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Beacon Hospice Hospice Aide/CNA in Fall River, Massachusetts

Provides support services, under the supervision of the appropriate professional staff in accordance with state regulations, assists the client or family in the achievement of physical and emotional comfort according to the patient's plan of care. Provides personal care services per state/federal rules, regulations, and/or standards. Applies safety principles and proper body mechanics to the performance of specific techniques of personal and supportive care such as ambulation of clients, transferring clients, assisting with the normal range of motion and positioning and doing household chores. Plans and prepares nutritious meals, including shopping and assisting with feeding, as assigned. Performs homemaking and other environmental services as assigned. Observes, reports and documents any changes in patient's status. If unable to perform a certain task, reports to the primary nurse. Understands basic elements of body functioning and reports changes in patient's body functions as indicated. Recognizes emergency situations and implements appropriate emergency procedures per care center policy. Follows care center procedures regarding infection control, handling of hazardous wastes, and safety measures. Accurately documents care provided and submits notes and other required documents per care center policy. Follows specific written instructions for personal care prepared by a registered nurse in accordance with the Plan of Care. Written instructions are to be received prior to the delivery of services. Assists patient with prescribed exercises as instructed per nurse or therapist. Provides respite for patient's family/caregiver when on-site, as appropriate. Performs and records simple urine tests for sugar, acetane, and albumin. Attends funerals/call hours when appropriate as assigned by the bereavement coordinator. Performs other duties as assigned. Qualifications Required High school diploma or equivalent. Six (6+) months full-time direct, patient care experience within the last five (5) years, in an institution or care center setting. Meets federal/state requirements for this position. Hospice Aide (HA) competence will conform with requirements in the Medicare Conditions of Participation found in 42CFR 418.76. Must be able to successfully pass the competency program of the care center. Upon hire, will have completed one of the following: Training (at least 75-hours) and competency evaluation, the content of which addresses all subjects listed at 42CFR 418.76 (b) & (c). A competency evaluation program that meets the requirements of 42CFR 418.76 (c). A nurse aide (at least 75-hours) training and competency evaluation program approved by the State as meeting the requirements of ? 483.151 through ? 483.154, and is currently listed in good standing on the State nurse aide registry. A State licensure program [42CFR 418.76(a)(1)(iv)]. Has not had a consecutive twenty-four (24) month or more lapse in practice for compensation since last competency training. Current CPR certification. Preferred Current state certification (or registration) as a nurse assistant (and as per state certification/ registration requirements). Minimum of one (1) year full-time direct, patient care experience within the last five (5) years, in an institution or agency setting.