Covenant Health

Job Title
CNA-HC
ID
3614356
Facility
Covenant Home Care
Department Name
HOMECARE

Overview

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Hospice CNA 

Downtown Knoxville/East Knoxville

Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift

 

Covenant HomeCare is East Tennessee’s largest non-profit homecare and hospice provider.  Since 1978, we have provided quality home healthcare to allow patients to live with comfort, dignity, and independence.  We care for more than 6,300 patients in our HomeCare and Hospice program every year. Covenant HomeCare is a proud member of Covenant Health, our region’s top-performing healthcare network.

 

Position Summary:

Provides patient care under the supervision of licensed staff and in compliance with Covenant HomeCare policies and procedures. The Home Health Aide reports to the assigned Nursing or Hospice Clinical Supervisor

 

Recruiter: Bradley Sparks || bsparks2@covhlth.com || 865-374-0852

Responsibilities

  • May take and record temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure and input-output measurements as outlined on the HHA POC
  • Provides morning or evening care, which may include bed bath, oral hygiene, shampooing and combing hair, back care, nail care, skin care, dressing patient, changing the bed linen and cleaning the surrounding area, and other supportive care as needed.
  • Performs routine treatment procedures as outlined on the HHA Poc within the defined scope of practice for certified nursing assistants.
  • Assists RN and/or LPN in treatment or procedures.
  • Provides general care such as positioning, lifting or turning patients; assisting in use of bedpan, urinal or commode; assist with ambulation and excercises, and safe patient transfers including use of patient lift; and application and/or removal of anti-embolism stockings.
  • Assists in cleaning equipment and preparing for disinfecting or sterilization, and reporting equipment that is not working properly.
  • Properly uses equipment such as ice bags, ace bandages, and Abd binders as outlined on the HHa POC.
  • Performs basic infection control techniques according to Covenant HomeCare policy; examples are proper Bag Technique, hand washing, glove usage, appropriate handling and disposing of wastes or un-sterile compresses, and keeping dirty and clean items separate.
  • Attends to nutritional needs of patient, which may include preparing meals and feeding patients.
  • Performs range of motion exercises where appropriate under supervision of Physical Therapy.
  • Checks schedule and calls patients to provide patients with arrival times.
  • Reports any changes observed in condition or behavior of patients and unusual incidents to licensed staff.
  • Assists in orienting new employees.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and competency in providing for age-specified needs of the population served.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform skills on annual skills checklist.
  • Completes and submits patient visit documentation.
  • Assists with medications that are ordinarily self-administered (including topical) as outlined on the HHA POC.
  • Local travel required.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Education:           

High school diploma or equivalent.

 

Minimum Experience:         

Six (6) months hospital or related experience.

 

Licensure Requirements:    

Must have and maintain certification in state approved nursing assistant program. CPR required.  Employee must have a valid Tennessee driver’s license Class D and state mandated minimum insurance coverage. Driving record must meet Covenant Health minimum standards at the date of hire and throughout employment tenure.

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