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Job Summary
  • Company
    Riverside Health System
  • Location
    Newport News, VA 23606
  • Salary
  • Job Type
    Full Time
  • Job Category:
  • Occupations:
    Healthcare Aid
  • Years of Experience
    1+ to 2 Years
  • Career Level
    Experienced (Non-Manager)
  • Industries
    Healthcare Services
    Personal and Household Services
  • Education Level
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Nurse Aide, Universal Care Partner

In order to be considered for this position, please apply online at www.riversideonline.com/pace/join-our-team.cfm 

Riverside Health System is seeking Nurse Aides to work with our PACE Home Care Services who meet the following requirements:

·         Approved Nurse Aide training Certification

·         High School graduate or equivalent

·         Proof of current, valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record

·         Minimum of 1 year experience with a frail and elderly population

·         CPR certification and First Aid training

PACE (Program for All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly) is a community-based program which provides patients with all necessary health services while they stay in their homes. It covers many different types of services including a day center, personal care in the home, home based emergency response system, transportation to appointments, delivery of medical supplies, therapy, as well as inpatient services.

JOB SUMMARY:  The Universal Care Partner, Nurse Aide works under the general supervision of the PACE Home Care Services Manager.  The position performs tasks within the PACE Participant’s home which support the social, physical and cognitive functioning of seniors with impairments. The Universal Care partner demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide appropriate care which includes: assisting with recreational activities; participatory activities such as bingo and board games; memory stimulation games; motor activities and engaging participant in conversations; serving and assisting in the feeding of participants; personal care to include grooming, bathing and toileting; changing linens; escorting participants to medical appointments; assisting transportation drivers with participants on and off the vans and occasional laundry.  May also be required to provide care in the PACE day center on an as needed basis.

  High School graduate or equivalent.  Graduate of State of Virginia approved Nurse Aide Training Program. 

LICENSURE:  Licensed or license eligible by the State of Virginia as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) required.  Proof of current, valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record required upon hire and to be maintained during employment.  CPR certification and First Aid training must be obtained within 30 days of hire and maintained during employment.

EXPERIENCE:  Minimum of 1 year experience with a frail and elderly population required.  Previous experience in the field of Nurse Aide, Personal Companion, Personal Care Aide preferred.  Bilingual(Spanish) ability or experience preferred.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:  Ability to move about in the home and facility and stand or sit for extended periods of time.  Ability to lift, push, stoop and pull in order to ambulate/transport patients assisted and unassisted.  Must be able to exert up to 20-50 pounds of force occasionally and 10-25 pounds of force frequently and up to 10 pounds of force constantly.

HOURS: Ability to work varying shifts (day shift, evening shift and weekend shift) based on participant’s home care needs.

About Riverside Health System
About Riverside Health System
The original charter for Riverside dates back to December 15, 1915. The company began as one hospital, founded by the community and built on a site at Huntington Avenue and 50th Street in Newport News, Virginia. In 1962, the hospital was relocated to the present site of Riverside Regional Medical Center in central Newport News. Since then, Riverside has evolved into a flagship regional medical center with affiliates throughout the region in every aspect of healthcare.

Riverside is a 501c(3) tax exempt, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health and saving lives. Riverside Health System is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors, as is each of the Riverside affiliates throughout the region.