Certified Nursing Assistant
Patient Care Manager
Job Description Summary
The Certified Nursing Assistant is a paraprofessional member of the interdisciplinary group who works under the supervision of a registered nurse and performs various services for a patient as necessary to meet the patient's personal needs and to promote comfort. The hospice aide is responsible for observing the patient, reporting these observations and documenting observations and care performed. The Certified Nursing Assistant will be assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity and safety of a patient's care.
- Performs personal care needs after given a patient's assignment and attending to his/her requests promptly.
- Meets safety needs of patient and uses equipment safely and properly (foot stools, side rails, O2).
- Giving personal care including baths, oral hygiene, shampooing and changing bed linen as often as assigned.
- Assists in dressing and undressing patients as assigned.
- Assists in feeding the patient as assigned.
- Offers and assists with bedpans and urinals and light laundry needs.
- Takes and records oral, rectal and axillary temperatures, pulse, respiration and blood pressure when ordered with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency.
- Provides proper care and observation of patient's skin to prevent breakdown of tissue over bony prominence.
- Performs simple one step wound care as instructed with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency.
- Keeps patient's living area clean and orderly, as assigned.
- Assists in ambulation, exercise, and range of motion as instructed by the hospice nurse or therapist while ensuring proper heaving lifting techniques are performed.
- Reports on patient's condition and significant changes to the RN Case Manager. Reports the caregiver or other individuals living with the patient and interpersonal issues.
- Provides respite for patient's/family/caregiver as assigned.
- Adheres to the organization's documentation and care procedures including standards of personal and professional conduct, and all Occupational Safety Hazards.
- Uses equipment and supplies efficiently and in a cost effective manner to support the organizations financial performance.
- Participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.
- Orients new personnel hired as assigned.
- Respectful of patient and family/caregiver environment and patient's personal needs.
- Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.
- Maintains effective working relationships with employees, physicians, vendors, and potential referral and payer sources.
- The hospice aide will not function in any manner viewed as the practice of nursing according to the Nurse Practice Act. Specifically, the hospice aide will not administer medications, take physician's orders or perform procedures requiring the training, knowledge and skill of a licensed nurse, such as sterile techniques.
- Knowledge of and adherence to all policy and procedures.
- Maintains compliance by documenting accurately and timely within the organization’s electronic health record.
- Lives the Mission, strives to achieve the Vision and exemplifies the Core Values of the organization.
- Works toward exceeding chosen Pillar goals in the areas of Employee Satisfaction, Customer Satisfaction, Quality Service, Compliance, Growth and Financial Performance.
- Knowledge of and adherence to the employee Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics.
The above statements are intended to be a summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description.
- Meets the training requirements of the State.
- Must meet one of the following training requirements; have a current nursing assistant certification and have successfully completed a Home Health Aide competency evaluation; or have successfully completed a Home Health Aide training program and have successfully completed a competency evaluation; or have successfully completed a Home Health Aide competency evaluation.
- Must exhibit maturity, a sympathetic attitude toward the patient, ability to provide care to the terminal patient, and ability to deal effectively with the demands of the job.
- Must have the ability to read, write, and carry out directions promptly and accurately.
- Primarily frequent in nature with exerting up to fifty pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to twenty pounds of force frequently, and/or up to ten pounds of force constantly to move objects: reaching, lifting, carrying, handling, walking, sitting, standing, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, and twisting. Position may require pushing and pulling up to 300 lbs. Frequent to continuous speaking, hearing, near visual acuity, far visual acuity, depth perception, typing and driving.