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.
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.
- 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