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Ascension Health Student Nursing Assistant in Lewiston, New York

We Are Hiring

Our Lady of Peace, part of Ascension Living, has immediate openings for full-time "Student Nursing Assistants"!

This is the opportunity of a lifetime for those who wish to start their healthcare career by becoming a CNA!

Apply today for this opportunity to participate in our CNA training program and be paid as you complete the course! Your place on our team is waiting once you complete the course and are certified as a CNA!

Full-time Student Nursing Assistant Opening! .97 FTE (37.5 hours per week)

Ascension Living’s Our Lady of Peace, is a beautiful senior community offering Independent Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation in Lewiston, NY.

Why Ascension Living?

● Affordable, accessible healthcare for you and your family● Generous paid time off● Paid parental leave for mothers and fathers● Retirement with a match● Tuition assistance and more● Paid Training and a job waiting for you once you become a CNA

What You Will Do

As a Student Nursing Assistant with Ascension Living you'll join a team dedicated to your success and high-quality, compassionate care. You'll become a valued member of our care team as you assist the professional staff by performing various resident care activities and related nonprofessional services necessary in caring for the personal needs and comfort of the residents under the direct supervision of the Primary and/or Clinical Instructor.

In this role, you also may be responsible for the delivery of resident care (baths, personal grooming, feeding) as directed by the Primary and/or Clinical Instructor . Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards. Strives to incorporate the philosophy and mission of Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence and to incorporate the Facility's goal of: Quality care, in a personal manner with total regard for individual human dignity. The Nurse Assistant (Student) may only be employed as a nurse aide trainee for 120 days from the date of hire or the date of completion of nurse aide training program, whichever occurred first, as required in 10 NYCRR 415.13. (c)(2) (iii), (iv), and (vi). After 120 days from date of hire, or date of training completion, whichever occurred first, the trainee must have become NYS certified or must be reassigned to a different title in a in a different department until they become NYS certified. Adheres to Facility Standards of Conduct and practices the Core Values of Service of the Poor, Reverence, Integrity, Wisdom, Creativity and Dedication. Represents OLP accurately and honestly. Acts with integrity and in the best interest of OLP. Identifies instances of non-compliance and takes appropriate action, including reporting violations of the CRP. Adheres to Facility policy or regulations. Business relationships are conducted in the best interest of OLP, free of gifts, favors or other improper inducements.

Position Accountabilities and Performance Criteria. The following are essential job accountabilities:

1) Upon completion of theory and lab skills, the Nurse Assistant Student provides personal care assistance to residents as directed: (bathing, grooming, feeding and toileting) under the direct supervision of the Primary and/or Clinical Instructor. (30%).

  • Application of Knowledge Performance Criteria - Demonstrates ability of administering complete/partial resident baths. This would include bath, oral care, dentures, Foley care, hair/nail care, shaving, bedmaking and cleaning of utensils used. Assists in the toileting needs of the residents, records outputs accurately. Empties drainage collection devices and completes documentation of BM Book, toileting scheduling, Rehab and nourishments. Follows facility protocol for admission documentation. Demonstrates skill in the nursing process. HIPAA Competency- Protects resident's privacy by insuring resident charts or items with resident data with protected health information (PHI) are not leftunattended or left opened. Demonstrates ability to read, understand and follow individual resident care plans.

  • Collaboration Performance Criteria - Maintains harmonious relationship with unit and co-workers, providing support and assistance to co-workers to ensure quality resident care.

2) Prepares resident for meals; serves and collects trays, assists in setting up and feeding residents; serves fresh water and nourishments when indicated under the direct supervision of the Primary and/or Clinical Instructor. (12%).

  • Application of Knowledge Performance Criteria - Completes meal assessment sheet and records oral intake accurately. Utilizes proper lifting and body mechanics to prevent personal injury.

  • Collaboration Performance Criteria - Demonstrates attitude of cooperation and professionalism when working in Department.

  • Planning/Timeliness Performance Criteria - Organizes work to complete assignments within the required timeframe.

3) The Nurse Assistant Student helps residents with transferring and lifting, raising residents in beds and turning residents. May apply restraints as directed under the direct supervision of the Primary and/or Clinical Instructor. (12%).

  • Application of Knowledge Performance Criteria - Maintains confidentiality of all resident, Facility and/or physician related information. Maintains resident confidentiality and does not discuss resident in public areas, such as cafeteria, hallways, elevators, etc. Demonstrates ability to lift, transfer and transport residents in wheelchair, bed or cart, etc. Utilizes appropriate transfer device. Demonstrate ability to apply restraints as directed by nurse following the Facility policy and procedure guidelines.

  • Communications Performance Criteria - Reports problem areas to the Supervisor.

  • Collaboration Performance Criteria - Identifies when help is required in providing resident care and seeks it appropriately, recognizing own limitations.

4) Obtains temperature on residents whose medical conditions warrants such monitoring. Obtains urine samples, weights, intake/output under the direct supervision of the Primary and/or Clinical Instructor. (12%).

