Golden Living Centers 8800 Virginia Place -  Merrillville, Indiana 46410
12/2/2019 9:39:23 AM
JOB ID: CNA-19-02690 Specialty: CNA Aide




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Here at Golden LivingCenters, we rely on and trust our CNA to perform direct patient care and create a compassionate environment. In this role, ensuring that all of our customers are treated with dignity and respect will be at the core of your care. You will empower our patients, recognizing their ability to make their own choices while guiding them with kindness and understanding through challenging times. As our first point of contact with patients and families, you'll encourage communication and interaction, creating a supportive network. Commit to caring as a CNA at Golden LivingCenters.

We are seeking special individuals with a firm grasp of our mission and values but a soft touch. The right candidate for this role will be dedicated, compassionate and a team player.


Perform direct resident care duties under the supervision of licensed nursing personnel. Assist with promoting a compassionate physical and psychosocial environment for the residents


  • Observe and practice safety according to facility policy and procedure
  • Able to explain and demonstrate fire/emergency procedures
  • Properly use and maintain facility equipment.
  • Demonstrate and able to explain infection control and isolation procedures
  • Demonstrate and able to explain proper body mechanics
  • Ensure residents are given correct diet
  • Use proper feeding techniques while respecting personal dignity and meeting the residents' needs for socialization
  • Make beds correctly and wrinkle free
  • Maintain residents' rooms in neat, orderly and clutter-free manner
  • Support residents' participation in activity programs
  • Promote and maintain positive relationships with co-workers, residents, visitors, volunteers, and regulators
  • Utilize Care Tracker system for tracking daily resident cares
  • Directly respond, within their scope of practice, to needs and concerns of residents and family members
  • Work with the care giving team to identify and resolve resident and family issues
  • Promptly respond to call lights and other resident needs
  • Treat residents with compassion and dignity
  • Establish effective communication/interaction with residents and families
  • Ensure residents' right to privacy (visual and auditory)
  • Maintain confidentiality of resident and facility records/information
  • Show respect for residents' personal property
  • Ensure residents are dressed appropriately, consistent with weather conditions, and according to their wishes
  • Recognize a resident's ability to make choices and support these within the constraints of the care giving environment
  • Communicate with members of the care giving team about residents' personal choices
  • Communicate residents' end of life concerns and wishes to the Charge Nurse
  • Is sensitive and appropriately responsive to each resident's end of life wishes
  • Perform the following according to policy and procedure:
    • Take and record temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure
    • Ambulate residents
    • Apply proper lifting and transferring techniques
    • Provide proper positioning and use of postural supports
    • Maintain residents' positioning, as needed
    • Weigh residents on schedule and record weights accurately
    • Provide restorative and rehabilitative nursing
    • Provide active and passive range of motion
    • Implement bowel and bladder program
    • Collect certain specimens for cultures pursuant to facility policy and within the scope of duties
  • Ensure residents' comfort while assisting them in achieving their highest practicable level of functioning as follows:
    • Assist residents with their activities of daily living
    • Provide oral care and hygiene pursuant to plan of care
    • Provide nail care pursuant to plan of care
    • Assist residents with dressing and grooming according to their needs, wishes and desires
    • Bathe residents with attention to privacy, respecting dignity and providing a safe and relaxing experience
  • Performs work safely by consistently using gait belts, back supports and lifts
  • Report the following to the Charge Nurse and the care giving team as appropriate and/or document according to policy and procedure: a significant change in a resident's condition, a change in a resident's vital signs or weight, any accidents and injuries, any changes in a resident's skin integrity, behavioral changes, signs of resident depression or anxiety, changes in a resident's ambulation status, the level of the resident's food consumption, and the resident's intake of food and liquids as well as the resident's output, when indicated
  • Participate in collecting data needed for the accurate completion of the MDS and the plan of care
  • Show understanding of information that is provided by the ADL flow sheets
  • Provide input to the Nurses for development of the plan of care
  • Provide information gathered from care giving activities to the Charge Nurse
  • Assist in the orientation and training of other staff
  • Attend orientation, mandatory in-service and education programs and staff meetings
  • Comply with all Company policies related to safety and infection control procedures; including the proper use of mechanical lifts, gait belts and personal protective back supports
  • Understand, comply with and promote all rules and regulations regarding residents' rights; promote positive relationships with residents, visitors, and regulators, to include presenting a professional appearance
  • Attend and participate in educational activities, in-service training and staff meetings; assist in orientation and training other staff
  • Participate in Quality Improvement activities as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned or needed


  • Must adhere to the Company's Code of Conduct and Business Ethics policy including documentation and reporting responsibilities


  • Must be a Certified Nursing Aide (CNA) in good standing with the state. Must maintain a current certification in the state throughout employment
  • Must achieve 12 hours of in service education annually as required by federal regulations (as well as meet state requirements, if exceeds federal)
  • Must have ability to read, write and follow oral and written directions at a level necessary to accomplish the job
  • Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance


  • Demonstrated ability to use computer and/or CareTracker system
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient and company proprietary information
  • Must be able to relate positively and favorably to residents and families and to work cooperatively and professionally with other employees at all levels


  • Mobility, reaching, bending, lifting, grasping, fingering, fine hand coordination, ability to talk and hear; ability to read and write; ability to communicate with personnel, ability to remain calm under stress. Ability to adequately lift, support and bodily manipulate the weight of a patient.


Golden Living and AseraCare Hospice are committed to enhancing the lives of the patients we care for. Here, you'll find some of the best professionals in healthcare working together to provide the highest level of care to every patient and resident we serve. And, we're able to offer career opportunities that fit almost anyone's background or level of experience. From where you work to how you work to everything in between, we're confident that at Golden Living and AseraCare Hospice, you'll find exactly what you're looking for in your career.

Position: Full-Time
Shift: Evenings

Merrillville, IN
Merrillville, Indiana

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