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Greater Peoria, IL
Greater Peoria, IL

Healthcare Tech- CMH Hospice



Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, August 4, 2023

Job Description

To assist Hospice Services nursing personnel by providing basic personal care and comfort measures in the home.

Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days and Driver's License upon hire and Proof of Auto Insurance upon hire and

1-3 years of experience as a Nursing Assistant required.

  • Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.
  • Work may occasionally require travel to other UPH facilities/hospitals.
  • required to drive your own vehicle for business purposes.

Required English Skills -Advanced reading skills-Advanced writing skills-Advanced oral skillsCommunication Skills -Ability to respond appropriately to customer/co-worker-Interaction with a wide variety of people-Maintain confidential information-Ability to communicate only the facts to recipients or to decline to reveal information-Ability to project a professional, friendly, helpful demeanorComputer Skills -Basic computer knowledge: Uses word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail application, and web browser. Comfortable within a Windows OS and learning new applications.-Familiarity with home care software and email use

  • Provides personal care on an intermittent basis in accordance with the Plan of Care. This care includes, but is not limited to:* Bathing* Oral hygiene* Skin care* Foot care* Back care* Hair care* Personal care* Changing and/or straightening an occupied or unoccupied bed* Light straightening of client area* Positioning* Lifting* Transferring* ROM's* Adhering to specified infection control measures* Emptying foley catheter bags* Emptying colostomy or urostomy bags* Administering Fleets, oil retention, or soap suds enema* Non-sterile dressing changes* Vital signs as appropriate* Provides care to meet client's individual needs in an appropriate and safe manner.* Implements changes in care based on the plan of care in collaboration with the primary nurse.* Provides ongoing basic care instructions to caregivers as determined by the primary nurse.* Evaluates and communicates education with the client and caregiver/family based on their changing needs as directed by the primary nurse.
  • Ensures quality care management by providing appropriate documentation, communication, collaboration and other follow-up and by using time, supplies and resources productively.* Ensures quality and safe delivery of care.* Respects client confidentiality in all communication.* Communicates to the physician changes in the client's condition or status.* Obtains, interprets, clarifies and implements physician orders.* Communication and collaboration with the interdisciplinary team as client needs change.* Attends and participates in the weekly Interdisciplinary Team Meetings and monthly nurses meetings.* Participates in departmental task teams as appropriate.* Reports to the primary nurse and/or Clinical Coordinator or designee all problems encountered with client care.* Uses time, supplies and other resources productively to provide responsive and cost-effective client care.* Completes appropriate documentation according to MMCI Hospice polices/procedures and regulatory body's requirements: * C.N.A. Visit Record * Narrative Documentation * Death Note * MMCI Event Reporting Form * Submits legible clinical documentation in a timely manner using the MMCI Approved Abbreviation List and Prohibited Abbreviations.
  • Demonstrates punctuality and flexibility in the work schedule to meet the needs of the client and caregiver/family.* Recognizes and prioritizes client needs to ensure quality care.* Organizes visit schedule to ensure clients are seen within the scheduled workday.* Utilizes time so that client care is maximized.* Demonstrates flexibility in the work schedule to meet the needs of the client and caregiver/family.* Report all client schedule changes immediately to the Clinical Coordinator so that appropriate action may be taken.
  • Demonstrates evidence of professional growth and development by maintaining a current knowledge base regarding nursing and palliative care trends. Shows evidence of quality improvement in the processes of hospice care.* Assumes responsibility for being informed about developments in health care and specifically Hospice care.* Identifies personal and professional learning needs by participating in educational opportunities.* Participates in the orientation of new C.N.A.'s as a preceptor when designated. * Maintains all departmental and educational requirements