* High school diploma or GED. * Previous experience as a Nursing
Assistant and/or completion of a certified training program. *
Current registration as CNA in the state. * Emotional maturity,
good physical health, and dependable transportation.
* Looking for someone with great communication skills,
organized, and compassionate about caring for patients.
* Responsible to the Primary Nurse for carrying out the duties
assigned in order to increase the patient's level of comfort, and
to maintain personal hygiene and a safe environment for the
patient. * Under the direction of a Registered Nurse and in
accordance with the written plan of care, the Hospice Nursing
Assistant shall: * A. Give or assist with personal care of the
patient and maintain or assist in maintaining the cleanliness of
the patient's immediate surroundings. * Assistance with shower/tub
bath or total bed bath, as patient desires. * Wet shampoo utilizing
shampoo board; comb hair. * Mouth and tooth care. * Skincare and
shaving. * Nail and food care. * Catheter care. * Suppository for
constipation and/or enemas as needed. * Change bed linen.
* Help the client achieve a good quality of life through: *
Encouraging independence, eating, social contact, etc. * Providing
companionship. * Providing reassurance.
* Recognize and report any changes in the mental or physical
status of the patient promptly to the Primary Nurse or Clinical
operations Coordinator if the Primary Nurse is unavailable. Be
aware of potential anxiety in families. * Provide respite relief
for primary caregivers as requested by Clinical Operations
Coordinator. * Participate in Interdisciplinary Team meetings as
assigned. * Assist the Registered Nurse with specific assigned
procedures. * Request assistance if unable to perform assigned
tasks completely. * Complete appropriate records in a timely
manner. * Identify your own educational needs to keep current and
upgrade knowledge via in-services and self-study.
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