CERTIFIED NURSE ASSISTANT (ANTICIPATED) 2021/2022 SCHOOL YEAR


Worcester Public Schools - Anticipated
Worcester Public Schools
Worcester, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3616233 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Re-posted: September 21, 2021 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
To maximize the effectiveness of your application, it is recommended that you provide a cover letter which describes the specific training and experience that you have for the position(s) that you are applying for and that you ensure that the certification information in your SchoolSpring profile is updated. Your MA DESE certification number will allow us to verify that you possess the correct license. Please make sure that you SchoolSpring resume, specifically, is updated and complete.

ACCOUNTABILITY OBJECTIVE:
This position is accountable for the administration of direct student care and student care related activities including but not limited to: personal care, activities of daily living (ADLs), assisting with educational activities, and other skills required to meet individual student plan of care and learning objectives. Tasks and duties will be assigned and directed by a Registered Nurse (RN) and classroom teacher. CNAs/MAs may be assigned to one or more students to meet the needs of students throughout the district.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.Maintain Safe Environment:
Demonstrate proper body mechanics when moving/transferring student
Utilize available adaptive and/or mechanical equipment as appropriate
Prevent falls and injury
Maintain oxygen therapy when utilized by ensuring proper mask/nasal cannula placement, equipment connections and tube
connection patency
Recognize and time suspected seizure activity and report to classroom teacher/school nurse
Perform Heimlich maneuver if necessary
Initiate CPR and alert Crisis Management Team if indicated

2.Prevent and Control Infection:
Follow the WPS Universal Precaution Policy and Procedures
Assist student with handwashing before/after eating, toileting and as needed
Utilize proper handwashing before contact with student
Report suspected symptoms of infection to school nurse and Clinical Care Coordinator (CCC)

3.Perform Basic Nursing Skills:
Obtain and document Vital Signs (Temperature, Blood Pressure, Pulse and Respiratory Rate)
Monitor and document oral intake and output

4.Assist students with five basic activities of daily living (ADLs):
Eating
Prepare food and set up tray
Apply prescribed orthotics required for eating
Maintain proper positioning to minimize choking/aspiration
Monitor student throughout mealtime
Bathing/Grooming
Assist with personal hygiene and grooming (mouth care, brush/comb hair, skin care)
Ensure prescribed eyeglasses and hearing aides are being worn
Dressing
Assist with changing clothes as needed
Toileting
Assist with toilet hygiene: ensure privacy, safe transfer to toilet, change diapers/pull-ups, wipe and clean perineum, inspect skin, document output
Functional Mobility
Assist with moving from one place to another using mechanical equipment/transferring aides as appropriate
Provide escort and transport duties as needed for student care

5. Communication:
Follow established policies/procedures and seeks clarification when needed
Maintain student confidentiality
Collaborate with school nurse, teacher, therapists, and other school staff to help provide an optimal learning experience for students
Demonstrates professional behavior with all interactions
Maintain professional dress and appearance; wear WPS identification badge
Complete required documentation forms and submit accordingly
Monitor student condition and report observations and/or changes in condition to school nurse and CCC

6. Responsible for assuring equal educational opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, gender, age, marital status, religion, gender identity, natural origin, sexual orientation, homelessness, or disability.

7. Responsible to perform other job-related duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

1.Certified Nursing Assistant or Medical Assistant with valid license or certification to practice in Massachusetts
2.Current certification in CPR/AED/First Aid
3.Maintain annual certifications as required by the WPS Nursing Department including but not limited to Universal Precautions and Physical Restraint
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

1.Ability to speak Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Vietnamese, Albanian, Twi or an African language.

WORK YEAR: 183 work year, 8 hours a day, Non-Represented Position

SALARY:$15.00-$20.00 per hour

TO APPLY:

Any person interested in these positions must submit a resume, and a cover letter on-line at www.worcesterschools.org.

This deadline date does not preclude further advertisement or recruitment.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1
Salary: $15 to $20 Per Hour

Equal Opportunity Employer
The Worcester Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Educational Institution and does not discriminate regardless of race, color, ancestry, sex, gender, age, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy or a related condition, veteran status or homelessness. The Worcester Public Schools provides equal access to employment and the full range of general, occupational and vocational education programs. For more information relating to Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action contact the Human Resource Manager, 20 Irving Street, Worcester, MA 01609, 508-799-3020.

Job Requirements
TO APPLY: Any person interested in these positions must submit a resume, and a cover letter on-line at www.worcesterschools.org. To maximize the effectiveness of your application, it is recommended that you provide a cover letter which describes the specific training and experience that you have for the position(s) that you are applying for and that you ensure that the certification information in your SchoolSpring profile is updated. Your MA DESE certification number will allow us to verify that you possess the correct license. Please make sure that you SchoolSpring resume, specifically, is updated and complete.
  • None degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.
    1. Have you ever been terminated for cause from a prior position? If so please explain.
    Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)

    2. Have you ever worked for the Worcester Public Schools? When? What capacity?
    Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)

    3. Do you have any relatives employed by the Worcester Public Schools or the School Committee? If yes, please list name, title, and relationship.
    Yes/No

    Contact Information
    Ellen Capstick, Coordinator
    140 Apricot Street
    Worcester, Massachusetts 01603
    Phone: 508-799-8554
    Email: CapstickEM@worcesterschools.net