CNA- Home Health/Hospice

Sunshine Terrace Foundation Logan, UT
Summary: Provides personal care for home health and hospice patients in their homes or other health care facilities, under the direction of the nurse. When caring for hospice patients, CNA's provide emotional support and understanding to family as well.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

* Follows patients' service plan when providing the required care

* Under the direction and ongoing supervision of the registered nurse, provides essential personal care assistance to the patient including:

* Bathing, care of mouth, skin, and hair

* Assisting with bathroom or in using bedpan or commode

* Performs bed transfers and ambulation activities as ordered by plan of care

* Makes daily entries into the patient records

* Assists with eating and preparing meals including specific diet

* Assists patients with preparing for bed; including changing linens

* Takes and records temperatures, blood pressures, pulses and respiration rates, and food and fluid intake and output, if specified by Registered Nurse

* Documents and reports observations of patient behavior, complaints, physical symptoms, or other changes of condition to RN Case Manager and/or Administrator

* Follows procedure to report all incidents to the Administrator and/or RN Case Manager

* Turns in completed visit notes/paperwork in a timely manner, per agency policy

* Attends company and departmental meetings, trainings, etc.

* Follows all safety standards and complies with Infection Control, Universal Precautions, and OSHA standards for healthcare professionals

* Maintains positive professional relationships and rapport with coworkers, patients, family members

* Conducts job responsibilities in accordance with company standards, policies, procedures, applicable federal and state laws, and applicable professional standards

Marginal Requirements:

* May assist with light housekeeping, per patient request, if time remains after personal care is finished

* May assist with prescribed exercises which the patient and CNA have been taught by appropriate professional personnel such as a Physical Therapist

Job Requirements

Education

* High school diploma or equivalent.

Certifications and Other Requirements

* Certified Nurses Aide Certificate

* CPR and First Aid Certification (in-house training available)

* Must have current driver license, auto insurance, and reliable transportation

Other Qualifications/Requirements

* Excellent interpersonal communication skills

* Basic computer skills

* Ability to work independently, make accurate, and at times, quick judgments

* Ability to respond appropriately to crisis outside of a hospital setting

* Acceptance of and adaptability to different social, racial, cultural, and religious modes

Supervisory and Reporting Responsibilities

* Reports directly to CNA Coordinator; for clinical purposes, reports to RN Case Manager

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