Hospice Aide/CNA

Hospice of Southern Illinois, Inc.
Job Description
The Hospice Aide is responsible for providing direct patient care under the direction of the Clinical Services Manager or designee and the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Assures consistent, appropriate, and cost-effective care by actively assisting in managing the patient/family’s needs, company policy compliance, and HSI’s financial objectives.
  • Full-Time, Non-Exempt Position, 40 Hours Weekly.
  • Benefits offered for Full-Time Positions.
  • For further information and to apply online, please visit www.hospice.org/careers
  • (EOE)
 Essential Functions
  1.  Adheres to policies and procedures in compliance with all state and federal regulations.
  2. Observes and reports changes in the patient status and the care or service provided to the nurse and IDT.
  3. Provides evidence of basic clinical skills including but not limited to: blood pressure, temperature, pulse, and respiration; and safe techniques in bathing, transferring, lifting, turning, positioning and grooming patients.
  4. Has knowledge of basic elements of body functioning related to patient hospice diagnosis and reports changes in body function to Nurse/Case Manager.
  5. Communication skills, including the ability to read, write and verbally report clinical information to patients, care givers, and other hospice staff.
  6. Recognizes and uses basic infection control procedures.
  7. Reinforces patient and family infection control education provided by the nurse.
  8. Completes 12 hours on in-service training during each 12 month period.
  9. Maintains a clean, safe and healthy environment for patients.
  10. Builds relationships and collaborates effectively with internal and external customers.
  11. Recognizes emergencies and has knowledge of emergency procedures and their application.
  12.  Has knowledge of and adherence to the hospice aide plan of care developed for each patient by the Nurse/Case Manager.
  13. Notifies the Nurse/Case Manager of requested changes by patient/family to ensure plan of care accuracy.
  14. Reports any challenges or conflicts with any patient/family/customer to the Clinical Services Manager, Patient Care Supervisor or Nurse/Case Manager.
  15. Demonstrates the ability to embrace change, manage stress, and maintain a positive attitude.
  16. Demonstrates the ability to work cooperatively with others in a team environment to ensure deadlines, goals, and objectives are met.
  17. Attends and participates in required staff meetings.
  18. Responsible for contributing to the comfort and dignity of a patient and provide care that is consistent with patient and family needs and goals.
  19. Organized and works efficiently with minimal supervision.
  20. Is a self-starter who demonstrates flexibility, motivation, initiative, and commitment.
  21. Identifies and reports areas of risk and safety concerns to supervisor.
  22. Exemplifies Hospice of Southern Illinois core values in daily practice.
  23. Timely and accurate timesheet documentation according to policy.
  24. Appropriate management of paid time off.
  25. Other duties as assigned.
 Position Requirements
a.      Education
  1. High school graduate or GED.
  2. Successful completion of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course and current Illinois Certification.
b.      Qualifications
  1. One (1) year experience in hospice/home health preferred.
  2. Two (2) years CNA experience in hospital, long-term care, or home-health setting required.
c.       Other Qualifications
  1. Excellent organizational and interpersonal relationship skills.
  2. Reliable means of transportation.
 
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