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Company: Hospice Of Muskegon County
Location: Muskegon
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

PRN Status - Premium pay for casual status. Needed for day and night 12 hour shiftsSUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIESPRN, as needed - Provides direct care to patients in the Hospice Residence including, baths, vitals, back rubs, oral hygiene, shampoos, changing bed linen, housekeeping and laundry.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES (other duties may be assigned)Maintains the confidentiality of patient and employee information at all times, both at work and off duty, and after the termination of employment. According to the agencies Notice of Privacy Practices and HIPAA regulations.Is knowledgeable and functional in computer applications including database, word processing, spreadsheet, and e-mail system as required for the execution of the job.Knowledge of Hospice concepts and philosophyAnswers signal lights, bells, or intercom system to determine patient's needs.Cooks meals in quantities according to menu, standardized recipes, and patient census, within health code, and ensures all food is maintained at appropriate temperature per regulations and ensures utmost quality with a minimum of waste.Operates various kitchen equipment including, but not limited to, steamer, coffee pot, ovens, dishwasher, etc., according to manufacturer's guidelines and appropriate rules and regulations.Follows proper procedure for labeling and storage of refrigerated and frozen food.Cleans and maintains serving areas, equipment and utensils according to health codeServes and collect food trays and feeds patients requiring help.Changes bed linens, runs errands, directs visitors, and answers telephone.Takes and records temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration rates, and food and fluid intake and output, as directed.Perform personal care needs according to care plan attending to patient's needs promptly. If unable to perform a task, reports to the residence RN immediately.Meet safety needs of patient using equipment safely and properly.Perform personal care including baths, back rubs, oral hygiene, shampoos, and changing bed linen.Assist in dressing and undressing patients.Provide proper care and observation of patient's skin to prevent breakdown.Report patient's condition and significant changes to the resident RNAssist in ambulation and exercise as instructed by the resident RN or therapist.Offer and assist with toileting including use of bedpans, urinals, or bedside commodes.Provide assistance as required with laundry needs.Perform range of motion and other simple procedures as an extension of therapy services as ordered.Keep patient's living area clean and orderly.Adhere to the organization's documentation and care procedures and standards of personal and professional conduct. Follow Standard Precautions.Assist the patient/family/caregiver and other team members in providing continuity of care including discharge planning.Participate in continuing education to meet state requirements and other job related training. The CENA is responsible for completing 12 hours of in-service training within the period of January to November each year.Applies the principles of Total Quality Management (TQM) consistent with the job expectations.Work in a team environment within the agency and professional discipline.Performs variety of miscellaneous duties as requested.Completes appropriate charting in either written or electronic format.DIRECT REPORT RESPONSIBILITIESThis job has no direct report responsibilities.OTHER REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIESTakes responsibility for self learning and shares expertise with others.Manages difficult or emotional situations; maintains and promotes positive working relationships with internal and external customers.Focus on solving conflicts, not blaming, listens to others and is open to others' ideas and tries new things.Speaks and writes clearly in positive and negative situations. Edits work for grammar and spelling.Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts the success of the team above own interests.Demonstrates knowledge of the agency EEO policy; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment free environment.Upholds organizational values and brings concerns forward to manager.Follows policies and procedures including the completion of annual requirements.Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their position; accepts responsibility for own actions and follows through on commitments.Looks for ways to improve and promote quality and participates in TQM processes.Meets or exceeds productivity standards.Observes safety and security procedures and reports potentially unsafe conditions.Adapts to changes and is able to deal with frequent change, delays, and unexpected events.Attends mandatory and regularly scheduled meetings as assigned. Respect the time of others by being prompt for meetings.Meets agency attendance and tardiness guidelines.PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENTWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.The employee is occasionally required to walk and sit.The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; fumes or airborne particles and outside weather conditions.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.This document is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents in this job. It is not intended to provide an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, duties and skills required in this job, nor is it intended to limit the authority of any management representative to assign or direct the activities of employees under his or her direction.A nurse aide training and competency evaluation program approved by the State as meeting the requirements of 483.151 through 483.154 of this chapter, and is currently listed in good standing on the State nurse aide registry.Current State of Michigan Nurse Aid Certification

Keywords: Hospice Of Muskegon County, Grand Rapids , PRN CENA, Other , Muskegon, Michigan

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