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Public Health Management Corporation - Visiting Nurse Association (VNA)
Published
May 14, 2024
Location
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Description

PHMC is proud to be a leader in public health. PHMC requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before the first day of employment. We will offer the vaccination at no cost via our Health Centers.

The Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Philadelphia is a leading provider of home health, hospice, and palliative care se6rvices in Philadelphia and designated areas of Bucks, Delaware, and Montgomery counties. The VNA offers a variety of clinical services and is proud of its home health 4.0-star quality rating and free-standing hospice inpatient unit. Since 1886, the VNA of Greater Philadelphia has remained true to its commitment to help patients remain safe and comfortable at home.

SUBSIDIARY: Visiting Nurse Association of Philadelphia

Key Measures of Success:

  • Ability to multitask in a compassionate, calm manner.
  • Maintain accurate documentation with attention to detail in following care plans.
  • Ability to interact with a diverse group of people.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to adapt to new environments and situations.

Position Summary:

As a member of the Interdisciplinary Team, the Certified Nurse Assistant is responsible for assisting with direct patient care as well as other work which supports the patient environment. The CNA assists staff to ensure optimal patient care and assists the healthcare team to provide and maintain a clean, safe, and attractive environment for patients.  Services are provided in a professional, compassionate manner to relieve social and emotional pain of the patient by providing care which restores dignity and enhances self-image.  By giving services to the family via respite, anxiety and exhaustion of caregiver is alleviated/prevented.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides directly or assists with bathing, oral hygiene, skin care, and hair care of the patient, changes bed linen.
  • Assists with patient's ambulation and with bed to chair transfer.
  • Turns patients in bed to position of comfort.
  • Assists with pre-poured medications, which are ordinarily self-administered.
  • Prepares light meals for patient and assists with eating.
  • Empties foley catheter drainage bags and records amount.
  • Assists with prescribed exercises which patients and home health aides have been taught by appropriate health personnel.
  • Attends weekly IDT meetings and participates in formulation of the plan of care.
  • Provides care only as outlined in the plan of care unless instructed by the Hospice Manager or designee.
  • Reports patient/family changes as they occur to appropriate Hospice IPU RN.
  • Documents care provided to patient/family in medical record as determined by policy.
  • Must be certified as a CNA in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Must have current CPR certification and maintain valid PPD.
  • Must have an automobile, a valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance.
  • Must exhibit ease in caring for dying patients and grieving families.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Must be certified as a CNA in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Must have current CPR certification and maintain valid PPD.
  • Must have an automobile, valid driver's license and vehicle insurance.
  • Must exhibit ease in caring for dying patients and grieving families.
  • Must complete an orientation/training program re: Hospice philosophy and method of care.

Education:

Must have High School Diploma or GED equivalent.

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