Hospice Aide - CNA
Gentiva Health Services 587 reviews - Temple, TX

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Odyssey Hospice, Inc. is the leader in hospice care, making a difference in the lives of terminally ill patients. Join the hospice team that touches so many. Besides a supportive environment where great works are acknowledged and celebrated, Odyssey employees enjoy competitive salaries, flexible schedules for many positions, and a range of excellent Full-Time benefits, including:

� PPO or HMO medical insurance

� Dental insurance

� Vision insurance

� Company-paid life insurance with A D & D coverage

� Flexible spending accounts to set aside pre-tax dollars for childcare and medical care

� Optional life insurance

� Optional long-term disability coverage

� Short-term disability plan

� 401(k) with a company match

� Tuition reimbursement

� Employee referral bonus

� Generous PTO program with select holidays

� Employee recognition programs and an enjoyable work environment

Hospice Aide

Provide personal care and related assigned services to terminally ill patients in the home, nursing homes and in-patient units in accordance with an established physician plan of care and under the supervision of a registered nurse case manager or other professional as dictated by state. Actively participate as a member of the interdisciplinary team. Directly involved with caring for patients and promoting comfort on a daily basis. Observe the patient, report observations and document observations and care performed.

Provide timely documentation of patient services based on plan of care. Adhere to Company policies and procedures and regulatory compliance requirements and directives. Travel as necessary.


� Minimum age requirement of 18.

� Proof of certification by a state recognized certifying body, and proof of state certification, if applicable.

� Passing score on Odyssey�s skills test.

� Minimum of 1 year of direct patient care experience in an institutional or home care setting and community health/Hospice experience preferred.

� Sufficient documentation of having passed a skills test and written/oral test demonstrating those competencies identified in OBRA-87, 42 C.F.R. Sections 484.36 and 484.4. In lieu of such documentation, a newly hired HHA must demonstrate skills and written/oral competency prior to working independently with a patient.

� Compliance with accepted professional standards and practices.

� Understanding of Hospice philosophy and needs of terminally ill.

� Physical exam in accordance with state law.

� Valid driver�s license with maintenance of good driving record and an automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or Odyssey requirements and is in good working order.

� Good physical stamina and mental health. Has presented a pre-employment health certification including a negative TB skin test and/or CXR and other tests as required by Odyssey policy and/or state law.

� Satisfactory references from employers and/or professional peers.

� Demonstrate excellent observation, good judgment and communication skills. Ability to provide good written documentation in a timely manner.

� Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, write simple correspondence and effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to patients/families, other caregivers and members of the interdisciplinary team.

� Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

� Flexible and cooperative in fulfilling role obligation and has ability to work within an interdisciplinary team.

Odyssey Hospice is now a part of Gentiva Health Services. What brings us together is the care we all have for our patients and their families. We share the same passion for what we do. We believe our work really is our calling.
If you are interested in becoming a part of America's leading provider of home healthcare and hospice services please apply.

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Gentiva Health Services is a gentle giant. As one of the nation's largest home health care and hospice services firms, the company...