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Certified Nurse Aide CNA - Full Time

Job Description

We are seeking Certified Nurse Aides (CNA) to join our team Per Diem! You will work alongside fellow caregivers to provide high quality patient care.


The Hospice Aide is a paraprofessional member of the interdisciplinary group who works under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and performs various services for a patient as necessary to meet the patient's personal needs and to promote comfort. The Hospice Aide is responsible for observing the patient, reporting these observations and documenting observations and care performed.


Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities (not all listed)



  1. Performing personal care/hygiene needs after given a patient's assignment and attending to his/her request promptly. If unable to perform a certain task, report to the Case Manager immediately.


  2. Assisting patient's into/out of bed and with ambulation.


  3. Assisting with prescribed exercises which patient's and hospice and/or home health aides have been taught by appropriate health care personnel.


  4. Assisting patient's to the bathroom or in using a bedpan.


  5. Reporting changes in the patient's condition and needs to the Registered Nurse.


  6. Completing appropriate patient records. Documentation complete. Signature legible. Visit note follows care plan.


  7. Providing patient and family/caregiver with positive communication techniques, within realm of ethical and respectful care, including confidentiality.


  8. Meeting safety needs of patient and using equipment safely and properly (foot stools, side rails, Oxygen, etc.).


  9. Giving personal care including baths, back rubs, oral hygiene, shampoos and changing bed linen as often as assigned.


  10. Assisting in dressing and undressing patient's as assigned.



Qualifications:



  • Meets the training requirements of the State. Completed 75 hours of classroom and supervised practical training.


  • Sixteen hours of class room must be completed prior to a mandatory 16 hours of practical training.


  • At least 18 years of age. Ability to read and follow written instructions and document care given.


  • Satisfactory references from previous employers.


  • Is self-directing with the ability to work with little direct supervision.


  • Secure with issues of death/dying.


  • Provides a calm manner when in a patient's home.


  • Has empathy for the needs of the ill, injured, frail and the impaired.


  • Demonstrates tact, patience and good personal hygiene.


  • Licensed driver with automobile that is insured in accordance with organization requirements and is in good working order.



Experience and Education:



  • 1 or more years of experience.


  • Education must be High School Diploma or Equivalent


  • Must be Certified by the State



 


Knowledge and Skills Required:



  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services.(This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.)

  • Good oral and written communications


  • Good organizational skills



Other Requirements:



  • Provide patient care under direction of nursing staff

  • Assist in the transport of patients

  • Provide companionship and basic care to patients

  • Maintain a clean and healthy environment


Other Qualifications:



  • Previous experience in nursing, patient care, or other related fields

  • Ability to build rapport with patients

  • Compassionate and caring demeanor

  • Ability to work well in teams



Company Description
At Hometown Hospice & Homecare we believe that providing you and your loved ones with comfort and compassion. Quality care is our main objective. As an employee owned and operated homecare and hospice care agency, we are committed to treating you and your family with dignity and respect, as well as providing quality customer service.
Our Mission
Our name "Hometown" says it all...Your hometown is our hometown.
Employee owned and operated by caring and dedicated staff; we exist to assist people to remain in their home. The comfort of our patients is our major focus and first priority. We strive to be the provider of choice by following CARES: a Collaborative, Accountable, Respectful, Ethical, Service driven model. We will care for every patient and family as we would our own.
Great care starts with Hometown!



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