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Certified Nursing Assistant

Affinis Hospice

This is a Full-time position in Gray, GA posted September 22, 2022.

We are a COVID-19 vaccinated workforce. New Associates must provide proof of vaccination prior to hire date.

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Affinis Hospice– a place where you’ll be valued, recognized and rewarded for the vital work you do each day. We’ll surround you with a strong team and leadership that supports every aspect of your life – both inside and outside of our centers. And you’ll get to practice your passion in a non-profit, mission-driven organization that’s known for the highest level of care in our communities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. • Provides emotional and physical support to terminally ill individuals and their families/significant others. • Assists in improving the terminally ill individual’s quality of life during the final stage of life. • Provides respite care to the families and significant others who are caring for terminally ill individuals in the home. • Maintains and promotes the independence of the patient and family and assists in maintaining a safe, healthful environment. • Participates in the Interdisciplinary Group meetings as appropriate. Assists with personal care activities including: • baths (tub, showers, bed, bath) • mouth care, denture care, skin care, foot care • grooming (shampoo, dry and comb hair; shave, ordinary care of nails) • transferring (bed to chair, to wheelchair, to tub, to shower) • dressing and undressing activities • ambulation • turning patient in bed and positioning for comfort Assists with household tasks directly essential to the patient’s health, including: • planning and preparing meals • assisting in feeding patient if appropriate • light housekeeping of patient’s immediate environment • changing linen, making bed • laundering of patient’s clothing and bedding • Measures and records oral, rectal, axillary temperatures, pulse, respiration and blood pressure when ordered (within the training limitations of the aide). • Meets safety needs of patients including safe use of equipment (foot stools, side rails, step stools, wheelchairs, oxygen, etc.) • Performs range of motion and other simple procedures as an extension of therapy services as ordered (within the training limitations of the aide). • Assists the patient in self-administration of medication, i.e., reminding the patients to take their medications. • Performs or assists patients to perform activities in accordance with the personal services care plan, such as change ostomy appliances, reinforce or change simple non-sterile dressings, measure intake or output, external catheter care, and any other tasks as taught and supervised by the RN and in adherence to state/federal regulations. • Immediately reports any changes in patients’ conditions or incidents to Primary Care Nurse/Director of Hospice Services. • Accurately documents services provided in accordance with Hospice policies and procedures on the day services are rendered. Submits documentation in a timely manner. • Participates in staff development programs as appropriate for home health aides. Assumes personal responsibility to participate in discipline appropriate education to meet the annual education requirements (12 hours/12 months). • Accepts responsibility for maintaining skills, learning and adhering to the Hospice’s policies and procedures on an on-going basis. • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

EEO / M / F / D / V / Drug Free Workplace

Job Type: Full-time