SCL Health Certified Nurse Aide Certified Nursing Assistant Home Hospic in Wheat Ridge, Colorado
The Certified Nurse Assistant will provide care to those patients in our HomeHospice program which includes driving to patients at their homes or inskilled nursing facilities. Essential duties includes, but not limited to: * Demonstrates skill in providing safe and appropriate techniques forperformance of personal hygiene, repositioning, transfers, ambulation,ADLs, light housekeeping and occasional light meal preparation * Understands basic elements of body functioning and can identifychanges that must be reported to the nurse. * Understands and normalizes signs of death and dying. * Able to recognize signs of physical pain, spiritual or emotionaldistress and report them to the nurse. Able to independently recognize emergencies and respond swiftly andsafely. Once receiving initial patient assignment, organize a schedule forvisits and keeps patients and families informed of planned schedule and needfor schedule changes Keep patients/families appraised of any delay or change from expectedvisit time. Reports immediately to the home hospice clinical manager if circumstancesresult in an inability to complete the patient assignment. Teach family members basic cares such as appropriate hygiene, safetransferring, turning and repositioning. Maintains calm and composed presence with patient and family in emergentor frightening care situations (pain crisis, seizure, death, etc.)until nurse arrives.Qualifications * High school diploma or GED, required Certification as a nurse aide in the state of Colorado, required Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the AmericanHeart Association, required Reliable automobile, current unrestricted driver's license, andautomobile insurance, required Minimum 1 year of C.N.A experience in a home care or hospice setting,requiredEmployer's Job# 17005542-Wheat RidgePlease visit job URL for more information about this opening and to view EOEstatement.