The CNA / Hospice Aide is a paraprofessional trained to provide personal care and other unskilled services. The CNA / Hospice Aide functions under the direction, instruction and supervision of a Registered Nurse.
Assists/provides the patient with Activities of Daily Living (ADL) including personal care, exercise, ambulation, changing and making the patient's bed as directed by the RN.
Assists patients in and out of bed, including the use of mechanical lifting equipment, when applicable.
Encourages the patient's family to participate in patient's care and assists in the maintenance of a safe environment.
Assists the patient and/or family with the administration of oral medications ordinarily self-administered that have been ordered by the physician, if allowable under state specific regulations.
Assists with non-skilled treatments as ordered by the physician and approved and supervised by the Registered Nurse.
Gives emotional support to the patient and encourages independence in the patient as allowed in Patient Care Plan.
Maintains twelve (12) hour educational requirements.
Prepares light meals, launders and performs other household services as essential to the patient's health care and necessary to maintain health.
Measures and records fluid intake and output as directed. Takes and records blood pressure, pulse and respirations.
Reports/records changes in the patient's mental status, physical status, or appearance to the Registered Nurse immediately.
Participates in weekend rotation for scheduled visits.
Willing and able to accurately utilize any automated device required to document in the electronic medical record.
Must demonstrate maturity necessary for establishing and maintaining a good working relationship with the patient, family and personnel.
Must demonstrate a sympathetic and compassionate attitude and be able to function with minimal supervision.
Successful completion of a Certified Nurse Aide program and Current Certification. Certification must be current and the CNA must be in good standing with state regulations.