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Title: Health Care Assistant, Full/Part Time
Location: MNAW, Assisted Living, Home Care Facility
Supervisor: Public Health Nursing Coordinator
Closing Date: Permanent Posting
Rate of Pay: Non-certified: $15.99 - $19.99 per hour
Certified: $18.78 - $23.48 per hour
(sign on bonus of $2,500.00)


General Summary:

The Health Care Assistant works under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse to provide basic nursing care to residents and assist in the maintenance of a safe and clean environment.

Position Responsibilities:

Both Home Care and Assisted Living:

  • Perform and document routine delegated medical and/or nursing assigned therapy procedures such as: monitoring vital signs, blood glucose readings, simple wound care, etc.
  • Feed residents who, because of their condition, are at risk of choking.
  • Assist the bowel and bladder control devices and training programs.
  • Provide skin care and assists the residents to maintain their personal hygiene, including full or partial bathing, tub baths, showers and foot soaks.
  • Assists residents with their oral hygiene, dressing, and hair care and toileting.
  • Assist the resident to remain mobile, including daily walks and assistance in physical exercise when prescribed by a health care provider.
  • Monitor activities of residents and encourages participation in group activities, entertainment, and other events.
  • Provides medication assistance and/or medication administration to residents after receiving the required training, and under the direction of a Registered Nurse.
  • Anticipate and responds to residents’ needs and makes regular rounds to check residents.
  • Food preparation and cleaning in the commercial kitchen, using items such as a meat slicer, electric range, convection oven, Hobart dishwasher, etc.
  • Meal preparation, including cooking and baking for up to 15 people per meal, adhering to established menus.
  • Maintains commercial kitchen cleanliness and safety by following safe food handling guidelines; proper cleaning practices; etc, as required by health care authorities and accrediting bodies.
  • Provide household chores and straightens resident’s quarters on a daily basis.
  • Assist the residents and their families to access appropriate health and social services resources.
  • Report pertinent resident health and social changes to the Registered Nurse.
  • Participate in resident care planning and care coordination.
  • Participate in other health-related activities, as assigned by the Registered Nurse or Public Health Nurse.
  • Provide resident transportation to health care appointments, as assigned.
  • Attend required educational training sessions and department meetings.
  • Follow infection control and safety guidelines.

Home Care and Public Health:

  • Assists in planning and coordinating regularly scheduled events such as wellness activities, the Annual Health Fair, the Elder Picnic, etc.
  • Assists in writing and delivering the monthly Elder Newspaper and other client education items.
  • Assist the other Public Health Nurse staff as needed to complete their work duties and activities.

General Responsibilities:

  • Displays a responsive and professional manner in promptly responding to all requests, complaints, and problems.
  • Recognizes that each employee is a representative of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and is responsible for demonstrating courtesy, respect, and sensitivity to the needs of all others, including visitors and co-workers.
  • Represents the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the department in a positive and professional manner in the community.
  • Required to maintain proper attendance including reporting to work on time in accordance with applicable policies.
  • Maintains a clean and organized work area.
  • Due to changes and modifications in the job from time to time, employees are required to be flexible and assume other responsibilities assigned by management as deemed necessary.

Physical Requirements:

  • Bending, stooping, lifting, standing, carrying, transferring clients, bathing clients and walking for long period of time.

Position Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED is required.
  • Registration with the Minnesota Department of Health’s “Nursing Assistant Registry” is required.
  • At least two years experience as a Health Care Assistant (or equivalent) is required.
  • Experience in Indian community is required.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of staff/client information is required.
  • ire to serve as advocate for community. Knowledge and understanding of cultural, socio-economic, and emotional factors are required.
  • Knowledge of normal nutrition, good health habits, and principals of good hygiene are required.
  • Ability to use home and commercial kitchen appliances; cook and bake; read and follow recipes and menus and prepare food for a large group.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing is required.
  • Ability to work independently and establish priorities is required.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is required.
  • Ability to establish professional and harmonious working relationships on all projects and with all parties involved.
  • Subject to drug and alcohol testing in accordance with the Fond du Lac Reservation’s Personnel Policies.
  • Subject to pre-employment and annual background checks.
  • Subject to immunization review and submitted proof of required vaccinations.
  • Travel is required.



Application Link

APPLY TO: Fond du Lac Human Resources
1720 Big Lake Road
Cloquet, MN 55720


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