LOOKING TO START YOUR CAREER IN HEALTHCARE?
Pennsylvania Department of Health has created a NEW Temporary Nurse Aide Training Program. YOU can become a Temporary Nurse Aide by completing an 8-hour online training and participating in facility orientation/training.
Learn the details below and if you have questions… please contact Christine Giuliani at 570-344-6177×1132
ABOUT THE JEWISH HOME OF EASTERN PA
The Jewish Home of Eastern PA is the premiere long term care facility of Scranton, located in the historic hill section. Our address is 1101 Vine Street, Scranton PA.
OUR TEMPORARY NURSE AIDE POSITION
The primary function of a Temporary Nurse Aide is to assist the Charge Nurse in the provision of nursing care and related services for all residents under their assigned area and in compliance with all federal, state and local guidelines, standards and regulations which govern the facility, and, as directed by the Nursing Supervisor and/or Director of Nursing Services to ensure each resident’s medical, psychosocial and spiritual needs and wishes are met effectively and efficiently. Resident care provided by Temporary Nursing Aides is limited to the scope outlined below.
WHO CAN BECOME A TEMPORARY NURSE AIDE?
The following opportunities exist to become a Temporary Nurse Aide:
- Selected candidates who complete the 8-hour online training, pass the exam, and are trained in Nurse Aide competencies by our staff.
- Any individuals who were trained or in midst of CNA training (through the existing Department of Education training) and have not yet tested may continue to be employed beyond the 120 days.
- Student nurses are permitted to work as aides if they provide a document showing evidence of completion of any nursing school course work.
TOP AREAS OF FOCUS FOR OUR TEMPORARY NURSE AIDES
Role of Temporary Nurse Aide
The areas below have been specifically designated as aspects of resident care permitted under this new Temporary Nurse Aide designation:
- Activities of Daily Living: Bathing, Oral Care, Grooming – Shaving and Nail Care, Dressing and Undressing
- Infection Control and Prevention
- Positioning, Moving, and Restorative Care
- Nutrition and Elimination
- Comfort Care and End of Life Care
- Completes documentation regarding care and services rendered and the resident’s response or lack of response to the care/services rendered as directed by the Charge Nurse.
- Alerts a Nurse Aide, LPN or RN if questions arise or resident care is outside the scope presented above.
- Uses proper infection control techniques, including universal precautions, to prevent the spread of diseases.
- Observes residents and reports changes of physical, psychosocial, spiritual and emotional conditions to the Charge Nurse.
- Maintains a safe work environment and exhibits safe work practices.
- Adheres to, upholds and enforces all facility policies and procedures.
- Attends department meetings and educational programs as scheduled or directed.
- Adheres to, upholds and enforces all regulations and recommendations of the Department of Health, and all federal, state and local guidelines, standards and regulations which govern the facility.
- Maintains a professional, customer-oriented demeanor at all times.
- Works within a team concept and is thus cooperative with co–workers and peers.
- Maintains confidentiality of information.
- Represents the facility in a positive manner.
- Assumes all other duties as assigned.
Excellent benefits package which includes Health, Vision, Dental, Life Insurance, and 403 (b) retirement plan options available.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Temporary Nurse Aides will be trained based on an 8-hour course and test designed by American Health Care Association (AHCA). This online training, in combination with facility on-site training and orientation, will prepare designated employees to work as a Temporary Nurse Aide.
Our Temporary Nurse Aides report to the Director of Nursing and also receive daily work guidance and direction from our RNs and LPNs.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Physical Demands: The occupational responsibilities of the candidate may involve having full use of their hands, the ability to stand for extensive periods of time, and the ability to perform bending, pushing, pulling, and lifting a minimum of 40 pounds without restrictions.
- Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to hazardous chemicals, infectious waste, blood and body fluid, diseases, and conditions prevalent at the time. Employees may also be subject to emotionally distraught residents, family members, visitors, and personnel. The noise level in the work environment is typically minimal to moderate.
VALUE STATEMENT: Based upon the Judaic tradition of respect for the elderly and historical commitment of service to the larger community, Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania and affiliated organizations fulfills our Mission and realizes our Vision for and on behalf of our residents and clients and their families, our staff, our Board, and our Volunteers with attention to the following practices:
- RESPECT- We recognize, honor and acknowledge the inherent value of each person for their wisdom, religious, ethnic and cultural background and history.
- COMPASSION – We treat everyone with caring, sensitivity, understanding and supportive responsiveness.
- ADVOCACY – We give voice to our resident’s/client’s needs and facilitate positive actions on their behalf.
- INTENTION – We are responsible individually and as a collective organization to approach our work and our respective tasks with mindful consideration regarding what we are doing and why we are doing it in order to achieve a desired positive outcome.
- QUALITY – We are committed to providing excellence in our care and services and through measurement and refinement to realize high standards of care.
- EDUCATION & TRAINING – We invest in the skill development of our staff, cooperate with local universities and schools to provide practical experience and education for future health care professionals and offer guidance to support our residents/clients and their caregivers.
- SAFE ENVIRONMENT – We are committed to providing a safe environment for residents, staff, and volunteers.
- INNOVATION – We seek to advance our knowledge and are committed to better understand, evaluate, and implement programming, services and operating practices to advance effective and efficient delivery of quality services to benefit our residents/clients and our community.
- ACCOUNTABILITY – We are responsible both as individuals and as an organization to be strategic, ethical, team-oriented and quality based to promote the delivery of the highest level of care and fiscal soundness.
- CITIZENSHIP – We recognize our connection and contribution to the greater community.
If you’d like to explore this opportunity, you can apply online and one of our human resources representatives will be in contact with you!
THANKS for your interest in exploring a career in healthcare and joining the team at The Jewish Home!