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Hospice Team Assistant

Company: HCA Healthcare
Location: Placentia
Posted on: September 12, 2021

Job Description:



Do you want to be appreciated daily? Our nurses are celebrated for being on the front line, empathetic for patients. At Brookdale Hospice our nurses set us apart from any other healthcare provider. We are seeking a(an) Hospice Aide to join our healthcare family.


We are committed to providing benefits that matter to nurses. At Brookdale Hospice, our benefits package offers eligible colleagues an attractive package that includes medical, wellbeing, dental and vision benefits along with some unique benefits including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Flexible Spending
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Personal Leave
  • 401K (100% annual match - 3% to 9% of pay based on years of service)
  • Academic Assistance and Reimbursements for Tuition and Student Loans
  • Employee Discounts including Tickets, Retail, Mental Health Apps, Education Apps, Identity Theft Protection etc.
  • HomeAuto, and Pet Insurance
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)
  • Short Term Long Term Disability coverage
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Legal Benefits and lots more!

Learn more about Employee Benefits

At Brookdale Hospice, our nurses play a vital part. We know that every nurse’s path and purpose is unique. Do you want to create your own personal career path in nursing? HCA Healthcare is your career destination! Our scale makes it possible for nurses to create the career path that fits their life – for life – and empowers their passion for patient care. Apply today for our Hospice Aide opportunity.

Job Summary and Qualifications


Responsible for supporting the Clinical Services Manager and interdisciplinary team members. Acts as a liaison between field staff and the Clinical Services Manager. Responsible for maintaining open charts according to accepted standards and organizational policy.

  1. Updates the census report each day and distributes to interdisciplinary team members on team meeting day.
  2. Assists the Clinical Services Manager by ordering and maintaining appropriate inventory of medical supplies for field staff.
  3. Assists the Clinical Services Manager in maintaining schedules for field staff and notifying personnel and facilities of changes in assignments. Assists the Clinical Services Manager and collaborates on scheduling hospice associate visits and admissions.
  4. Assists the Clinical Services Manager, as requested, in preparing for team meetings.
  5. Maintains open charts by filling all clinical documentation in a timely manner.
  6. Processes treatment plans, interim physician orders, and recertification of prognosis, as required.
  7. Reviews files weekly and follows up with the Clinical Services Manager/Team Member on deficiencies in paperwork.
  8. Maintains open medical records in designated area according to hospice policy and procedures.
  9. Participates in Q.I., activities, chart audits and other related duties, as assigned.
  10. Prepares for team IDG meeting by having appropriate patient charts ready for the meeting. Prepares the Plan of Care updates, and other related duties, as assigned.
  11. Assists by answering phones, taking messages, and greeting visitors.

This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.


Education and Experience
High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) required. Minimum one year previous clinical experience preferably in a medical setting or equivalent; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements

Management/Decision Making
Makes standard and routine decisions based on detailed guidelines with little independent judgment. Problems are generally solved with clear, detailed guidelines or by reporting them to a supervisor.

Knowledge and Skills
Has a basic level of a skill and can follow written and verbal instructions. Has basic technical skills to complete a few repetitive and well-defined duties. Has a basic knowledge of the organization in order to answer basic questions.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Sitting
  • Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
  • Reach with hands and arms
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch crawl
  • Talk or hear
  • Ability to lift: up to 25 pounds
  • Vision
  • Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors

  • High School Graduate / GED

Our Hospice agency supports not only the physical health but also the human spirit of our patients and their support networks.  When physical health begins to fail, the nurturing of the spirit becomes critical for maintaining the dignity of the person.  We treat the whole person - emotionally, socially, spiritually and physically by providing comfort and support to patients and their families in the comfort of their home.  Our services include skilled nursing, counseling services, pastoral care, and volunteer support.  

HCA Healthcare has been named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute for over a decade. In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

"The great hospitals will always put the patient and the patient's family first, and the really great institutions will provide care with warmth, compassion, and dignity for the individual."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

Join a family that cares about every stage in your career! We are interviewing candidates for our Hospice Aide opening. Apply today and a member of our Talent Acquisition team will reach out.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: HCA Healthcare, Placentia , Hospice Team Assistant, Other , Placentia, California

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