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Providence Health & Services Resident Guide II (CNA) - Horizon House in Anchorage, Alaska


Providence is calling a Resident Guide II (CNA) (Resident Services, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE) to Providence Horizon House in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Demonstrates understanding of and carries out individual resident care according to the philosophy and mission of Providence Health & Services, Providence Horizon House, Eden philosophy, and the Resident Service Agreement. Assists residents with personal care functions including: dental and mouth care, bathing, dressing and grooming, hair care, nail care, shaving, bowel and bladder care, and other personal and hygiene care. Assure all resident calls for assistance are answered promptly. Promotes autonomy of residents in decision-making.

  • Measure and records vital signs, weights, bowel records, and other required documentation clearly. Reports changes observed in residents to the Nurse in a timely manner. Performs safety checks as indicated in service agreement.

  • Works in a spirit of cooperation with new and experienced Resident Guide I and Resident Guide II with unfamiliar routines. Communicates with coworkers at all levels to meet needs of residents.

  • Assists with and/or performs restorative and rehabilitative procedures as outlined and assigned by the service agreement and Physical Therapy providers.

  • Assists with transporting of residents and participating with activities as needed.

  • Assists with moving, positioning and transporting residents into and out of beds, chairs, wheelchairs, lifts, etc.

  • Assist with transporting residents to Dining Room and/or serving meals, and other nutritional snacks per Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) guidelines and stated preferences of the resident. Responsible for following all food safety rules, and monitoring refrigerator and freezer temperatures.

  • Keep all areas of Horizon House clean, performing routine housekeeping duties. Make occupied and unoccupied beds and change bed linens. Launder clothing, linen and other articles.

  • Maintains confidentiality of all resident medical and personal information obtained while performing the duties of the job.

  • Follow established safety precautions and observe, monitor and intervene in or report to the Nurse any unsafe conditions. Report accidents and incidents when they occur. Report any resident abuse or suspected abuse to the Nurse immediately.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Licensed as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in the State of Alaska

  • New CNA graduates and candidates that hold a current, unencumbered nurse assistant certification or registration from another U.S. state must obtain the State of Alaska certification within 4 months of employment

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification within 4 months of hire

  • First Aid certification within 4 months of hire

  • Able to read, write and speak English

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 6 months experience as a nurse aide, nursing assistant or private care-giver

  • Experience with Microsoft software such as Word, Excel and Publisher

About Horizon House

Horizon House is an assisted living community where most residents have more autonomy than in a long term care facility. There are 60 apartments and two cottages; some with double rooms. The homelike atmosphere and two outdoor garden areas make for a pleasant atmosphere for residents and staff alike.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Certified Nursing Assistant

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 248387