JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE Contributes to the nursing care of patients by completing direct patient care duties under the direction of the Registered Nurse.
DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION The Hospice teams at Samaritan Health Services support patients and family members through the final stages of their illness.
The Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House in Albany is a 12 bed inpatient facility that provides symptom management, respite care and room and board.
Services offered include skilled nursing care, pain and other symptom management, medical social services, counseling, spiritual support, hospice aides, trained hospice volunteers, bereavement support and medication and equipment as appropriate.
EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS High school diploma or equivalent required.
Current unencumbered Oregon CNA Level 2 certification required.
Healthcare Provider Level BLS required.
One (1) year experience in a hospital or long term care facility preferred.
AGH Hospice Inpatient: Successful completion of Food Handler's course required within 30 days of hire.
Must be able to pass Criminal Records Check upon hire and every three (3) years thereafter.
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES Time Management: Ability to organize, plan and prioritize work to complete within required time frames and to follow-up on pending issues.
Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and thrive in dynamic fast-paced environments and under pressure.
Social Perceptiveness: Ability to work with a diverse population from pediatrics to geriatrics.
Basic understanding of age-related differences in caring for and communicating with patients and caregivers.
Possess personal sensitivity to the needs and experiences of others and a non-judgmental attitude towards persons of differing standards, values, lifestyles, and ages.
Communication: Effective written and oral communication skills to explain complex issues, exchange information between team members, and tactfully discuss issues.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS Rarely (1 - 10% of the time) Occasionally (11 - 33% of the time) Frequently (34 - 66% of the time) Continually (67 100% of the time) CLIMB LADDER LIFT (Floor to Waist: 0"-36") 40 - 60 Lbs LIFT (Waist to Eye: up to 54") 20 40 Lbs LIFT (Waist to Eye: up to 54") 40 60 Lbs LIFT (Overhead: 54" and above) 20 - 40 Lbs CARRY 1-handed, 40 - 60 pounds CRAWL (hands & knees) LIFT (Floor to Waist: 0"-36") 20 - 40 Lbs LIFT (Knee to chest: 24"-54") 40 - 60 Lbs CARRY 1-handed, 20 - 40 pounds CARRY 2-handed, 20 - 40 pounds KNEEL (on knees) REACH - Upward PUSH (0-20 pounds force) PUSH (20-40 pounds force) PULL (0-20 pounds force) PULL (20-40 pounds force) PULL (40 - 60 pounds force) SIT STAND WALK - LEVEL SURFACE WALK - INCLINE CLIMB - STAIRS LIFT (Floor to Waist: 0"-36") 0 - 20 Lbs LIFT (Knee to chest: 24"-54") 0 - 20 Lbs LIFT (Knee to chest: 24"-54") 20 - 40 Lbs LIFT (Waist to Eye: up to 54") 0 - 20 Lbs LIFT (Overhead: 54" and above) 0 - 20 Lbs SQUAT Static (hold 30 sec) SQUAT Repetitive BEND FORWARD at waist ROTATE TRUNK Sitting ROTATE TRUNK Standing ENTER & EXIT VEHICLE/MACHINERY REACH - Forward MANUAL DEXTERITY Hands/wrists FINGER DEXTERITY PINCH Fingers GRASP Hand/Fist CARRY 1-handed, 0 - 20 pounds CARRY 2-handed, 0 - 20 pounds
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