The CENA is responsible for providing direct nursing care under the direction and supervision of licensed nursing personnel and in accordance with policies and procedures.


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  • Perform or assist resident in bathing, dressing, grooming, oral care, personal hygiene, toilet functions, and nail, foot, and skin care.
  • Assist with admission, transfer and/or discharge of residents as directed by nurse in charge.
  • Assist with meal service, including passing and serving of trays, feeding, and timely pick up. Offer fluids and nourishment to residents throughout the shift when appropriate.¬† Provide after-meal care as needed.
  • Perform specialized care for residents.
  • Assist with care of dying residents and post-mortem care.
  • Assist with lifting, turning, moving, positioning, and transporting residents.¬† Follow proper body mechanics and use appropriate lift equipment as needed.
  • Report all accidents/incidents, changes in a resident’s condition, or complaints/grievances of residents to nurse in charge.
  • Maintain intake and output records on residents as instructed.
  • Take residents’ vital signs and record as instructed.
  • Assist in carrying out rehabilitative procedures such as range of motion exercises, walking, turning and positioning, bowel and bladder training, use of assistive devices, feeding and re-learning ADL skills.
  • Change and make beds.
  • Keep residents’ rooms and belongings neat, clean, and orderly.
  • Clean and disinfect equipment as instructed.
  • Use supplies appropriately and replenish them in residents’ rooms.
  • Assume responsibility for understanding and using equipment safely and supplies properly.
  • Transport residents to other departments/areas as instructed.
  • Answer call-lights promptly.
  • Attend scheduled inservice and staff meetings as requested.
  • Cooperate with personnel from other departments to ensure quality nursing care.
  • Create and maintain a positive attitude and interest in the unit.
  • Participate in nursing report as requested.
  • Observe policies and procedures regarding use of gowns and gloves, isolation areas and the washing of hands.
  • Report any communicable or infectious disease contracted.
  • Review care plans regularly to ensure that appropriate nursing care is given each resident.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Responsible for laundry: gathering, washing, drying, and distributing to the proper place.
  • Communicate regularly with the nurse in charge regarding the needs of the residents and/or the unit.


  • Prefer current unencumbered Michigan Nurse Aid certification, Competency Evaluated Nursing Assistant (CENA) required.
  • Previous experience with geriatric residents preferred.
  • Ability to learn, understand and support the IHM mission and values.
  • Ability to approach people in a manner that creates harmony, promotes cooperation, and encourages feelings of acceptance and self-worth.
  • Ability to recognize needs and desires of others, approachability, a positive attitude, courtesy and respect toward others.
  • Willingness to listen and a desire to understand what is communicated.
  • Ability to accept and cooperate with change in work and/or procedures.¬†Willingness to incorporate new methods and principles into existing nursing practices.
  • Ability to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
  • Flexibility in adjusting to work schedules as needed.
  • Good general health and emotional stability.
  • Ability to relate to the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and, at times, hostile residents.
  • Ability to reach above shoulder level and to lift up to 60-70 pounds.


  • Shift differentials for afternoon and midnight as well as weekends
  • Retirement/Pension Plan
  • Attendance bonus program
  • Employer Provided Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off such as personal use including vacation, illness and family needs, bereavement, and holidays (Full-time employees)
  • Wellness Program
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Parking, on-site

Nursing care is provided 24/7.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume either by email at humanresources@ihmsisters.org or mail to:

Human Resources
610 W. Elm Avenue
Monroe, MI 48162

Application review to begin immediately.