Hospice Aide - PRN
Harden HealthCare, LLC - Oskaloosa, IA

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SUMMARY

The Hospice Aide functions in a supportive relationship to professional disciplines and may function as an extension of these professional services with written instructions, appropriate supervision and specialized hospice training. Provides quality patient care including personal care along with activities of daily living.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Include the following; however other duties may be assigned:
Report and discuss observations with Hospice Nurse.

Perform Light housekeeping for patients including Linen changes and bed making.

Prepare, or serve meals to patients, if requested.

Participate in on call rotation if required and work flexible hours to meet patient care needs.

Provide tasks Listed on the plan of care, permitted to be performed under State Law and consistent with Hospice Aide training and the following:

Provide care consistent with written instructions.

Perform hands on personal care.

Assist patient with ambulation and exercises.

Report changes in the patient's condition and needs to a Hospice RN.

Perform other job related tasks as directed.

Complete appropriate records in compliance with hospice policies and procedures.

Participate in the QAPI hospice performance improvement program.

Complete annual on-going training/continuing education.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
None

Required Skills

Required Experience

QUALIFICATIONS:
Competency Statement(s)

Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.

Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.

Active Listening - Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others.

Adaptability - Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.

Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.

Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conducts conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.

Friendly - Ability to exhibit a cheerful demeanor toward others.

Relationship Building - Ability to effectively build relationships with customers and co-workers.

Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.

Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND/OR REGISTRATIONS:

Education: High School Graduate or GED

Experience and Skills: Six months to a year of related experience. Basic Computer skills.

Certificates/Licenses/and/or Registrations, etc..: Certification required, Hospice Aide, or Certified Nurses Aide in the state that work is performed

Other Requirements: Ability to read and write. Knowledge of the practices and procedures relating to referral of victims of abuse, neglect, misappropriation, exploitation to the appropriate community agencies. Promotes awareness of hospice services. Maintains professional boundaries in relationship with the patient/family/caregiver. Is sensitive to issues of Loss and grief. Has the ability to deal effectively with the demands of the job. TB test, new hire and State requirements for position valid driver's License and evidence of current auto Liability insurance.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
General Office, Healthcare Facility

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