May 26, 2021

CNA - Palliative Care

  • The Denver Hospice
  • Denver, CO 80230, USA

Job Description

The Denver Hospice is looking for a C.N.A. to assist with our patient care needs.

Location: Denver, CO
Status: Full-time
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

Hourly Pay Range: $14.89 - $20.11

As an organization, new hires for this role are typically starting no higher than the midpoint of $17.50 per hour. New hires are placed into a salary grade based on education, experience and equity within a position. Please note that compensation ranges are intended to be a good faith estimate of a likely hiring range for this position.

Supplemental Pay:

Supplemental pay based on position, schedule and/or availability.

  • Paid Mileage
  • Shift Differentials
  • Stipends
  • Overtime

Mileage and Expense Reimbursement:

Employee travel is paid out based on company pay practices.

  • $0.50

Comprehensive Benefit Package:

Employee Classification: FTBE - Regular Full Time benefit eligible employees are regularly scheduled 30 hours or more.

  • PTO (Vacation and sick) and EIB (Extended Illness Bank) - Accrued
  • 6 Paid Holidays with an additional Floating Holiday
  • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance – Company Paid
  • Long-Term Disability – Company Paid
  • Medical and Dental Coverages w/ Employer Contribution
  • Vision
  • Supplemental Life & AD&D (Employee, Spouse, Child(ren))
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Care
  • Legal and Identity Protection
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan w/ Employer Match
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Referral and Certification Bonus Programs
  • Early Wage Access
  • Employer Assistance Program
  • Employee Recognition Program

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) provides quality supportive and skilled care within their scope of practice to promote comfort and dignity for patients in the hospice care, palliative care and/or home care setting. Represents agency positivity and upholds positive public relations with patients, families and facility staff. The Certified Nursing Assistant is able to work with neonates through geriatrics.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Delivers care based on the Plan of Care (POC) established by the RN Case Manager and/or assigned RN. Communicates to Clinical Manager, RN Case Manager or assigned RN regarding their observations and knowledge of patient needs and preferences. Is a part of the Interdisciplinary Team/Group (IDT/IDG) and participates in meetings as assigned.
  • Communicates with the Case Manager, as needed, regarding Plan of Care and any urgent needs regarding patient care. If unavailable, will reach out to the Clinical Manager accordingly.
  • Assists with ambulation, range-of-motion exercises, positioning, turning and transfers according to patient’s abilities, tolerance and preference.
  • Takes and records vital signs, observes changes in patient’s condition or behavior; promptly reports any changes to appropriate licensed nursing personnel.
  • Provides personal care to patients, including bathing, peri-care, shampoo, oral hygiene, denture care, nail care, shaving and assisting with dressing.
  • Aides/assists with patient’s toileting needs, including bedpan/urinal use, catheter care, changing briefs, and when delegated and supervised, administers suppositories/enemas.
  • Periodically addresses food and fluid issues by preparing meals, feeding patient and/or offering fluids.
  • Helps to maintains patient’s skin integrity to prevent pressure ulcers, skin tears or other damage by changing incontinent patients, turning, repositioning and applying lotion.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum Experience: One year CNA experience desired (hospice preferred). Six month’s CNA experienced desired if position is for home health. New Graduates accepted.
  • Required License: Current Colorado CNA license. Valid Colorado driver’s license and proof of auto insurance.
  • CPR certification

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to lift/push/pull minimum of 50 lbs.
  • Lifts/positions and/or transfers patients
  • Lifts supplies/equipment
  • Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking/sitting
  • Considerable reaching/stooping/bending/kneeling/crouching
  • Manual dexterity and mobility
  • Visual and auditory acuity

The Organization does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, creed, ancestry, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation/identity, transgender status military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. This prohibition includes unlawful harassment based on any of these protected classifications.