Hospice Certified Nursing Assistant - Hospice Aide

Austin, TX
Position Type: Flex/Per Diem
Category: Clinical
Company: New Century Hospice
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Overview

Join us to make a difference when life matters most

We believe every day is an opportunity to make care more personal and life more comfortable. That’s why we offer personal care, palliative care and hospice to give people the care they need with dignity, grace, and love. 

As a Hospice Aide/ Certified Nursing Assistant, you will:

  • Report directly to the Administrator, Executive Director or Patient Care Manager Senior and function under the direction, instruction and supervision of the Registered Nurse and/or Clinical Supervisor.

  • Help the patient to maintain good personal hygiene.

  • Assist in maintaining a safe and healthy environment.

  • Prepare and serve light meals.

  • Assist in feeding patient when needed.

  • Assist the patient in ambulation.

  • Assist with the safe use of a walker or wheelchair as taught and supervised by the nurse.

  • Assist with light housekeeping tasks such as emptying trash and changing linens.

  • Assist with certain treatments as ordered on the aide plan of care and as allowable in state-specific regulations.

  • Attempt to promote patient’s mental alertness through involvement in activities of interest.

  • Give basic emotional and psychological support to the patient and other members of the household.

  • Report any change in the patient’s mental or physical condition or home situation to the Registered Nurse and members of the interdisciplinary team.

  • Demonstrate basic care to the primary caregiver.

  • Practice infection control measures and standard precautions.

  • Provide accurate documentation with visit itineraries

  • Attend staff meetings.

  • Participate in at least one Quality Improvement activity yearly, as assigned by supervisor.

  • Complete documentation in a timely manner as outlined in orientation.

About You

Hospice Aide/ CNA Requirements:

  • Hospice heart: compassionate, kind and empathetic to your patients and their families.

  • Comfortable providing care wherever the patient calls “home”.

  • Demonstrate flexibility and composure while supporting others in a time of crisis.

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) license.

  • Six (6) months of patient care experience in hospice, home health, ICU, geriatric, or oncology strongly preferred.

  • Additional, preferred experience to help you be successful in a hospice role: hospital Staff RN, Med Surg, PACU, Float pool, ER or emergency room, critical care, acute care, cardiac, geriatric, admissions, wound care, telemetry, nursing home or travel.

  • Current driver’s license and automobile insurance.

  • Current CPR certification

Gentiva is a family of industry-leading hospice, palliative and personal care providers. With more than 430 locations and thousands of compassionate clinicians across 36 states, our place is by the side of those who need us, offering assistance with daily living and helping patients and their families manage the physical, emotional and spiritual effects of serious illness or a terminal diagnosis. Gentiva’s corporate headquarters is in Atlanta, Georgia, with providers delivering care across the U.S.

Members of the Gentiva family include Gentiva Hospice, Hospice Plus, Kindred Hospice, New Century Hospice, Regency SouthernCare, SouthernCare Hospice Services, SouthernCare New Beacon, Empatia Palliative Care; Gentiva Personal Care, Girling Personal Care, The Home Option and Victorian Home Care.

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We Offer

  • Comprehensive Benefits Package: Health Insurance, 401k Plan, Tuition Reimbursement, PTO

  • Opportunity to Participate In a Fleet Program

  • Competitive Salaries

  • Mileage Reimbursement

  • Professional Growth and Development Opportunities

Legalese

  • This is a safety-sensitive position

  • Employee must meet minimum requirements to be eligible for benefits

  • Where applicable, employee must meet state specific requirements

  • We are proud to be an EEO employer

  • We maintain a drug-free workplace

ReqID: 2023-82882
Category: Clinical
Position Type: Flex/Per Diem
Company: New Century Hospice
Type of Service: Hospice Only

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