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Hospice Aide / CNA

Company: StCharles
Location: Bend
Posted on: July 16, 2021

Job Description:

Typical pay range: $16.29 - $19.10

ST. CHARLES HEALTH SYSTEM

JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE:                                     CNA - Hospice

REPORTS TO POSITION:        Hospice Manager

DEPARTMENT:                       Hospice

DATE LAST REVIEWED:         July 24, 2018

OUR VISION:               Creating America’s healthiest community, together

OUR MISSION:            In the spirit of love and compassion, better health, better care, better value

OUR VALUES:             Accountability, Caring and Teamwork

DEPARTMENTAL SUMMARY: St. Charles Hospice provides end of life care services to patients and their families. Hospice addresses the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs of patient and family from admission through bereavement utilizing an interdisciplinary approach to care that includes physicians, registered nurses, chaplains, aide’s social workers, volunteers and counselors.

POSITION OVERVIEW: The CNA provides patient and family focused care as part of the health care team in accordance with the SCHS mission, philosophy, policies and procedures and within the parameters established by the Oregon State Board of Nursing. This position does not directly manage any other caregivers

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:

Recognizes/reports and records observations and care given.

Gives clear directions and reinforces teaching to patients and families regarding basic health care needs.

    

Follows directions in the delivery of care.

   

Promotes patient’s independence, respects privacy, and maintains patients’ rights to decide about care and reports findings.

Technical skills: maintains competency in supportive care for the patient, operates equipment safely and properly, and carries out nursing orders within the scope of practice of the CNA.

Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests.

Ability to document with proficiency. 

Demonstrates awareness of and supports St. Charles Health System’s departmental and operating unit goals through participation in continuous quality improvement and departmental activities.

Participates in activities that promote professional growth and development of self and others.

Communicates (both written and orally) effectively and maintains professional relationships with caregivers, medical staff, patients, and guests.

Identifies work-related problems with possible solutions and implements solution(s) (within scope of practice), when appropriate.

Participates in creating intentional relationships and a healing environment that supports all aspects of the care environment and the wholeness of each individual, patient and caregiver.

Responsible to manage the patient’s experience by clarifying, integrating, and coordinating the roles of the interdisciplinary team.

Reviews requests for services at the beginning of shift and determines efficient route, timing of services and delivery requirements. 

Ensures all needed supplies are on hand and available to meet patient care needs.

Drives vehicle in a safe and appropriate manner to all locations. 

Reports to assigned locations in an appropriate manner and enters patient’s homes, assisted living and long term care residences, jails or other designated locations in compliance with that facilities protocol(s).  Adheres to outside agency’s conduct guidelines.

Efficiently and appropriately completes all tasks in manner that respects environment of patient(s).

  

Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in all respects.

Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a champion of change.

Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality.  Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the organization’s corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violation of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all organizational investigations and proceedings.

Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate. 

May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the organization, as required or assigned.

Participates in creating a healing environment that supports all aspects of the care environment and the wholeness of each individual, patient and caregiver.

Participates in creating intentional relationships and demonstrates focus attitudes and behaviors that enhance the care experience.

Provides a therapeutic presence in service to others by purposefully responding to the needs of patients in a caring way, including introducing oneself and explaining role in patient’s care, asking the patient his or her preferred name, sitting with the patient to determine his or her care goals, active listening, and communicating effectively and appropriately through touch, eye contact, etc.

Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests

Documents all patient care with proficiency in compliance with hospital policies and regulatory agencies

EDUCATION                 

Required:  As required by licensure. Willingness to take additional courses as requested             

Preferred: NA 

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION

Required:  Certified Nursing Assistant – Level I in Acute Care and registered with the Oregon State Board of Nursing 

American Heart Association CPR/BLS Certification.

Valid Oregon driver’s license and ability to meet SCHS driving requirements
Hospice Aide Competency Certification within 30 days. 

Preferred:  Certified Nursing Assistant- Level II in Acute Care and registered with the Oregon State Board of Nursing 

EXPERIENCE

Required: NA              

Preferred: Previous CNA experience   

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely.

ADDITIONAL POSITION INFORMATION: 

Skills: Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills. 

Ability work independently.  

Basic to intermediate ability and experience in computer applications, specifically electronic medical records system and MS Office.

Position Specific: Communicates (both written and orally) effectively and maintains professional relationships with caregivers, medical staff, patients, and guests.

Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills. 

Maintains competency in supportive care for the patient, operates equipment safely and properly, and carries out nursing orders within the scope of practice of licensure.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Continually (75% or more): Standing and walking, keyboard operation, use of clear and audible speaking voice and the ability to hear normal speech level. Frequently (50%): Sitting, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 1-25 pounds. The use and operation of a motor vehicle for Home Health and Wound Caregivers. Occasionally (25%): Bending, stooping/kneeling/crouching, climbing ladder/step-stool (varies by area), reaching overhead, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 25-50 pounds, grasping/squeezing, ability to hear whispered speech level. Rarely (10%): Climbing stairs. Never (0%): Climbing ladder/step-stool (varies by area), operation of a motor vehicle. Exposure to Elemental Factors Rarely (10%): Wet/slippery area, chemical solution. Never (0%): Heat, cold, noise, dust, vibration, uneven surface. Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category Risk for Exposure to BBP

Schedule Weekly Hours:

40

Caregiver Type:

Regular

Shift:

First Shift (United States of America)

Is Exempt Position?

No

Job Family:

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT

Scheduled Days of the Week:

Monday-Friday

Shift Start & End Time:

0800-1630

Keywords: StCharles, Bend , Hospice Aide / CNA, Other , Bend, Oregon

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