Do you want to know you've made a real difference at the end of each day?
Kairos is an innovative, progressive organization focused on the needs of youth and families. Kairos has a full-time CMA(Certified Medication Aide) or CNA position opening. This may be the most meaningful and fulfilling nursing position you will ever have! Kairos is seeking a CMA/CNA team member to fill a unique position in Kairos' young adult psychiatric residential treatment facility. Come join a dedicated team of behavioral specialists working to improving the lives of young adults with mental health and behavioral challenges. This is a great opportunity to mold your role in the agency while using your nursing skills to provide medical support in a caring, therapeutic environment.
CMA/CNA schedule is M-F 12:30pm-9pm
Education and Experience Requirements:
High school diploma or GED plus Current OSBN Certified Nursing Aide and Medication Aide certification. Must be able to work independently and have strong written and verbal communication skills. Computer proficiency and a working knowledge of Microsoft programs required.
1. Provide proof of current, valid Oregon Driver's License (or if out-of-state will obtain Oregon license within 30 days), comprehensive automobile insurance (if applicable) and a safe driving record (minimum of 3 yrs.) to use company or personal vehicle for required duties.
2. Successfully pass a Criminal Background Check and Medicaid Fraud Check.
3. Obtain and maintain current Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) Certification and demonstrate proficiency in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) Certification procedures. (Training provided by Kairos)
4. Obtain and maintain current First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification and Food Handlers Card.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
A. Deliver psychiatric services in and of themselves and coordinate psychiatric services for youth, young adults and families.
B. Establish rapport by demonstrating and maintaining clear, consistent, appropriate, and therapeutic boundaries.
C. Demonstrate alignment with the philosophy of Collaborative Problem Solving and the ability to utilize Collaborative Problem Solving communication approaches in interactions with youth and young adults, families, staff, and community partners.
D. Actively supervise and interact with youth and young adults both in the community and within the therapeutic milieu.
E. Demonstrate knowledge of and be able to efficiently access community resources, support services and referral systems for treatment and discharge planning.
F. Provide transportation of youth and young adults, or assistance of transportation for appointments and activities.
G. Provide individual and group skills training and coaching within skill areas including but not limited to: independent living/self-sufficiency, wellness, education, coping skills, navigating the medical community and community living.
H. Demonstrate effective verbal intervention skills in de-escalating youth and young adults and an ability to safely navigate crisis situations.
I. Concisely and thoroughly document daily clinical information. Provide timely accurate documentation to meet billing requirements. Must adhere to OAR and standards of care.
J. Review all pertinent health information documentation prior to admission of youth and young adults and work with treatment team to ensure plans for health and safety as needed.
K. Communicate all resident medical issues to staff in a timely manner.
L. Collaborate and develop quality improvement efforts with other medical department staff in developing policies and/or procedures related to health care/safety issues.
M. Conduct trainings for youth and young adults and staff on various medical related topics.
N. Assist youth and young adults in self-administration of medication when on-site during shift, and document according to agency policy and guideline as needed.
O. Abide by ethical codes, mission, values, and professional standards, including confidentially.
P. Actively utilize, reference, and follow agency policies, procedures, and guidelines.
Q. Present a positive attitude, professional demeanor and demonstrated respect with youth and young adults, families, staff, visitors, and community partners.
R. Perform all work tasks in a proper and safe manner per established policies, procedures and guidelines to prevent unnecessary injury, time loss and agency expense.
S. Comply with all federal, state and agency health and safety reporting requirements.
Kairos offers competitive wages and generous benefit packages including 2.4 weeks paid time-off (PTO) plus 40 hours of paid sick-time the first year of employment, +health, vision and dental insurance, agency qualified for federal student loan repayment program and also generous 401k with employer matching. Additionally, Kairos recognizes staff by providing innovative, dynamic training and internal growth opportunities. Compensation range for this position: CMA-$13.45-$18.66/hr / CNA $12.20-$16.93/hr
Kairos is non-profit mental health agency that provides a variety of psychiatric services to children and young adults struggling with trauma and other mental health issues in various locations throughout Oregon for over 39 years. Known state-wide and nationally for innovation, quality, and accountability in its provision of services, Kairos commits itself to continuous learning and grounding of evidence based treatment models and emerging best practices in mental health through partnerships and training opportunities with leaders in the mental health field. Accredited by The Joint Commission since 1984, licensed by the Oregon Health Authority Office of Licensing and Regulatory Oversight and certified by the Oregon Health Authority Addictions and Mental Health Division.
To apply: Send Kairos employment application available at http://www.kairosnw.org with resume and cover letter by email to HR@kairosnw.org - or fax to (541) 956-5463. Background and Medicaid fraud check, valid driver's license with 3 yrs. min. driving experience with safe driving record required. Apply TODAY to join the Kairos team and attend the next scheduled orientation date!
◊◊◊◊◊ Mission Statement ◊◊◊◊◊
We collaborate with young people, families, and communities to provide intensive mental health services and supports, promote mental wellness, and instill hope.
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A region of communities that understands and values mental and emotional wellness, in which all youth and their families have appropriate support and care.