  • Application of Knowledge Performance Criteria - Conducts job duties in accordance with departmental standards. Recognizes and reports changes in resident conditions to a nurse, demonstrates knowledge of complications and asks appropriate questions to clarify the situation. Demonstrates ability to obtain and record resident's temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, intake/output as directed by nurse. Demonstrate the ability to assist with specimen collection (urinalysis, etc.).

  • Communications Performance Criteria - Verbal ability to express ideas and views effectively. Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.

  • Record Keeping Performance Criteria - Reports accurate results to achieve the best possible resident care.

5) Regularly checks on residents insuring comfort, dignity and privacy under the direct supervision of the Primary and/or Clinical Instructor. (10%).

  • Application of Knowledge Performance Criteria - Acts as an advocate of the Patient Bill of Rights and assures resident and family understanding. Demonstrates mission of the Facility by providing quality care, in a personal manner with total regard for individual human dignity. Answers call lights promptly; responds promptly to resident inquiries, reports any abnormal findings or complaints to primary nurse.

  • Communications Performance Criteria - Communicates clearly and tactfully with residents and their families.

  • Collaboration Performance Criteria - The Certified Nursing Assistant cooperates with other personnel to achieve department objectives and maintains good employee relations, interdepartmental objectives, and infection control policies.

  • Resident Relations Performance Criteria - Maintains confidentiality of all resident/staff nursing home information.

6) Performs related Nurse Assistant duties as assigned for efficient unit operation under the direct supervision of the Primary and/or Clinical Instructor. ( 8%).

  • Application of Knowledge Performance Criteria - Prepares resident room for admission. Responsibilities include resident orientation to room, providing admission pack supplies, assisting resident with dressing as indicated. Demonstrates the ability to assist the nurse with various duties as directed. Example of this includes removing and replacing TEDS, reapplication of oxygen, application of specialty mattresses, turning and positioning immobile residents every two hours. Upon discharge assists resident with dressing and packing. Cleans room of supplies/linen prior to terminal cleaning by housekeeping. Demonstrates ability to assist with post mortum care.

  • Communications Performance Criteria - Listens well and effectively communicates in writing and orally.Resident Relations Performance Criteria - Maintains and improves resident optimal level of functioning and nursing rehabilitation. Recognizes changes in resident's condition and asks appropriate questions to clarify the situation. Reports changes to Unit Manager.

7) Attends all inservices and meetings as required under the direct supervision of the Primary and/or Clinical Instructor. (8%).

  • Application of Knowledge Performance Criteria - Projects poise, authority, and a positive image. Wear appropriate clothing and accessories, giving proper attention to personal hygiene. Wears Facility ID Badge while on duty. Infection Control Competency: Demonstrates knowledge of and adheres to all infection control procedures including proper hand washing techniques, contact with blood spills and universal precautions. Attends all mandatory inservices. Attends department meetings as required and scheduled. Completes NYS regulation for 6 hours in 6 months.

  • Collaboration Performance Criteria - Competency: Participates in drills and demonstrates knowledge of Plan for Department.

The following duties may be reassigned:

8) Cleans each unit as assigned by the Director, including IV poles, ice bucket/ladle, wheelchair/carts, under the direct supervision of the Primary and/or Clinical Instructor. (8%)

  • Application of Knowledge Performance Criteria - Conducts job duties in accordance with departmental standards. Assists in the containment of the Facility's costs through conserving of supplies and equipment.

  • Planning/Timeliness Performance Criteria - Organizes work to complete job tasks in a timely manner. Responds promptly to change in workload, adjusting assignments to achieve optimal productivity and efficiency. Straightens and cleans utility room/pantry as assigned per unit/shift. Delivers supplies to resident rooms. Completes weekly cleaning assignments as directed. Maintains resident rooms in a neat orderly and clutter free environment. Ensures that closets, drawers, clothing and personal items are labeled.

9) Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

What You Will Need


  • Minimum Education: Grammar School.

  • Completion of 10th grade, High School or GED is preferred.

  • Experience working in health related field or service industry is preferred.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum Experience: Enrolled in current CNA Program.

Additional Preferences

Simply put, our team members provide exceptional care! We can provide exceptional care by building exceptional teams - associates who are dedicated to being reliable, accountable, and compassionate.

Why Join Our Team

As a subsidiary of Ascension, Ascension Living is committed to providing services, amenities, opportunities and support, so seniors can enjoy living healthier and happier, at every age and at every stage.We’re the second-largest nonprofit system in the U.S. Our living choices include independent living, assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitative care and long-term skilled nursing care.More than 10,000 adults live in our 54 senior living communities, which are located in 12 states, and Washington, D.C. Also, more than 5,500 associates are employed by Ascension – professional, compassionate individuals who believe in empowering people to age successfully.Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2019, Ascension provided $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.Ascension includes more than 150,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 150 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 20 states and the District of Columbia, while providing a variety of services including clinical and network services, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Ascension Living is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster: is the Law Poster SupplementPlease note that Ascension Living will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension Living will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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