Hospice Aide/CNA - Per Visit

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



Hospice Aide/CNA - Per VisitU.S. Medical Management (USMM) is an affiliate of a leading Fortune 100 company. A national organization built on a continuum of care with premier healthcare providers, clinicians and patient focused individuals working together. Our Mission Through Compassionate Patient-Centered Care in the Home; We will Provide Exceptional Outcomes across our Continuum of Services Visiting Physicians Association, Pinnacle Senior Care, Grace Hospice, Comfort Hospice, Home DME & our In Home Health Assessments (IHA).Our Values of Integrity, Respect, Teamwork & Excellence are leading us to a better tomorrow for patient care. Our Purposes Centered on We are Unified in our Work through our Continuum of Services We can Find Comfort that We are Making a Difference for our Patients & We make a Broader Positive Impact on Society, allows USMM to be poised for a phenomenal future.We are seeking candidates who desire the experience of delivering quality & compassionate healthcare within proven care models with patients at the forefront of everything we do.Benefits We Offer for PRN & Per-Visit Opportunities:* 401K Retirement PlanPosition DescriptionThe Hospice Aide is a non-professional employee trained to provide personal care and related services in the home for the sick or disabled. He/she functions under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse or a Physical Therapist to assist the patient to perform on 2 or more ADL's.Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesDuring each, visit the Hospice Aide:* Shall obtain vital signs, record and notify the primary RN of deviations according to standard practice* The Hospice Aide shall provide assistance with at least 2 of the following ADL's:* Personal hygiene (Example: bathing, grooming, hair care, shaving, deodorant application, skin care with lotions and/or powder, foot care, and ear care.* Q-tips are not to be used;* Nail care and oral hygiene, which are needed to facilitate treatment or prevent deterioration (nail cutting will NOT be done; and filing will NOT be done, if patient is diabetic);* Changing bed linens and making bed;* Eating and maintaining adequate nutrition and fluid intake when appropriate;* Dressing (clothes);* Ambulation and transfers (For Example: Assisting patients to the toilet/commode or with bedpans and with elimination needs, assisting patients in and out of bed, assisting with ambulation, and assisting with other transfers and positional needs as appropriate);* Incidental household services, which are essential to patient health care (for example, light housekeeping, straightening room, and laundry);* Assisting with prescribed exercises, which the hospice aide and the patient have been taught by a health professional agent (employee) of the Agency;* May hand patient prepared medications* May empty or change a colostomy bag after receiving direction from RN* Will understand and apply basic infection control principles and procedures* Will contact supervisor with any concerns related to infection control* Will follow the Plan of Care (Instruction Sheet) as instructed by Agency's health care professional* Will document appropriately according to the Plan of Care and submit all documentation per agency policy* Will keep a record of hospice aide Plan of Care for each patient assigned* Will observe physical and gross behavioral changes in the patient's condition or family situation and report to the registered nurse* Will follow the visit schedule and indicate changes in schedule as appropriate* Will promptly contact patients and an Agency supervisor whenever unable to visit a patient as scheduled and will give full report to covering aides concerning patient care, visit times, etc. Will give patient name of covering hospice aide* Will communicate appropriately with patient/family and Agency personnel* Will attend required in-services and meetings as identified by the Agency (must have 12 hours of In-service per year)* Will adhere to Agency's Policies and Procedures* Will perform other duties as assigned* Will participate in Performance Improvement activities as indicatedThe Hospice Aide WILL NOT do the following:* Irrigate body cavities such as giving an enema;* Irrigate a colostomy or wound;* Irrigate perform a gastric lavage or gavage;* Irrigate catheterize a patient;* Irrigate administer medications;* Irrigate apply heat by any method;* Irrigate care for a Tracheostomy tube;* Irrigate cut nails;* Irrigate file nails; if patient is diabetic, and;* Irrigate provide any personal health service, which has not been included by the health care professional (employee) in the patient care planREQUIRED Knowledge, Skills, and Experience* Current drivers license and automobile in good working condition with proof of auto insurance* Are Certified Nurses Aides (CNA). Effective for services furnished after August 14, 1990, a person who has successfully completed a State-established or other training program that meets the federal requirements of §484.36(a) and a competency evaluation program or State licensure program that meets the federal requirements of §484.36(b), or a competency evaluation program or State licensure program that meets the federal requirements of §484.36(b). An individual is not considered to have completed a training and competency evaluation program, or a competency evaluation program if, since the individual's most recent completion of this program(s), there has been a continuous period of twenty four (24) consecutive months during none of which the individual furnished services described in §409.40 of the federal regulations for compensation.* Is able to meet certain physical demands of standing, bending, lifting, stooping or performing other work requiring light physical exertion (up to 30 pounds) on a continuous basis (over 50% of time); or moderate physical exertion (30 to 50 pounds) on a frequent basis (16 to 50% of time); or heavy physical exertion on an occasional basis (up to 15% of time).* A Hospice Aide may be used by the agency providing licensed hospice services if the aide meets one of the following requirements:* A minimum of one year full-time experience in direct client care in an institutional setting (hospital or nursing facility);* One year full-time experience within the last five years in direct client care in an agency setting;* Satisfactorily completed a training and competency evaluation program that complies with the requirements of this section;* Satisfactorily completed a competency evaluation program that complies with the requirements of this section;* Submitted to the agency documentation from the director of programs or the dean of a school of nursing that states that the individual is a nursing student who has demonstrated competency in providing basic nursing skills in accordance with the schools curriculum; or* A Hospice Aide must have provided hospice services within the previous 24 months to qualify under subsection (a)(3) or (4) of this section* Agree to undergo supplemental training by Agency personnel, as may be required by the Agency* Have completed the 9th grade, with ability to read and write at an adequate level. High school graduates or GED preferred* Have an interest in and a sympathetic attitude toward caring for the sick at home.* Have the emotional maturity necessary for establishing and maintaining a good rapport with patient and family members* Demonstrate the ability to be able to work within a multi-disciplinary team setting* Demonstrate the ability to work in field situations and navigate within assigned districts* Have and maintain an automobile to be used for work* Have the ability to meet the physical demands of the job* Have satisfactorily passed Agency pre-employment testing which will include a written and performance evaluation* Must inform all employees and cooperate and coordinate to assure highest performance of quality when providing services to the beneficiary* Is prohibited from simultaneous/concurrent employment

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