Certified Nursing Assistant

Job Locations US-AL-Pell City
ID
2024-1849
Category
Clinical
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT - CNA

 

Affinity Hospice is actively looking for CNAs who are passionate about giving exceptional care to our hospice patients. We are one of the fastest growing, privately held hospice organizations in the country. We are passionate about exceptional patient and family care. We believe the care we provide truly matters. This is an excellent opportunity to join a nationally recognized team.

 

  1. Paid 4 PTO weeks in the first year. 
  2. Paid Mileage
  3. Health and Dental Insurance
  4. Employee Assistance Program
  5.  Internal Company Advancement
  6. Free end of life training 
  7. Tuition reimbursement for qualified team members.
  8. 401K

Responsibilities

CNA Responsibilities:

 

Providing personal care to hospice patients including but not limited to:

  • Assisting patient with activities of daily living
  • Assisting patient in the self-administration of medication
  • Doing patient's laundry, as appropriate
  • Meeting safety needs of patients and using equipment safely and properly (foot stools, side rails, etc.)
  • Reporting on patient's condition and significant changes to the assigned nurse
  • Adhering to the organization's documentation and care procedures and standards of personal and professional conduct
  • Participates in care conferences and mandatory staff meetings
  • Participates in holiday and weekend rotation as appropriate

Qualifications

 

CNA Qualifications:

  • Must have certification, valid driver's license, auto liability insurance, and automobile in good working condition
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must understand and follow company policies and procedures 
  • Must have satisfactory references from previous employers 
  • Must have empathy for the needs of the ill, injured, frail, and impaired 
  • Must successfully complete a probationary period. This probationary period is to ensure the aide is competent in the above qualifications, and is documented by the supervisor and the associate. Meets the training requirements in accordance with state and federal laws 
  • Possess and maintains current CPR certification 

Note: Effective August 14, 1990, a person who has successfully completed a state established or other training program that meets the requirements of CFR 484.36(a) and a competency evaluation program, or state licensure program that meets the requirements of CFR 484.36(b), or a competency evaluation program or state licensure program that meets the requirements of S 484.36(b).

 

CNA Job Limitations:

 

The hospice aide will not function in any manner viewed as the practice of nursing according to the state's Nurse Practice Act. Specifically, the hospice aide will not administer medications, take physician's orders or perform procedures requiring the training, knowledge and skill of a nurse, such as sterile techniques. 

 

*All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Environmental and Working Conditions

Works in patients Home in various conditions; ability to work flexible schedule; ability to travel locally; some exposure to unpleasant weather; PRN emergency call.

Physical and Mental Effort

Prolonged standing and walking required, with the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and move patients. Requires working under some stressful conditions to meet deadlines and patient needs, and to make quick decisions and resource acquisition; meet patient/family individualized psychosocial needs. Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity.

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