Provides physical and personal care to the patient and assistance to the primary caregiver and family unit in a professional, courteous, supportive manner. Promotes professional integrity, team work and participates in the interdisciplinary team functions. Provides continuous care coverage as needed.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Physical care of patient: bathes patient, changes linens on patient bed, feeds patient, assists patient with ambulation and transfer, assists patient with range-of-motion exercises/positioning, reinforces dressings as needed, follows infection control procedures and Standard Precautions against Bloodborne Pathogens, and other duties as assigned by primary nurse or PFCC according to the CNA assignment sheet.
Performs light housekeeping in the patient area including, but not limited to, laundry, taking out trash, meals, dish washing, cleaning and disinfecting equipment, replenishing supplies, dusting, vacuuming, sweeping, and mopping.
Assists other Hospice team members in the instruction of the primary caregiver and family re: physical care, disease process, and emotional support of the patient.
Offers support and assistance to the primary caregiver and family during the course of the disease process and Hospice program involvement.
Submits required progress notes and documentation for medical record, care plan, updates, payroll and statistics.
Uses supplies/equipment, judiciously. Optimizes use of inventory.
Moves patients in a manner consistent with Safety practices which includes use of proper ergonomic lifting/moving techniques and training, in order to maintain a safe environment.
Provides coverage for peers during vacations and at other times of agency needs.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must have a High School Diploma or GED general education degree required.
Must have a minimum of (6) six months experience as a CNA in a hospital or long-term care skilled nursing facility.
CPR Certification required.
Must have a valid Florida Driver's License, maintain current auto insurance coverage and have access to a reliable automobile.
Ability to work unsupervised in the field, exercising discretion and independent judgment.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations, as well as documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Knowledge of medical terminology and ability to demonstrate essential usage.