Nursing Aide – Hospice (FT)
- Job responsibilities include those listed in competency document.
- Maintains a professional image and exhibits excellent customer relations to patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers in accordance with our Service Excellence Standards and Core Values.
- Presents with a positive attitude to patients, families and Hospice Team Members in the home and in the Hospice Office 100 percent of the time. No more than two complaints in a year made by patients/families/team members that are evaluated by the Clinical Manger and considered justified.
- Is always clean and neatly dressed as per department dress code. During home visits, personal care is given in a calm, comforting and professional manner
- Provides safe, effective, personal care and light housekeeping services to Hospice patients, in their place of residence, in accordance with the plan of care, as assigned by the primary RN or Designee.
- Notifies the patient’s primary nurse and/or manager of patient’s change in condition, family concerns or problems as instructed.
- Recognizes signs and symptoms of the actively dying patient and communicates this information to team members.
- Performs pulse and/or respirations check, when requested per RN and reports findings to RN.
- Performs routine skin inspection and reports any abnormalities to RN.
- Performs non-sterile dressing changes, routine decubitus care, Foley catheter care, removes and replaces colostomy/ureterostomy bags per RN instruction and after having demonstrated competency to RN.
- Uses medical equipment as directed by RN or physical therapist and assists patients with ROM exercises as prescribed and according to care plan.
- Assist patient and family to meet social and emotional needs in accordance with goals and objectives of hospice care. Encourages independence, whenever possible. Makes assigned bereavement visits as indicated by Clinical Manager .
- Actively participates as a Hospice Team Member, attends staff meetings, in-services and other meetings as assigned.
- Contact information and services provided are documented accurately and in a timely manner as per department policy. Laptop is synchronized every morning and every evening to assure all information is up to date.
- Demonstrates continual job growth by obtaining 12 hours of continuing education annually, including all mandatory training. Keeps informed of all new or updated policies and procedures.
- Completes age specific CBTs annually; recognizes the normal signs of growth and development in each age group served (indicated above) and understands the requirements of assessment, treatment and care of the specific age group.
The Hospice Aide provides personal care and homemaker services to Hospice patients in their place of residence, under the supervision of a RN. The Hospice Aide is supervised by a Patient Care Manager and receives direct and indirect supervision by the patient’s primary RN on a periodic schedule. Work Schedule: Full-time 80 hours as scheduled Qualifications /Training: Current South Carolina Driver’s License and Automobile Insurance as required by law. Must pass a written competency test prior to employment and a competency skills checklist during orientation At least one year of related work experience preferred, but not required. Must be empathetic, responsible, able to use time effectively, willing to accept supervision and relate well to patients and families Licenses/Certifications/Registrations/Education: Minimum of a High School Diploma/Equivalent from an accredited school Completion of a 75 hour Nursing Assistant Course with a minimum of 16 hours of supervised practical training Unit Description: Hospice Home Care – care is focused on acute pain and symptom management.
Florence, SC, United States