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Certified Nurse Aide

Company: Traditions Health, LLC
Location: Lincoln
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Primary function is to provide personal healthcare and related services to the patient/client in his or her place of residence; to assist in providing a safe and clean environment, work cooperatively with the patient/client and family and share observations and problems with the supervisor. Works under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse.

Job Qualifications:

Education: High School Diploma Preferred.

Licensure: Must have a current driver's license.

Experience: At least one year experience preferred as a Home Health Aide or Nursing Assistant in a hospital, nursing home or home health agency. Must have successfully completed a State-established or other training and competency evaluation program that meets State and Federal requirements, or a competency evaluation program that meets State and Federal requirements, or a State licensure program that meets State and Federal requirements for aide training and competency evaluation. An individual is not considered to have completed a training and competency evaluation program, or a competency evaluation program if, since the individuals most recent completion of this program(s), there has been a continuous period of 24 consecutive months during none of which the individual furnished home health aide services described in 42CFR 409.45 for compensation.

Skills: Must be able to read, write, and verbally report clinical information to patients, representatives, and caregivers, as well as to other Agency staff. Demonstrates interest in the welfare of the ill and elderly. Proof of current CPR. Successful completion of the Aide Competency Evaluation Skills Checklist and written Skills Test.

Transportation: Reliable transportation. Valid and current auto liability insurance.

Environmental and Working Conditions: Works in patients'/clients' homes in various conditions, possible exposure to blood, body fluids, and infectious diseases; Ability to work a flexible schedule; Ability to travel locally; some exposure to unpleasant weather.

Physical and Mental Effort: Prolonged standing and walking required. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and move patients/clients. Requires working under some stressful conditions to meet deadlines, to identify patient/client needs, to make quick decisions and meet patient/client and family psychosocial needs. Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity. Ability to use durable medical equipment in the home.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides direct patient/client care under the direction of the RN and according to the Aide Plan of Care.
  • Provides necessary skills to assist patients/clients with safe transfers and ambulation per Agency policy.
  • Appropriately reports changes and documents pertinent information and care rendered to patients/clients to ensure continuity of care.
  • Practices accepted infection control principles. Provides a clean, safe, and comfortable environment.
  • Promotes positive, supportive, respectful communication to patients/clients, their families, and other employees.
  • Provides an environment which promotes respect for patients/clients and their privacy and property.
  • Provides skills necessary to assist patients/clients with proper nutrition and adequate fluid intake.
  • Contributes to the management and efficient operation of the Agency and demonstrates effective time management skills.
  • Provides skills necessary to perform treatments and procedures according to Agency policy.
  • Demonstrates commitment, professional growth, and competency by attending 12 hours of in-services per year.
  • Promotes the Agency philosophy and administrative policies to ensure quality of care.

    Equal Employment Opportunity:

    Traditions Health is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination of any kind based on race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy or any other legally protected characteristic.

    Traditions Health Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Policy:

    Pursuant to the CMS Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Final Rule effective February 14, 2022 Traditions Health is required to have policies and procedures in place to ensure all facility staff, regardless of clinical responsibility or resident contact (Home health and hospice employees, Licensed practitioners, Students, trainees, and volunteers; and Individuals who provide care, treatment, or other services for the home health and hospice and/or its patients, under contract or by other arrangement), are either fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have been granted a qualifying religious or medical exemption. All applicants to whom an offer of employment is made, shall be required, as a condition of employment, to either be fully vaccinated by their start date, or approved for a medical or religious exemption. The policies and procedures specified do not apply to staff who exclusively provide telehealth or telemedicine services, and staff who provide support services for the home health and hospice agencies that are performed exclusively outside of the settings where home health and hospice services are directly provided to patients and who do not have any direct contact with patients, families, and caregivers, and other staff. For questions related to this policy, please contact our talent acquisition team.

Keywords: Traditions Health, LLC, Lincoln , Certified Nurse Aide, Healthcare , Lincoln, Nebraska

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