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Certified Nursing Assistant, Hospice Inpatient, FT, Day

Company: Prisma Health
Location: Sumter
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference.Job SummaryTo provide personal care and comfort services to terminally ill patients, regardless of their age, and perform related homemaker tasks in the patient/family residences or Cottingham Hospice House, in accordance with the plan of care, as assigned and supervised by the registered nurse.Bonus EligibleThis position is eligible for a $2,000 sign-on bonus through March 1, 2023 for external candidates only.

  • 1. Personal care and comfort. The CNA must be proficient in the completion and documentation of the following tasks:a. Bathes patient in the bed, chair, tub or shower providing for patient's privacy, comfort and safety while doing sob. Assists /provides mouth carec. Shampoos, styles and/or combs patient's haird. Performs basic nail care and foot caree. Shaves patientf. Assists patient to dressg. Assists with ambulation, transfer, use of assistive devicesh. Turns and positions patienti. Assists patient to perform range of motion exercisesj. Facilitates elimination, assisting patient to use BSC, diapers, bedpan, urinal or to care for indwelling catheter or ostomy appliancek. Facilitates nutrition, assists by preparing meal, feeding patient and/or by offering fluidsl. Models competent personal care techniques and communication skills for the caregiverm. Performs all of the above tasks for all ages/developmental stagesn. Participates in bereavement care by attending visitations/funerals - 30%
    • 2. Monitor Patient's conditionThe CNA will assist the nurse by monitoring the patient's condition and reporting any changes noted to the nurse promptly.Measure and record vital signs ( temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, weight) as designated in POC.a. Measures I&Ob. Observes and reports changes in skin color, reports any skin tearsc. Monitors the condition of non-sterile dressings and with the direction of the RN changes the dressing when needed.d. Reports any difficulties with eliminatione. Reports any changes in patient's mental status i.e. ability to communicate, level of confusion or any aggressive/agitated behaviorf. Effectively utilizes communication skills /listening skills to promote patient comfort with the procedure. Encourages patient to express needs or preferences in personal careg. Observes and reports patient compliance with safety measuresh. Participates in team conference and IDG as requested to discuss patient and caregiving issuesi. Reports any changes in patient's physical strength, endurance or coordination that would alter the delivery of care as assigned on the CNA POCj. Is knowledgeable in the issues related to death and the normal grieving process and is able to be supportive of patient and family. - 30%
      • 3. Homemaker TasksThe CNA performs basic housekeeping duties, as assigned, that promotes hygiene, comfort and safety for the patient and enables the patient to remain in the home or the Cottingham House.a. Changes linen and bed clothes; Launders linen, towels and clothing (in home)b. Washes dishes and utensils. Cleans and sanitizes kitchen countersc. Empties out of date food from refrigeratord. Organizes food and supplies. Delivers medical supplies as requestede. Works with caregiver to remove unnecessary clutter from patient's environment in order to reduce risk of fallsf. Cleans and sanitizes durable medical equipmentg. Cleans and sanitizes bathroom areah. Runs errands for caregiver/patient as assigned by RN - 30%
        • 4. Agency Needs - The CNA performs the following tasks in support of the general needs of the department:Is thoroughly familiar with dept. policies and procedures and demonstrates compliance with hospice standards of care, including infection control and bloodborne pathogens.Participates in review of QI data and makes appropriate recommendations for improvementManages the agency resources by demonstrating reasonable and efficient use of time, mileage visit schedules and pre-visit activity.Monitors utilization of medical supplies, maintains adequte supply in the home to meet patient's needsAssists in organizing, cleaning storeroomAssists with office duties ( i.e. filing, telephone, errands) as requested - 10%Supervisory/Management ResponsibilitiesThis is a non-management job that will report to a supervisor, manager, director or executive.Minimum Requirements
          • Job related course work beyond high school - completion of a nursing assistant or patient care tech programRequired Certifications, Registrations, Licenses
            • SCDL - SC DRIVERS LICENSE - LSCDIn Lieu Of The Minimum Requirements Noted AboveIn lieu of school verification of a nursing assistant training course, will accept current or former South Carolina CNA certification as proof of completed state required training at time of hire.Knowledge, Skills or Abilities
              • Basic computer skills including word processing and data entry
              • Knowledge of office equipment (fax/copier)
              • Mathematical skills
              • Proof of auto liability coverage
              • Must be willing to travel and have reliable personal transportationWork ShiftDay (United States of America)LocationTuomeyFacility1570 Tuomey Hospital - Payroll OnlyDepartment15706141 Hospice Inpatient UnitShare your talent with us! Our vision is simple: to transform healthcare for the benefits of the communities we serve. The transformation of healthcare requires talented individuals in every role here at Prisma Health.

Keywords: Prisma Health, Columbia , Certified Nursing Assistant, Hospice Inpatient, FT, Day, Healthcare , Sumter, South Carolina

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