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Certified Nurse Assistant ( CNA )

ComForCare Home Health Care (North San Diego)

Certified Nurse Assistant ( CNA )

San Diego, CA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    At ComForCare Home Care we value our home care aides like family. We celebrate success and have fun! Our focus is to help our clients and employees live their best life possible.

    We invite you to become part of our team! We have open positions and are looking for the very best to support clients in their homes. Whether you are looking to get started in a home care career or are an experienced aide, we have something for you.

    We will consider your availability and preferred locations when setting up your schedule.

    We provide caregivers competitive pay, training and benefits, as well as opportunities for advancement. Orientations happen each week.

    Job Summary: The Home Care Aide is categorized as an unlicensed personnel who is employed by a Home Care Organization to provide home care services to a client who, because of advanced age or physical or mental disability cannot perform these services. These services enable the client to remain in his/her residence and include, but are not limited to: assistance with the following: bathing, dressing, feeding, exercising, personal hygiene and grooming, transferring, ambulating, positioning, toileting and incontinence care, assisting with medication that the client self-administers, housekeeping, meal planning and preparation, laundry, transportation, correspondence, making telephone calls, shopping for personal care items or groceries and companionship. The Home Care Aide conforms to all Agency policies including providing care, compliance with the Agency Bill of Rights, observing client/family confidentiality and adheres to Agency dress code.

    Qualifications/Educational Requirements:

    Eighteen years of age or older

    Listed and cleared on the Home Care Aide Registry and has a criminal record clearance, exemption or transfer as required

    Documentation from a licensed medical professional that Aide is negative for TB

    One year minimum of continuous experience as a Home Health Aide or Nurse Assistant in a health care environment preferred

    Completion of a State (or similarly accredited) Home Health Aide or Nurse Aide training program preferred or one year of classroom and clinical training from an accredited nursing program, medical assistance program, or other applicable direct care training program preferred

    Satisfactory compliance with the Agency’s bonding criteria

    Current Driver’s license, proof of current vehicle registration and current automobile insurance

    Minimum score of 80% on competency exam (Home Health Aide Test)

    Meets passing criteria on DEARS Ethics test

    Ability to accurately follow and process written and verbal instructions

    Satisfactorily demonstrates and performs competency in clinical skills through competency

    checklist and return demonstration

    Demonstrate ability to effectively communicate and interact with clients, families, coworkers, and all Supervisors

    Duties/Essential Functions: Personal Care:

    Provide assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming, nail /skin care, back care, foot care, shampoo

    and oral hygiene

    Assistance with ambulation, transfers, range of motion exercise, safe use of equipment and assistive

    devices, (wheel chair, walker, crutches, cane) and change of position

    Assistance with toileting, commode, and incontinent care

    Meal planning, preparation, and assistance with feeding

    Duties/Essential Functions: Companion/Sitter/Household Management:

    Provides companionship and respite services for family

    Performs light housekeeping duties such as: change bed linens, vacuums, sweeps, dusts client’s environment, empty’s client’s wastebaskets and garbage. Refrigerators are defrosted, when necessary, if client or caretaker is unable to perform task. Cleaning bathroom includes: bathtub, sink, and toilet. The floor should be vacuumed/mopped and clean any spills on floor immediately. Cleaning kitchen includes: wash dishes, wipe counter tops and mop floor

    Personal laundry: the laundry belonging to the client (him/her). Laundry for any family members or others in the same home is not the responsibility of caregiver

    Assists the client with grocery shopping

    Duties/Essential Functions: Medication Services:

    Assisting with medication that the client self-administers.

    Performance Standards :

    Adheres to HIPPA and maintains client confidentiality

    Reports signs of abuse and neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation or exploitation

    Demonstrates and understands the Client Rights and Responsibilities

    Records and reports any abnormalities in client condition to Administration/RN

    Observes, reports and documents client status and care provisions in a timely manner and in

    accordance to Agency policy

    Provides care in compliance with Agency’s established protocols and as specified in the client’s Home Care Aide Care plan and Instructions in a competent, safe and timely manner

    Applies safety concepts in the work place and in accordance with Agency policies and procedures

    Maintains a clean and neat work environment

    Provides emotional support and motivation through conversation, encouragement and recreational activities to meet client/family needs

    Adheres to infection control and safety procedures in accordance with Agency policies

    Attire and appearance is appropriate and adheres to Agency policies and procedures

    Demonstrates a positive and professional manner according to Agency policy

    Addresses and treats co-workers respectfully to maintain a professional work environment

    Maintains acceptable attendance status per Agency policies

    Documents activities legibly and accurately on required Agency records

    Submits paperwork in a timely manner per Agency policy

    Attends all mandatory orientation, staff meetings, annual training and additional in-services if necessary

    Physical Elements:

    Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, to enable the employee to communicate effectively;

    Sufficient vision or other powers of observation, with or without reasonable accommodation, to enable the employee to review a wide variety of materials in electronic or hard copy form;

    Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, to enable the employee to operate a personal computer, telephone, and other related equipment; and

    Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, to enable the employee to safely lift, move, or maneuver whatever up to 25 pound may be necessary to successfully perform the duties of their position; function in a general office and frequent travel to a variety of field sites.

    ComForCare Home Care is a Drug Free and Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to providing a work environment free from all forms of discrimination, harassment .