Home Care Aide / Hartford Certified Gen

William Backus Hospital Bloomfield , CT 06002

Posted 8 months ago

Basic Purpose of the Position:

  • Provides personal care and housekeeping assistance to hospice clients in their homes; follows the established plan of care under the direction of the client care coordinator

In general, most of the time will be spent in the following activities:

  • Provides personal hygiene and grooming care to hospice clients

  • Provides meals for hospice clients' nutritional needs

  • Reports changes in hospice clients' condition to client care coordinator or supervisor

  • Performs routine housekeeping and home management duties

  • Records each hospice client's care on care plan and submits care plan in a timely manner

  • Assists in providing the unique emotional support needed for the hospice client and family

  • Responds sensitively to the multiple, complex needs of a terminal client which includes providing end of life care.

  • Assists with routine therapy exercises

  • Reminds hospice client of medication regime, opens medicine containers for clients as needed

  • Participates in case conferences as requested

In addition, the position involves other duties such as:

Attends required in-service sessions

Attendance at MSW facilitated hospice support group

Will actively participate in the performance improvement process known as H3W.

Performs other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: High School diploma or equivalent, preferred

Licensure/Certification: Home Care Aide or CNA Certificate approved by the Connecticut Department of Public Health and Addiction Services

Experience: Six months experience as Home Care Aide/CNA in a home care agency, preferred


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