Job Description

Certified Nursing Assistant – Competency Evaluated (CENA)

Position Details

Are you a CENA who values being a part of healthcare team that makes a difference in the lives of residents living in a Senior Living Center? Samaritas Senior Living Cadillac is looking for CENAs who have the passion to make a difference by providing Quality Care and Services to join our amazing team. We offer a full benefit package that includes health, dental, vision, life, along with an amazing paid time off plan. #RocksWanted #BeTheRock #CaregiversRock #RocksWanted #BeTheRock #CaregiversRock

Job Summary

Provides residents with routine daily nursing care and services in accordance with the resident's care plan, policies, procedures and as directed by supervision.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist and document residents in all activities of daily living as needed for each individual resident assigned, e.g., vital signs, weight, feeding, oral intake, bathing, grooming, mobility, toileting.

  • Conduct shift rounds to observe residents and to ensure nursing and restorative needs are being met. Communicate resident care needs to the Charge Nurse and oncoming shift partners.

  • Assist with providing resident centered care initiatives, e.g. the fine dining experience.

  • Safely lift and transfer residents using proper lift equipment and safety devices.

  • Transport residents to and from in-house and community activities.

  • Answer resident 'call lights' promptly and courteously.

  • Assist assigned staff in resident admission, transfer and discharge functions.

  • Report all changes in residents' condition to the charge nurse as soon as possible.

  • May be required to assist and complete the restorative activities based on the restorative plan of care.

  • Perform light housekeeping duties in residents' rooms, e.g. clean spills, and make beds, secure residents' personal items.

Job Qualifications

Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification

  • State of Michigan Certified Nursing Assistant.

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.


  • Patient care experience in acute care, assisted living or long term care preferred.

    Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Possess and able to utilize current basic nursing skill and knowledge to provide care to each resident assigned.

  • Ability to display compassion and sensitivity with vulnerable adults who may become angry, hostile or combative.

  • Ability to speak, read and write English.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals with varying levels of cognitive and physical impairments.

  • Ability and willingness to work constructively with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds. Ability to work interdependently with co-workers, therapy staff, other departments, and families of residents.

  • Ability to maintain a helping role and intervenes with resident care when appropriate.

  • Ability to effectively manage problems involving standardized situations and circumstances.

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide two digit numbers.

    Additional Work Requirements

  • Ability to work off-shift schedules; evening, weekend and holiday hours required to support resident care requirements.

    Physical and Mental Requirements

  • Safely lifts and transfers person served weighing average of 150 pounds on a frequent basis.

  • Pushes person in wheelchair weighing up to 250 pounds on a frequent basis, often for long distances.

  • Frequently stoops, twists, bends, squats and kneels.

  • L ifts overhead.

  • Frequently lifts supplies weighing 25 pounds.

  • Frequently feels pulse rate and hears and reads blood pressure.

  • Communicates orally and in writing with persons served, coworkers, families, and public.

  • Needs to see and hear persons served.

At Samaritas, we ask you to join us - to "Be The Rock That Starts The Ripple". A ripple of transformation in the individual lives of the 15,000 people we help each year, and a ripple of positive change throughout our community. Our team is growing at Samaritas! We are seeking more Rocks to join our team. We are always looking for additional employees who want to make a big impact and have a lot of fun doing so as part of an enthusiastic, collaborative team. We want you to be our rock!

We walk with people in need, offering hope and compassion while upholding their dignity, advocating for equality and justice, and seeking creative solutions with those who place their trust in us.

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Requisition Number 2021-6789

Employee Type Full-Time

Hours Per Pay Period 80

Shift Night

Work Hours 10:30 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.

Weekends and/or Holidays Required Yes

On Call Required No

Position LocationUS-MI-Cadillac

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