Certified Nursing Assistant - CNA - PRN - Waxahachie, TXBookmark This
DescriptionDescription Job Summary: Primary function is to provide personal healthcare and related services to the patient in their place of residence; to assist in providing a safe and clean environment, work cooperatively with patient and family, and share observations and issues with the supervisor. Works under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse. Functions in a supportive role to all IDT members.
Environmental and Working Conditions:Works in patients homes in various conditions, possible occupational exposure to blood and body fluids and infectious diseases category I high risk ; ability to work flexibly schedule; ability to travel locally; some exposure to unpleasant weather. Physical and Mental Effort: Prolonged standing and walking required. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and move patients. Requires working under some stressful conditions to meet deadlines, to identify and communicate patient needs to Case Manager, and to meet patient/family psycho-social needs. Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity. Ability to utilize durable medical equipment in the home. Essential Functions:
Perform simple procedures as an extension of nursing services.Provide services that are permitted to be performed under State law by hospice aides. Provide services that are consistent with the Hospice Aide training. Complete appropriate records in compliance with hospice policies and procedures. Promote positive, supportive, respectful communication to patient/family and other employees. Provide skills necessary to assist the patient with proper nutrition, adequate fluid intake, and personal hygiene. Contribute to the management and efficient operation of the company, and demonstrate effective time management skills. Provide skills necessary to perform procedures according to company policy.
Demonstrate commitment, professional growth, and competency by attending a minimum of 12 hours of annual in-services.
Complete an annual supervised session of skills competency evaluation.Provide an environment which promotes respect for patient, privacy, and property. Hospice Aides must report changes in the patients medical, nursing, rehabilitative, and social needs to a Registered Nurse, as the changes relate to the plan of care and quality assessment and improvement activities. Promote the company philosophy and administrative policies to ensure quality of care. Provide direct patient care to patient under direction of the Registered Nurse and according to the Aide Plan of Care. Assist with exercises when included in plan of care. Provide reminders and assist in medications that are ordinarily self-administered. Provide necessary skills to assist the patient with safe transfers and ambulation per company policy.
Provide necessary skill to appropriately report changes, and document pertinent information and care rendered to patient to ensure continuity of care.Practice accepted infection control principles. Provide a clean, safe and comfortable environment. Perform other duties/supportive tasks as specified.