Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) - Outpatient
Company: Lower Cape Fear LifeCare
Posted on: May 28, 2023
Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) - Outpatient
The Hospice Aide works under the supervision of the Professional
Registered Nurse to provide a variety of basic patient care
activities to meet personal needs and comfort to patients. Care is
based on Hospice Aide's level of registration and agency policies
and procedures. The patient population can include newborns through
geriatric patients. The Hospice Aide assists in clerical and
stocking duties for the department or agency. Performs other duties
PRIMARY JOB DUTIES
- Competently performs a variety of basic patient care activities
under the supervision of the RN to meet the personal needs and
comfort of patients. Hospice aide supervision must include
following the Plan of Care, task competency, compliance with
infection control and reporting changes in patient condition. In
addition, aide must have a competency evaluation by an RN every 14
days to evaluate services of aide. The aide does not need to be
present when RN evaluates services.
- Appropriately documents and communicates all required
information in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
- Organizes and performs work effectively and efficiently.
- Maintains and adjusts schedule to enhance team
- Demonstrates positive interpersonal relations in dealing with
all members of the team.
- Maintains and promotes customer satisfaction.
- Effectively demonstrates the mission, vision, and values of
Lower Cape Fear LifeCare on a daily basis.
- Education: High school diploma or equivalent and completion of
Hospice Aide course. Must attend 12 hours of in-service training
supervised by a Registered Nurse on a rolling 12-month basis.
Competency of the hospice aide is assessed in the home every 14
days. The hospice aide does not need to be present unless there is
an area of concern. Otherwise, an onsite evaluation occurs once a
year. Has not had a lapse of 24 consecutive months where the aide
has not provided services for compensation.
- Licensure / Certifications: Current certification with State
Board of Nursing, or current registration with Department of
Facilities Service in the State of North Carolina/ South
- Experience: Minimum of two years experience and at least one
year in home care or by other individuals under general supervision
of a Registered Nurse. Previous HA experience in a hospice, home
health, or oncology preferred.
- Essential Technical / Motor Skills: Must be able to demonstrate
sufficient dexterity to take patient's vital signs (blood pressure,
temperature, etc.) and to measure patient intake and output.
Ability to speak clearly for patient communication. Must be able to
communicate and be literate in the English language.
- Interpersonal Skills: Ability to develop positive interaction
with patients, families, physicians and staff to effectively care
for the patients.
- Essential Physical Requirements: Assisting patients with
activities of daily living that require pushing, moving, or
lifting. Positioning of patients, giving patient's bath, ambulating
patients requires much physical effort. Must be able to use proper
body mechanics to lift at least 45 pounds. Ability to drive an
- Essential Mental Abilities: The ability to follow detailed and
diverse instructions for assisting several patients in the daily
living routine requires long and short-term memory. Ability to
perform duties without on-sight supervision.
- Essential Sensory Requirements: Must be able to visually assess
patients. Utilize sight for documenting and ambulating patients.
Utilize hearing to take blood pressures and effectively communicate
with patients, families, physicians, and staff.
- Exposure to Hazards: Frequent exposure to blood and body
fluids, infectious diseases, needle puncture wounds. May be exposed
to dangerous animals and traffic hazards while home visiting. May
encounter patients and other situations that present a potential
threat to personal safety. May encounter temperature changes and
- Other - Hours of Work: Flexible schedule to accommodate
staffing needs, which may include weekends/holidays, rotating
shifts and on-call. Overtime only as approved
- Population Served: All patient populations from infants through
geriatric with life limiting illness.
- Driving: Will be required to drive. Must have a valid driver's
license, proof of insurance and reliable transportation. Will be
required to sign a release authorizing HR to check DMV records
every three years. Will be subject to the Safe Driver Policy.
Keywords: Lower Cape Fear LifeCare, Wilmington , Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) - Outpatient, Healthcare , Hampstead, North Carolina
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