Lutheran Hospice is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization.
Interested in making a difference? Then check us out. Our rich heritage and mission, and our focus on health care delivery that values person-centered care, excellence and accountability are a winning combination as we bring health – and hope – to our patients.
Wheat Ridge, Colo. (estab. 1985)
Provides comprehensive & compassionate end-of-life care
Services & Expertise
Provides medical, emotional & spiritual care to patients & families
Serves patients & families in their homes & other care settings
Provides inpatient care for management of acute symptoms at our beautiful, freestanding Collier Hospice Center
Offers ongoing bereavement support groups, counseling & resources for families, caregivers & community
All physicians are Hospice & Palliative Care certified
The Certified Nurse Assistant will provide care to those patients in our Home Hospice program which includes driving to patients at their homes or in skilled nursing facilities. Essential duties includes, but not limited to:
Demonstrates skill in providing safe and appropriate techniques for performance of personal hygiene, repositioning, transfers, ambulation, ADLs, light housekeeping and occasional light meal preparation
Understands basic elements of body functioning and can identify changes that must be reported to the nurse.
Understands and normalizes signs of death and dying.
Able to recognize signs of physical pain, spiritual or emotional distress and report them to the nurse.
Able to independently recognize emergencies and respond swiftly and safely.
Once receiving initial patient assignment, organize a schedule for visits and keeps patients and families informed of planned schedule and need for schedule changes
Keep patients/families appraised of any delay or change from expected visit time.
Reports immediately to the home hospice clinical manager if circumstances result in an inability to complete the patient assignment.
Teach family members basic cares such as appropriate hygiene, safe transferring, turning and repositioning.
Maintains calm and composed presence with patient and family in emergent or frightening care situations (pain crisis, seizure, death, etc.) until nurse arrives.
High school diploma or GED, required
Certification as a nurse aide in the state of Colorado, required
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the American Heart Association, required
Reliable automobile, current unrestricted driver's license, and automobile insurance, required
Minimum 1 year of C.N.A experience in a home care or hospice setting, required
We reveal and foster God's healing love by improving the health of the people and communities we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Inspired by our faith,
•We will be distinguished as the premier person-centered health system and trusted partner.
•We will share accountability with clinicians and other stakeholders to coordinate care across all settin...gs and improve access, quality, health outcomes, and affordability.
•We will grow as community-based health networks to serve more people in partnerships with others who share our vision and values.
Caring Spirit - We honor the sacred dignity of each person.
Excellence - We set and surpass high standards.
Good Humor - We create joyful and welcoming environments.
Integrity - We do the right thing with openness and pride.
Safety - We deliver care that seeks to eliminate all harm for patients and associates.
Stewardship - We are accountable for the resources entrusted to us.