Job Application - Desert Valley Hospice LLC

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Hospice Certified Nursing Assistant (West Valley), Full Time

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The Hospice Aide is responsible for providing hospice services consistent with the mission, vision and goals of the Agency. The Hospice Aide is a member of the interdisciplinary hospice team who performs planned interventions determined by the RN and interdisciplinary team to meet the physical and psycho-social needs of the terminally ill patient and his/her family. 

  • Assist patient with personal hygiene, elimination, nutritional support / feeding, ambulation and exercise, and medication reminders according to the patient’s needs and nursing orders. 
  • Provide care consistent with written instructions. 
  • Provide support for and reinforce the team’s teaching of patient’s caregivers. 
  • Perform other related supportive tasks as specified by Agency policy. 
  • Communicate with the hospice nurse regarding services provided, significant findings regarding the patient’s functional status and change in care needs, and changes in condition. 
  • Document the care provided and the patient’s response to care. 
  • Prepare and submit, as directed, all case documentation and required payroll information according to Agency policy. ▪ Participate with the interdisciplinary team in the development and implementation of the patient’s and family’s plan of care. ▪ Provide services within the Agency's catchment area. 
  • Acknowledge patient rights including privacy and confidentiality. 
  • Consistently display a professional appearance and conduct in all settings.  
  • Interact with internal and external customers using positive and professional approach. 
  • Assume responsibility and display reliability for the completion of all tasks, duties, communications and actions. ▪ Support the mission, vision and goals of the Agency. 
  • Participate in orientation and performance improvement activities. 
  • Participate in in-service education earning 12 contact hours per year. 
  • Abide by Agency policies and procedures. 
  • Accept other duties as assigned. 

  • Must have visual and hearing acuity and be able to communicate clearly verbally. 
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English fluently. 
  • May be exposed to minor hazards/communicable diseases. 
  • Physically active walking, standing, bending, lifting, and climbing stairs. 
  • Must be able to perform fully assisted transfers, with or without transfer devices. 
  • Must not have any back lifting/moving restrictions. 
  • Must provide proof of auto insurance upon hire and each renewal and maintain a safe driving record. 

▪ Successful completion of one of the following:  
  • A training program and competency evaluation pursuant to Federal/State law
  • A competency evaluation program pursuant to Federal /State law 
  • A state approved nurse aide training and competency evaluation program pursuant to Federal/State law and is currently listed in good standing on the state nurse aide registry
  • A state licensure program pursuant to Federal/state law 
  • NOTE: Aide must NOT have had a continuous 24-month gap in furnishing services for compensation since program completion. 
  • DMV and criminal background check/OIG Exclusion list/National Sex Offender Registry/fingerprint card as appropriate. Current CPR, TB and health clearance  
  • Completed skills assessment 
  • Successful passage (80%) of Agency competency exam and core competency checklist 
  • Have the orientation and training appropriate to the care of the patient and his/her family 

, including but not limited to: 
Wheelchair, sliding board, Hoyer lift, bath/shower bench, 3 in one commode, bathing aides, gloves, blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, thermometer. 

Hospice CNA may care for patients in these age groups: middle-age and above.