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Advantage Living Center Southgate Nurse Aide - Non Certified in Southgate, Michigan


Job Description

The Nursing Assistant cares for residents under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse or a licensed practical/vocational nurse. The position requires patience, compassion and a desire to care for the frail elderly in a gentle and empathetic manner.


  • Must have completed a State Approved Certified Nursing Assistant training course and be prepared to pass the State competency examination (written and skills) within 120 days of employment resulting in name entered into state nurse aide

  • High School Graduate/GED

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal

  • Must be able to express self adequately in written and oral communication and to communicate effectively in an interdisciplinary care setting with residents, families, and staff

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Advantage Living Centers expects their employees to promote an atmosphere of teamwork, exemplify the values of CARING (Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Integrity, Nimbleness and Generosity and uphold the pursuit of creating a person-centered culture for Residents and Team Members. To perform this job successfully, an individual must also be able to perform each key function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the key functions.

Care and services:

  • Takes and records vital

  • Measures and records height and

  • Calculates and records weight gain or

  • Calculates and records fluid intake and

  • Cares for the resident’s

  • Recognizes abnormal changes in body functioning and the importance of reporting such changes to a

  • Cares for residents when death is

  • Makes routine rounds on each assigned resident every two

  • Bathes residents.

  • Assists with grooming, including mouth

  • Dresses residents.

  • Toilets residents.

  • Assists with eating and hydration.

  • Uses proper feeding techniques.

  • Calculates and records percentage of meal eaten.

  • Observes resident’s skin when giving care and reports changes to licensed

  • Provides skin care.

  • Transfers, positions and turns

  • Meets resident’s mental health and social service

  • Modifies own behavior in response to residents’

  • Is aware of developmental tasks associated with the aging process.

  • Knows how to respond to residents’ behaviors.

  • Allows residents to make personal

  • Provides and reinforces other behavior consistent with the residents’

  • Uses the residents’ families as a source of emotional support for the

  • Contributes to the resident’s assessment (MDS/RAPs) and the plan of

  • Provides nursing rehabilitation/restorative nursing services

  • Promote resident’s ability to adopt and adjust to living as independently as possible.

  • Trains the resident in self-care according to the resident’s

  • Trains the resident in the use of assistive devices for transferring, walking and mobility, dressing and grooming, eating and

  • Maintains range of motion; proper turning and positioning in bed and

  • Assists with bowel and bladder

  • Instructs the resident on the care and use of prosthetic and orthotic

  • Incorporates training and skill practice activities, which include repetition, physical or verbal cueing and task

  • Cares for residents with Dementia

  • Knows how to respond to residents’ behaviors.

  • Allows residents to make personal

  • Provides and reinforces other behavior consistent with residents’

  • Uses the resident’s families as a source of emotional support for the

  • Demonstrates a basic understanding of behavior and functional symptoms associated with dementia by providing interventions and treatments to help reduce these

  • Uses modification in the presentation of activities of daily living to maintain and maximize resident competencies and functions.

  • Uses effective intervention techniques to address behavioral concerns.

  • Acts as a facilitator for activity

  • Demonstrates effective communication techniques for persons with

  • Provides non-resident care including but not limited to:

  • Washing

  • Cleaning soiled utility

  • Cleaning nurse’s station.

  • Cleaning shower and whirlpool

  • Cleaning kitchen areas on the nursing