Health Services Assistant (HSA), PT Temp, 25 hours per week, 8a-1p

John Knox Village Lee's Summit, MO
* This is a temporary position that will last no more than 1 year. Individuals who are successful in the HSA position will receive priority consideration for transfer to the CNA Student position and training opportunity. Those not selected for the CNA Student position will end employment at that time. THIS IS NOT A SUMMER JOB.*

Must be able to work Monday thru Friday, 8a-1p That schedule will change if selected for the CNA Student position. Questions can be directed to


The Health Services Assistant (HSA) is responsible to provide assistance to a Team Leader/Charge Nurse and CNA under the supervision of a Team Leader/Charge Nurse. Follows established facility policies and procedures while assisting other facility personnel. Supportive of Village mission, values, and service/hospitality (PRIDE) expectations.


* Acquires supplies, linens as needed. Distributes hand and face cloths and basins.

* Checks patient/resident on a routine basis and report resident information to CNA or RN/LPN Charge Nurse.

* Answers call lights, bells and intercom system in a timely manner to determine patient/resident needs. Request help from CNA as required.

* Passes, prepares, and collects food trays, gives fresh water, assists in record keeping.

* Transports residents by wheelchair.

* Runs errands, directs visitors and answers phone.

* Assists patient/resident with brushing/combing hair, cleaning/trimming/painting nails, etc. Ensures patient/resident is clean and appropriate.

* Utilitizes universal precautions and observes all fire/safety policies and procedures.

* Marks personal clothes/items of residents as required.

* Cleans wheelchairs, lap trays and other items.

* Write letters and opens mail for residents.

* Achieves order and cleanliness in patient/resident room. Changes linens and makes bed. Cleans spills on the floor. Cleans closet, arranges and straightens room.

* Conforms to all departmental policies/procedures and standards.

* Adheres to all safety regulations and requirements.

* Handles stress well and gets along with others within the workplace and with customers outside the department.

* Maintains acceptable standards of workplace conduct.

The responsibilities described above represent the primary responsibilities of the job. Other responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor as warranted by business needs. The incumbent is expected to perform all assigned responsibilities.



Knowledge and Skills (required unless otherwise noted):

* Beginner keyboarding skills

* Must have ability to follow instructions

* Must have excellent time management skills

* Must have multitasking abilities

* Must have telephone skills

* Must be able to work independently

* Must possess problem solving skills

* Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.

* Ability to write simple sentences, paragraphs and correspondence.

* Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

* Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's.

* Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.


* Work is done in client home, or wherever client is located. (i.e. assisted living, hospital, nursing facility).

* Travel is required from client to client.

* Associate may have exposure to bodily fluids, or any health condition the client might have.

* Universal precaution must always be followed.

* All associates may be called upon to assist other departments in a declared emergency situation.

Physical and Mental Demands

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* Job demands include maximum occasional lift of 75 lbs from knuckle to waist level; maximum occasional lift of 25 lbs from floor to 38 inches; maximum occasional lift of 40 lbs from floor to 48 inches

* Maximum occasional carry of 5 lbs 100 ft; maximum occasional carry of 38 lbs at 36 inches height for 15 ft; maximum occasional carry of 20 lbs for 75 ft

* Maximum occasional push/pull horizontal of 40 lbs at 36 inches height for 100 ft; maximum occasional push/pull vertical of 10 lbs

* Maximum occasional grip force of 40 lbs; maximum occasional lateral pinch force of 15 lbs

* Maximum occasional climb of 8 inches

* Maximum occasional forward reach of 34 inches; maximum occasional lateral reach of 37 inches

* Frequent bend; occasional fine motor coordination; occasional foot coordination; occasional balance

* Frequent sitting; continuous standing; and continuous walking.



Post-offer background check and drug screen required.

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