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Home Of The Innocents


Job Purpose:
Do you have a passion for working with children and families? The Home of the Innocents just may be the place for you. With a 138 year history in the Louisville community, Home of the Innocents is looking for compassionate people who want to contribute to the team.

The primary role of the Certified Nursing Assistant is to provide safe and compassionate direct care and assistance to the residents in accordance with current applicable federal, state, local, and facility standards, guidelines and regulations under the direction of the Staff Nurse, RN Clinical Supervisor and Director of Nursing, assuring that the highest degree of quality resident care is maintained at all times.

Duties & Responsibilities :
•Continuously provide and monitor personal care and medically necessary treatment that complies with professional standards as assigned by the RN Clinical Supervisor and the staff nurse.
-Continually promote the mission and values of the organization.
-Adhere to facility procedures and desktop instructions at all times making recommendations for revisions as necessary.
-Report concerns, suspected abuse, neglect, mistreatment or misappropriation immediately to administrative or supervisory team member protecting residents at all times.
-Encourage residents to perform and participate in personal care, therapy and activities to the highest level possible within individualized functional limitations whenever possible.
-Provide feedback of resident response to care and activity to the Staff Nurse and RN Clinical Supervisor whenever appropriate.
-Complete documentation that is appropriate, accurate, descriptive, timely and reflective of each resident’s response to care as required, at least every two hours.
-Perform all assigned tasks in accordance with established policies, procedures and desktop instructions as assigned by the staff nurse and /or RN Clinical Supervisor.
•Maintain and promote a positive atmosphere of warmth, collaboration and cooperation respecting residents’ rights to confidentiality, individuality, and privacy at all times.
-Assist all direct care staff to provide the highest quality of care delivery.
-Establish and continually maintain good rapport with residents, interdepartmental and administrative team members, therapists, families and guardians.
-Always maintain flexibility to meet resident’s medical, therapeutic and activity needs.
-Willingly accept additional responsibilities or duties as assigned.
•Maintain professional certification and keep abreast of changes in pediatric and long-term care by participating in available educational opportunities and annual skills validations as required.
•Attend and participate in departmental and other mandatory meetings and trainings as required.
•Assist nursing department in meeting financial objectives by utilizing resources judiciously at all times.
•Maintain compliance with proper infection control practices, precautions and safety procedures at all times, reporting concerns immediately.
-Always utilize appropriate personal protective equipment when performing resident care.
-Make recommendations regarding needed equipment or supplies whenever necessary.


•High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
•Current State Registered Nurse Aide certification (Certified Nurse Aide) in good standing with the Kentucky Board of Nursing / State Nurse Aide Registry is required.
•Minimum 6 months experience in a hospital or long term care facility is required.
•Current CPR / Basic Life Support for the healthcare provider certification is required.
•Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language.
•Must possess and be willing to use good judgment, clinical, and communication skills to provide the highest level of quality resident care possible.
•Must function independently with minimal oversight and with flexibility, personal integrity and compassion while providing care to individuals from diverse backgrounds with varied functional abilities.
•Must possess the ability and willingness to work harmoniously with other personnel from the nursing department and from other departments.

Working Conditions:
Position requirements may be mentally and emotionally demanding and involve frequent interruptions, extended work hours including weekends and evenings, and working with ill, disabled, or physically challenging residents and their families often in a state of crises. Exposure to blood, body fluids, infectious disease, air contaminants, and hazardous chemicals is possible.

Physical Requirements:
Requirements of this position may be physically demanding and include frequent movement throughout the day, standing or walking for extended periods with few breaks, physically providing dependent care to disabled residents in the care environment. Must be able to push, pull, move and / or lift a minimum of 35 lbs. up to 65 lbs., unassisted, from the floor using proper body mechanics. Position often requires reaching, bending, stooping and handling residents and objects with hands and fingers using precise fine motor skills.



Work Schedule

Set Hours — 12 hour shifts


Pay is based on experience.


The Home offers a family friendly atmosphere with flexible scheduling, competitive wages, and free health insurance (single coverage for employee only), and up to 25-30 paid days off a year. For more details about our organization visit www.homeoftheinnocents.org or apply today!

Required Education

High School Diploma

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