Alameda County | Contra Costa County | Santa Clara County
The hospice aide is responsible for providing personal care under the direction of a registered nurse.
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.