Nurse Aide (Temporary)

The primary function of a Temporary Nurse Aide is to assist the Charge Nurse in the provision of nursing care and related services for all residents under their assigned area and in compliance with all federal, state and local guidelines, standards and regulations which govern the facility, and, as directed by the Nursing Supervisor and/or Director of Nursing Services to ensure each resident’s medical, psychosocial and spiritual needs and wishes are met effectively and efficiently. Resident care provided by Temporary Nursing Aides is limited to the scope outlined below.

We currently have FULL TIME, PART TIME and CASUAL schedules available on a variety of shifts.

 

BENEFITS OFFERED

  • 403-B Retirement

  • Generous PTO, including holidays

  • Competitive Salary

  • Dental insurance

  • Health insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Referral program

  • Vision insurance

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Temporary Nurse Aides will be trained based on

an 8-hour course and test designed by American

Health Care Association (AHCA). This online

training, in combination with facility on-site training

and orientation, will prepare designated employees

to work as a Temporary Nurse Aide.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Our Temporary Nurse Aides report to the Director

of Nursing and also receive daily work guidance

and direction from our RNs and LPNs.

Interested?

You mat also email resumes and applications to Leah McAndrews, Administrator, at LMcAndrews@beaconridge.net

Feel free to mail resumes and applications or stop by to drop them off in person.

Beacon Ridge

1515 Wayne Avenue
Indiana, PA 15701

Phone: 724-349-5300
Fax: 724-349-5379

Pennsylvania Department of Health has created a NEW Temporary Nurse Aide Training Program. YOU CAN BECOME A TEMPORARY NURSE AIDE by completing an 8-hour online training and participating in facility orientation/training.

If you are interested in becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant, we sponsor people to attend a one month class at The Rapha School to become a CNA. You would be able to continue working as a Nurse Aide while attending class.

Learn the details below and if you have questions… please contact Christina Palmer at 724-349-5300.

WHO CAN BECOME A TEMPORARY NURSE AIDE?

The following opportunities exist to become a Temporary Nurse Aide:

  • Selected candidates who complete the 8-hour online training, pass the exam, and are trained in Nurse Aide competencies by our staff.

  • Any individuals who were trained or in midst of CNA training (through the existing Department of Education training) and have not yet tested may continue to be employed beyond the 120 days.

  • Student nurses are permitted to work as aides if they provide a document showing evidence of completion of any nursing school course work.

TOP AREAS OF FOCUS FOR OUR TEMPORARY NURSE AIDES

Role of Temporary Nurse Aide

The areas below have been specifically designated as aspects of resident care permitted under this new Temporary Nurse Aide designation:

  • Activities of Daily Living: Bathing, Oral Care, Grooming - Shaving and Nail Care, Dressing and Undressing

  • Infection Control and Prevention

  • Positioning, Moving, and Restorative Care

  • Nutrition and Elimination

  • Comfort Care and End of Life Care

General Responsibilities

  • Completes documentation regarding care and services rendered and the resident’s response or lack of response to the care/services rendered as directed by the Charge Nurse.

  • Alerts a Nurse Aide, LPN or RN if questions arise or resident care is outside the scope presented above.

  • Uses proper infection control techniques, including universal precautions, to prevent the spread of diseases.

  • Observes residents and reports changes of physical, psychosocial, spiritual and emotional conditions to the Charge Nurse.

  • Maintains a safe work environment and exhibits safe work practices.

  • Adheres to, upholds and enforces all facility policies and procedures.

  • Attends department meetings and educational programs as scheduled or directed.

  • Adheres to, upholds and enforces all regulations and recommendations of the Department of Health, and all federal, state and local guidelines, standards and regulations which govern the facility.

  • Maintains a professional, customer-oriented demeanor at all times.

  • Works within a team concept and is thus cooperative with co-workers and peers.

  • Maintains confidentiality of information.

  • Represents the facility in a positive manner.

  • Assumes all other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical Demands: The occupational responsibilities of the candidate may involve having full use of their hands, the ability to stand for extensive periods of time, and the ability to perform bending, pushing, pulling, and lifting a minimum of 40 pounds without restrictions.

  • Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to hazardous chemicals, infectious waste, blood and body fluid, diseases, and conditions prevalent at the time. Employees may also be subject to emotionally distraught residents, family members, visitors, and personnel. The noise level in the work environment is typically minimal to moderate.

BEST PARTS OF THE JOB

  • Opportunity to make a difference for our residents on a daily basis.

  • Meaningful work and connection to our mission.

  • Relationships with our residents.

  • Colleagues who work together as a team.

  • A true desire to be a “best place to work.”

  • Engaged and committed leadership team.