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 region. 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 at our Adler Center for Caring in Aldie, 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 direction of a licensed nurse, assists in the provision of patient care and is responsible for the provision of personal care to patients.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Within the philosophy, objectives and policies of Capital Caring, carries out the following essential functions:
Quality Provision of Services:
Adheres to Capital Caring policies, overall organizational goals and functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team.
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).
Assists with elimination, including: bed pan, urinal, up to the bathroom, routine catheter care, external colostomy and skin care according to the POC.
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.
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.
Takes and records vital signs, temperature, pulse and respiration, as requested by the RN.
Measures and records fluid intake and output according to order on the POC.
May assist patients with self-administration of medications, according to the POC.
Assists patients with meals, if necessary, according to the POC.
Completes appropriate documentation of services and observations in a timely manner in accordance with hospice medical records policies and procedures.
Assists in maintaining a safe and sanitary environment in the inpatient center.
Communicates with Case Manager or Clinical Supervisor/ Regional Executive Director to report changes in patient condition.
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.
Participates in QUAPI and customer service programs and in-service as requested.
Follows infection control procedures and guidelines as outlined by the agency and regulatory bodies.
Obtains alternative assignments from a Clinical Supervisor/ Regional Executive Director when circumstances warrant.
Achieves expected productivity standard as defined by the organization and in alignment with best practices/the Capital Caring model.
COMPETENCY: Successful completion of Capital Caring administered competency test and skills assessment test according to OBRA 87 guidelines.
EDUCATION: The qualification for an individual or individuals employed by contractual agreement to deliver nursing assistant services, has a certificate of completion from an approved nurse aide training program and/or certificate of completion from an approved home health 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.
1. Read and write
2. Provide care for patients according to written Plan of Care
3. Demonstrate good communication and organizational skills
4. Demonstrate an interest in caring for terminally ill patients and their families
5. Promote and maintain good public relations
6. Function as a member of interdisciplinary team
7. Assimilate a thorough knowledge of the philosophy services and mission of Capital Caring
1. Provide own transportation and drive long distances on a tight schedule, sometimes in traffic
2. Perform considerable and strenuous physical exertion, such as lifting or moving patients and equipment weighing over 50 pounds
3. Demonstrate personal maturity, emotional stability and physical energy
4. Demonstrate sufficient personal resources to handle stress during a busy, changing schedule while working with dying patients/families
5. Recognize stress and seek to reduce through available support and personal resources
6. See, hear, grasp, speak, and lift with or without reasonable accommodations
7. Effectively recognize the diversity in the workplace
1. Learn and use patient health information system