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Company: The Denver Hospice
Location: Denver
Posted on: March 8, 2018

Job Description:

The Denver Hospice is looking to enhance your career---.

Are you a highly skilled Certified Nurse Aide who is organized,
has great assessment skills, good critical thinking ability, problem solver,
and enjoys autonomy in the field? Ready to work in a mission-based,
non-profit organization whose goal is family/patient focus?

If you answered yes, apply for this C.N.A position
at The Denver Hospice.

  • Flexible hours
  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive employee benefits package
  • Voted by employees ---Top Workplaces--- by The Denver Post

    Location- Homes and
    FacilitiesHours: Various day shifts available Certified Nurse Aide

    Our Mission: To provide care, comfort and compassion to the
    individuals, families and communities we are honored and privileged to serve.

    Our Values: Positivity, Excellence, Collaboration, Openness,
    Support, Growth and Innovation POSITION SUMMARY:
    The Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) performs various
    services within their scope of practice for patients as necessary to meet
    personal needs and to promote comfort and dignity in any hospice care
    setting. Responds to inquiries or
    requests for information and reports any complaints, problems and concerns to
    supervisor. Promotes positive public
    relations with patients, family and facility staff.
    • Reports pertinent information to the Team Leader and Case Manager.
    • Position may receive supervision and delegation from the Registered
      Nurse or Clinical Team Director (CTD).

      • Plans with team manager and primary care nurse for patient/family
        needs and coordinates patient scheduling needs with the assigned Clinical
        Operations Assistant (COA).
        • Assists with ambulation, range of motion exercises,
          positioning/turning, transfers according to patient---s abilities, tolerance
          and preference.
          • Provides personal care to patients including: bathing, peri-care,
            shampoo, oral hygiene, denture care, nail care, shaving, and assisting to
            dress as assigned and appropriate.
            • Assists with patient---s toileting needs including bedpan/urinal use,
              providing catheter care, changing briefs, and when delegated and supervised,
              administers suppositories/enemas.
              • Addresses food and fluid issues by preparing meals, feeding patient,
                offering fluids and positioning patient appropriately.
                • Maintains patient---s skin integrity to prevent pressure ulcers, skin
                  tears, or other damage by changing incontinent patients, turning, re-positioning and applying lotion, and when supervised, treats wounds as
                  • Provides timely and accurate documentation according to assignment and
                    patient acuity in relation to plan of care using electronic medical records
                    (EMR). Functions effectively with
                    assigned technology.
                    • Participates in In-services and meetings as requested by Team Leader
                      or CTD to ensure up-to-date knowledge of issues and practices.
                      • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

                        CORE COMPETENCIES:

                        • Supports the mission and values of hospice.
                          • Knowledge of patient rights and ensures an atmosphere which allows for
                            the privacy, dignity, and well-being of patients in a safe, secure environment.
                            • Follows infection control standards, including appropriate use of
                              disposable gloves and proper disposal of biohazard waste.
                              • Communicates pertinent patient/family information to team. Maintains confidentiality of all
                                patients/families by adhering to HIPAA standards.
                                • Completes continuing education (CEU---s) as required by State
                                  • Cooperates with all co-workers and demonstrates flexibility,
                                    dependability, professionalism and maturity to perform other duties as
                                    • Maintains and respects
                                      professional and personal boundaries.
                                      POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
                                      Minimum Education:
                                      High School diploma or equivalent
                                      Minimum Experience: 3-6 months experience (hospice
                                      Required License:
                                      Current CNA licensure in the state of Colorado. Current CPR Certification. Valid Colorado state driver---s license and
                                      automobile insurance.

                                      PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
                                      • Extremely heavy physical effort (lift/carry a
                                        minimum of 50 lbs.)
                                      • Lifts, positions, pushes, and/or transfers
                                      • Lifts supplies/equipment
                                      • Prolonged, extensive or considerable
                                      • Manual dexterity and mobility
                                      • Considerable reaching/stooping/bending/kneeling/crouching
                                      • Visual and auditory acuity

                                        WORKING CONDITIONS:
                                        • May be exposed to infections and contagious
                                        • Regularly exposed to risk of blood borne
                                        • Occasional exposure to radiation hazards
                                        • Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or
                                          unit elements (sound, odor, sight, behavior)
                                        • Subject to varying and unpredictable
                                        • Exposure to variety of electro-mechanical
                                        • Able to maintain job performance in emergency
                                          or crisis situation

                                          Reasonable accommodations may
                                          be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
                                          functions of this position.

                                          Keywords: The Denver Hospice, Denver, CNA, Healthcare, Denver, Colorado

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