Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
- Are you passionate about managing multiple priorities?
- Do you get excited about caring for and helping people?
- Do you like to deliver high quality care?
- Do you get excited working as a high-performing individual and as part of a high performing team?
Be a part of our new Senior Living community Jackson Creek Senior Living. Located in Monument nestled high on the beautiful Palmer Divide, Jackson Creek Senior Living is launching an expansive 127,885 square foot three-story design on 6.4 scenic acres. The community will offer 27 independent living apartments, 80 assisted living units and 30 memory care units and includes onsite parking with garages, surrounded by decorative landscaping and gardens. The elegant design gives a natural “Colorado feel” with colors of autumn orange, browns and grey surrounded by ornamental grasses and local perennials.
Amenities will include a dedicated focus on wellness, including a 24-hour onsite nurse, state-of-the-art call system, wander-management technology, clinic, therapy gym as well as personalized lifestyle recreation and leisure offerings. Jackson Creek will offer a variety of chef-prepared culinary and dining experiences and outdoor lifestyle experiences include walking paths with access to regional nature trails, decorative water features, and garden and horticulture areas. Jackson Creek will offer its own radio station, a convenient dog wash area and a hearing loop in select areas.
The Certified Nurse Assistant will administer, pour, pass, and document all routinely prescribed medications. The exception is those by the injection route and PRN medications, which must be given only when instructed by a licensed nurse. The person holding this position is delegated the responsibility for carrying out the assigned duties and responsibilities in accordance with current existing federal and state regulations and established company policies and procedures.
Administering Duties: 70% time
- Administer and document regularly prescribed medications which the medication manager is permitted to administer only after personally preparing (setting up) those medications to be administered
- Administer PRN medications under the instruction of the licensed nurse
- Administer oxygen per nasal cannula or non-sealing face mask only in an emergency
- At the discretion of the licensed nurse, count narcotics, give all routine prescribed narcotics, and document same on individual sheet and medication sheet
- Apply specifically ordered ophthalmic, optic, and nasal medication
Reporting/Documenting Duties: 30% time
- Document in the resident’s medical record those medications given
- Must document administration of all PRN medications according to state standards in all areas of the chart
- Take and record vital signs prior to administration of medications which could affect or change vital signs
- Observe and report to the licensed nurse reactions and side effects of medication commonly administered to the residents
- Regarding PRN orders, document in nurses notes symptoms indicated for the need of the medication and the time that symptoms occurred
- The licensed nurse shall initially document on the appropriate medication record from which medications are administered the authorization for the medication manager to crush the medication
LIMITATIONS OF THE POSITION:
- May not administer medications by the injection route, including hypodermoclysis, intradermal, intramuscular, intravenous, and subcutaneous.
- May not administer medications used for intermittent positive-pressure breathing (IPPD) treatments or other methods involving medications inhalations treatments.
- May not administer PRN medications unless authorized is obtained from the community nurse or the resident’s treating physician.
- May not administer the initial dose of a medication that has not been previously administered to the resident.
- May not calculate for administration any resident’s medication doses.
- May not crush medications unless the initial prior authorization is obtained from the community licensed nurse.
- May not administer medications by way of the nasogastric tube.
- May not receive or assume responsibility for reducing to writing, any verbal or telephone orders from a physician.
- May not order residents medication from a pharmacy.
- May not apply topical medications that involve the treatment