The Hospice Care Assistant/CNA will provide care to those patients in our Home Hospice program which includes driving to patients at their homes or in skilled nursing facilities. Essential duties includes, but not limited to:
Able to independently recognize emergencies and respond swiftly and safely.
Once receiving initial patient assignment, organize a schedule for visits and keeps patients and families informed of planned schedule and need for schedule changes
Keep patients/families appraised of any delay or change from expected visit time.
Reports immediately to the home hospice clinical manager if circumstances result in an inability to complete the patient assignment.
Teach family members basic cares such as appropriate hygiene, safe transferring, turning and repositioning.
Maintains calm and composed presence with patient and family in emergent or frightening care situations (pain crisis, seizure, death, etc.) until nurse arrives.
Certification as a nurse aide in the state of Colorado, required
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the American Heart Association, required
Reliable automobile, current unrestricted driver's license, and automobile insurance, required
Minimum 1 year of C.N.A experience in a home care or hospice setting, required