About Parkway Center
Parkway Center is the only privately and locally owned independent living facility in the Sterling, IL area. It was originally founded by Richard & Juanita Prescott in 1987 and is currently owned by Bryan and Marce Haas. Their goal was to create a facility where residents could live life to the fullest and forget about the stress of housework, yard maintenance, laundry, and meal preparation. After Parkway Center earned its Certificate of Need by the State of Illinois in December of 1986, the first resident moved into the facility in August of 1987.
Job DescriptionWork involves performing the functions and duties of a Certified Nurses Aide in providing assistance and delivery of care to residents. Work is performed under the direction and supervision of a Licensed Nurse.
(This is not absolute or restrictive, but indicates approximate duties and responsibilities which may be redefined pursuant to operational needs.)
- Assists residents with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, grooming, oral hygiene, toileting, and mobility.
- Assists in transferring and transporting residents as needed.
- Assists with weekly/monthly blood pressure and weight.
- Encourages residents to attend activity programs of choice.
- Administers treatments, collects specimens such as urine or stool, and performs duties as assigned by the Charge Nurse.
- Observes and reports to Charge Nurse regarding any pertinent information concerning residents.
- Follows facility policy and procedure regarding safety, body mechanics, and infection control.
- Knows fire and disaster procedures and implements the same.
- Participates in all scheduled in-service programs.
Physical Demands & Work Environment
- Work is performed in both the office environment and resident care setting. Work requires walking, standing, bending, climbing stairs, transferring and safely carrying items up to 50 pounds.
- Completion of a state approved Basic Nursing Assistant training Program.
- Must be at least 16 years of age.
- Successful demonstration of required orientation skills.
- Ability to work under supervision and within the multidisciplinary health care team.
- Ability to understand and comply with policies and procedures of the facility and state and federal regulations as instructed.
- Adherence to the Resident’s Bill of Rights, legal and ethical responsibilities as taught in the CNA course, and rules of conduct and appearance.
Licenses & Other Requirements
- Registered on the State of Illinois Nurse Aide Registry
- Police Background Check
- Current CPR Certificate
- Two-step then Annual One- Step Mantoux; annual checklist of documented history of positive Mantoux.
- Hepatitis B Vaccination Series unless waivered by declination.