About the Role
As a Professional Caregiver you will impact the lives of senior adults through continuing care for them. you will be responsible for performing all services necessary to secure happiness and well-being of Assisted Living  Residents

What You’ll Do
As an associate of our team you will have an impact on our clients through accomplishment of the following responsibilities:

  • Provides for Residents' personal hygiene including, but not limited to, cleaning bedpans and urinals, administering baths, backrubs, shampoos and shaves, and assisting with showers

  • Provides for activities of daily living including assistance with meals and feeding Residents; ambulates, turns and positions Residents; provides fresh water and nourishment between meals in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Promptly answers Residents’ call lights and requests

  • Appropriately administers douches, non-sterile dressings, surgical preps, ice packs, heat treatments, sitz and therapeutic baths.

     

  • Accurately performs I&O; checks vital signs and weight; performs sugar and acetone urine testing, specimen collection and post-mortem care.

     

  •  Provides for comfort needs of Residents in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Works effectively as a team member in the delivery of ministry.

     

  •  Utilizes resources and materials in an efficient and safe manner.

     

  • Maintains a safe and attractive environment for Residents and co-workers; transports Residents and equipment as appropriate.

     

  • Reports observations of Residents to the nurse caring for the Residents to ensure professional assessment immediately.

     

  •  Maintains excellent working relations among all nursing unit personnel and hospital employees through appropriate communication.

     

  • In special areas, performs duties as defined on specialized –skill list.

     

  •   With specialized training and written approval, may perform additional and specialized tasks pertinent to assigned area.

     

  • Immediately responds to client requests for assistance. Immediately reports issues to appropriate person.

     

  •  Maintains compliance with all Buckner policies, procedures and regulations. Maintain compliance with all federal and state laws.  Maintains compliance with all local, state and federal agency regulatory guidelines and requirements.

     

  • Serves as liaison between Residents, families and outside caregivers in order to best minister to the Residents.

     

  •  Is knowledgeable of HHS’s regulations for Assisted Living and Alzheimer's communities.

     

  • Must attend a minimum of six documented hours of education annually.  This will be obtained by attending monthly in-service trainings.

     

  •  Must be willing to accept and full fill various coordinators’ roles.

What You’ll Bring to the Team
To be successful in this role and a great addition to our team we need you to come with the following:

  • Requires basic understanding of specialized are of knowledge normally acquired through four years of high school plus the successful completion of Certified Nursing Aide course or equivalent. Requires ability to understand and carry out moderately complex oral and written instructions.
  • Meets training certification required by Buckner and the state of Texas.
  • Requires ability to use up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force continuously to move objects and/or people.
  • Work deals with areas such as Resident records, medical records, visual inspection involving small details. Visual work is primarily close to observer.  Depth perception and field of vision (peripheral) are not as critical as the ability to distinguish small details and markings very near to the observer.  Color perception for some tasks (e.g., dispensing meds, assessment of resident condition) is important.
  • Position requires bending, stooping, twisting, turning, reaching, lifting, carrying, pulling, pushing, climbing, kneeling, walking and standing over 75% of shift. Sitting on the job is greatly discouraged.
  • Requires proficient ability to recognize differences in sound, such as voices/noises that are loud and playful instead of angry and combative.
  • Requires proficient ability to exercise independent judgment under broad certified nursing care guidelines.
  • Requires ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public.  Requires ability to meet emotional and physical demands of Residents (and to help ensure their dignity) and other team players in the community.
  • Commitment to Christian principles and teachings both professionally and personally required.
  • Sufficient good health to properly discharge duties required. Employees shall not be permitted to work who have infectious disease or skin lesion, for the duration of the      communicability.
  • Requires proficient ability to speak, read, and write English.

Preferred Qualifications
In addition to the amazing qualifications and experiences listed above, if we had our say, we would also look for:

  • Requires basic understanding of specialized are of knowledge normally acquired through four years of high school plus the successful completion of Certified Nursing Aide course or equivalent. Requires ability to understand and carry out moderately complex oral and written instructions.
  • Meets training certification required by Buckner and the state of Texas.
  • Requires ability to use up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force continuously to move objects and/or people.
  • Work deals with areas such as Resident records, medical records, visual inspection involving small details. Visual work is primarily close to observer.  Depth perception and field of vision (peripheral) are not as critical as the ability to distinguish small details and markings very near to the observer.  Color perception for some tasks (e.g., dispensing meds, assessment of resident condition) is important.
  • Position requires bending, stooping, twisting, turning, reaching, lifting, carrying, pulling, pushing, climbing, kneeling, walking and standing over 75% of shift. Sitting on the job is greatly discouraged.
  • Requires proficient ability to recognize differences in sound, such as voices/noises that are loud and playful instead of angry and combative.
  • Requires proficient ability to exercise independent judgment under broad certified nursing care guidelines.
  • Requires ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public.  Requires ability to meet emotional and physical demands of Residents (and to help ensure their dignity) and other team players in the community.
  • Commitment to Christian principles and teachings both professionally and personally required.
  • Sufficient good health to properly discharge duties required. Employees shall not be permitted to work who have infectious disease or skin lesion, for the duration of the      communicability.
  • Requires proficient ability to speak, read, and write English.

Job Perks
At Buckner one of the ways we show value to our team members is by offering the following perks:

  • Medical and Dental benefits for employees and their eligible dependents;
  • Life insurance;
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability benefits;
  • Paid Time Off and Holidays;
  • Retirement Savings Plan; and
  • The 5Star Fun Benefit: encourages employees to spread good cheer to their co-workers and others, creating a happy, healthy environment for all!

The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants – with respect. Buckner is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Buckner.

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