Under the professional nurse's direction, the CNA is responsible for providing care and/or assisting and demonstrating that care when appropriate. The CNA should be able to respond sensitively to patient/family needs by observing and reporting any changes to include physical, spiritual, social, and emotional, to the staff nurse in charge of the IPU. |
Performs only those personal care maintenance activities contained in an IPU setting.
Recognizes and reports unusual conditions, incidents, or behavior of a patient and or patient/family interaction to the charge nurse of IPU.
Recognizes limitations within role of the CNA and works within that scope.
Maintains utmost respect for confidentiality in care of the patient/family.
Actively participates in the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) meetings (if requested).
Demonstrates knowledge of Gulfside Regional Hospice, Inc. policies and procedures
Utilizes proper body mechanics while lifting and moving patients, and during any other lifting activities.
Documents care given neatly and legibly.
Participates in in-service and education programs provided by Gulfside Regional Hospice, Inc.
Participates in patient/family conferences when scheduled.
Completion of an approved Nursing Assistants course offering certification and approved CNA certification.
One (1) year CNA experience required.
Demonstrates experience in caring for the terminally ill and others with life threatening illnesses.
Meets Federal certification guidelines including 18 hours annual in-service.
This position requires moving/lifting a bed bound patient who is unable to assist his/her own care in the privacy of an IPU. Weight may vary from 10-250+ pounds with assistance.
Gulfside Regional Hospice, Inc. - 23 months ago
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