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Hospice CNA

Company: Aviant Hospice
Location: Gilbert
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidate must be a graduate of a state certified Nurse's Aide training program and licensed and in good standing with the Board of Nursing in the respective work state. Experience with death or dying patients is helpful. Candidate must embrace the hospice philosophy. Current driver's license, auto insurance and a dependable means of transportation required.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The CNA is responsible for the completion of duties as listed on the plan of care.

The CNA works under the direct supervision of the RN Care Manager and Director of Clinical Services/Executive Director to:

  • Assist with personal care of patient, (i.e. bathing, feeding, bed linen care, mouth care, vital signs, transferring and shaving).
  • Document in patient's chart all interventions performed in a timely manner.
  • Follow infection control and safety measures.
  • Assist with patient/family teaching concerning patient care and care for the caregiver.
  • Bereavement activities as requested and/or able.
  • Schedule visits per plan of care and keep RN Care Manager informed of any change in status that might affect the plan of care.
  • Call prior to visits
  • Stock and monitor supply use and effectiveness.
  • Attend and participate in staff and patient review meetings when able.
  • Keep RN Care Manager informed of condition of patient/family and document notification
  • Maintain appropriate amount of supplies at patient's residence.
  • Practice cost effective use of supplies.
  • Provide emotional support to patient/families.
  • Participate in the training of new staff as requested.
  • Keep current with 12 hours of education a year and provide hospice with proof of education received outside organization with a minimum of 2 hours of palliative education each year.
  • Implements practices that ensures Family Satisfaction measures exceed national benchmarks.
  • Participate in the QAPI program

PROFESSIONALISM:

  • Work as a team member at all times and uphold the Hospice Code of Ethics
  • Ensures a patient centered culture through CARE (Compassion, Advocate, Respect, and Educate).
  • Work as a team member to fulfill all aspects of Our Gold Standards on a daily basis.
  • Providing a positive image of the Hospice at all times.
  • Adheres to all HIPPA, HITECH, EPHI and company policies and procedures regarding patient protected information.

ORIENTATION AND TRAINING:

The Hospice will provide orientation and training, as necessary, to assist the CNA in performing the responsibilities listed above. Trainings may be in-house, or outside seminars or approved self-study. Documentation of orientation and training will become part of the personnel file.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Access patients' residence and all rooms therein
  • Reliable transportation
  • Communicate effectively with patient/families both verbally and written
  • Communicate the mission and vision of the hospice

WORK CONDITIONS:

May require sitting or standing for prolonged periods of time. Driving/travel required. May require lifting, pushing or pulling up to 50 lbs.

ON CALL:

The CNA may be on call for weekends and holidays according to a rotating schedule.

ACCOUNTABILITY:

Reports directly to the RN Care Manager, and the Director of Clinical Services and/or Executive Director

Keywords: Aviant Hospice, Gilbert , Hospice CNA, Other , Gilbert, Arizona

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