Hospice CNA Springfield
POSITION SUMMARY 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. The hospice aide will be assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity and safety of a patient's care. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Performing personal care needs after given a patient's assignment and attending to his/her requests promptly. If unable to perform a certain task, report to the Case Manager immediately.
- Providing patient and family with positive communication techniques, within realm of ethical and respectful care, including confidentiality.
- Meeting safety needs of patient and using equipment safely and properly (foot stools, side rails, O2 etc.)
- Giving personal care including baths, back rubs, oral hygiene, shampoos and changing bed linen as often as assigned.
- Assisting in dressing and undressing patients as assigned.
- Planning and preparing nutritious meals, including shopping, as assigned.
- Assisting in feeding the patient as assigned.
- Taking and recording oral, rectal and auxiliary temperatures, pulse, respiration and blood pressure when ordered with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency.
- Providing proper care and observation of patient's skin to prevent breakdown of tissue over bony prominence.
- Assessing and reporting on patient's condition and significant changes to the Case Manager. Also aware of the caregiver or other individuals living with the patient and interpersonal issues.
- Assisting in ambulation and exercise as instructed by the hospice nurse or therapist.
- Provide normal range of motion and transfers/positioning as directed.
- Assistance with self-administered medications as allowed by state regulations, such as “reminders.”
- Offering and assisting with bedpans and urinals. Providing assistance as assigned with light laundry needs.
- Performing range of motion and other simple procedures as an extensional therapy service as ordered with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency.
- Providing respite for patient's/family/caregiver when on-site, as appropriate.
- Keeping patient's living area clean and orderly, as assigned.
- Adhering to the organization's documentation and care procedures and standards of personal and professional conduct.
- Participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.
- Respectful of patient and family/caregiver environment and patient's personal needs.
- Represents the Company in a professional and courteous manner at all times.
- Complies with Compliance Plan.
- Complies with HIPAA Policies. Maintains confidentiality of information relating to the patient and family. Will discuss only those aspects necessary to the care and treatment of patient and family with those directly involved in the patient’s care.
- As business needs may change, may perform additional responsibilities assigned by supervisor that are reasonably related to the position.
- Possess an active Missouri Certified Nursing Assistant (C.NA.) license;
- Completed a minimum of 75 hours of classroom and supervised practical training. Sixteen hours of classroom training must be completed prior to a mandatory 16 hours of practical training;
- Must possess and maintain a current CPR certification
- Frequent Sitting
- Frequent Standing/Walking
- Frequent Reaching with Arms and Hands
- Constant Keyboarding and Fine Manipulation
- Frequent Lifting up to 25 pounds.
- Occasional carrying up to 25 pounds.
- Occasional Pushing/Pulling up to 50 pounds
- Occasional Reaching Above Shoulder Level
- Constant Close Vision and Manual Dexterity
- Constant verbal communication
- Frequent driving of motor vehicle