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Certified Nursing Assistant (CENA) - Full Time 12 Hour/ Days or Nights

Certified Nursing Assistant (CENA) - Full Time 12 Hour/ Days or Nights

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7:00 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.
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Samaritas, one of the state's largest faith-based nonprofits, has been sending ripples of positive change into Michigan communities since 1934. Prior to 2016, Samaritas operated as Lutheran Social Services of Michigan.


Samaritas provides a continuum of care to all in need with approximately 70 different programs in 40 different locations in Michigan. We believe in diversity and inclusion, for the people we serve and the people we employ. Employing nearly 2,000 employees in opportunities ranging from direct service to management in Michigan's Lower Peninsula, we hope that you will consider joining the Samaritas team and help work in making a difference in communities across Michigan.


We walk with people in need, offering hope and compassion while upholding their dignity, advocating for equality and justice, and seeking creative solutions with those who place their trust in us.


Job Summary


Provides residents with routine daily nursing care and services in accordance with the resident's care plan, policies, procedures and as directed by supervision.


Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assist and document residents in all activities of daily living as needed for each individual resident assigned, e.g., vital signs, weight, feeding, oral intake, bathing, grooming, mobility, toileting.
  2. Conduct shift rounds to observe residents and to ensure nursing and restorative needs are being met. Communicate resident care needs to the Charge Nurse and oncoming shift partners.
  3. Assist with providing resident centered care initiatives, e.g. the fine dining experience.
  4. Safely lift and transfer residents using proper lift equipment and safety devices.
  5. Transport residents to and from in-house and community activities.
  6. Answer resident 'call lights' promptly and courteously.
  7. Assist assigned staff in resident admission, transfer and discharge functions.
  8. Report all changes in residents' condition to the charge nurse as soon as possible.
  9. May be required to assist and complete the restorative activities based on the restorative plan of care.
  10. Perform light housekeeping duties in residents' rooms, e.g. clean spills, and make beds, secure residents' personal items.


Job Qualifications


Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification

  • State of Michigan Certified Nursing Assistant.
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.



  • Patient care experience in acute care, assisted living or long term care preferred.


Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Possess and able to utilize current basic nursing skill and knowledge to provide care to each resident assigned.
  • Ability to display compassion and sensitivity with vulnerable adults who may become angry, hostile or combative.
  • Ability to speak, read and write English.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals with varying levels of cognitive and physical impairments.
  • Ability and willingness to work constructively with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds. Ability to work interdependently with co-workers, therapy staff, other departments, and families of residents.
  • Ability to maintain a helping role and intervenes with resident care when appropriate.
  • Ability to effectively manage problems involving standardized situations and circumstances.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide two digit numbers.


Additional Work Requirements

  • Ability to work off-shift schedules; evening, weekend and holiday hours required to support resident care requirements.


Physical and Mental Requirements

  • Safely lifts and transfers person served weighing average of 150 pounds on a frequent basis.
  • Pushes person in wheelchair weighing up to 250 pounds on a frequent basis, often for long distances.
  • Frequently stoops, twists, bends, squats and kneels.
  • Lifts overhead.
  • Frequently lifts supplies weighing 25 pounds.
  • Frequently feels pulse rate and hears and reads blood pressure.
  • Communicates orally and in writing with persons served, coworkers, families, and public.
  • Needs to see and hear persons served.