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Elders CNA, Tacoma, WA


Organization: Puyallup Tribe of Indians
Category: Certified Nursing Assistant
Location: Tacoma, WA
Date Job Posted: June 3, 2022
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Under the supervision of the Executive Director of Elder Services and the Director of Nursing, the CNA will provide personal care, in-home meal preparation, light housekeeping, assist with ADL’s, vital signs to the Tribal Elders in the Residence assisted living or in the home.

Position will be assigned to one area, but may be required to cover for staff at either the Assisted Living Facility or in the Community.

We are currently seeking community/home care CNAs and House of Respect Residences assisted living CNAs.

Community/Home Care: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. including holidays, with occasional evenings & weekends.

House of Respect Residences: Contact for shift details

  • The House of Respect Residences has a desirable staff to Elder ratio! 1:4-5 during days/evenings, 1:8-10 during nights.
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to hire
  • $500 Incentive Bonus for fully vaccinated employees

Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and a minimum of three months of social service health field-related experience and/or training/ or satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience.

Must have and maintain a Certified Nursing Assistant certificate.

Must demonstrate a mature, emotionally stable manner and display a sympathetic attitude toward providing services to clients at home or in the Assistant Living Facility who have medical issues.

Puyallup Tribal Members that have their Nurses Assistant Registered (NAR) certification from an accredited school and do not yet meet the experience requirements will be considered but must be able to obtain their Certified Nursing Assistant certification at next available testing date and must participate in trainee program for first 6 months of employment.

Other Requirements:

  • Must demonstrate appropriate judgment skills to be able to make independent decisions in routine client care matters.
  • Must take initiative and responsibility for decisions as an individual and exhibit commitment to the goals and vision of the department.
  • Must place the needs of the client first at all times and strive to deliver excellent care to clients in their home or residence.
  • Must provide a high-level of customer service to Elders and Elder’s family member.
  • Must adhere to ethical business practices by striving to perform in a manner that conforms to the highest standards of ethical behavior, integrity and honesty. Maintains professionalism and mindful regard to client’s privacy, personal effects, safety, health and well-being.
  • Maintains integrity and standard of personal ethics on and off the job so as not to call trustworthiness with client’s personal effects into question.
  • Continuously promotes a safe and efficient working environment by adhering to the Tribe’s and Department’s policies and procedures.
  • Continually maintains confidentiality of all departmental and client related information. Protects client’s right to privacy.
  • Maintains proper attendance and punctuality to ensure that the department is operated in an efficient and cost effective manner.
  • Adheres to departmental dress codes as requested by supervisor.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings, required in-services, departmental activities and other meetings as requested.
  • Utilizes material, equipment and time in a safe, beneficial and cost effective manner. Organizes workload to complete responsibilities in an appropriate and timely manner.

Licenses or Certificates

Must have a valid and unrestricted Washington State driver’s license and be insurable, and must sign a release of information to obtain a Washington State Driving Abstract periodically throughout employment.

Must have a Certified Nursing Assistant certificate or be a Puyallup Tribal Member able to obtain the CNA certification within six months of hire.

Must have or obtain First Aid/CPR certification within the first 90 days of employment.

Must provide proof of COVID vaccination before interview or be fully vaccinated prior to hire.

Other Skills and Abilities

Ability and knowledge to work closely with Puyallup Tribal clients.

Must be culturally sensitive to Tribal customs, traditions and practices.

Must submit to and pass a criminal background check prior to employment and periodically after employment, including random urine analysis to ensure safety of clients.

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If you have any questions about the online application, please call (253) 573-7863

or email jobs@puyalluptribe-nsn.gov.


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