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Home Health Aide Hospice CNA - Oshkosh Area - Casual

Company: Advocate Aurora Health
Location: Oshkosh
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Job Description:

Provides personal care and limited home management services to assigned patients according to the individual plan of care, which is established by a registered nurse. Assumes the responsibility for the daily telephoning of each assigned patient to confirm visit.


Makes home visits to specified patients and provides personal care according to the individual plan of care developed by the registered nurse.

Performs routine personal care activities for patients, which includes but not limited to; bathing, dressing and undressing, skin, nail, hair, osmotic, and simple wound care, shaving, oral hygiene, and care of catheter and drainage bag.

Responsible for obtaining patient's temperature, pulse and respiratory rate and for obtaining patient's fluid intake and output. Documents/updates patient's care and health information.

Assists patients with transfer in and out of bed, chair, bathroom, and/or wheelchair and with range of motion exercises of upper and lower extremities. Assists patient in using bedpan, urinal or commode, and in turning and repositioning.

Assists patients with planning and preparing meals, feeding and testing of his/her urine for sugar and acetone.

Performs non-routine personal care activities for patients which require additional instruction by a registered nurse prior to providing care; bowel cares, which include, obtaining patient's blood pressure, assisting patient with testing of blood sugars, and performing other responsibilities approved by the agency.

Provides home management activities, which are medically necessary and incidental to maintain and/or facilitate patient's health, which includes but not limited to; laundering patient's bed linens and/or personal clothing, light cleaning in essential areas of the home used during personal care services, washing dishes used in meal preparation, and/or shopping for groceries and medication, where appropriate.

Communicates with physicians and other members of the health care team. Documents and communicates accurate and timely information regarding patient conditions and patient/scheduling issues.

Acts in a prompt, friendly, and professional manner when dealing with patients, family members, caregivers and staff.

Participates in chart audits and continuous quality improvement activities as requested.

Scheduled Hours
  • Casual position to fill in for vacations, leave of absences...etc.
  • Hours are primarily 8am-4:30pm Monday through Friday.
  • Coverage area is from Appleton to Fond du lac (scheduled to decrease travel).

Licenses & Certifications

Nurse Aide in good standing with the Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry with eligibility to work in home health agencies and hospices, and

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not required, and

A valid drivers license issued by the Division of Motor Vehicles, or

Driver license issued by the state of Illinois.

Degrees

Advanced training beyond High School that includes the completion of an accredited or approved program in Nursing Assistant.

Required Functional Experience

Typically requires 1 year of experience in providing patient care within a home health care setting including experiences in working with elderly, convalescent, and/or disabled persons.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Current driving record that meets Aurora fleet safety standards and proof of automobile liability insurance.Must be listed in the state of Wisconsin Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide registry or be eligible for Home Health Aide competency testing. Maintains active inclusion in the state of Wisconsin Nurse Assistant/Home Health Registry and provides verification as requested by the agency.Must have satisfactorily completed Agency's training and/or orientation program.Excellent communication and listening skills.Must possess maturity and ability to deal effectively with the demands of the job, showing a sympathetic attitude toward care of the sick.Must be able to follow specific instructions for patient care. Must prioritize tasks for efficient use of visit time.Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served.

Keywords: Advocate Aurora Health, Oshkosh , Home Health Aide Hospice CNA - Oshkosh Area - Casual, Other , Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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