The Penn Medicine at Home (PMAH) Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) for Continuous Care is responsible for implementing a Plan of Care, assisting the patient/family with performing personal care tasks, and assisting with the activities of daily living. The individual is responsible for performing continuous care visits throughout a designated service area. The CNA for Continuous Care is responsible for completing timely and accurate submission of patient documentation.
Patient Care – Directly performs or assists with bathing, oral hygiene, skin and hair care of the patient. Prepares light meals for patients and assists with eating. Assists with the clothing of patient. Assists the patient with use of a bedpan, commode, and urinal. Empty Foley catheter drainage bag and records amount on weekly report when applicable.
Exercise and Transfers- Provides assistance with home exercise programs to an assigned group of patients. Assists with patient’s ambulatory and with bed to chair transfer. Turns patients in bed to positions of comfort.
Patient Environment - Performs household and other environmental services tasks specified in the CNA Plan that are essential to entity. Assists with pre-poured medications, which are ordinarily self-administered. Provides respite care to relieve primary caregiver as assigned.
Documentation - Accurately documents care provided to patients on a timely basis according to Medicare/JCAHO standards. Completes allotment of hours as ordered by department and communicates changes in schedule. Documents and verifies with signature all CNA Activity Sheets and obtains caregiver or authorized facility signature. Oversees the timely submission of the ‘Rap Check Report’ to support government reimbursement.
Communication - Communicates any unusual findings and/or occurrences, obvious changes in patient’s physical, mental or social status, home safety hazards, refusal of care, or patient/family dissatisfaction to the primary nurse and/or Manager. Promotes easy communication between the family, RN Case Manager and Scheduling Coordinator.
Plan of Care - Follows the written care plan in relation to days of week and number of hours assigned for patient visits. Provides care only as outlined in the Plan of Care unless instructed by Case Manager of designee. Reviews biweekly IDT Plan of Care before providing care to patients.
Employee Travel - Employee must provide their own transportation to and from patient’s homes and meet current state requirements for operating a motor vehicle.
Education - Attends annual in-services and completes a minimum of 12 hours of continuing education annually. Demonstrates understanding and adherence to PMAH procedures. Meets all competencies as defined for CNAs.
Performs duties in accordance with Penn Medicine and entity values, policies, and procedures
Other duties as assigned to support the unit, department, entity, and health system organization
H.S. Diploma/GED and 1+ year of recent experience as a Nursing Assistant or Home Health Aide required
Six (6) months experience as a Nursing Assistant or Home Health Aide commencing within two (2) months after completion of an approved Nurse Aide or Home Care Aide Training Program required.
Certification as a Nursing Assistant in Pennsylvania required.
Valid driver's license and proof of automobile insurance required.
Required Skills and Abilities:
Ability to use standard office equipment.
Willingness to learn and apply automation or technology as identified by Penn Medicine at Home for use and implementation of standardizing patient information.
Ability to respond appropriately to patients/families in all age groups when needed.
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