Certified Nursing Assistant – McLean County Nursing Home
Starting Salary Range: $16.9175/hour
Full-Time, Part-Time, and PRN positions available, All Shifts
The CNA will interact directly with residents of the Nursing Home, providing daily support in all aspects of resident’s daily care.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Ambulate and transfer residents utilizing appropriate assistive devices and body mechanics
- Routinely turn and position residents
- Immediately answer the call light of each resident
- Make beds and change linens per facility policy
- Measure and record residents’ heights and weights
- Take residents temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure
- Care for incontinent residents
- Collect sputum, urine, and stool specimens
- Observe and document food and fluid intake of residents
- Pass out trays and feed/assist residents as needed
- Always keep assigned resident bedside area clean and personal belongings in orderly arrangement
- Observe and report any changes in the condition of residents
- Other duties as assigned by the Director of Nursing or Nursing Home Administrator
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of proper infection control procedures when handling clothing and linens
- Ability to detect and correct situations that have a probability of causing accidents or injuries to the residents
- Be aware of sterile procedures and avoid contamination
- Interpersonal skills to motivate and encourage residents to participate in wellness activities
- Ability to work well on a team
- Current CNA certification
- In good standing with the Illinois Healthcare Worker Registry
- State of Illinois requires that each CNA receives 12 hours of in-service each year – McLean County Nursing Home will schedule the in-services and you are required to attend to obtain your required number of hours
- High School Diploma or Equivalent
- Completion of the state-approved Nurse Aide training course or meets the State of Illinois Department of Public Health waiver standards designating him or her a qualified Nurse Aide by virtue of past training, employment history, and on the job experience
- Computer literacy is a must
- Prior experience in geriatric care in a nursing home or in other related health care facilities
- Lifts and carries light objects such as resident charts, resident care treatment items, etc.
- Occasionally transfers up to 75 pounds with assist while lifting and positioning and transferring residents
- Pushes/pulls medication carts requiring force of 10-30 pounds
- Pushes/pulls residents weighing 78-300 pounds in wheelchairs
- Reposition residents weighing 78-300 pounds in bed for treatments and nursing procedures as needed
- Stands and walks up to 75% of shift to provide resident care
- Stoops, bends and squats as required to reach lower drawers on medication carts, adjust resident items, etc.
McLean County offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
- Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
- Medical Member Rewards Program
- Health Savings Account (HSA)
- Flex Spending Account (FSA)
- Dependent Spending Account (DSA)
- Supplemental Insurance: Life, Critical Illness and Accident
- County provided Life Insurance
- Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF Pension)
- Paid time off: vacation days, personal days, sick days, holidays
- Identity Protection
- Charitable Giving
- Discounted Four Seasons Health Club Membership
- Employee Assistance Program
About McLean County Nursing Home
McLean County is the largest county by land area in the state of Illinois with a population of over 172,000. McLean County Government is a fast-moving and dynamic workplace established to locally administer Illinois State laws and serve the community in a variety of ways throughout our multitude of departments. With a $97 million operating budget, over 800 employees, and an Aa1 Bond Rating, McLean County Government is positioned to maintain and expand its reputation for excellence in local government.
McLean County Nursing Home has a long tradition of providing for the welfare and care of its citizens dating back to 1878. In 1974 the citizens of the County decided to continue the tradition of providing care to the elderly when they passed a referendum to build the current Nursing Home, at its current location.
While the citizens of McLean County can be very proud of the building they have provided, our most important asset is the professional, dedicated, and caring staff who work in our facility.
Our philosophy is to provide quality care in an atmosphere that allows both residents and their families to feel comfortable and welcomed during the resident’s stay. McLean County Nursing Home has a history of having a solid reputation in the community for providing consistent, quality care for those who live here. We intend to uphold that reputation by continuing to maintain and improve our standards of excellence.
To learn more about all the services McLean County Government provides the community, please visit https://mcleancountyil.gov/. For more information on McLean County Nursing home, please visit https://www.mcleancountyil.gov/91/Nursing-Home.
How to Apply
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*If applying through a third party job board, please fill out an application via McLean County Government’s Job Board located at https://il-mcleancounty.civicplushrms.com/careers/Jobs.aspx
Confidentiality of your application is maintained upon request.
McLean County Government is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.