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Providence CNA - Hospice Seattle *$1,500 Sign-On Bonus* in Tukwila, Washington

Description:

Providence is calling a Home Health and Hospice Aide (NAC) (1.0 FTE, Day shift) to work in Hospice Seattle at SCS Hospice in Tukwila, WA.

The Home Health/Hospice Aide provides personal care, assistance with performing activities of daily living and prescribed therapeutic exercises, and basic housekeeping services essential to the comfort and cleanliness of receiving home care or hospice services. These services are specified by a written plan of care that is developed and supervised by a Registered Nurse.

In this position you will:

  • Provide direct patient / basic nursing care and simple housekeeping tasks as reflected on the Home Health Aide Plan of Care under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or other licensed professional:

  • Patient care duties may include: bathing, pericare (with or without indwelling catheter), oral care, and care of skin, hair and finger nails; may also include helping patients to move; turn; get in and out of bed, chair, or wheelchair; and ambulate with or without assistive devices. Provide care of surgical or prosthetic appliances or devices as instructed, ie, catheters, colostomies, leg braces, dentures, etc.

  • Basic nursing care may include: collecting and processing specimens as indicated, including urine dips, chart results and report to medical staff; obtaining vital signs including blood pressure, heart rate temperature, O2 statistics, and weights as assigned each day by RN, measuring and calculating fluid and food intake and output as indicated, performing simple dressing changes, assisting with routine bowel care

  • Housekeeping duties may include simple household duties which facilitate the patient’s self care at home and which are necessary to prevent or postpone institutionalization and are essential to the patient’s health care at home

  • Provide in home hospice respite care when assigned

  • Assist with prescribed exercises which patient and aide have been taught by the Physical, Speech, or Occupational Therapist or Registered Nurse and as described in the Home Health Aide plan of care; demonstrates good working knowledge of principles of range of motion exercises, body alignment and positioning techniques

  • Observe and report to immediate supervisor any changes in participant's physical or mental status; record such observations on appropriate records; communicates safety hazards and environmental health hazards to primary clinician and/or team members

  • Demonstrate effective time management including arriving at the patient home in a timely manner, responding to urgent needs by prioritizing and triaging visits, communicating schedule and work plan to Clinical Manager, RN Case Manager and/or Scheduler daily and other team members as appropriate

  • Independently manages own caseload, plans and schedules home visits and coordinates with other team members as needed to maximize effectiveness of overall care plan

  • Organize weekly schedule to attend required meetings within schedule of patient care needs

  • Organize and coordinates transfer of patient information for coverage during absences

  • Maintain accurate and appropriate records and documentation of status, and care / services provided; documents any deviations from the plan of care and contacts the primary clinician and/or Home Health Manager/Supervisor

  • In some instances uses a laptop computer to document patient care and communication with other team member

  • May train family members in safe patient hygiene practices

  • Promote the Patient Bill of Rights and Responsibilities and understand the basic procedures for receiving and documenting grievances in order to initiate the appropriate process for participant concerns

  • Participate in relevant educational activities and attends 12 hours or more of in-service education per calendar year to meet state, federal and agency requirements, and to provide opportunities for personal growth and job enhancement

  • Care Team Hospice Aide: provide care to hospice patients as indicated by the Plan of Care for assigned patients as overseen by a case manager; share weekend and evening coverage

  • Continuous Care Hospice Aide: provide immediate care to a single hospice patient during times of increased patient need

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Completion of a certified nursing assistant course or equivalent training

  • Nursing Assistant Certified (NAC) in the state of Washington

  • Current Healthcare Provider CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) certification

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • One (1) year previous home health/hospice experience required as a nurse’s aide, hospice aide, orderly, or related experience in an acute, rehabilitative, or long term care facility, or hospice organization

About the ministry you will serve.

Providence Hospice of Seattle is a not-for-profit, community-based hospice ministry serving patients in their places of residence throughout King County in Washington state. We provide comprehensive and compassionate physical, emotional, and spiritual care to adults and children nearing the end of their lives, including support for their families and friends. Our skilled and compassionate team includes nurses, medical social workers, home health aides, chaplains, occupational/physical therapists, medical directors, grief support counselors and volunteers.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details — http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

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Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Certified Nursing Assistant

Location: Washington-Tukwila

Req ID: 348695