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Hospice Certified Nursing Assistant - Hospice Aide

Company: Gentiva Hospice
Location: Texarkana
Posted on: September 14, 2023

Job Description:

Our Company:

Gentiva Hospice is member of the Gentiva family - an industry leader in hospice, palliative and personal home care. Our place is by the side of those who need us, offering physical, spiritual and emotional support to patients and their families so they may make the most of every moment. We believe that better care for caregivers and clinicians means better care for everyone, so we offer ongoing professional training, lower nurse-to-patient ratios, and comprehensive benefits for eligible employees. Here, you'll join gifted colleagues who make a lasting difference in people's lives every day.


Join us to make a difference when life matters most

We believe every day is an opportunity to make care more personal and life more comfortable. That's why we offer personal care, palliative care and hospice to give people the care they need with dignity, grace, and love.

As a Full Time Hospice Aide, you will be eligible for:

Competitive Pay
Medical, Dental, Vision Plans
Wellness Program and Resources including:
A dedicated Accolade Care Coordinator for personalized care management support of all your healthcare needs
Telemedicine Program
Type 2 Diabetes Management Program via Virta Health
A complete Joint and Spine Program with concierge services via Nimble Orthopedics
Generous Paid Time Off (plan increases with tenure) and 7 paid holidays
Pre-tax FSA and HSA plans (HSA w/company contributions)
401(k) with company matching contributions
Career growth opportunities available at both the branch and corporate levels
One on One Onboarding Program with a Nurse Preceptor
Free Continuing Education Units
Tuition Program that includes:
Access to 280+ program at 25+ learning partners
Online classes with flexible start dates
Tuition reimbursement
Company paid life and long-term disability insurance
Voluntary long-term care, critical illness, accident insurance, and pet insurance
Local and national award programs
Referral bonus program
Mileage reimbursement or Fleet Program
Financial assistance program supporting teammates in times of need

As a Hospice Aide/ Certified Nursing Assistant, you will:

Report directly to the Administrator, Executive Director or Patient Care Manager Senior and function under the direction, instruction and supervision of the Registered Nurse and/or Clinical Supervisor.
Help the patient to maintain good personal hygiene.
Assist in maintaining a safe and healthy environment.
Prepare and serve light meals.
Assist in feeding patient when needed.
Assist the patient in ambulation.
Assist with the safe use of a walker or wheelchair as taught and supervised by the nurse.
Assist with light housekeeping tasks such as emptying trash and changing linens.
Assist with certain treatments as ordered on the aide plan of care and as allowable in state-specific regulations.
Attempt to promote patient's mental alertness through involvement in activities of interest.
Give basic emotional and psychological support to the patient and other members of the household.
Report any change in the patient's mental or physical condition or home situation to the Registered Nurse and members of the interdisciplinary team.
Demonstrate basic care to the primary caregiver.
Practice infection control measures and standard precautions.
Provide accurate documentation with visit itineraries
Attend staff meetings.
Participate in at least one Quality Improvement activity yearly, as assigned by supervisor.
Complete documentation in a timely manner as outlined in orientation.

About You:

Hospice Aide/ CNA Requirements:

Hospice heart: compassionate, kind and empathetic to your patients and their families.
Comfortable providing care wherever the patient calls "home".
Demonstrate flexibility and composure while supporting others in a time of crisis.
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) license.
Six (6) months of patient care experience in hospice, home health, ICU, geriatric, or oncology strongly preferred.
Additional, preferred experience to help you be successful in a hospice role: hospital Staff RN, Med Surg, PACU, Float pool, ER or emergency room, critical care, acute care, cardiac, geriatric, admissions, wound care, telemetry, nursing home or travel.
Current driver's license and automobile insurance.
Current CPR certification

Gentiva is a family of industry-leading hospice, palliative and personal care providers. With more than 430 locations and thousands of compassionate clinicians across 36 states, our place is by the side of those who need us, offering assistance with daily living and helping patients and their families manage the physical, emotional and spiritual effects of serious illness or a terminal diagnosis. Gentiva's corporate headquarters is in Atlanta, Georgia, with providers delivering care across the U.S.

Members of the Gentiva family include Gentiva Hospice, Hospice Plus, Kindred Hospice, New Century Hospice, Regency SouthernCare, SouthernCare Hospice Services, SouthernCare New Beacon, Empatia Palliative Care; Gentiva Personal Care, Girling Personal Care, The Home Option and Victorian Home Care.

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We Offer:
Comprehensive Benefits Package: Health Insurance, 401k Plan, Tuition Reimbursement, PTO
Opportunity to Participate In a Fleet Program
Competitive Salaries
Mileage Reimbursement
Professional Growth and Development Opportunities
This is a safety-sensitive position
Employee must meet minimum requirements to be eligible for benefits
Where applicable, employee must meet state specific requirements
We are proud to be an EEO employer
We maintain a drug-free workplace
Location: Gentiva Hospice

Keywords: Gentiva Hospice, Shreveport , Hospice Certified Nursing Assistant - Hospice Aide, Healthcare , Texarkana, Louisiana

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