences and schedule sick and annual leave responsibly, as established by Commission policies.
Actively participate as a member of the interdisciplinary team
Work overtime as needed.
Work weekends, holidays, evenings, and nights as needed.
When asked to assist with transportation or recreational therapy, push wheelchairs and adjust foot pedals, secure wheelchairs in vans and bus with tie downs, transfer residents from wheelchair to chair/vehicle seats, walk throughout the facility all day transporting and escorting residents to and from activity areas.
Other duties as assigned.
Physical requirements and activities include: walking, balancing, finger dexterity, pulling, pushing, standing, climbing, grasping, stooping, crouching, crawling, kneeling, reaching, bending, lifting, supporting, repetitive motion, frequent washing of hands. Essential sensory and communicative activities include: feeling, seeing speaking, hearing, smelling and tasting.
In person: 620 N Jefferson Street; St James, MO 65559