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State of Montana Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in Columbia Falls, Montana

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) has a career opportunity as a Certified Nurse Aide at the Montana Veteran’s Home. TheMontana Veterans' Home (MVH)located in Columbia Falls is a Medicare/Medicaid and Veterans' Administration certified facility with 105 intermediate/skilled-care beds and 12 domiciliary beds. The nursing facility includes a 15-bed Alzheimer’s unit. MVH has been providing services to Veterans since 1896. The Montana Veterans' Home is located next to the Flathead River just minutes away from Glacier National Park. A large pavilion, walking paths and protected courtyards provide ample opportunities for outdoor access. The facility offers individual and group activities, spiritual services, support group services and social services. The skilled and rehabilitative services include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and dietitian services. Certified Nurse Aides (CNAs)assist residents with daily living activities. Responsibilities include: 1) Measuring and recordings residents’ vital signs such as temperature, blood pressure, weight, pulse, and respiratory rate; 2) Assisting residents with daily living activities such as eating, personal hygiene, and dressing; and 3) Providing compassionate support to residents/family members and encouraging open communication. Work schedules vary by availability and may include shift differential pay. This position is eligible for a statutory $1.50 an hour base pay increase effective July 1, 2024 and a hiring incentive up to $7,500. Find out more by * * Why Join DPHHS * * Our mission at DPHHS is to serve Montanans in their communities to improve and protect the health, safety, and well-being, and to empower independence. By joining our department, you will have the opportunity to perform meaningful work in public service to our state and its residents. TheState of Montana's comprehensive benefits package includes healthcare coverage, retirement plans, paid vacation (15 days per year), sick leave (12 days per year), and holidays (11 per year), work/life balance, and eligibility to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. In addition, DPHHS is the largest state agency with a wide range of advancement opportunities whether you are joining the workforce or have several years of experience. Qualifications for this Career Opportunity · Knowledge of the aging process and basic anatomy. · Knowledge of caregiver role and infection controls. · Knowledge of residents’ rights and confidentiality principles. · Strong written and oral communication skills. · Ability to provide residents with quality care and demonstrate patience and empathy. · Ability to observe and pay attention to details. · Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. · Meet minimum qualifications: o High School diploma or equivalent. o Valid Montana Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) certification. o Two years related work experience as a CNA. o Other equivalent combinations of directly related education and experience may be considered. * * How to Apply To be considered for a DPHHS position,_submit your application_on the State of Montana Careers Successful applicants will be subject to background checks relevant to the position and must pass reference checks before an offer will be extended. DPHHS is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a copy of the full job description or if you need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, contact DPHHS Human Resources listed below. This position is open until filled with frequent screening of applicants. *Title: *Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Location: Columbia Falls Requisition ID: 24140358