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Sacred Heart Convent
1237 W. Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62704


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Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois is an equal opportunity employer.  Pre-employment background check is mandatory.   Questions? Contact Cora Hughes, HR Director

Current Openings:

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) full-time


Under the supervision of the Director of Nursing, the Assistant Director of Nursing, a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse, the Certified Nurse Assistant provides quality nursing care to Sisters, at all times maintaining a Person-Directed focus, reports pertinent information to the immediate supervisor, responds to inquiries or requests for assistance.  The job tasks are subject to change related to the needs of the Department.

DEPARTMENT: Nursing Services


REPORTS TO: Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, Staff Nurse



  • Provides quality nursing care to Sisters in an environment which promotes their rights, dignity, freedom of choice, and their individuality
  • Attends to the individual needs of the Sisters which may include assistance with all aspects of daily living
  • Knows the Sister’s preferences and includes in the plan of care
  • Promptly reports to the charge nurse any incidents/accidents, evidence of abuse, or violations of Residents’ Rights
  • Observes the Sisters for changes in condition or behavior and promptly reports these changes to appropriate Nursing personnel
  • Provides care that maintains Sisters skin integrity to prevent pressure ulcers, skin tears and other damage by providing incontinent care, turning, repositioning, etc.
  • Lifts, moves and transports Sisters, using proper body mechanics or lifting devices for accident prevention
  • Answers Sisters calls promptly and courteously
  • Performs various tasks assigned by the charge nurse including vital signs, weights, etc.
  • Assists in maintaining a safe, neat, and clean environment; reports environmental deficiencies such as lighting or equipment problems to the charge nurse or Maintenance
  • Performs all job responsibilities in accordance with prescribed safety and infection control procedures
  • Protects the personal belongings of the Sisters, promptly reporting missing items and participates in efforts to locate missing items
  • Assists and escorts Sisters to the dining area, chapel, etc.
  • Completes certified nursing assistant records documenting care provided or other information according to department policies



  • Knowledge of the individualized plan of care for the Sisters
  • Knowledge and understanding of the safety handbook
  • Knowledge of all aspects of Resident Rights
  • Skills necessary to safely and efficiently operate the following equipment and machines: telephone, mechanical lifts, electronic scales, bather equipment, adjustable chairs/beds, wheel/geri-chairs, nurse call system, dishwasher, washer and dryer, and humidifiers
  • Ability to uphold the mission, vision and Core Values of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois
  • Ability to assist with lifting, positioning, and transferring of the Sisters
  • Ability to uphold and maintain confidentiality



  • High school graduate or equivalent and/or vocational training
  • Certification as a nurse assistant in a recognized program and successful completion with ‘PASS’ on the State Competency Examination within 4 months of hire date
  • Previous experience as a nurse assistant preferred



  • Observes dress code and maintains professional appearance
  • Attends nurse assistant and department meetings as scheduled
  • Obtains twelve (12) hours of in-service education annually via meeting attendance and/or online education
  • Assists with washing, folding, and storing of linens
  • Must be willing to rotate shifts, days off and weekends; may occasionally be required to work overtime
  • Adheres to department and employer’s policies and procedures and safety handbook
  • Other duties as assigned



  Percentage of work time spent in activity
  0-5% 6-33% 34-66% 67-100%
Balance       X
Bending at the waist     X  
Climbing stairs   X    
Crawling X      
Driving (golf cart) X      
Fine motor control/precision     X  
Lift and carry > 8 ft.     X  
Lifting, pushing, pulling       X
Overhead work or lifting above the shoulders X      
Lifting requirement (lbs) >75 lbs >50 lbs 50 lbs >25 lbs
Physical coordination       X
Repeated squatting   X    
Repeated trunk rotation/twisting   X    
Sitting   X    
Standing     X X
Sustained squatting X      
Walking       X



Works in clean, air-conditioned environment; required to exercise universal precautions to minimize against the spread of infectious processes, danger is minimal if safety regulations are followed; self-provided uniform required.





Under the supervision of the Director of Housekeeping, the Custodian performs general custodial duties to keep Sacred Heart Convent clean and sanitized. The job tasks are subject to change related to the needs of the Department.

DEPARTMENT: Housekeeping


REPORTS TO: Director of Housekeeping


  • Scrubs, strips, waxes, and refinishes hard surface floors using automatic scrubbers, burnishes, upholsters furniture, dust mops, vacuums, and cleans carpets
  • Delivers supplies to and from supply room to appropriate designated areas
  • Assists with collection and disposal of trash and recycle items
  • Cleans lights, vents, ceiling fans, walls, windows, and door fames
  • Monitors building security and safety by checking and or locking doors after operating hours



  • Basic knowledge of cleaning duties
  • Basic knowledge of cleaning products
  • Basic knowledge of sanitary and disinfectant procedures
  • Basic knowledge of how to operate scrubbers, carpet extractors, buffers, and window washers, vacuums, and other equipment
  • Basic cleaning skills
  • Active listening skills
  • Time management skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Organization skills
  • Ability to uphold Dominican Sisters mission, vision, and values
  • Ability to verbally communicate with coworkers, leadership, and with Sisters
  • Ability to follow verbal and written directions
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Ability to accept constructive criticism
  • Ability to follow safety guidelines
  • Ability to keep work area neat and clean



  • High school diploma or equivalence or to complete a GED within 6 months of hire date
  • 1+ years of custodial experience in a professional setting



  • Attends education and in-service programs
  • Adheres to department and employer’s policies and procedures
  • Performs all other miscellaneous duties as assigned
  • Drives company vehicle, will be subject to motor vehicle background check




  Percentage of work time spent in activity
  0-5% 6-33% 34-66% 67-100%
Bending at the waist-standing       X
Push and pull or maneuver       X
Walking       X
Fine Motor control/precision       X
Balance       X
Physical coordination       X
Lifting requirement   50lbs    
Lifting requirement     40lbs  
Lifting requirement       30lbs
Kneeling   X    
Standing       X
Bending at the waist sitting X      
Lift and carry >8ft     X  
Overhead work or lifting above shoulder       X
Repeated trunk rotation/twisting       X
Repeated squatting     X  
Sustained squatting   X    
Sitting X      
Driving X      
Crawling X      
Climbing stairs     X  
Ladder climbing   X    

Please contact our HR Director, Cora Hughes for more details about current employment opportunities.

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