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St. John's Lutheran Ministries Personal Care Assistant in Billings, Montana

$1,250 Sign On Bonus for Full-Time/$750 Sign On Bonus for Part-Time! Must have at least 1 year patient care experience and being willing to get CNA Certified.

FT 8pm - 8am Week one- Monday, Tuesday, Saturday

Week two- Sunday Monday, Wednesday

FT 8pm - 8am

Week one- Monday Tuesday, Saturday

Week two- Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Relief nights 8p-8a

Offering Differentials!

Evening Diff: 5pm – 11pm $2.00 per hour

Night Diff: 11pm – 6am $3.00 per hour

Weekend Diff: 11:59pm Friday – 11:59pm Sunday $1.50 per hour


Under general supervision, assists with activities of daily living and daily tasks. Provides effective, timely, and quality assistance and related support for Assisted Living and Independent Living Residents.



  • Assists with resident reminders.
  • Transportation to and from meals and activities.
  • Delivering meals in dining room and apartments.
  • Providing response customer service to varying standard daily requests .
  • Assists with Activities and socialization.
  • Helps set out clothes and personal items.
  • Assists with indoor and outdoor mobility with supportive devices.
  • Responsible for ordering supplies for the Cottage from appropriate departments. Direct Care:

  • Assists residents with daily dental and mouth care (i.e. brushing teeth/dentures, oral hygiene, special mouth care, etc. as needed)

  • Assists residents with undressing/dressing as necessary
  • Assists residents with hair care functions (i.e. Combing, brushing, shampooing, etc.)
  • Assists residents with nail care (i.e. Clipping, trimming and cleaning the finger/toenails)
  • Assists residents with bathing functions according to resident service plan and as directed (i.e. Shower, bath, and whirlpools)
  • Assists residents with shaving (female residents – facial hair, under arms, legs, etc. as instructed. Male residents – facial hair.)
  • Position residents in correct and comfortable positions for pressure relief.
  • Assists residents with bowel and bladder functions. (i.e. Take to bathroom, change Prevails, perform pericare, etc.)
  • Assists residents with lifting, turning, moving, positioning, and transporting residents into and out of beds, chairs, bathtubs, and wheelchairs. Assists residents to walk with or without self-help devices as instructed.
  • Answers resident calls promptly.
  • Assists with the care of the dying resident, maintaining hope, dignity and love for the resident at all times. Housekeeping and General Cleaning:

  • Make beds as needed.

  • Changes soiled linen and bedding
  • Disposes of soiled or contaminated items in accordance with facility policy on blood borne pathogens.
  • Cleans all areas of the resident’s environment according to housekeeping procedures. Communication/Reporting:

  • Takes vital signs on residents and properly records each resident’s vital signs as assigned (i.e. Blood pressure, temperature, pulse)

  • Observes residents well being including changes in behavior, change in vital signs, etc. and reports such changes to the appropriate supervisor.
  • Weighs and measures residents as instructed.
  • Participates in and receives the nursing report on assigned shift.
  • Maintains the confidentiality of all resident care information according to the St. John’s Policy on Confidentiality and Residents Rights.
  • Reports suspected abuse of a resident or inappropriate behavior toward a resident to the supervisor immediately. Food Preparation and Service:

  • Assist in serving food.

  • Facilitates Flexibility in meal plan and provision.
  • Encourages resident’s participation in food preparation, service, and clean up.
  • Prepares and stores food as per requirements of Serve Safe™ course.
  • Encourages and makes available healthy snacks.
  • Orders groceries as per procedure. REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED preferred.
  • Prior experience in a human service or health care setting preferred.
  • Must complete the SJLM CNA Course within 6 months from hire date.
  • Must obtain certification within 120 days of class completion. Knowledge, skills, and abilities required:

  • Skill in observation of human behaviors or changes of condition

  • Ability to understand written and verbal communication. Ability to interact effectively and professionally with residents, family members, and coworkers.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Ability to lift and manipulate heavy objects
  • Ability to understand and follow safety policies and procedures
  • Need to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to successfully pass required state certification exam
  • Ability to use various health care supplies and equipment, including blood pressure devices, thermometers, wheelchairs, lifts, etc.
  • Ability to understand resident charts and service plans
  • Ability to relate to and work with the ill, elderly, disabled, emotionally upset, and at times, combative people within the facility
  • Ability to respond to residents needs in a timely and professional manner, recognizing the resident’s rights
  • Ability to deal with stressful situations (i.e. Death and Dying) PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Requires moderate physical work more than 70% of the time, including lifting up to 25 pounds regularly and up to 50 pounds occasionally, standing, pushing, pulling, lifting, walking and bending for prolonged periods of time. WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Work involves some exposure to unusual elements such as extreme temperatures, fumes, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises

  • Work involves frequent exposure to hazards, bloodborne pathogens, or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions
  • Normal health care environment
  • Work involves exposure to plants and animals within the environment