Hospice Certified Nursing Assistant/ CNA

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Healthcare - Allied Health



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Job Description

Summary:

The Hospice CNA is a paraprofessional member of the Hospice team who works under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and performs various personal care services as necessary to meet the patient’s/client’s needs. The hospice aide is responsible for observing patients/clients, reporting these observations and documenting observations and care performed. The Hospice Aide will be assigned in a manner which promotes quality, continuity and safety of the patient.

CNA  Position Qualifications:

  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Must be 18 years of age and meets the training requirements in accordance with State and Federal laws.
  • Must be active on the IDPH registry for Certified Nursing Assistants.
  • Able to read and follow written instructions and document care given.
  • Self-directing with the ability to work with little direct supervision.
  • Empathy for the needs of the ill, injured frail and impaired.
  • Current CPR certification is required.
  • CNA  Physical Requirements:

    This position requires the ability to perform medium work, exerting up to 50 pounds. Job frequently requires bending and lifting, push/pull maneuvers and occasionally carrying items that weigh > 20 pounds. Job frequently requires standing, walking, reaching (floor to waist; waist to shoulder; above shoulder) and talking. Fine motor control/precision is required. Visual acuity and hearing to perform required C.N.A. skills is required in addition to see information in print and/or electronically. This position does involve exposure to chemicals/disinfectants and bodily fluids.

    CNA  Continuing Education Requirements:

    Ingalls Home Care personnel are expected to participate in appropriate continuing education as may be requested and/or required by their immediate supervisor. In addition, personnel are expected to accept personal responsibility for other educational activities to enhance job-related skills and abilities and as required by licensing standards. All Health Aides must maintain a rolling annual 12 hours of continuing education.

    Why Join Us:

    For nearly a century Ingalls Memorial has pioneered sophisticated clinical care and developed the area's most convenient network of comprehensive outpatient centers, all dedicated to improve the health and wellbeing of the community. Now, partnered withUChicagoMedicine, we have expanded our network of expert physicians, convenient facilities and scope of service to speed your healing process and help navigate your path to wellness. A skilled Medical Staff and talented employees dedicated to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of illness and injury provide a firm foundation for our reputation for quality. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients andwith each other. We’re in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you’d like to add enriching human life to your profile,UChicagoMedicine Ingalls Memorial is for you. Here at Ingalls, we’re doing work that really matters. Join us!.


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