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Job Title:   HOME CARE CNA
24223
8 Hour Variable Shift
Part-Time
10
Home Care

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Position Summary:
Performs delegated activities; including activities of daily living and basic nursing care procedures and observes patient/client rights while in their home. Provides light housekeeping, and support activities delegated by a Registered Nurse or Therapist.
 
Key Responsibilities/Essential Functions: 
  • Helps patient/participant retrain in self help skills. Promotes independent behaviors in ADL’s
  • Appropriately bathes patients/clients who may be confined to bed and who are ambulatory.  
  • Assists with dressing and undressing as needed.
  • Assists in care of mouth, teeth, hair, nails, and skin giving special attention to pressure points.
  • Appropriately assists patients/clients with ambulation and ROM as may pertain to use of bathroom and/or bedside commode.
  • Cues patients/participants regarding medication administration.
  • Provides assistance with activities that are directly supportive of skilled therapy and nursing services, but do not require the skills of a therapist or nurse to be safely and effectively performed. 
  • Provides appropriate housekeeping and support activities such as meal preparation,  and grocery shopping, as indicated for Senior Service programs ( SCA,  HCBS, TLC).
  • Interacts in an emotionally supportive way with participants, patients, families and other care givers.
  • Obtains and documents vital signs, weight as directed
  • Follows care plans/documentation:  performs activity as ordered.
  • Legibly documents hygiene activity and safety parameters as indicated on the Home Health Aide assignment sheet.
  • Reports any changes related to physical, emotional, or behavioral status observed in condition of patient.
  • Utilizes appropriate infection control practices.
  • May perform other duties as assigned or requested
 
Management Responsibilities:
This position has no management responsibilities. 
 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Education and/or Experience
  • Certified Nurse Aide + 1 year experience working with the elderly required in some ministries.
  • One (1) year previous nurse aide (CNA) experience required.
           
Behavioral Skills
  • Possess a personal presence characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals and values of Via Christi Health.
  • Creates and maintains a partnership between employees, the community, and those we serve that fosters an environment honoring individual preferences, choices and traditions.
  • Exhibits well developed verbal and written communication skills, and is able to professionally receive and follow oral instructions in English.
  • Ability to cope with mental and emotional stress related to the position, function independently, having flexibility, consistency and professionalism.
  • Develops and sustains safe, positive and productive work habits.
  • Demonstrates compliance with all Via Christi policies and procedures.
 
            Technical Skills
  • Demonstrates procedural competencies for assigned tasks. 
  • Working knowledge of basic computer systems in order to complete data entry required.
  • Ability to navigate the internet and Via Christi intranet required.
 
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
  • CNA/HHA required and maintained
  • Must have valid driver’s license and personal transportation.
  • CPR certified preferred.
 
Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodationsmay be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Frequently required to push and pull items, such as resident/patient beds, requiring a force of up to 75 pounds.
  • Frequently required to carry or lift items weighing up to 25 pounds at waist height. Required to obtain assistance of another qualified employee when attempting to lift objects over 25 pounds.
  • Frequently required to assist in maneuvering resident/patients weighing 100-400 pounds and occasionally required to assist in maneuvering resident/patients weighing over 400 pounds. 
  • Tolerate standing and walking for up to 8 hours at a time on hard and soft surfaces.
  • Frequently perform activities that require stooping, bending and reaching, squatting, balancing, and trunk twisting throughout the day.
  • Constantly able to effectively communicate.
  • Occasionally required to sit in a stationary position for up to 30 minutes at one time.
  • Frequently able to detect and discern both loud and soft sounds such as resident calls, verbal orders, monitors, and phone calls.
  • Frequently able to use hands and fingers to perform simple and fine motor handling tasks, such as taking vital signs, writing, and using a keyboard.
  • Frequently able to use different types of visual perceptions to perform activities such as moving medical equipment, evaluating resident/patients, reading monitors and charts, and reading computer screens.
  • Occasionally required to detect unusual odors that could indicate infection or other problems with a resident, or environmental issues such as smoke.
 
Via Christi Health is an Equal Opportunity (EOE) and Affirmative Action Employer. We support diversity in the workplace. 
  
 
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