The hospice aide provides personal care, supportive services, education, and light household duties. The aide will communicate changes to the RN Case Manager and complete documentation to reflect assigned duties set by the RN Case Manager. The Hospice Aide will utilize the IDT team to assist in this process.
1. Supports agency and corporate policies, goals, and objectives.
Promotes a positive working relationship within agency.
Attends and participates in staff meetings, as requested.
Promotes hospice philosophy.
Communicates identified needs and potential solutions to supervisor.
2. Assists with personal care including:
Tub, shower, whirlpool or bed bath
Nail and skin care
Toileting and elimination
Safe transfer technique and ambulation
Range of motion
Dressing changes as directed on POC
Takes vital signs as directed by RN case manager
Assists with family needs at time of death
3. Complies with competency and educational requirements.
Maintains current competency checklist.
Meets educational requirements at 12 one-hour in-services annually.
4. Performs light housework.
Cleans area around patient, bathroom, kitchen, or other light housekeeping chores.
Maintains a safe environment.
Delivers meds and supplies.
5. Other duties as performed or assigned.
Current CNA licensure in state of employment.
Ability to successfully complete competency evaluation program. This includes a written test and a skills evaluation.
Knowledge and acceptance of hospice philosophy.
Must be of high integrity including maintenance of confidential information including all patient records.
Ability to work a flexible schedule, to include some evenings and weekends.
Has a valid driver's license, auto liability insurance and dependable vehicle for work in the service area.
Ability to meet physical job requirements as specified by attachment.