Hospice Aide

Advanced College Modesto , CA 95351

Posted 2 months ago

Alameda County | Contra Costa County | Santa Clara County

Job Summary

The hospice aide is responsible for providing personal care under the direction of a registered nurse.

Qualifications

  • Preferably a high school diploma or equivalent; with the ability to read write and carry out directions; possess a sympathetic attitude toward the care of the sick.

  • Must have completed a minimum of 120 hours of training which includes an introduction to personal care services.

  • One year experience as a CNA, hospice aide or home health aide. (Hospice preferred)

  • Demonstrated competency in performance of Home Health Aide functions.

  • At least 18 years old.

  • Must be a licensed driver with an insured automobile in good working order.

  • The ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform personal care (bathing, dressing, toileting, feeding, etc.) according to the Hospice Aide Plan of Care.

  • Document care provided according to agency policy.

  • Report an deviations from the Plan of Care to the Case Manager (or designee if not available)

  • Use Durable Medical Equipment safely.

  • Take vital signs when on Hospice Plan of Care

  • Foster cooperative effort among personnel by understanding the functions of other persons involved in patient care and by active participation in team and staff conferences.

  • Provide proper care and observation of patient's skin to prevent breakdowns of tissue over bony prominence. Reports any changes/areas of concern to Case Manager.

  • Assist with ambulation, transfers, range of motion if documented on the Hospice Aide Plan of Care.

  • Provide respite for patient's family/caregiver when on-site, as appropriate.

  • Participate in QAPI activities.

  • Never dispensed or administers medications.

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