Work among amazing people
What if, instead of giving up the things you hold most dear, you had the opportunity to add things that would enrich your life? That's the whole idea behind PACE - the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. And it can make a profound difference in the lives of older adults and those who love and care for them.
PACE empowers those who join the program to remain in their homes by providing comprehensive medical and social services. We help older adults continue to live in the homes and community they love, while visiting us for the compassionate, quality care they need.
We are searching for experienced, dedicated individuals to join our interdisciplinary team of professionals.
Universal Care Partner, Nurse Aide
Blue Ridge PACE is looking for talented, experienced employees who have an interest in working with older adults. PACE is a community-based program which provides participants 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. The Universal Care Partner (Certified Nursing Assistant) works under the general supervision of the Clinic Manager and Home Care Services Manager. The position performs tasks in the PACE Participant's home which support the social, physical and cognitive functioning of seniors with impairments as well as in the Day Center. The Universal Care Partner demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide and/or assist with appropriate care to include: personal care (feeding, grooming, bathing, toileting), home services to include laundry, memory stimulation activities (social, recreational), motor activities, escorting to medical appointments, shopping, assisting with transportation of participants to and from the facility utilizing the facility transportation vans and other activities as directed by the Participant's plan of care (POC). Assists with any identified needs of the participant in their home that will enable the Participant to perform at the greatest level of independence possible. EDUCATION: High School graduate or GED equivalent required. Must also be registered by the Virginia Department of Health Professions as a certified nurse aide. LICENSURE: Licensed or license eligible by the State of Virginia as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) required. Proof of current, valid drivers 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 throughout employment. EXPERIENCE: Minimum one (1) year experience working with the frail and/or elderly population required. Previous experience as Nurse Aide preferred. HOURS: Ability to work varying shifts (day shift, evening shift and weekend shift) based on participants home care needs.
To become a member of our PACE Team, we require:
- a minimum of 1 year experience working with a frail and elderly population;
- a satisfactory criminal history and reference background checks per licensing;
- a valid Virginia driver's license with 5 years satisfactory driving record;
- the ability to travel throughout the Charlottesville area.
PACE is a program of the Commonwealth of Virginia.