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Job Title:  Certified Nursing Assistant - Inpatient Center
Job Ref No:  33805
Job Type:  Permanent
Location:  Virginia
City:  Aldie
Job Description:  Make the most of every moment -it's the heart of our philosophy and mission at Capital Caring, a leader in hospice and palliative care in the DC metro region. We live our mission of improving the care of people facing life-limiting illness every day and are seeking a dedicated, Certified Nursing Assistant to join us in our Capital Caring Adler Center.

Our Core Values include:
  • Complete Customer Satisfaction
  • Culture of Trust
  • Leadership to Grow
  • We are all Learners and Teachers
  • Live within the Model

POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direction of a licensed nurse, assists in the provision of patient care and is responsible for the provision of personal care to patients.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Within the philosophy, objectives and policies of Capital Caring, carries out the following essential functions:

Quality Provision of Services:
  • Adheres to Capital Caring policies, overall organizational goals and functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Provides personal care, including: bathing, dressing, grooming, caring for hair, nail care, oral hygiene, skin care, and foot care, according to the Plan of Care (POC).
  • Assists with elimination, including: bed pan, urinal, up to the bathroom, routine catheter care, external colostomy and skin care according to the POC.
  • Assists patients in turning, getting up in a chair, assists patients in getting into and out of bed, including the use of mechanical lifting equipment/the use of wheelchairs and walkers, and assists patients in ambulating according to POC.
  • Assists with prescribed exercises and ambulation when the patient and the nursing assistant have been instructed by the appropriate health professional, according to the POC.
  • Takes and records vital signs, temperature, pulse and respiration, as requested by the RN.
  • Measures and records fluid intake and output according to order on the POC.
  • May assist patients with self-administration of medications, according to the POC.
  • Assists patients with meals, if necessary, according to the POC.
  • Completes appropriate documentation of services and observations in a timely manner in accordance with hospice medical records policies and procedures.
  • Assists in maintaining a safe and sanitary environment in the inpatient center.
  • Communicates with Case Manager or Clinical Supervisor/ Regional Executive Director to report changes in patient condition.
  • Assumes responsibility for professional growth and development through attendance to at least quarterly in-services or training up to a minimum of 12 hours per year.
  • Participates in QUAPI and customer service programs and in-service as requested.
  • Follows infection control procedures and guidelines as outlined by the agency and regulatory bodies.
  • Obtains alternative assignments from a Clinical Supervisor/ Regional Executive Director when circumstances warrant.
  • Achieves expected productivity standard as defined by the organization and in alignment with best practices/the Capital Caring model.

  • Employment with Capital Caring comes with great benefits - with flexibility to choose the health and welfare plans to best meet your needs.
    • Competitive salary
    • Health, Dental, Vision Insurance
    • 403(b) plan with a generous match
    • Education Assistance/Tuition Reimbursement
    • Generous Vacation, Sick and Personal Leave


    COMPETENCY: Successful completion of Capital Caring administered competency test and skills assessment test according to OBRA 87 guidelines.

    EDUCATION: The qualification for an individual or individuals employed by contractual agreement to deliver nursing assistant services, has a certificate of completion from an approved nurse aide training program and/or certificate of completion from an approved home health aide training program. In addition, registration is required by the appropriate Board of Nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

    EXPERIENCE: Previous experience as a nursing assistant and personal care experience strongly preferred. Has not had a lapse of 24 consecutive months where the aide has not provided services for compensation.

    Employer:  Capital Caring.

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