The Hospice Aide is responsible for assisting with activities of daily living and providing personal care for patients in accordance with the individualized patient plan of care and under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse.
Provide personal care to the patient in a compassionate and manner consistent with hospice philosophy while respecting dignity and rights of the patient.
Under the written and/or verbal direction of the RN, the Hospice Aide may perform the following duties:
Provide personal care such as, but not limited to, a bed bath, shower or tub bath, oral care, skin, and foot care.
Provide good body alignment, positioning, and range of motion exercises for non-ambulatory patients.
Assist with routine foley catheter care, and empties collection device.
Obtain vital signs.
Provide respite care while primary caregiver is absent.
Provides adjunct care such as enemas, and dressing changes per delegation from RN.
Recognizes changes in patient’s condition and reports to RN.
Perform light housekeeping and other duties as by the patient/family or as assigned by a registered nurse.
Provide a clean, safe and healthy environment for patients, utilizing infection control measures appropriately.
Attend Interdisciplinary Group (IDG) meetings and participate in care planning for assigned patients.
Consult with registered nurse to obtain instructions and supervision as necessary.
Never performs procedures and treatments not qualified to perform.
Remain current on all relevant rules and regulations.
Education and/or Experience
Current Certified Nursing Assistant certificate
Valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record, and automobile liability coverage or access to an insured vehicle
CPR certification at hire or within 6 months in the position
Experience with electronic medical records
Previous work experience in hospice, home health or long term care and/or completion of a comprehensive hospice training program.
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