HOME HEALTH AIDE - HOSPICE
Central Texas Medical Center - San Marcos, TX

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Description

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Function in accordance with established policies and procedures.

2. Document personal care and patient care activities rendered.

3. Communicate pertinent information to the Hospice Manager, RN Case Manager and other team members.

4. Participate in team meetings or review meetings as assigned.

5. Participate in upgrading knowledge and skills through attendance at selected staff development programs.

6. Attend in-service training as scheduled, but at least 12 hours annually.

7. Attend staff meetings as scheduled.

8. Works weekends on a rotating basis as scheduled.

9. Complete related tasks as assigned.

10. Responsible for implementation of the plan of care as directed by the RN case manager and according to the standards care of CTMC Hospice.

11. Is able to perform basic CNA functions in nursing facility and home settings.

12. Acts as personal care provider by attending to ongoing patient needs including, but not limited to, vital signs, personal care, and ADL's. Performs duties under direction of licensed professional.

Qualifications

Education & Experience

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High school diploma or general education degree (GED), and three to six months related experience and/or training as a home health aide.

Successful graduate from an accredited nursing assistant program that includes a minimum of 75 clock hours of training (with a minimum of 51 classroom hours and 24 clock hours of clinical training).

One year experience as a CNA in a long term care facility or hospital on a medical/surgical floor. Home Health/hospice experience preferred.

Successful completion of a hospice aide competency evaluation during the orientation process that addresses the following subject areas:

a. Observation, reporting and documentation of patient status and care or service rendered;

b. Reading and recording of TPR and BP;

c. Basic infection control procedures;

d. Basic elements of body functioning and changes in body function that must be reported to the Registered Nurse or Supervisor;

e. Maintenance of clean, safe and health environment;

f. Emergencies and knowledge of emergency procedures;

g. Physical, emotional and developmental characteristics of the population served by the Department, including the need for respect for the patient, his privacy and his property;

h. Appropriate and safe techniques in personal hygiene and grooming, including;

1) Bed bath;

2) Sponge, tub or shower bath;

3) Shampoo, sink, tub or bed;

4) Nail and skin care;

5) Oral hygiene; and

6) Toileting and elimination.

i. Safe transfer techniques and ambulation;

j. Normal range of motion and positioning;

k. Adequate nutrition and fluid intake; and

l. Other health-related topics or tasks pertinent to home health services.

Demonstrated sympathetic attitude toward care of the sick, ability to read, write and carry out directions and ability to deal effectively with the demands of the job.

Licensure, Certification & Registration

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Must maintain a current Texas State Driver's License and proof of liability insurance on file.

Must hold a current certificate in C.P.R.

Must be a certified nursing assistant in the state of Texas.

Job

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Other Clinical Professional

Organization

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Central Texas Medical Center

Primary Location

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US-TX-San Marcos

Schedule

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Per Diem

Shift

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Day

Job Level

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Staff / Associate

Education Level

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Technical Certification

Travel

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Yes, 25 % of the Time

Job Posting

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Mar 8, 2013, 2:40:28 PM

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