Hospice Home Health Aide

St. Joseph Health Santa Rosa , CA 95402

Posted 3 weeks ago

We are looking for a Home Health Aide for the Hospice department at St Joseph Health!

Location: Santa Rosa Memorial Hospice, Santa Rosa, CA

Schedule: Per Diem

Shift: 8 hour, Day

Summary:

Works under the supervision of a registered nurse to provide personal care and support services to patient/family members.

Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills in the personal care needs of the dying patient.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills in providing for the nutritional care needs of the dying patient.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills in providing for the mobility needs of the dying patient.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills in providing for the skin care needs of the dying patient.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills in providing for bowel and bladder elimination of the dying patient.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of environmental safety in the home.

  • Demonstrates sound understanding of and commitment to the hospice philosophy of team.

  • Demonstrates understanding and role related to the following policies: Suicide, Elder and Child Abuse and substance abuse.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills in providing care for the patient with a Foley catheter.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills in providing care for the patient using oxygen.

  • Demonstrates sound understanding of care for the post mortem patient.

  • Demonstrates understanding of Standard Precautions and isolation techniques.

  • Demonstrates understanding of patient care in facilities, including SNFs, board and care and assisted living facilities.

  • Recognizes the need to establish rapport with patients and families.

  • Recognizes the need to maintain professional boundaries.

  • Demonstrates ability to identify changes in condition that warrant contacting RN, SW or Chaplain. Is able to discern priority of need in passing on such information and uses good judgment in choice of method used to relay the information.

Qualifications:

Education: High school diploma preferred.

Experience: Minimum 1 year of experience as a Home Health Aide in the last 3 years, or equivalent.

License/Certification: Home Health Aide Certified by the State of California.

The people of St. Joseph Health have worked for 53 years to improve health and quality of life in California's North Bay region, starting in Sonoma County, where the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange opened the doors of Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in 1950. Today, we continue the mission begun by the Sisters and continued through the St. Joseph Health Ministry of extending the healing ministry of Jesus to those we serve through an integrated spectrum of primary, urgent, acute, outpatient, palliative care and regional referral services. Sonoma County entities aligned with St. Joseph Health include the 278-bed Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, the region's only Level II trauma center, as well as the 80-bed Petaluma Valley Hospital. Our services also encompass three Urgent Care centers, Hospice of Petaluma, Memorial Hospice and North County Hospice, the Annadel Medical Group, as well as the St. Joseph Home Care Network. We act as a regional referral hub for outlying hospitals, while also providing outpatient behavioral health care, education to promote health and prevent chronic disease, rehabilitation, oral health care, community benefit programs, and more, all fostering health and quality of life throughout the area.

St. Joseph Health provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, St. Joseph Health complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training..

Positions specified as "on call/per diem" refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in for staff vacancies.


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