Mennonite Village Lydia House Caregiver in Albany, Oregon

Mennonite Village in Albany Oregon is a not-for-profit CCRC facility that provides 24 hours/7 days a week care of varying levels. Lydia’s House is our Memory Loss Unit designed to care for elderly persons who have Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. Due to the size of these units and the unique level of care; all staff may be required to provide some services primarily performed by others. Caregivers must combine compassion, activity focused care, and certain nursing skills to enhance the lives of Lydia’s house residents, enabling them to achieve success and increase independence. Starts @ $13.10 + DOE

We are seeking caregivers to work On Call- All shifts available- primarily swing/nights (occasional days)-with a potential for part time. Shift differential for hours worked between 10pm & 6am.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Distributes medication to residents consistent with accepted nursing standards.

  • Orders medications as needed.

  • Answers phone and directs phone calls.

  • Cleans and restocks medication cart routinely; orders new medications as needed; removes outdated and discontinued medication; non-medication items are not to be stored on cart.

  • Completes documentation responsibilities accurately, including medication sheets, treatment sheets, progress notes, physician's orders, occurrence reports, lab results, x-ray results, data for service plan, and all other related forms.

  • Practices standard precautions with every resident and additional precautions per direction of nurse on duty.

  • Acts as point of contact for physician concerning resident condition changes, order changes, diagnostics, or transfer orders. Contacts other facility staff and family members as needed.

  • Coordinates services to meet residents' secondary needs such as dental services or the repair of hearing aides and glasses.

  • Assist residents with: activities of daily living (ADLs), bed making, diet and hydration, bathing, and personal laundry as time allows.

  • Monitor health status of residents and report changes to Administrator or nurse.

  • Assist with dietary tasks, such as meal and snack preparation, serving, set-up, clean up, and dish washing. Eat meals with residents as designated.

  • Perform housekeeping tasks such as laundry, vacuuming, mopping, organizing, cleaning refrigerator, etc.

  • Complete documentation as required, such as resident meal intake, vital signs, etc.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

  • If you are not a certified CNA in the state of Oregon, you must be able to complete the licensing process within one year of hire. Mennonite Village partners with the Linn Benton Community College CNA program.

  • Ability to work with and communicate effectively with the elderly.

  • Capable of lifting 10-100 lbs., with occasional lifting of residents weighing over 100 lbs.

  • Must be self-motivated.

  • Ability to safely move frequently during work day, including carrying, lifting, standing, sitting, bending reaching, and kneeling.

  • Ability to push and/or pull wheelchairs and other equipment.

  • Ability to be flexible, patient, creative, willing to learn and be motivated to enhance the lives of residents residing in Lydia’s House.

  • Ability to focus on each resident as an individual.

  • Sufficient English and Language skills to follow instruction from staff. Must be able to understand and respond properly to resident’s needs.

  • Ability to accurately document activities in writing.

  • Ability to work as a team.

  • Ability to professionally handle emotional and behavioral changes in Lydia’s House residents and families.

    Some of our many benefits:

  • Generous Earned Leave (paid time off)

  • Company paid benefits including medical, dental and vision for full time employees

  • Competitive salaries Free 24/7 On-site

  • Fitness Center Educational scholarships

  • Employer retirement contributions

For more information on our history and mission, please see our website http://www.mennonitevillage.org

In order to be considered for employment, please click on the "Apply" button.

Pre-employment drug test and criminal background check required for new hires. Background checks processed through Department of Human Services. Criminal records checks are conducted through the State of Oregon Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS) and, if necessary, through the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). In addition, information may be obtained through the Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division (DMV), court records, and other states' data systems. Fingerprints may be required as part of the check. Certain abuse records will also be reviewed. For further information on ORS 443.004 impacting the criminal records check process and a listing of permanent crimes see www.oregon.gov/DHS/BUSINESS-SERVICES/CHC/

Mennonite Village is located at: 5353 Columbus St SE, Albany OR 97322

Equal Opportunity Employer