St. Paul’s Senior Services is excited to announce an amazing opportunity to be part of San Diego’s St. Paul's PACE program (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly). This innovative program is for individuals 55 years or older, who are living with chronic illness, or disabilities and need coordinated medical care to continue living as independently as possible in their home and community. The healthcare teams at St. Paul’s PACE provide a hands-on approach coordinating medical, social, and home care services so individuals no longer need to manage their medical care alone.
Connect with the Greatest Generation and join us at St. Paul’s! You will be able to make a difference in the lives of countless seniors by providing comfort and life changing experiences every single day. Our team wants compassionate, caring, and considerate companions to create a welcoming environment and to become the angels for San Diego’s residents and participants in the best years of their lives!
Under the direction and supervision of the In-Home Services CNA Supervisor, responsible for providing and assisting participants with activities of daily living, restorative and supportive care necessary to the preservation of the home environment. Assists in monitoring and reporting the health status, and providing a safe environment for the PACE participants of St. Paul’s PACE Functions as a member of interdisciplinary team.
This job requires driving to and from participants houses. Therefore, applicant must have access to a vehicle on a daily."
Qualifications and Requirements:
Education: High School diploma or equivalent required. Current certification as a Certified Nurse Assistant in the State of California (CNA) required.
Licenses and Certifications:
Completion of a formal CNA training program. Current Certified Nursing Assistant in the state of California. Successful completion of First Aid and CPR training in person with the American Heart Association. Must have a valid driver’s credentials and reliable transportation.
Experience: A minimum of one year’s experience in working with the frail or elderly population required. Shall have either training or related experience in the job assigned.
Skills and Knowledge:
Knowledge of principles, practices standards and techniques of a C.N.A.
Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment.
Knowledge of medical equipment how to use and maintain.
Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, co-workers, medical staff, and the public.
Skilled in identifying and recommending problem resolution.
Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
Must have reliable transportation.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Shall be in good mental and physical health, and capable of performing assigned tasks.
Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Requires standing, walking, pushing, bending, kneeling and reaching at arm’s length and overhead in clinic, rehab department and in community for prolonged periods of time. Must be able to transfer participants needing maximum assist of one. Requires the ability to lift/carry up to 50 pounds and push or pull objects exceeding 150 pounds, using appropriate body mechanics.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Consults each day with the In-Home Services CNA Supervisor to be updated on St. Paul’s PACE participant’s status, changes in care plan and to confirm scheduled visits.
Under the direction and supervision of the In-Home Services CNA Supervisor assists participants in the home with the following duties:
Personal hygiene such as skin, mouth, hair care and bathing.
Assists participants in and out of bed assisting with ambulation
Assisting with prescribed exercise which participants and aide have been taught by appropriate personnel
Prepares meals, including therapeutic diets, assists participants with meals.
Assist participants to the bathroom or in using commodes, bedpans, or urinals.
Assisting participants with medications which are ordinarily self-administered.
Other duties taught by a health profession for a specific participant such as: taking of vitals, changing colostomy bags, changing of non-sterile dressing and non-sterile bowel and bladder hygiene care.
Shall attend in-service education program, including orientation, skill training and continuing education.
Shall receive in-service training in first aid and in cardiopulmonary resuscitation within the first six months of employment.
Performs directed household services.
Reports changes in participant’s condition and needs to the Registered Nurse.
Completes appropriate documentation of services provided following St. Paul’s PACE policy.
Follows all St. Paul’s PACE Policies and Procedures and OSHA safety guidelines.
Maintains the confidentiality of all company procedures, results, and information about participants, clients or families.
Practices Universal precautions and follows appropriate Infection Control procedures.
Maintains safe working environment. Follows St. Paul’s PACE Safety Policies and Procedures.
Participates in continuing education classes and any required staff and training meetings. Maintains professional affiliations and any required certifications.
Participates in and supports Quality Improvement Initiatives.
Performs other duties as required or requested
YOU MUST BE ABLE TO CLEAR FINGERPRINTS THROUGH DOJ AND FBI IN ADDITION TO A DRUG SCREEN CLEARANCE.
To learn more about St. Paul’s Senior Services, please visit www.stpaulspace.org.
St. Paul’s Senior Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer