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NOW HIRING! – Hospice Care Aide (CNA)

Posted on November 19th, 2021

Summary:

The Hospice Care Aide works under the supervision of the licensed professional staff. Provides services as outlined on the Hospice Care Aide care plan. An Aide’s care includes personal care, bathing, shampoo, nail care, and use of adaptive equipment in the home, homemaking, and various respite duties. Care also includes continuous care as needed or assigned. The Hospice Aide provides care wherever the patient calls home, including skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, memory care facilities, and adult family homes.

Full Description:

Coordinates with Case Manager on Hospice Aide Care Plan implementation and ongoing development for each Hospice client. Provides patient, family, and caregivers education as instructed by the patient’s case manager. Assists with personal care utilizing correct bathing techniques to provide complete patient care (head to toe), whether bed dependent or mobile. Accurately prepares and submits documentation according to agency standards. Appropriately utilizes electronic medical record capabilities. Operates independently daily, scheduling appointments and communicating with patients, family, and caregivers. Attends and actively participates in interdisciplinary team meetings (IDT). Communicate with the interdisciplinary team and office support team as needed to improve comfort and promote safety and support. Regularly meets with hospice care aide staff to review issues, share professional support, and exchange feedback to enhance professional growth. An Aide assists RN or Caregiver with basic nursing procedures. Identifies needs and changes unique to the patient and/or family, then reports these findings to the Case Manager or Clinical Coordinator for further follow-up as assigned by the Case Manager or Clinical Coordinator. Remains familiar with a patient’s End-Stage Dying Process and recognizes when to call the Case Manager or Clinical Coordinator if the patient or Caregiver needs additional Hospice support.

Safely transfers and ambulates patients using established protocols and techniques. In addition, an Aide assists with identifying and problem-solving quality improvement issues by participating in the Quality Assessment Performance Improvement (QAPI) committee, process, chart review, and staff education. As requested, participates in orientation of new personnel, and if qualified, serves as a preceptor. Informs the Program Manager or designee of unusual or potentially problematic issues. Shares in weekend rotation to provide care for patients/families when necessary. Manages incontinence supply needs for patients during visits. Operates a motorized vehicle professionally and respectfully, being careful to obey all traffic laws, consistent with the laws of Washington State. Maintains an awareness of and follows agency standards regarding medication administration and understands Washington State Home Health Aide license limitations relative to patient care, etc. An Aide also follows nurse delegation policies. An Aide can recognize when a patient is in a state of pain and/or agitation, if their condition has changed in any manner, and must communicate with RN or Caregiver in a timely manner. An Aide complies with all SVH/Hospice policies and procedures. Performs other duties as assigned.

Education | Experience | Training:

Education:
Certified Nursing Assistant or Registered Nursing Assistant license in Washington State. Completion of HHA skills test. CPR, AIDS training, and Infection Control training.

Experience/Training:
Minimum one-year experience as RNA or CNA required.

Licensing | Certification:

Current Washington State CNA Required. Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider BLS required. Current Washington State Driver’s License and automobile liability insurance required.

Hiring Manager Contact Information:

If you have questions or would like to apply for this position, don’t hesitate to contact HCA Supervisor Tanya Black at TBlack@hospicenw.org.
Please send your resume or CV to Tanya as well.

About Hospice of the Northwest

We are a skilled, caring, and compassionate team of doctors, nurses, social workers, spiritual counselors, aides, volunteers and generous community donors. Together we provide patient-centered care for people facing serious illness. We’ve been serving the residents of Island, San Juan, Skagit and Snohomish Counties since 1989 and want to know how we can support you or your loved one.

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