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Medication Aide - CNA - Hospice

Overview
Ministry Home Care's Seasons of Life Hospice House is looking for a Per Diem Medicatin Aide or Certified Nursing Assistant to join our team.
This position will provide safe, personal patient care at Seasons of Life Hospice House in Woodruff.
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.
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 (standard 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..
Will administer all PO, Rectal, Topical, and Inhalation medications in accordance with the guidelines of the State approved Medication Assistant course. Other medication administration (bladder installation, G-Tube) may be delegated by the RN pending demonstration of competency.
Monitor patient's tolerance to oral intake & medications.
Identifies actual or potential quality/safety/ethical/legal issues in patient care and participates in resolution strategies.
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 Duties:
Answer all call lights promptly and respond to requests in a compassionate manner.
Prepares bodies for Funeral Director.
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.
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.
Attend meetings and review memos and minutes.
Qualifications
Education/Licensing/Certification:
Must be certified as a Nursing Assistant
LPN/RN with current state license may also be considered
Must be CPR certified
Experience:
Prior health care experience is preferred
Knowledge and Skills:
Computer skills required

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