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Certified Nursing Assistant - Hospice

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Date: Jan 13, 2018

Location: Birmingham, AL, US, 35242

Company: Envision

Home Health Aide



St. Vincent's Home Health & Hospice is a proud member of Ascension Health at Home, a leading provider in the delivery of compassionate patient-centered healthcare services including home health, infusion therapy and hospice.


St. Vincent's Home Health & Hospice is seeking some fantastic CNA's to provide quality care to our home health patients.




Under the supervision of the Manager, Supervisor or Hospice RN, provides safe, personal patient care.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Active participation in meeting agency customer satisfaction goals.
  • Create predictability for patients by following standard practices and using KEY WORDS AT KEY TIMES to decrease caregiver anxiety.
  • Promote AHAH by always putting the patient first.
  • Promote a positive culture among and across the hospice team.
  • Promote teamwork and shared responsibility for attaining the agency mission and vision.
  • Actively engage in QAPI initiatives and compliance activities.
  • Take part in professional development to maintain qualifications for role; completes CBTs in a timely manner.
  • Completes duties delegated by RN on plan of care.  Demonstrates competency when necessary.
  • After instruction by the RN provides total care or assists patient with:
    • Bed bath, tub bath, or shower
    • Weighs patient
    • Vital signs
    • Dental, hair, and nail care, shaving, dressing/undressing
    • Elimination needs including toileting by offering bedpan, urinal, or taking to bathroom.  (Includes catheter care, colostomy, urine testing/collection.)
    • Ambulating, transferring, positioning by using assistive devices such as walker, wheelchair, and prescribed ROM when taught by health care professional of Ministry Home Care.
  • Provides light housekeeping tasks such as doing patient’s personal laundry, vacuuming, sweeping, dishes, and tidying the bathroom after bathing the patient.
  • Observes, reports, and documents physical and/or behavioral changes in the patient immediately to the RN per established policies.  Assists with completing an incident report for any unusual occurrence.
  • Follows all safety, security, infection control (universal precautions) and hazardous materials policies and procedures.  Performs all tasks to assure patient and personal safety and the protection of co-workers and agency property.
  • Maintain productivity standards.
  • Promote efficiency in use of supplies and visit utilization including mileage.
  • Is an ambassador for the agency in daily encounters with referral sources.
  • Promote positive relationships with contracted facilities.
  • Provides emotional support to patients/families throughout the continuum, maintaining professional boundaries.  Works tactfully with all staff throughout the agency.
  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completion of Nursing Assistant Certification.
  • Listed in the State of practice in Nursing Assistant Registry. 
  • Possess valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and access to automobile.
  • CPR Certified.



  • Experience in the health care field preferred.
  • CNA required


    Knowledge and Skills:

  • Good computer skills
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills



Company Overview
Formed in 2014, Ascension Health at Home is a national partnership between Ascension Health and Evolution Health. The partnership includes all Ascension-affiliated home health, hospice, home infusion therapy and private duty/supportive care services.
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Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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