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CNA Monitor Day Part Time Recuperative Care

Health Support Services | Los Angeles, CA | Part Time

Job Description

About Us:

VOALA

Helping Our Most Vulnerable Change Their Life Stories

Volunteers of America is a non-profit human services organization committed to serving people in need, strengthening families, and building communities.  VOALA provides a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at www.voala.org.

RECUPERATIVE CARE PROGRAM

Recuperative Care Beds for Medically Fragile Individuals Who Are Homeless. This program will provide interim housing that includes medical monitoring services for individuals who are homeless who are too ill or frail to recover from physical illness or injury on the streets, but are not ill enough to require hospital or skilled nursing level care. The program will be open and staffed with direct care monitors 24/7/365, and will provide participants with safe, clean shelter, 3 nutritious meals/day, and case management and supportive services.

JOB SUMMARY AND PURPOSE

The Certified Nursing Assistant / Monitor will work to provide security of the program premises, and safety for program clients, visitors and employees; and, under the direct supervision of the Program Manager, as Certified Nursing Assistant provides professional daily care services for clients. As a patient advocate, the CNA/Monitor will also assist limited physical examinations, medication support, and work with the medical staff to care for the clients.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • CNA DUTIES:
    • Provides daily care services including: 
      • Grooming and bathing patients with low mobility
      • Helping patients eat and take medications, monitor self- medication
      • Making sure they have regular meals and proper medication dosages
      • Monitoring vitals and patient behavior and reporting them to the management.
      • Assisting patients with mobility needs, transferring them from wheelchair to bed
      • Turning or adjusting patients in bed to prevent bedsores or other discomfort
      • Exercising patients by helping them walk
      • As Needed, drive patients to medical appointments
    • Custodial Duties:
      • Preparing each room with necessary items like blankets, pillows, medical equipment and bathroom needs
      • Linen cleaning, including bed making, and bio waste procedures
      • Complete daily cleaning schedule in accordance with facility policy.
      • Follow and perform infection control procedures.
      • Ensure all safety measures are used when housekeeping duties are being performed (e.g. wet floor signs, chemicals are secured and labeled, etc.)
      • Report/Restock any supplies that need to be replenished.
      • Asset Protection: As a non-profit agency, VOALA must utilize all limited resources effectively and protect from theft loss or damage to the shelter’s assets.  Report all suspicious events to direct supervisor
    • Assists the health services plan for each client that includes a broad range of medical services including assisting clients with physical and emotional needs, under supervision.
    • Participates in regular case review with program staff to ensure best quality care for clients, and continuous improvement of services.
  • MONITOR DUTIES:

    1. Shelter Security
      1. SHELTER ENTRANCE MONITORING: Monitor and authorize entrance and departure of employees, participants, visitors, guest and other persons to guard against theft and maintain security of premises.
      2. BAG & PERSON SCREENING: Monitors search all participants’ person and belongings being brought into the shelter each time a participant enters.
      3. Patrol premises to prevent and detect signs of intrusion and ensure security of doors, windows, and gates, etc. walking the facility and making reports as needed.
    2. SHELTER SAFETY:
      1. While patrolling observe Shelter to ensure safe operations; report and correct any spills, unsafe working conditions, or defective equipment.
      2. Know location of fire exits, be prepared to assist participants in case of any emergency.   
      3. Monitor clients and conduct room checks; maintain records of client compliance of program rules, report to clinical/case management staff, assist clinical/case management staff as required.
      4. Call police or fire department in cases of emergency, such as fire or presence of unauthorized clients/persons.
    3. ACT AS A ROLE MODEL FOR PARTICIPANTS AT ALL TIMES.  Learn, understand and practice the professionalism expected – Put clients’/participants’ needs first.
    4. CLIENT/PARTICIPANT SUPPORT:
      1. Answer telephones and take messages for clients and staff, monitor doors and greet visitors.
      2. Maintain office housekeeping; verifies all common areas, laundry areas and restrooms are clean and disinfected & fully operational
      3. As required by the Program, assist shelter staff during provision of services to clients/participants, including meal preparation/serving, monitor and record client self-administration of prescribed medication, set-up for classes, meetings, recreation, and other Program events.
    5. Inputs required data to computer systems and logs
    6. Other duties that may arise to support the Program mission and goals.

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to pass a fingerprint clearance, background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment and education verifications
  • Current California Driving License in good standing
  • Must have a clean driving record to be insurable by VOALA insurance

EDUCATION:

  • Current and valid California Nursing Assistant Certification
  • Valid Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification

EXPERIENCE:

  • Six months in the care-giving field, and/or social services/human services.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • In-depth understanding of patient care policies and regulations
  • Knowledge of personal hygiene and proper use of personal protective equipment
  • Knowledge of how to assist client hygiene
  • Knowledge of taking and recording client vital signs (body temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure)
  • Familiarity with symptoms and signs of improvement for a number of medical conditions
  • Possess a thorough understanding of the importance of confidentiality and non-disclosure according to the general standards set forth by HIPAA

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS:

  • Basic Microsoft operating system skills: Outlook, Office, Word, Excel.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to perform under circumstances of possible emotional stress and conflict, including dealing with un-cooperative clients.
  • Must be able to work flexible schedule (evenings and weekends required)
  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, including meeting qualitative and quantitative productivity standards.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards.

INTERPERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Patient, able to be a calming influence in stressful situations.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Database familiarity

Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law

This employer participates in E-Verify as required by the federal government and will provide the federal government with your Form 1-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (OHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.