The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) is a congregation of Catholic Sisters dedicated to the full development of the human person through education, social justice, contemplation and the arts with offices located in Oregon, Washington and California.
The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)/Oregon Transportation Coordinator has the primary responsibility for the medical appointment calendar for the Oregon Sisters, communicating with H&WB staff, physicians and other providers to ensure timely and safe rides to appointments, and accompanying Sisters to appointments as needed. Under the direction of the SNJM Oregon Clinical Care Coordinator, also provides a variety of health-related services to SNJM Sisters living in Oregon.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Assists with scheduling care coordination visits and healthcare appointments, and with obtaining equipment, supplies, and specialty items needed by Sisters. Arranges for timely and safe rides for Sisters to attend appointments. As necessary, in close collaboration with the Oregon Care Coordination Team, and under the direction of the Clinical Care Coordinator drives and accompanies Sisters to medical appointments, providing companionship as Sisters receive medical services as needed.
- Proactively keeps the Clinical Care Coordinator informed of concerns or issues based on patterns and trends observed in day-to-day work specific to Oregon to maximize appropriate use of funds and minimize costs.
- Provides administrative and clerical support to the Oregon Care Coordination Team and Oregon Benefits Coordinator as needed, and under the direction of the Clinical Care Coordinator.
- As directed, provides personal care for Sisters. Services may include ADL/ IADL areas, wound care, and taking of vital signs. Records and reports vital signs and other medical information to Clinical Care Coordinator.
- Communicates observations of changes to a Sister’s health or well-being to Clinical Care Coordinator.
- Provides support to enable Sisters to live independently and adapt to changing health conditions.
- Other related duties as identified or assigned by Oregon Clinical Care Coordinator.
Works in close collaboration with: Oregon Health and Well-Being Team, Sister Services, Province Health and Well-Being Department, Sisters, and Mary’s Woods’ staff; durable medical equipment (DME) providers, physician/provider offices, and other health and well-being providers; and with county, state and federal agencies, such as Oregon Department of Human Services, Social Security Administration and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and others as needed.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, individuals must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must have current Certified Nursing Assistant certification.
Bachelor’s degree, or a combination of education and experience that will enable the employee to successfully fulfill the responsibilities of the position.
At least four years’ experience as a CNA and two years of experience in an office setting.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
- Must be supportive of the mission of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary.
- Must model SNJM Guiding Values in carrying out work activities and responsibilities.
- Must respect and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
- Understanding of, and ability to maintain, appropriate professional boundaries.
- Ability to work independently and also as part of a team, to analyze and prioritize work assignments, and to execute tasks in a timely manner. Proven attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.
- Ability to learn new and complex information about social, health, and income benefits, and public entitlements. Knowledge of medical terminology.
- Must be able to read/comprehend cursive handwriting.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate professionally, empathetically, and compassionately with elder population who may be ill, disabled, hospitalized, or experiencing loss.
- Ability to maintain collaborative, professional relationships with SNJM Sisters, staff, and external contacts.
- High degree of flexibility and adaptability to shifting priorities and time constraints.
- Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office 2010 and other computer software programs including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and Internet Explorer. Experience with electronic record keeping systems required.
- Demonstrated written and verbal skills to assure effective communication.
- Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service while also maintaining HIPAA compliance.
- Ability to respond to emergencies or stressful situations appropriately and calmly as needed.
- Requires valid driver’s license and evidence of personal insurance in accord with SNJM guidelines.
Performs sedentary work in office/residential facility setting. Some standing, stooping, or bending in performance of job duties, with ability to lift up to 30 pounds. Ability to assist Sisters with transportation and getting into and out of vehicles. Occasional travel to trainings and meetings outside of local area.
Full-time, 40 hours per week. May involve occasional Saturday shift.
SNJM is committed to continually building a workplace that exemplifies its values and vision of being hospitable to everyone. The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including medical/dental, group life and disability coverage, a 401K plan, and paid time off.