CNA Mentor Full-Time

Newell, Iowa
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Sep 09, 2020
Location: Good Samaritan Society Newell

Address: 415 W Hwy 7, Newell, IA 50568-0395 USA

Employment Type: Full-Time

Shift: Various Shifts Available

Job Responsibilities

This position provides mentorship, guidance and support to new and existing staff to assure they meet the high standards of care and complete tasks while developing relationships, providing quality customer service and meeting the needs of our residents in a caring, safe and efficient manner; and is responsible to perform according to location standards, procedures and individualized care plans.

Explains all procedures before and during cares; promotes highest level of self-care; includes bathing, grooming, dressing / undressing, vital signs and other personal cares. Appropriately documents all cares and behaviors. Receives and shares information; attends or obtains resident report prior to providing care; observes and reports residents' conditions to appropriate staff. Assists with admissions and discharge procedures. Promotes optimal nutrition and hydration, encourages highest level of self-care. Helps residents with meals and in meeting dietary needs. Assists residents with ordered diets and fluids, strives to ensure a positive dining experience; meets overall nutrition needs. Assists residents in transferring, repositioning and walking, using correct and appropriate transfer techniques and equipment, provides range of motion and passive exercise. Assists residents with toileting needs. Implements specific approaches for behaviors; shares knowledge, skills and problem solving assistance to new staff or others to provide interventions for residents. Serves as liaison for communication between DNS and CNA staff, clarifying instructions, relaying concerns and suggestions for improvement. Provides feedback to employees, assisting them to formulate solutions to problems. Incorporates the restorative nursing philosophy into the training and orientation of new staff. Is a role model and support staff for new hires, acts as trainer, mentor and works with new employees; continually provide ongoing and monitor the goal of reaching even higher expectations. Evaluates training effectiveness and outcome measurements. Ensures new employee orientation and all orientation forms are completed.


Completion of an accredited nursing assistant training program, the GSS Advanced CNA skills course or the GSS Mentor training program curriculum required. Prior certified nursing assistant work experience is required to be hired into this job.

Ability to develop interpersonal relationships, foster teamwork and assist staff with cultural and social integration. Skill in adult learning styles techniques and incorporation of experience into learning. Ability to be a role model and support to staff.

Developed advanced CNA skills through overview and completion of the Advanced CNA skills course, including education on Culture of caring, organizing work, residents rights and protections, person-centered skills, restorative cares, infection control and other selected clinical cares including vision and hearing, nutrition, hydration, swallowing and oral care, skin care, aging and special conditions and end of life care.

The Good Samaritan Society offers an attractive, employee-approved benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. The variety of benefits include health benefits, a retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, voluntary benefits and much more! To review all of the great benefits and benefit eligibility, visit https//

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or other protected status. For more information including state-specific protections, please visit https//


Req ID: req48035

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