Home Health/Hospice CNA - LECOM Health

Home Health/Hospice CNA

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Posted 3 weeks ago

About the LECOM Institute for Successful Aging

With Erie County’s senior population now approaching one out of four residents, LECOM Health is committed to wellness for this growing age group. LECOM Health offers a full continuum of care from Independent Living and Personal Care apartments to Skilled Nursing Care and Outpatient services including In-Home Care, Home Health, and Hospice under the direction of the LECOM Institute for Successful Aging.

The Home Health/Hospice C.N.A. is responsible for providing personal care and related services in the home under the direction of a registered nurse.

CHARACTERISTIC JOB TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform personal care (bathing, dressing, toileting, feeding, etc…) according to the Hospice Aide Plan of Care.
  • Document care provided according to agency policy.
  • Report any deviations from the Plan of Care to the Case Manager (or designee if not available).
  • Use Durable Medical Equipment safely.
  • Take vital signs when on Hospice Aide Plan of Care.
  • Foster cooperative effort among personnel by understanding the functions of other persons involved in patient care and by active participation in team and staff conferences.
  • Provide proper care and observation of patient’s skin to prevent breakdown of tissue over bony prominence. Reports any changes/areas of concern to Case Manager.
  • Assist with ambulation, transfers, range of motion if documented on the Hospice Aide Plan of Care.
  • Provide respite for patient’s family/caregiver when on-site, as appropriate.
  • Participate in QAPI activities.
  • Participate in IDG meetings, as appropriate.
  • Must be flexible to accept other duties needed or assigned by the resident or institution.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor or management.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
  • Must work cooperatively with all members of the team, following EEO rules and regulations, to accomplish a resident centered culture.
  • Must demonstrate strong leadership and organizational skills.
  • Must show respect for residents, families, and fellow employees in all actions.
  • Must have a high degree of integrity.
  • Must respect the resources of the organization.
  • Must follow all infection control procedures and guidelines.
  • Must present professionally in proper uniform according to Employee Handbook.
  • Must demonstrate attention toward quality service according to Federal and State Regulations.
  • Must respect all resident rights according to Federal and State Regulations.
  • Must maintain confidentiality according to Federal and State Regulations.
  • Must follow all Organizational policies and procedures.
  • Must participate in continuing education as required.
  • Must process adequate equipment skills to complete daily work tasks including but not limited to the copier, fax, computer, and other electronic devices.
  • The ability to work cooperatively and collegially with others, consistent with a workplace of dignity and respect and EEO rules and regulations.
  • The ability to report to work as scheduled, ready to devote full attention and energy to the important work of LECOM.
  • The ability to accept work directives from managers and supervisors in respectful and cooperative manner.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and experience equivalent to:

  • Must have valid PA CNA Certification
  • One year experience as a CNA, Hospice Aide, or Home Health Aide.
  • High school Diploma or GED
  • At least 18 years old.
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License with an insured automobile in good working order.
  • The ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing.
  • Must be computer literate and able to maintain records in English.

BENEFITS:

LECOM’s full time employees enjoy the availability of an industry leading benefits package including:

  • Highmark BC/BS Medical Insurance with employee-only coverage costing only $40/ month!
  • Full Family Medical Insurance is only $250/month!
  • Employees with LECOM Medical Insurance can take advantage of waived co-pays and deductibles at LECOM physicians and Millcreek Community Hosptial.
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with Employer Matching of 100% after completing one year of service
  • Life Insurance and AD&D Insurance is provided to all Full Time employees at no cost!
  • Paid time off accruals – vacation and sick
  • 7 Paid holidays each year
  • Life Insurance and AD&D Insurance is provided to all Full Time employees at no cost!
  • Employee referral program
  • Employee appreciation/recognition events
  • Employee assistance program and discounted membership at the LECOM Fitness and Wellness Center

The LECOM Institute for Successful Aging is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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