You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Home Health Patient Care Technician / Certified Nursing Assistant.
You know youâ™re a guest in someoneâ™s home and you tread carefully but confidently.
You know how to make small talk and answer big questions. You know how to soothe. How to hug. How to travel, and laugh, easily.
Youâ™re great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.
At SCL Home Health, we are proud to be an associate-empowered, patient-centered organization. Although home health is an independent practice, we ensure you have the right resources and support available for you to be successful. We support you by:
Being a part of the larger integrated SCL Health system
Allowing you flexible daily schedules/self-scheduling
Developing a unique compensation plan that's right for you
Planning the orientation process around your needs
Providing you with mileage reimbursement
Offering tuition reimbursement to support your career advancement
SCL Home Health is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. With clientele throughout the greater Denver area, we develop meaningful relationships through one-on-one care and facilitate optimal patient outcomes.
Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weâ™ve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.
Together weâ™ll align mission and careers, values and workplace. Weâ™ll encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.
Weâ™ll laugh at each otherâ™s jokes (even the bad ones). Weâ™ll hello and high five. Weâ™ll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.
Weâ™re proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.
As a Home Health Patient Care Tech / CNA, you need to know how to:
Work effectively using keen observation and communication skills in an independent environment utilizing established reporting structure to interdisciplinary healthcare team. Recognize signs and appropriately address within scope of practice areas of physical pain, spiritual or emotional distress and report signs to the nurse. Recognize emergencies and respond swiftly and safely.
Manage patient assignment and schedule effectively and efficiently by organizing the schedule for visits and notifying patients and families of planned schedule and any changes as necessary. Notify supervisor of delays or barriers as appropriate.
Maintain flexibility in assignment and geographic locations: be willing and able to drive distances within service area in variable conditions, be willing and able to remain in location to provide short term respite or hospice continuous care (when floating to hospice division), participate in orientation of other CNAs, and participate in joint team visit as required.
Demonstrate enhanced communication skills including empathy, calmness, active listening and emotional support for patients and family members particularly during high stress situations (complex medical care, functional decline with disease progression, pain crisis, seizure activity, dying process, etc.).
Assist the patient/client with the tasks for activities of daily living as outlined in a written care plan (ambulation, personal care, transfers and positioning, meals, toileting, self-administered medication assistance, simple dressing changes, non-complicated ostomy care, light housekeeping, vital signs, light housekeeping and occasional light meal preparation).
Demonstrate ability to reinforce and explain basic personal care tasks as performed and to assist in-home caregivers i.e.: basic assisted hygiene, safe transfers, ambulation, repositioning and turning patients.
We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:
Successful completion of an accredited nursing assistant training program
Certification as a Nursing Assistant (CNA) in state of practice
Current BLS certification endorsed by the American Heart Association or the ability to obtain within 60 days of hire (with prior approval)
Minimum of one (1) year of experience in a similar setting
Reliable automobile, current unrestricted driverâ™s license, and automobile insurance
High School Diploma or equivalent
Your next move.
Now that you know more about being a Home Health Patient Care Tech / CNA on our team we hope youâ™ll join us. At SCL Health youâ™ll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.
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About SCL Health
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving the health of the people and communities we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. Founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth in 1864, our $2.8 billion health network provides comprehensive, coordinated care through eight hospitals, more than 150 physician clinics, and home health, hospice, mental health and safety-net services primarily in Colorado and Montana.