Hospice House Aide
Job Details
Experienced
Advanced Hospice - Sacramento, CA
Certified Home Health Aide
Health Care
Description

 

Advanced Hospice is seeking a Certified  Aide to be part of our wonderful team. We are seeking talented and compassionate aides that want to make a significant difference in the lives of their patients.

The hospice aide is a paraprofessional member of the Hospice House team who works under the supervision of a registered nurse and performs various personal care services as necessary to meet the patient's needs. The Hospice House aide is responsible for observing patients, reporting these observations and documenting observations and care performed.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities of the Hospice House aide include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Performs personal care according to Hospice House Policy  
  • Provides support to the family/caregiver regarding personal care and participation in desired activities of the patient
  • Performs the tasks set by a Registered Nurse and documented in the Aide Task List
  • Documents all services provided in the patient’s electronic medical record on the same day of service prior to completion of shift
  • Documents pertinent observations and significant changes in the patient’s condition in the patient’s electronic medical record, and informs the Registered Nurse on duty of issues requiring immediate attention
  • Answers patient call bell within three rings
  • Serves as reception, by answering phones and the front door bell
  • Maintains strict confidentiality of patient/family/caregiver information
  • Attends and participates in team meetings, in-services, department and agency meetings and other related activities
  • Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to:
  • Assists with dietary duties, as needed
  • Assists with housekeeping duties, as needed
  • Provides Nursing Department support
  • Works in other areas as directed by the Clinical Administrator

​The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description.

Job Limitations

The Hospice Aide will not function in any manner viewed as the practice of nursing according to the Nurse Practice Act.  Specifically, the Hospice Aide will not administer medications, take physician’s orders or perform procedures requiring the training , knowledge and skill of a licensed nurse, such as sterile techniques.

Schedule Requirements:

  • In addition to the regular schedule, the Hospice House Aide must sign-up for a minimum of sixteen (16) hours of after-hours back-up On-Call shift work per month/schedule period.  After hours back-up On-Call shifts are from 1700-0900
  • The Per Diem Hospice House Aide must be available to work a minimum of four (4) shifts per month/schedule period.  After-hours back-up On-Call shifts may be subtitled for work shifts with supervisor approval

Compliance and Quality Improvement:

The Hospice House Aide plays an important role in the agency’s compliance with state and federal regulations and quality assurance and performance improvement. They must understand and comply with the Medicare Conditions of Participation and all Hospice House Policies and Procedures. Essential duties include but are not limited to:

  • Utilizes Standard Universal Precautions in Exposure and Infection Control
  • Operating within his or her scope of practice, and ensuring that all services are provided consistent with best practices for hospice and palliative care
  • Recognizing and reporting any potential misconduct or violation of Hospice House policies, compliance standards, and federal or state laws and regulations
  • Recognizing and reporting any suspected violations of the patient’s rights
  • Understanding and complying Human Resources Standards of Conduct
  • Understanding and complying with all (HIPAA) requirements

 

 

 

 

Qualifications

Position Qualifications:

  • Current California Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) and Home Health Aide (HHA)  certification from the California Department of Public Health
  • Meets the training requirements of the State of California
  • Maintains a current American Heart Association CPR certification
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Valid Driver’s License, excellent driving record, proof of acceptable automobile insurance coverage, and reliable transportation
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to read and follow written instructions and document care given
  • Understand Hospice philosophy, comfortable providing specialized care to the terminally ill
  • Satisfactory references from previous employers
  • Has empathy for the needs of the ill, injured, frail and the impaired
  • Demonstrates tact, patience and good personal hygiene

Note: Effective August 14, 1990, a person who has successfully completed a state established or other training program that meets the requirements of CFR 484.36(a) and a competency evaluation program, or state license program that meets the requirements of CFR 484.36 (b), or a competency evaluation program of the state license program that meets the requirements of S 484.36 (b).

 

Medical Requirements

  • Current Tuberculosis (TB) Test or Chest X-ray (Within the last six months)
  • Titers for: Varicella (Chickenpox), MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), and Hepatitis B. A titer is a blood test that checks your immune status to vaccinations (immunizations) you may have received in the past.
  • Proof of Vaccination for Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis)
  • Proof of Vaccination for Flu (Influenza)
  • Proof of Physical exam (Within the last six months)

 

 

 

 

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