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Wibaux County Nursing Home Helping Hands in Wibaux, Montana

Job Title

Helping Hands

Type

Full-time,Part-time

Location

Wibaux, MT

59353

Salary

Depends on Experience

Education

High School

Experience

Will train

Hours

Varies

Description

Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s)—Assists the C.N.A.’s with the meal charting, as needed, upon completion of training.

Dressing—Locates, selects and obtains clothing for resident. Assists residents with snaps, zippers, and buttons after donning clothes or removing them. Recognizes clothing in need of repair and communicates clothing needs to resident and Charge Nurse.

Mobility—Pushes wheel chair or geri-chair as needed. Maintains safe environment for mobile resident by removing obstacles, inspecting equipment and reporting defects to Charge Nurse.

Eating—Provides set-up assistance for meal tray. Opens, pours, unwraps, and cuts foods if resident is unable to help self. *Feeds individuals that require total assistance according to their plans of care. Actively encourages residents to chew, eat, or swallow if indicated. Socializes with residents during meal times. Assists or cleans resident after meals. Serves nourishments and snacks as ordered. Documents and reports food and fluid intake accurately.

*Certification must be received before this position can assist the resident’s with their meals.

Provides care in a manner that protects and promotes resident rights, dignity, self-determination and active participation. Offers and respects resident choices in matters of daily routine. Refers to residents by proper names unless resident requests otherwise; avoid using pet names (check the care plans for acceptable nick names, i.e. “Granny B”). Handles all residents’ property with respect.

Observes and reports patterns of decreased social interaction, angry or sad behaviors and refusals of treatment to Charge Nurse.

Assists with the planning, implementation and evaluation of plans of care for assigned residents and reports information about conditions, responses to interventions and suggestions for alternative approaches to the Charge Nurse.

Assists with preparation for state inspections as directed. Attends survey training and interacts with state surveyors as directed by immediate supervisor.

Follows all facility policies and procedures including those related to infection control. Uses personal protective equipment properly whenever indicated.

Records accurate, legible information about resident care and condition in appropriate sections of resident’s records.

Communicates with Charge Nurse about assigned residents regularly throughout shift.

Monitors physical environment for safety or fire hazards and corrects or reports potential problems immediately to team nurse. Promptly reports housekeeping and maintenance problems to Charge Nurse.

Reports injuries to resident or self immediately.

Participates in fire and disaster drills. In the event of an emergency carries out assigned duties to assure resident safety.

Contact Information

Name:Lisa or Peggy

Email:tbertelsen@hmsmt.com

Phone:406-796-2429

Fax:406-796-8109

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