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Hospice Aide (CNA)/FT Days - North Team (Home Care)

Hospice Aide (CNA)/FT Days - North Team (Home Care)

SUMMARYThe Home Hospice Aide is a paraprofessional member of the hospice care team trained to provide personal care and other unskilled services in the patient's residential setting under the direction, instruction and supervision of a registered nurse. Performs various personal care services as necessary to the patient's needs and to promote the patient's comfort and assist in providing a safe patient environment.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESAssists the patient in the Activities of Daily Living (ADL) including personal care, hygiene, bathing, back rubs, shampoo, skin and nail care, shaving, eating, dressing, elimination, ambulation, transfers, changing and making the patient's bed. Light housekeeping to provide a clean and safe patient environment and meal preparation as directed by care plan.Provides emotional support to patient and caregivers.Assists in maintenance of a safe and clean patient environment. Uses equipment and supplies safely and properly.Takes and records accurate patient vital signs when advised to do so.Informs RN or Clinical Coordinator of changes in patients condition.Documents activities and observations and submits appropriate legible documentation as required by agency procedures.Follows the care plan as developed by the RN.Is available by agency cell phone from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on scheduled work days.Other duties may also be assigned.CONTINUING EDUCATIONThe agency requires this position is required to complete 12 hours of continuing education per year covering topics that will contribute to improvements in carrying out the above responsibilities. Regulatory agencies may require some disciplines to have additional hours in order to be licensed or certified. QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, including meeting the required competencies. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEHigh school diploma or GED. Minimum of one year direct patient care experience preferably in home care. Professional maturity and ability to respond calmly and effectively in stressful situations.CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONSCurrent Tennessee CNA Certificate and if required to drive to carry out the duties of this position: current driver's license and automobile insurance as required by Tennessee State Law. About Us: Alive Hospice is a nonprofit organization that provides compassionate end-of-life care, palliative care, bereavement support and community education. Founded in Middle Tennessee in 1975, Alive Hospice is accredited by The Joint Commission and has held its Gold Seal of Approval for many years. It is also accredited by the National Institute for Jewish Hospices. Alive Hospice is an equal opportunity employer. Our benefits package includes: health, vision and life insurance; vacation and sick days; paid holidays; retirement plan and long term disability; and company car or mileage reimbursement based on the position. If you want to make a difference in the lives of patients and family members, consider working at Alive Hospice. It's been our privilege to serve Middle Tennessee for over forty years. Our employees are committed to providing the highest quality end-of-life and palliative care available. They honor patients and their families by providing the best loving care. Visit for more information. Category: Healthcare , Keywords: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

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