Providence Health & Services CNA - Long Term Care in Seattle, Washington
Providence is calling a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) (Day Shift, 1.0 FTE) to work in Long Term Care at Providence Mount St. Vincent in Seattle, Washington.
The CNA / RA follows all relevant policies and procedures and works within the Nursing Assistant-Certified scope of practice. Activities of the CNA / RA are supervised by the nurse on duty during the shift, and the CNA / RA reports important resident information to the nurse during the shift and at change-of-shift report.
Duties may include resident care, neighborhood housekeeping, residents' personal laundry, activities, and food preparation and service. The CNA / RA: acts as an advocate for residents in maintaining choice, independence, privacy, dignity, and security; assists residents in maintaining and improving the quality of their lives at PMSV; assists residents in performing activities of daily living; and helps residents do as much for themselves as they can or wish to do.
In this position you will:
Promotes and advocates for resident rights: Provides privacy during care. Encourages residents to make choices in daily routines and activities. Protects the dignity of each resident. Maintains confidentiality of resident information. Reports and prevents neglect and abuse and situations where rights are being violated.
Functions as an integral part of the neighborhood care team: Is knowledgeable of each resident’s history, health status, strengths, needs and personal preferences. Works with resident and interdisciplinary team to develop scheduling of daily care based on resident preferences, past history and lifestyle. Reports changes in resident condition to nurse or Neighborhood Coordinator in a consistent and timely manner, attends and participates in care conferences and shift change report. Participates in development of the interdisciplinary care plan with resident and interdisciplinary team, suggests changes to care plan based on resident needs, preferences, and restorative potential. Documents care provided accurately and in a timely manner.
Provides holistic, consistent, and compassionate care to residents: Assists residents with personal hygiene and grooming needs according to resident choices, preferences, and the interdisciplinary care plan. Assists in meal preparation and service, personal laundry, and housekeeping as needed. Provides resident care under the direction of the nurse, and in accordance with PMSV nursing care standards and the individualized resident care plan. Encourages and assists residents with restorative care and rehabilitation when it is part of the interdisciplinary care plan. Assists residents in meeting emotional, social, and spiritual needs: Incorporates recreation preferences and schedules into daily care. Assists resident to recreational events and participates in events with residents. Spends social time with resident. Leads or coordinates activities in collaboration with the Recreation Coordinator, dining services, spiritual care, and ILC staff and volunteers.
Assists in maintenance of comfortable and safe environment: Identifies broken or damaged equipment or furniture and requests maintenance and repair. Actively promotes and assists residents in personalizing their living spaces.
Encourages resident and family to bring in personal belongings for this purpose. Works with interdisciplinary team members in identifying need for assessment and implementation of assistive and safety devices. Balances concern for residents’ health and safety with their rights of choice and independence.
Understands and follows fire safety, disaster preparedness and emergency care policies and procedures.
May participate in Safety Monitor Committee and Quality Project Teams.
Understands and follows Information Security and Privacy Standards policies and procedures.
Understands and follows infection control policies and procedures.
Maintains competencies needed to provide excellent resident care: Updates own practice by learning new skills and best practices through inservices and other educational opportunities. Uses technology to access required PH&S websites, educational tools, and other essential job information. Enters data accurately into touch-screen electronic documentation system.
Demonstrates respect for members of the PMSV community through positive interactions with employees, residents, visitors, and volunteers: Follows appropriate communication channels for problem-solving and conflict resolution. Takes a positive approach to team work and shared problem-solving. Participates in neighborhood meetings and contributes to improvement of neighborhood life. Uses excellent customer service skills in face-to-face, telephone, and other communication. Contributes to completion of shared neighborhood responsibilities.
Required qualifications for this position include:
Nursing Assistant Certification.
Food Handler's Permit (or must obtain within 14 days of hire)
OBRA Registry required for Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care NAC positions; not required for Assisted Living.
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
- 1 year of customer service or healthcare administrative experience
About the ministry you will serve.
Providence Mount St. Vincent is an innovative care community for primarily older adults. "The Mount" is home to more than 400 people. Programs offered include assisted living, skilled nursing in specially designed neighborhoods, short-stay sub-acute care, an adult day program and the Intergenerational Learning Center for child care. We are West Seattle's largest employer with nearly 500 employees representing more than 27 countries of origin.
We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit
As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Job Category: Certified Nursing Assistant
Req ID: 304299