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Certified Nursing Assistant - Hospice

Req ID:¬ 108691¬ 


Entity:¬ Ascension at Home¬ 


Seasons of Life Hospice, a member of Ministry Home Care and an Ascension¬ at Home company,¬ has a per diem¬ Hospice Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) opening in the Arbor Vitae¬ area.


This position is open to Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Certified Medication Aide or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)


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POSITION SUMMARY:¬ 


Under the supervision of the Manager, Supervisor or Hospice RN, provides safe, personal, patient care at the hospice house.¬ ¬ 


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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:



  • Active participation in meeting agency customer satisfaction goals.


  • Create predictability for patients by following standard practices and using KEY WORDS AT KEY TIMES to decrease caregiver anxiety.


  • Promote AHAH by always putting the patient first.


  • Promote a positive culture among and across the hospice team.


  • Promote teamwork and shared responsibility for attaining the agency mission and vision.


  • Actively engage in QAPI initiatives and compliance activities.


  • Take part in professional development to maintain qualifications for role; completes CBTs in a timely manner.




  • Completes duties delegated by RN on plan of care.¬  Demonstrates competency when necessary.

  • After instruction by the RN provides total care or assists patient with:

    • Bed bath, tub bath, or shower

    • Weighs patient

    • Vital signs

    • Dental, hair, and nail care, shaving, dressing/undressing

    • Elimination needs including toileting by offering bedpan, urinal, or taking to bathroom.¬  (Includes catheter care, colostomy, urine testing/collection.)

    • Ambulating, transferring, positioning by using assistive devices such as walker, wheelchair, and prescribed ROM when taught by health care professional of Ministry Home Care.


  • Provides light housekeeping tasks such as doing patient's personal laundry, vacuuming, sweeping, dishes, and tidying the bathroom after bathing the patient.

  • Observes, reports, and documents physical and/or behavioral changes in the patient immediately to the RN per established policies.¬  Assists with completing an incident report for any unusual occurrence.

  • Follows all safety, security, infection control (universal precautions) and hazardous materials policies and procedures.¬  Performs all tasks to assure patient and personal safety and the protection of co-workers and agency property.

  • Maintain productivity standards.


  • Promote efficiency in use of supplies and visit utilization including mileage.


  • Is an ambassador for the agency in daily encounters with referral sources.


  • Promote positive relationships with contracted facilities.




  • Assist in fundraising activities of the agency to ensure access to care.

  • Provides emotional support to patients/families throughout the continuum, maintaining professional boundaries.¬  Works tactfully with all staff throughout the agency.

  • Additional House duties:

    • Answer all call lights promptly and respond to requests in a compassionate manner.

    • Provides emotional support to patients and families during the dying process and following death.

    • Provides recreational support for patients, individualized to personal tastes and capabilities.

    • Performs housekeeping duties:¬  meal preparation and cleanup, dusting, sweeping and mopping, vacuuming, stain removal, tidying patient rooms, recycling, and garbage removal.

    • Provide information to staff, visitors, and physicians as requested.

    • Restock supplies.

    • Reports to next shift.

    • Assists the RN with admitting a patient to House by providing patient/family orientation and welcome.

    • Feeds patients, maintains intake/output as requested.



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Minimum Qualifications:



  • Completion of Nursing Assistant Certification or a¬ Licensed Practical Nurse or Certified Medication Assistant




  • Possess valid driver's license, proof of insurance and access to automobile

  • CPR Certified


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Experience:



  • Experience in the health care field preferred but will train the right candidate


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Knowledge and Skills:



  • Good computer skills


  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills





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