Certified Nursing Assistant CNA

Maxim Healthcare Services is currently seeking Certified Nursing Assistants to provide direct nursing care and assistant with activities of daily living to Grand Rapids Home for Veterans on assigned nursing units.
Maxim Employee Benefits Include:
? Health Benefits through Blue Cross Blue Shield
? Vision
? Dental
? 401K Savings Plan
? Perkspot Employee Discount Program
? Employee Assistance and Work/Life Program Specialists and Counselors available 24/7
? Maxim College Partnership Program
? Direct Deposit
Summary Description:
Performs and/or assists with daily care, including personal hygiene care, toileting, feeding, mobility, bathing, routine monitoring, special procedures, protecting the rights of members, smoking, and other activities as assigned. Daily care includes, but is not limited to:
o Personal hygiene care ? AM care includes bathing or washing, applying deodorant, combing hair, oral care, shaving, dressing, toileting, feeding, providing fluids, transferring, straightening member?s living area, and making beds. HS (hours of sleeping/bedtime) care includes bathing or washing, removing clothing and assisting with night wear, oral care, and sending soiled clothing out to be laundered.
o Toileting ? includes assisting member to the restroom; cleaning after elimination; applying/changing incontinent products; assisting with bedpans, urinals, commodes; emptying urine collection bags; routine catheter care, changing colostomy/ostomy appliances.
o Feeding ? includes providing water or other fluids of the appropriate consistency; passing, and setting up meal tray while ensuring that the food is of the appropriate consistency; assisting with the intake of fluids, meals, and nourishments as needed; monitoring and recording food and fluid intake; cleaning dining area, member, and wheelchairs, as needed, after meals.
o Mobility ? includes turning and positioning members in bed per member?s care plan, assisting in transfer activities, correct use of mechanical lifts as ordered, completing range of motion exercises when ordered, assisting with ambulation, assisting with wheelchair as needed, and encouraging independence when appropriate.
o Bathing ? includes full body bath or shower, sponge bath, washing hair, trimming nails, applying lotions or ointments, using specially ordered shampoos, complete change of bed linen.
o Routine monitoring ? includes monitoring of vital signs, measuring height and weight, measuring intake and output, collecting specimens as instructed, documenting observations, reporting observations to nurse.
o Special Procedures ? includes ensuring assigned members get to scheduled appointments in time; assisting with admissions, discharges, and transfers; cleaning members? personal areas; cleaning equipment; application of ointments, creams, or other treatments as instructed by individual member care plan and/or nurse; applying special equipment or assistive devices; ensuring alarms are in use as ordered, functioning properly and documentation completed.
o Protecting the rights of members ? includes keeping call lights within reach at all times, give members choices whenever possible, treat each member with respect, assist in recreational activities, assist in spiritual activities.
o Smoking ? members requiring assistance with smoking will be assisted by the CENA who is assigned to the individual member, following the member?s individual plan of care.
Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
? Minimum of six (6) months experience and ability to work with the elderly in a long term care environment is preferred. However, the GRHV will consider CENA applicants who have successfully completed their CENA training, but have not yet completed their CENA certification under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid State Operating Manual (CMS) Standards. Any CENA applicant who has not completed their CENA certification will be permitted to work for up to four (4) months immediately following their completion of training, but they must be certified no later than the end of four (4) months. If the CENA does not complete certification within four (4) months immediately following their completion of training, the CENA may no longer be assigned to GRHV. Out of State Licensed/Certified applicants will also be given four (4) months to comply with State of Michigan CMS Standards and achieve full certification (this does not apply to non-USA certification/licensure).
? Ability to provide assisted care according to accepted standards, with patience, tolerance, and caring at all times.
? Willingness and ability to improve knowledge about the elderly and their care, and apply that knowledge to the work place.
? Ability to deal effectively with persons of diverse backgrounds, personalities, and capabilities.
? Be aware of the type of individuals they are working with in a long term care environment where there are many patients who have psychiatric conditions who can be/are unpredictable at times.
For further information and/or to apply to this opportunity, please contact Cynthia Dominick (443) 430-8312 or email your resume to Click Here to Email Your Resum? !
Maxim Government Services (MGS), a division of Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc., is a leading provider of physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, and specialty care personnel to Federal, State and Local Government clients nationwide. Operating under Federal Supply Schedule #V797D-30238, MGS delivers healthcare staffing services to the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers and other Federal Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs). We have gained the trust of our clients and established recognition by placing emphasis on recruiting experienced professionals and offering a comprehensive level of customer service.

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