Make the most of every moment –it’s the heart of our philosophy and mission at Capital Caring, a leader in hospice and palliative care in the DC metro regions. We live our mission of improving the care of people facing life-limiting illness every day and are seeking a dedicated, Certified Nursing Assistant to join us in our Loudoun Neighborhood Located in Leesburg, VA!
Our Core Values include:
Complete Customer Satisfaction
Culture of Trust
Leadership to Grow
We are all Learners and Teachers
Live within the Model
POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, the Certified Nursing Assistant provides personal care for the patient and assists with activities of daily living. The CNA functions in a supportive relationship to professional disciplines and may function as an extension of these professional services with written instructions, appropriate supervision and specialized hospice training.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Within the philosophy, objectives and policies of Capital and West Virginia Caring, carries out the following essential functions:
1. Adheres to Capital Caring policies, overall organizational goals and functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team.
2. Provides personal care, including: bathing, dressing, grooming, caring for hair, nail care, oral hygiene, skin care, and foot care, according to the Plan of Care (POC).
3. Assists with elimination, including: bed pan, urinal, up to the bathroom, routine catheter care, external colostomy and skin care according to the POC.
4. Assists patients in turning, getting up in a chair, assists patients in getting into and out of bed, including the use of mechanical lifting equipment/the use of wheelchairs and walkers, and assists patients in ambulating according to POC.
5. Assists with prescribed exercises and ambulation when the patient and the nursing assistant have been instructed by the appropriate health professional, according to the POC.
6. Takes and records vital signs, temperature, pulse and respiration, as requested by the RN.
7. Measures and records fluid intake and output according to order on the POC.
8. May assist patients with self-administration of medications, according to the POC.
9. Assists patients with meals, if necessary, according to the POC.
10. Reads and follows the Certified Nursing Assistant Plan of Care at each visit. Frequency of visits ordered per the POC must be individualized to meet patient needs and must match actual visits.
11. Completes appropriate documentation of services and observations in a timely manner in accordance with hospice medical records policies and procedures.
12. Assists in maintaining a safe and sanitary environment in the patient's home.
13. Communicates with Case Manager or Clinical Supervisor/ Regional Executive Director to report changes in patient condition.
14. Assumes responsibility for professional growth and development through attendance to at least quarterly in-services or training up to a minimum of 12 hours per year.
15. Participates in QUAPI and customer service programs and in-services as requested.
16. Follows infection control procedures and guidelines as outlined by the agency and regulatory bodies.
17. Obtains alternative assignments from a Clinical Supervisor/Regional Executive Director when circumstances warrant.
18. Achieves expected productivity standard (based on patient visits and caseload) as defined by the organization and in alignment with best practices/the Capital Caring model.
Long Term Care facilities:
1. Collaborates and communicates with the Charge RN and facility CNA regarding patient status and care provided.
2. Completes appropriate documentation and includes copy in facility chart.
3. Follows all rules and regulations of the facility.
Employment with Capital Caring comes with great benefits - with flexibility to choose the health and welfare plans to best meet your needs.
Health, Dental, Vision Insurance
403b Retirement Plan
Education Assistance/Tuition Reimbursement
Generous Vacation, Sick and Personal Leave
COMPETENCY: Successful completion of Capital Caring administered competency test and skills assessment test according to OBRA 87 guidelines.
EDUCATION: Certificate of completion from an approved nurse aide training program. In addition, registration is required by the appropriate Board of Nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant.
EXPERIENCE: Previous experience as a nursing assistant and personal care experience strongly preferred. Has not had a lapse of 24 consecutive months where the aide has not provided services for compensation.