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  • Medication Aide - CNA - LPN - Hospice

    Job Locations US-WI-Woodruff
    Company Ascension At Home
    Requisition ID
    2018-17263
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Hospice
    Location
    Woodruff
  • Overview

    Ministry Home Care, an Ascension At Home company, is looking for a full-time Medication Aide to join our team at Seasons of Life in Woodruff.  

     

    This position will provide safe, personal patient care at the Seasons of Life Hospice House.

    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
      • Reminds patient to take medication as specified by RN.
      • 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 housekeeping duties: meal preparation and cleanup, dusting, sweeping and mopping, vacuuming, stain removal, tidying patient rooms, recycling and garbage removal, doing patient’s personal laundry, dishes, and tidying the bathroom after bathing the patient.
      • Feeds patients, maintains, intake/output as requested.
    • 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 (standard 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.
    • Is responsible to acquire any necessary continuing education each year. Complete mandatory in-services/competencies, attend meetings and review memos, minutes, etc.
    • Will administer all PO, Rectal, Topical, and Inhalation medications in accordance with the guidelines of the State approved Medication Assistant course. Other medication administration (bladder installation, G-Tube) may be delegated by the RN pending demonstration of competency.
      • Monitors patient’s pain control, utilizing medication (as directed by RN) & repositioning as needed.
      • Monitor patient for any adverse reaction to medications.
      • Count narcotics at every shift change.
      • Documents accurately on scheduled & prn medication administration guide.

    Qualifications

    Education/Licensing/Certification:

    • Certified as a Nursing Assistant, passed the State Medication Assistant course, and be currently listed on the State’s Nursing Assistant registry
    • LPN/RN with current state license may also be considered
    • Current driver’s license
    • Must be CPR certified.

    Experience:

    • Prior health care experience is preferred

    Knowledge and Skills:

    • Computer skills required.

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