PruittHealth Certified Nursing Assistant, Home Health, Georgetown County in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Certified Nursing Assistant, Home Health, Georgetown County

Description

JOB PURPOSE:

Responsible for assisting the patient and patient caregiver with personal hygiene needs to increase the level of comfort of the patient.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

One (1) years of experience working with adults in a healthcare setting.

MINIMUM LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BY LAW:

Current registration in the state Nurse Aide Registry as a Certified Nurse Aide in state of practice. Current CPR certification. Valid driver’s license and automobile liability insurance.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: (Preferred qualifications)

Home care experience is desirable.

Qualifications

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provides optimal comfort care, dignity and privacy for the patient. Obtain vital signs of patients as assigned.

  2. Follows procedures for handling medical emergencies or other incidents that affect the delivery of service in accordance with the Aide Care Plan.

  3. Reports patient progress and problems to supervisory personnel.

  4. Observes and report any changes in condition including skin integrity.

  5. Provide comfort care related to turning and positioning.

  6. Maintains a safe, clean and comfortable environment for the patient.

  7. Assists with meal preparation and related tasks as indicated by the CNA Care Plan.

  8. Assists with patient transfer, ambulation and exercise of patients as directed by the CNA Care Plan.

  9. Provides personal hygiene to patients including bathing, shaving, oral hygiene, skin care, dressing, toileting, and hair care.

  10. Provides patient care services in accordance with PruittHealth Home Health policies and procedures and as directed by the CNA Care Plan.

  11. Coordinates care with the RN Care Manager and/or Clinical Manager.

  12. Maintains accurate and current records of visits.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

  • Attends a minimum of 12 hours of annual in-service education and provide documentation to the agency.

  • Attends team meetings and staff development in-services.

  • Communicates well with patients/clients and family members providing warm and friendly greeting and an approachable attitude to families, visitors, patients/residents/clients and responds to expressed concerns while displaying a helpful, caring demeanor. Answers questions when appropriate in a professional manner.

  • Able to respond to change productively and handle additional projects as assigned.

  • Participates in center/agency surveys (Licensure/JCAHO) and any subsequently required reports.

  • Attends and participates in continuing educational programs to keep abreast of changes in your field as well as to maintain current license/certification as required.

  • Attends and participates in mandatory in-services.

  • Honors patients/residents’ rights to fair and equitable treatment, self-determination, individuality, privacy, property and civil rights, including the right to wage complaints.

  • Complies with corporate compliance program.

  • Reports job-related functions/tasks that involve occupational hazards including exposure to blood and body fluids and others as necessary.

  • Follows established safety regulations, to include fire protection & prevention, smoking regulations, infection control, etc.

  • Follows established safety procedures when performing tasks and/or working with equipment.

Job Nursing

Primary Location South Carolina-Myrtle Beach

Schedule PRN

Shift 1st Shift

Job Posting Sep 7, 2018, 11:14:53 AM

Req ID: 1803016

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