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Hospice Home Health Aide / CNA

How You ll Make a Difference

Provides personal care and limited home management services to assigned patients according to the individual plan of care, which is established by a registered nurse. Assumes the responsibility for the daily telephoning of each assigned patient to confirm visit.

  • Makes home visits to specified patients and provides personal care according to the individual plan of care developed by the registered nurse.
  • Performs routine personal care activities for patients, which includes but not limited to; bathing, dressing and undressing, skin, nail, hair, osmotic, and simple wound care, shaving, oral hygiene, and care of catheter and drainage bag.
  • Responsible for obtaining patient's temperature, pulse and respiratory rate and for obtaining patient's fluid intake and output. Documentsupdates patient's care and health information.
  • Assists patients with transfer in and out of bed, chair, bathroom, andor wheelchair and with range of motion exercises of upper and lower extremities. Assists patient in using bedpan, urinal or commode, and in turning and repositioning.
  • Assists patients with planning and preparing meals, feeding and testing of hisher urine for sugar and acetone.
  • Performs non-routine personal care activities for patients which require additional instruction by a registered nurse prior to providing care; bowel cares, which include, obtaining patient's blood pressure, assisting patient with testing of blood sugars, and performing other responsibilities approved by the agency.
  • Provides home management activities, which are medically necessary and incidental to maintain andor facilitate patient's health, which includes but not limited to; laundering patient's bed linens andor personal clothing, light cleaning in essential areas of the home used during personal care services, washing dishes used in meal preparation, andor shopping for groceries and medication, where appropriate.
  • Communicates with physicians and other members of the health care team. Documents and communicates accurate and timely information regarding patient conditions and patientscheduling issues.
  • Acts in a prompt, friendly, and professional manner when dealing with patients, family members, caregivers and staff.
  • Participates in chart audits and continuous quality improvement activities as requested.
    • Qualifications

      License & Certifications

      Nurse Aide in good standing with the Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry with eligibility to work in home health agencies and hospices


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