We are looking for a compassionate Hospice Aide to join team. Our idea candidate will live in the Peoria, IL are; and be willing travel to various assignments.
POSITION SUMMARY: The Hospice Aide is a paraprofessional member of the interdisciplinary team who works under the supervision of the Hospice RN Case Manager, Regional Nursing Director and performs various services for a patient as needed to meet the patient’s personal needs and to promote comfort during the hospice process. The hospice aide is also responsible for observing the patient, reporting these observations and documenting observations and care performed to the Hospice RN Case Manager.
Essential Job Functions:
- Performs personal care needs after given a patient's assignment and attending to his/her requests promptly; if unable to perform a certain task, report to the Case Manager immediately.
- Provides patient and family with positive communication techniques, within realm of ethical and respectful care, including confidentiality.
- Meets safety needs of patient and using equipment safely and properly (foot stools, side rails, hoyer lift, etc.)
- Gives personal care including baths, back rubs, oral hygiene, shampoos and changing bed linen as often as assigned.
- Assists in dressing and undressing patients as assigned.
- Assists in feeding the patient as assigned.
- Takes and records oral, rectal and auxiliary temperatures, pulse, respiration and blood pressure when ordered with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency.
- Assists patients in the completion of activities of daily living and provided routine skin care as outlined in the plan of care.
- Provides proper care and observation of patient's skin to prevent breakdown of tissue over bony prominence.
- Assesses and reporting on patient's condition and significant changes to the Hospice RN Case Manager.
- Assists in ambulation and exercise as instructed by the Hospice RN Case Manager.
- Understands the physical, psychosocial and spiritual concerns/problems of terminally ill patients and reportsthese concerns/problems to other interdisciplinary team members.
- Provides respite for patient's/family/caregiver when on-site, as appropriate.
- Keeps the patient's living area clean and orderly, as assigned.
- Adheres to the organization's documentation and care procedures and standards of personal and professional conduct.
- Participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.
- Respectful of patient and family/caregiver environment and patient's personal needs.
- Demonstrates sensitivity to patient, family, and/or caregiver cultural and religious beliefs.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Meets the training requirements of the State.
- Minimum of one-year full-time experience in direct patient care in a nursing home or home health setting; preferably in hospice.
- Ability to read and follow written instructions and document care given.
- Understands hospice philosophy, comfortable providing specialized care to the terminally ill.
- Secure with issues of death/dying.
- Empathic towards the needs of the ill, injured, frail and the impaired.
- Possess and maintains current CPR certification.
- Demonstrates tact, patience and good personal hygiene.
- Maintains a valid driver’s license and automotive insurance coverage that meets the state minimum requirements and maintains reliable transportation for daily travel to different work settings
Sick & Vacation Time
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