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Tufts Medicine Hospice Aide - Certified Nurse Assistant, CNA in Lawrence, Massachusetts

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Posting Description

The great history of Home Health Foundation is now the future of Tufts Medicine Care at Home.

Why Join Us? - This role is eligible for a Sign on Bonus

Generous earned time package, Retirement plan with employer match, Tuition reimbursement and more!

Tufts Medicine Care at Home is a proud member of Tufts Medicine, a health system that is rethinking how academic and community centers, local and national businesses, and technology and service innovators can all work together. So that clinicians can deliver expert care where it’s needed most and so that we can bring wellness back to health care, one person at a time.

Job Overview

This position is a trained paraprofessional who provides personal care and other incidental care to patients as instructed by and under the supervision of the professional clinician. Provide care to patients in a variety of settings, including patients under home health and hospice plans of care, residing in private homes, assisted livings, skilled nursing facilities and hospice inpatient facilities.

Facility Location: Lawrence, MA

Territory : Massachusetts with a strong need for Andover, Lawrence and Methuen

Hours: 40 Hours. Full-Time

Minimum Qualifications

  1. High school degree or equivalent.

  2. Certified Home Health Aide or Licensed Nurse Aide

  3. Valid driver’s license.

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities listed below are intended to describe the general nature of work and are not intended to be an all-inclusive list. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

Essential Functions

  1. Provides care to patients as instructed in the home health aide or hospice aide care plan. Provides the level of assistance designated in the plan of care, ranging from supervision and cueing to total care.

  2. Notifies the supervising clinician and or aide supervisor promptly when the patient refuses care or the patient’s care needs change.

  3. Provides patient care including bathing, dressing, grooming, ambulation/mobility, toileting and nutrition/hydration.

  4. Provides bowel and bladder training, catheter care, ostomy care, and adaptive equipment (e.g., raised toilet seat) as designated in aide care plan.

  5. Identifies risks to personal safety (e.g. firearms in the home, oxygen safety) and promptly reports concern to aide supervisor.

  6. Identifies changes in mobility, weakness, sleepiness, and fatigue and reports these changes to the supervising professional clinician.

  7. Identifies physical, mental and functional changes and reports these changes to the supervising professional clinician.

  8. Identifies respiratory concerns, such as a change in breathing pattern, or increased secretions and reports these changes to the supervising professional clinician.

What We Offer

  • Competitive salaries & benefits

  • Medical, Dental and Vision benefits start day one

  • 403(b) retirement with company match

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Opportunities for career growth

Tufts Medicine is a leading integrated health system bringing together the best of academic and community healthcare to deliver exceptional, connected and accessible care experiences to consumers across Massachusetts. Comprised of Tufts Medical Center, Lowell General Hospital, MelroseWakefield Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, Care at Home - an expansive home care network, and large integrated physician network. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at Tufts Medicine. Tufts Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation by emailing us at careers@tuftsmedicine.org .

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