Home Health Certified Nurse’s Aide (CNA)

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What is a Certified Nurse’s Aide (CNA)?

A professional who administers personal health care and related services for patients of all ages under the direct supervision of a registered nurse. Assist in providing a safe and clean environment Coordinates care with the interdisciplinary team, patient/family and referring agency.

At Signature, a CNA provides direct care to patients in a home care setting. As a vital part of a larger care team, Certified Nurse’s Aides help patients with a wide range of basic needs, including eating, bathing, grooming, mobility, and more. CNAs study for a year and complete training in nursing services.

Signature Health Services offers you a career with:

  • Excellent pay
  • Opportunities to be involved in specialty programs
  • Convenience of organizing your own day within your territory
  • Continuing education

Essential job functions of a CNA

Provide direct patient care under the direction of the RN and according to the Aide Plan of Care.

Provide a clean, safe, and comfortable environment. Promote respect for patient privacy and property.

Meet mandatory continuing education requirements of the agency.

Proactively adheres and commits to Agency’s vision, philosophy, core values and code of conduct.

Provide effective communication to patient and family members and other health care professionals.

Possess necessary skills to assist the patient with safe transfers and ambulation per Agency’s policies. Assist patients with proper nutrition and adequate fluid intake.

Apply concepts of infection control and universal precautions in coordinating and performing patient care activities to prevent contamination and transmission of disease.

Accurately and appropriately, report changes and document pertinent information and care rendered to patient to ensure continuity of care.

COVID-19 considerations for a CNA

All PPE equipment is provided. All staff making visits are required to wear N95 masks and gloves in all patient homes. If a patient shows respiratory symptoms, gowns and eye protection will also be worn.

Qualifications needed for a CNA

Education:

HS Diploma preferred. Texas maintains additional requirements, including a background check, continuing education credits, and ongoing training throughout a CNA’s career.

Licensing:

CNAs must graduate from a Certified Nursing Assistant School in Texas. Candidates must also take and pass a competency exam. Proof of current CPR and Hepatitis profile.

Experience:

At least one year experience as a HHA or Nursing Assistant in a hospital, nursing home, or home health agency or completion of Certified Nursing Assistant or Certified Home Health Aide Program.

Skills:

Demonstrate interest in the welfare of ill and elderly, perform satisfactorily on Aide Competency Evaluation Skills Checklist and written Skills Test. Must have good interpersonal skills. Must be able to read, write, follow instructions both written and verbal in English.

Transportation:

Reliable transportation. Valid and current Texas Driver License and valid and current auto liability insurance.

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Environmental and Working Conditions for a CNA

Works in a patient’s home under various conditions, possible exposure to bodily fluids and infectious diseases, must have the ability to work a flexible schedule and ability to travel the agency’s service area. There may be some exposure to inclement weather conditions.

Physical and Mental Effort for a CNA

Prolonged standing and walking is required, including ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and move patients. Requires working under some stressful conditions to meet patient needs, patient/family individualized psychosocial needs, meet deadlines, make quick decisions. Ability to utilize durable medical equipment in the home. Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity.

More information about the Certified Nurse’s Aide

Schedule

Flexible Schedule
Standard Business Schedule
Rotating Business Schedule
30-40 Hours Per Week

Perks & Benefits

Medical Insurance
Life Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Paid Time Off
On The Job Training
Flexible Spending Account
Health Savings Account
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