This is a PRN position. Under the supervision of Hospice nurses, the Hospice aide provides direct patient care and services as established in the patient's Plan of Care. The Hospice Aide must be compassionate, mature and able to handle the needs of a Hospice patient and their family. This employee must also have access to a dependable vehicle and be willing to travel to see patients. LHC Group is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. Hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because we are united by a single, shared purpose: It's all about helping people.
- Under the direction and ongoing supervision of a registered nurse, provides personal direct patient care services as established and delegated in the Plan of Care on a daily basis.
- Reports after patient encounter to the Executive Director, or designee, regarding the patient's condition or environment, following the Care Management process on as needed basis..
- Provides assistance with the following ADLs during each patient visit: mobility, transfers, walking, grooming, bathing, dressing or undressing, eating or toileting.
- Performs incidental household services essential to the patient's health care at home conducting household services that are necessary to prevent or postpone institutionalization on as needed basis.
- Completes a clinical note for each visit which must be incorporated into the patient's record at least on a weekly basis.
- Participates in the in-service program per online educational forum, completing at least six hours of in-services every six months. Must have a minimum of 12 hours of in-service training annually.
- Maintains strict patient confidentiality on a regular basis.
- Participates in QAPI plan or process identifying any problems and reporting administrator on a daily or as needed basis.
- Provides emotional support & compassionate care to the patient & family on regular basis.
- Functions as a preceptor to new hires as needed.
- All other duties as assigned.
- Current CPR certification requirements.
Additional State Specific Requirements
- Current driver's license, vehicle insurance, and access to a dependable vehicle or public transportation.
- AL, AZ, ID, LA, MI, MS, MO, PA, SC, VA, WV - Successful completion of a competency evaluation.
- AR: Required to meet at least one of the following: 1) at least one year of experience in an institutional setting (home health agency, hospital, hospice, or long-term facility) verified by a previous employer. 2) Certificate issued by the state of Arkansas for working in long term care facilities-copy must be available for review. OR 3) Completion of 40 hour aide training course meeting requirements of AR regulations. In lieu of training course, a nursing student may qualify as a hospice aide by submitting documentation from the Director of Programs and|or the Dean of a School of Nursing that reflects the nursing student has demonstrated competency in providing basic nursing care in accordance with the school's curriculum.
- GA: Required to meet at least one of the following: Georgia certified nursing aide with current certification, or Individuals who have completed and can provide validation or documentation of completion of a home health aide training and competency evaluation program conducted in a Medicare-certified home health agency. The program must be conducted through classroom and supervised practical training totaling at least 75 hours.
- NC: Successful completion of a competency evaluation program and is listed on the Nurse Aide Registry at the Division of Health Service Regulation.
- NV: Certification is required
- TN: A person who has completed a total of seventy-five (75) hours of training which included sixteen (16) hours of clinical training prior to or during the first three (3) months of employment and who is qualified to provide basic services, including simple procedures as an extension of therapy services, personal care regarding nutritional needs, ambulation and exercise, and household services essential to care at home.
- TX: May not be listed on the Employee Misconduct Registry, have been revoked from the Nurse Aide Registry, or had a
criminal conviction listed in Health and Safety Code Chapter 250.
- WA: Must be registered or certified by the Washington Department of Health.
- Mature and able to deal effectively with the demands of a hospice aide position.
- Must be able to read, write, and carry out directions promptly and accurately.
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At LHC Group we appreciate the value of trained professionals who work within the local community and know their patients. That’s why we work with the nurses, therapists and aides who have provided quality care through local hospitals and health care agencies for years. By combining a dynamic, clinically driven operational model, an efficient management team, a high quality hometown medical staff, we are able to offer a comprehensive health care package which puts the patient’s needs first.
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We have spent years perfecting what we see as the only way to do business in the industry. As a result, patients, their physicians, and family members alike benefit from the simplicity that our expertise brings to the table. Aside from keeping the needs of the patient first, we also keep both the physician and family involved and informed every step of the way. We consider these channels of communication an essential part of who we are.
Our nurses, aides and therapists can deliver non-emergency medical care to homebound patients of all ages who choose to receive quality health care in the comfort of their own homes.