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)



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


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.


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



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


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Good computer skills

  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills

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