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CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT - HOSPICE AIDE
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CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT - HOSPICE AIDE

Job Description

Are you looking for more one-on-one care? Are you looking for flexible hours?

Hospice Care of South Carolina is the place for you!

We are GROWING and adding to our nursing team in RICHLAND COUNTY! We are seeking a compassionate CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) to care for patients living with an incurable disease in their homes and nursing homes. If you have a "HOSPICE HEART", then this job is for you. Come and join our team today!

**MUST have a current CNA license in SC.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Competently performs all basic home health aide skills as listed on the “New Employee and Annual Hospice Aide Skills List".
  2. Conducts patient visits as scheduled by Plan of Care and communicates appropriate patient information to the Patient Care Coordinator or Registered Nurse.  
  3. Assists the patient with personal care which may include bathing, oral hygiene, hair care, routine skin care, catheter care, feeding, dressing, grooming, transfers from bed to chair, bedside commode, wheelchair, and helping with ambulation.
  4. Assists with patient/family incidental household tasks essential to the patient’s health needs, such as light housekeeping, making and changing beds, dusting and vacuuming patient’s room, dish washing, tidying kitchen, bathroom and bedroom, delivering needed supplies and caregiver respite.
  5. Assists the patient/family with plans and preparation of nutritious meals and assists with occasional household chores when necessary.
  6. Assists the family in maintaining a healthy and safe environment.
  7. Encourages the patient to become as independent as possible and resume activities of daily living according to the patient’s abilities and conditions.
  8. Offers simple emotional and psychological support to the patient/family unit; encourages patient mental alertness through his/her activities of interest.
  9. Routinely collaborates with/reports to the IDG team any change in the patient’s mental or physical condition, or home situation.
  10. Routinely inquires, documents, and reports pain.
  11. Coordinates with the primary nurse or designee to accomplish the required supervisory visits.
  12. Participates in various learning models and in-services to enrich personal and professional growth, and to maintain the required 12 hours of in-service education per calendar year.
  13. Maintains complete, accurate and up-to-date HA documentation and submits documentation per HCSC policy requirements.
  14. May be assigned for crisis care to a specific patient under the direction of the Patient Care Coordinator.
  15. Identifies safety hazards and reports to Patient Care Coordinator. Initiates action as directed.
  16. Attends Interdisciplinary Group meetings, staff meetings, and committee meetings as assigned.
  17. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Patient Care Coordinator.

 

Please apply by faxing resume to 877-366-4702, or apply online at www.hospicecare.net.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications (Education/Experience):

  1. High school graduate or equivalent required
  2. Must have one (1) year experience as a certified nursing assistant.
  3. Current CNA certificate from an approved program by the State of South Carolina
  4. Must be in good standing with the state certification board
  5. Current CPR certification required
  6. Experience specific to patient population preferred, hospice or home health experience is desirable
  7. Must demonstrate required organizational competencies as assessed and documented by a Registered Nurse.
  8. Clinical Judgment: Demonstrates critical thinking, analysis and clinical judgment in the care of patients and families experiencing life-limiting, progressive illness to address the physical, emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of the patients and families.
  9. Professionalism: Demonstrates knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and skills that are consistent with the professional standards, code of ethics, and scope of practice for hospice/palliative nursing assistants.
  10. Communication: Demonstrates the use of effective verbal, non-verbal and written communication with patients, families and other team members and community in order to meet the patients’ and families’ hospice/palliative goals and needs. 
  11. Cultural Competence: Demonstrates cultural competence by respecting and honoring the unique diversity and characteristics of patients, families and colleagues hospice care.
  12. Collaboration: Encourages dialogue with patients and families experiencing life-limiting, progressive illness and bereavement to actively address patient and family goals in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team and community.
  13. Must possess basic computer skills – Email, Internet, Microsoft Word
  14. Must be able to travel within an assigned area and attend organizational meetings
  15. Must have a reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and auto insurance

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

  1. Must be in good physical and mental health, free from infectious diseases
  2. Must be able to work 40 hours per week, plus extended hours when the demand requires.
  3. Lifting – may be required to lift patients, medical equipment, and supplies, with weights up to 50 pounds.  May move objects from a lower to higher position or along horizontal level from position to position.
  4. Vision/Hearing – must possess the power to perceive sound with or without correction. Ability to make fine discrimination in sound.  Eyesight needed, or prosthetics used to enable adequate sight to meet requirements.
  5. Mobility – must have mobility skills as required with standing, walking, stooping, bending, lifting, and reaching.  May have prolonged periods of sitting and driving.
  6. Ability to maintain habits of personal cleanliness and safe work practices.
  7. Ability to perform duties with regards to infection control guidelines. Ability to instruct others within the Interdisciplinary Group of proper and adequate infection control guidelines
  8. Other – may be subject to falls, infectious diseases, or odors throughout the work-day. May be exposed to domestic environment and/or animals. Must have the ability to perceive through physical contact, especially the fingertips.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care, Nurse
Education Not Specified
Experience At least 1 year(s)
Manages Others No
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
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