Situated at the base of the Rocky Mountains, in Louisville, Colorado, Balfour's retirement communities enjoy no fewer than 300 days of sunshine a year—the perfect backdrop for Balfour's Boulder County campus. With comfortable elegant environments and the amenities of a fine resort, our Louisville retirement communities are the perfect place to enjoy a life in motion. Balfour’s experienced staff is trained in providing the support needed by each resident to assist them in living an independent life.
Provides basic nursing care to residents within the scope of nursing assistant responsibilities and QMAP role, if certified, and performs basic nursing procedures under the direction of a licensed nurse. Provides psychosocial care through participation in activity programs and behavioral approaches and redirection techniques appropriate for Alzheimer’s care. Provides environmental support through assistance with light housekeeping, laundry and meal service for the households.
SHIFTS: Full Time and Part Time positions available for Day, Evening and Overnight shifts.
• Generous PTO policy
• Affordable medical, dental and vision benefits for full time and 3/4 time employees
• Tuition Reimbursement program (ask for eligibility requirements)
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Performs nursing assistant duties such as intake and output, measuring height and weight, vital signs, specimen collection, catheter care, range of motion exercises, etc.
• Documents residents’ information accurately and on a daily basis on the appropriate forms (i.e. intake and output forms [if ordered], vital sign sheets, and B.M. record, etc.)
• Provides all personal care for residents, including bathing, showering, shampooing, oral hygiene, skin care, hair care, nail care, dressing, shaving, toileting, transferring, turning and positioning, ambulating, and transporting
• Recognizes changes in the residents’ behavior and conditions, and cares for their environment
• Responsible for participating in and supporting resident activity programs
• Assists residents with nutritional needs, including serving, feeding, providing proper fluid requirements, and offering substitutions when appropriate
• Monitors food and fluid intake and offers/provides snacks and fluids between meals
• Encourages residents to develop and maintain independence and highest level of functioning in all personal care
• Cares for the dying resident and provides postmortem care
• Adheres to strict infection control guidelines including hand washing and universal precautions
• Reports any and all exposures to infection in accordance with OSHA and Balfour Retirement Community guidelines, policies, and procedures
• Performs all duties in a safe and efficient manner. Duties may include placing residents’ call light within easy reach, applying physician ordered restraints (i.e. tabs alarm, lap buddy, etc.).
• Demonstrates awareness of potential hazards and reports unsafe conditions to appropriate community staff to maintain a safe environment for residents, families, and staff (i.e., reports spills, faulty equipment, maintains a clear path for resident ambulation, uses wheel chair locks appropriately, etc.)
• Observes and reports residents’ condition changes to the care manager immediately and exchanges resident information with the care manager on an ongoing basis
• Is consistently responsive to residents’ needs; responds to any and all call lights and acknowledges residents’ and families’ concerns and initiates action
• Provides privacy and maintains confidentiality and ensures the residents’ right to make personal choices
• Attends in-service education programs mandated by Balfour Retirement Community, state, and federal guidelines
QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, & SKILLS REQUIRED:
• State certification and graduation from a state approved nursing assistant training program required
• Knowledge and experience in bedside nursing
• Effective verbal and written communication skills required
• Able to work collaboratively with other nursing staff
• Ability to read, speak, and understand the English language
• Ability to read thermometers, charts, and testing equipment
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Ability to stand, walk, bend, and squat for prolonged periods
• Ability to push and pull objects and lift a minimum of 55 pounds, unassisted
• Full use of hands, arms, and legs (i.e., washing, feeding, and dressing residents, writing notations, operating bed wheel locks, etc.)
• Willing to work beyond normal working hours and weekends