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Hospice Aide/CNA - Per Visit

Company: US Medical Management
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Job Description:

Hospice Aide/CNA - Per VisitU.S. Medical Management (USMM) is an affiliate of a leading Fortune 100 company. A national organization built on a continuum of care with premier healthcare providers, clinicians and patient focused individuals working together. Our Mission - "Through Compassionate Patient-Centered Care in the Home; We will Provide Exceptional Outcomes across our Continuum of Services" - Visiting Physicians Association, Pinnacle Senior Care, Grace Hospice, Comfort Hospice, Home DME & our In Home Health Assessments (IHA). Our Values of Integrity, Respect, Teamwork & Excellence are leading us to a better tomorrow for patient care. Our Purposes Centered on "We are Unified in our Work through our Continuum of Services" "We can Find Comfort that We are Making a Difference for our Patients" & "We make a Broader Positive Impact on Society", allows USMM to be poised for a phenomenal future. We are seeking candidates who desire the experience of delivering quality & compassionate healthcare within proven care models with patients at the forefront of everything we do.Benefits We Offer for PRN & Per-Visit Opportunities: -

  • 401K Retirement PlanPosition DescriptionThe Hospice Aide is a non-professional employee trained to provide personal care and related services in the home for the sick or disabled. - The Hospice Aide functions under the direct supervision of a registered nurse or a physical therapist to assist the patient to perform on 2 or more ADL's.Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesDuring each, visit the Hospice Aide:
    • Shall obtain vital signs, record and notify the primary RN of deviations according to standard practice
    • The Hospice Aide shall provide assistance with at least 2 of the following ADL's
      • Personal hygiene (Example: bathing, grooming, hair care, shaving, deodorant application, skin care with lotions and/or powder, foot care, and ear care. -
      • Q-tips are not to be used;
      • Nail care and oral hygiene, which are needed to facilitate treatment or prevent deterioration (nail cutting will NOT be done; and filing will NOT be done, if patient is diabetic);
      • Changing bed linens and making bed;
      • Eating and maintaining adequate nutrition and fluid intake when appropriate;
      • Dressing (clothes);
      • Ambulation and transfers (For Example: Assisting patients to the toilet/commode or with bedpans and with elimination needs, assisting patients in and out of bed, assisting with ambulation, and assisting with other transfers and positional needs as appropriate);
      • Incidental household services, which are essential to patient health care (for example, light housekeeping, straightening room, and laundry);
      • Assisting with prescribed exercises, which the hospice aide and the patient have been taught by a health professional agent (employee) of the Agency;
      • May hand patient prepared medications
      • May empty or change a colostomy bag after receiving direction from RN
        • Will understand and apply basic infection control principles and procedures
        • Will contact supervisor with any concerns related to infection control
        • Will follow the Plan of Care (Instruction Sheet) as instructed by Agency's health care professional
        • Will document appropriately according to the Plan of Care and submit all documentation per agency policy
        • Will keep a record of hospice aide Plan of Care for each patient assigned
        • Will observe physical and gross behavioral changes in the patient's condition or family situation and report to the registered nurse
        • Will follow the visit schedule and indicate changes in schedule as appropriate
        • Will promptly contact patients and an Agency supervisor whenever unable to visit a patient as scheduled and will give full report to covering aides concerning patient care, visit times, etc. Will give patient name of covering hospice aide
        • Will communicate appropriately with patient/family and Agency personnel
        • Will attend required in-services and meetings as identified by the Agency (must have 12 hours of In-service per year)
        • Will adhere to Agency's Policies and Procedures
        • Will perform other duties as assigned
        • Will participate in Performance Improvement activities as indicatedThe Hospice Aide WILL NOT do the following:
          • Irrigate body cavities such as giving an enema;
          • Irrigate a colostomy or wound;
          • Perform a gastric lavage or gavage;
          • Catheterize a patient;
          • Administer medications;
          • Apply heat by any method;
          • Care for a Tracheostomy tube;
          • Cut nails;
          • File nails; if patient is diabetic, and;
          • Provide any personal health service, which has not been included by the health care professional (employee) in the patient care planREQUIRED Knowledge, Skills and Experience
            • Current driver's license and automobile in good working condition with proof of auto insurance
            • Are certified nurses aides (CNA). Effective for services furnished after August 14, 1990, a person who has successfully completed a State-established or other training program that meets the federal requirements of -484.76(a) and a competency evaluation program or State licensure program that meets the federal requirements of -484.76(b), or a competency evaluation program or State licensure program that meets the federal requirements of -484.36(b). An individual is not considered to have completed a training and competency evaluation program, or a competency evaluation program if, since the individual's most recent completion of this program(s), there has been a continuous period of twenty four (24) consecutive months during none of which the individual furnished services described in - -409.40 of the federal regulations for compensation.
            • Is able to meet certain physical demands of standing, bending, lifting, stooping or performing other work requiring light physical exertion (up to 30 pounds) on a continuous basis (over 50% of time); or moderate physical exertion (30 to 50 pounds) on a frequent basis (16 to 50% of time); or heavy physical exertion on an occasional basis (up to 15% of time).
            • A Hospice Aide may be used by the agency providing licensed hospice services if the aide meets one of the following requirements:
            • A minimum of one year full-time experience in direct client care in an institutional setting (hospital or nursing facility);
            • One year full-time experience within the last five years in direct client care in an agency setting;
            • Satisfactorily completed a training and competency evaluation program that complies with the requirements of this section;
            • Satisfactorily completed a competency evaluation program that complies with the requirements of this section;
            • Submitted to the agency documentation from the director of programs or the dean of a school of nursing that states that the individual is a nursing student who has demonstrated competency in providing basic nursing skills in accordance with the school's curriculum; or
              • A Hospice Aide must have provided hospice services within the previous 24 months to qualify under subsection (a)(3) or (4) of this section
              • Agree to undergo supplemental training by Agency personnel, as may be required by the Agency
              • Attends staff meetings and educational in-services per agency requirements
              • Have completed the 9th grade, with ability to read and write at an adequate level. - High school graduates or GED preferred
              • Have an interest in and a sympathetic attitude toward caring for the sick at home.
              • Have the emotional maturity necessary for establishing and maintaining a good rapport with patient and family members
              • Demonstrate the ability to be able to work within a multi-disciplinary team setting
              • Demonstrate the ability to work in field situations and navigate within assigned districts
              • Have and maintain an automobile to be used for work
              • Have the ability to meet the physical demands of the job
              • Have satisfactorily passed Agency pre-employment testing which will include a written and performance evaluation
              • Must inform all employees and cooperate and coordinate to assure highest performance of quality when providing services to the beneficiary
              • Is prohibited from simultaneous/concurrent employmentPreferred Experience, Skills & Knowledge
                • Certified Hospice and Palliative Nursing Assistant (CHPNA) through HPNA
                • EMR Experience

Keywords: US Medical Management, Virginia Beach , Hospice Aide/CNA - Per Visit, Healthcare , Virginia Beach, Virginia

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