CNA / Hospice Aide

Caris Healthcare Sevierville , TN 37862

Posted 3 months ago

Overview

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Qualifications

  • 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.

  • Required Registration/Certification:

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.


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