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Nursing Assistant I (CNA) - PIPELINE

Company: State of Massachusetts
Location: Holyoke
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

This is an open and continuous posting for Full-time, Part-time and Per Diem positions on our Evening and Night Shifts.The Soldiers' Home in Holyoke (HLY) is seeking several enthusiastic, caring, and compassionate Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) who are passionate about building meaningful relationships and have the ability to provide outstanding care and service to our Veteran population. The ideal candidates will assist in the daily living routine of our residents, assess and communicate changes in condition, and recommend solutions in care and service under the direction of a licensed nurse.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive)- Provide direct care to residents and assist with activities of daily living, including not limited to bathing, grooming, mobility, incontinence care, dressing, feeding and other services of support; Record resident vital signs, weights and measurements, intake and output, food consumption, and other information as assigned; Accompany patients to appointments and recreational activities; Assist nurses and physicians with exams or treatments, including turning and positioning of patients, draping, and use of safety measures as necessary; Review resident chart and participate in collecting data needed for the accurate completion of the CNA Care Card and Nursing Care Plan; provide input to the assigned nurse for continued plan development; Recognize urgent or emergency patient care situations; seek assistance of the nursing staff and/or physician on duty; Establish supportive relationships with veterans and their families to promote positive interactions; incorporate the mission and philosophy of the Soldiers' Home; Develop and promote a safe environment for quality client care through adherence of established policies, procedures, and standards; Participate in in-services and daily/weekly staff meetings as required;REQUIREMENT: Must possess a current, active certification as a Nurse Aide in the Commonwealth of MassachusettsPREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: At least one (1) year of experience in the care of geriatric patients in a healthcare setting such as long-term care; Certification in dementia, hospice or other relevant discipline; CPR certification through the American Heart Association; Ability to establish effective relationships with individuals, families, and team members; Demonstrated attention to detail with readiness to respond appropriately when needed; Capacity to maintain accurate records and exercise discretion in handling confidential information; Skilled in the use of using a computer for completion of work assignments.SCHEDULE: We have openings on the Evening Shift (3:00pm-11:30pm) and the Night Shift (11:15pm-7:15am) For both shifts; Days off will vary, but these positions will include an alternating weekend/holiday schedule Note: This is a 24 hour/7 days a week facility. The Soldiers' Home in Holyoke requires employees in this position to be able to perform mandatory overtime when circumstances dictate the operational needABOUT THE SOLDIERS' HOME IN HOLYOKE:The Soldiers' Home in Holyoke is a state-funded, fully accredited health care facility that offers veterans quality health care, including full-time residential accommodations, an on-site dental clinic, a multi-service outpatient department and provides education and social services for approximately 5000 Veterans. The Soldiers' Home has a total of 248 long term care beds, 30 residential beds, and is staffed by approximately 350 administrators, clinicians, nurses, certified nursing assistants, skilled trade, dietary staff, housekeeping staff, contractors, consultants and general administrative personnel. The tradition of service to the Veterans of Massachusetts is surpassed only by a continued commitment to excellence in care for those who are in need now and in the future. Our mission is to provide "Care with Honor and Dignity" to our Veterans.TOTAL COMPENSATION AND REWARDS:As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve-but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including: Shift Differential

75% state paid medical insurance premium

Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans

Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs

Low cost basic and optional life insurance

Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457 (b) plan

Competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time

Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities

Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options

Incentive-based Wellness Programs

Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities

PRE-HIRE PROCESS:Job offers for these positions are conditional based upon references, CORI results and Pre-Employment Physical. If you are called for an interview please bring the following: current and valid state issued ID or driver's license

current and valid Mass State Nurse Aid Certificate

professional references including names, email addresses and telephone numbers

letters of reference, if applicable

Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring Guidelines. Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's Website.A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit:

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Human Resources Customer Service line at .Minimum Entrance Requirements: None Special Requirements: NoneMust possess a current, active certification as a Nurse Aide in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.Executive Order : As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption.An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Keywords: State of Massachusetts, Springfield , Nursing Assistant I (CNA) - PIPELINE, Healthcare , Holyoke, Massachusetts

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