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Hospice Aide

Company: HCA Healthcare
Location: Placentia
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Job Description:

Description

Introduction

Are you passionate about the patient experience? At HCA Healthcare, we are committed to caring for patients with purpose and integrity. We care like family! Jump-start your career as a(an) Hospice Aide today with Brookdale Hospice.

Benefits

We are committed to providing our employees with the support they need. At Brookdale Hospice, we offer eligible colleagues an attractive benefit 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

Come join our team as a(an) Hospice Aide. We care for our community! Just last year, HCA Healthcare and our colleagues donated $13.8 million dollars to charitable organizations. Apply Today!

RESPONSIBILITIES 

As a paraprofessional member of the interdisciplinary group, works under the supervision of a registered nurse and performs various services for a patient, as necessary, to meet the patient's personal needs and to promote comfort. Responsible for observing the patient, reporting these observations and documenting observations and care performed.

  1. Performs personal care needs for assigned patient(s) and attends to his/her requests promptly. If unable to perform a certain task, report to the Hospice Director or Director of Clinical Services immediately.
  2. Responsible for observing the patient and reporting these observations; documents observations and care performed.
  3. Provides patient and family with positive communication techniques, within realm of ethical and respectful care, including confidentiality.
  4. Meets safety needs of patient and uses equipment safely and properly (foot stools, side rails, O2 etc.).
  5. Gives personal care including baths, back rubs, oral hygiene assistance, washes hair and changes bed linen as often as assigned. Offers and assists with bedpans and urinals. Provides assistance as assigned with light laundry needs. Keeps patient's living area clean and orderly, as assigned. Assists in dressing and undressing patients as assigned.
  6. Plans and prepares nutritious meals, including shopping, as assigned. Assists in feeding the patient as assigned.
  7. Takes and records oral, rectal and auxiliary temperatures, pulse, respiration and blood pressure when ordered with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency.
  8. Assesses and reports on patient's condition and significant changes to the Hospice Director or Director of Clinical Services. Remains aware of the caregiver or other individuals living with the patient and interpersonal issues.
  9. Assists in ambulation and exercise as instructed by the hospice nurse or therapist. Provides normal range of motion and transfers/positions as directed.
  10. Assists with self-administered medications as allowed by state regulations, such as “reminders.”
  11. Performs range of motion and other simple procedures as an extensional therapy service as ordered, with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency.
  12. Provides respite for patient's/family/caregiver when on-site, as appropriate.
  13. Adheres to the organization's documentation and care procedures of personal/professional conduct.
  14. Participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.
  15. Respects patient and family/caregiver environment and patient's personal needs.

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.

Job Summary and Qualifications

As a paraprofessional member of the interdisciplinary group, works under the supervision of a registered nurse and performs various services for a patient, as necessary, to meet the patient's personal needs and to promote comfort. Responsible for observing the patient, reporting these observations and documenting observations and care performed. 

What you will do in this role:

  • Performs personal care needs for assigned patient(s) and attends to his/her requests promptly. If unable to perform a certain task, report to the Hospice Director or Director of Clinical Services immediately
  • Responsible for observing the patient and reporting these observations; documents observations and care performed
  • Provides patient and family with positive communication techniques, within realm of ethical and respectful care, including confidentiality
What qualifications you will need:

Education and Experience

High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED). Additional education/training as required by the State.

Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements

Must be a CNA! Meets the training requirements of the State. Must be at least 18 years of age. Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or Organization requirements and is in good working order. The hospice aide will not function in any manner viewed as the practice of nursing according to the Nurse Practice Act. Specifically, the hospice aide will not administer medications, take physician's orders or perform procedures requiring the training, knowledge and skill of a licensed nurse, such as sterile techniques.

Management/Decision Making

Applies existing guidelines and procedures to make varied decisions within a department. Uses sound judgment and experience to solve moderately complex problems based on precedent, example, reasonableness or a combination of these.

Knowledge and Skills

Possesses extensive knowledge of a distinct paraprofessional practice or function and a thorough understanding of the organization and work environment. Has working knowledge of the healthcare industry. Ability to effectively manage time, tasks and projects in a dynamic environment is required. Effective written and oral communication skills and human relation skills are essential. Ability to read and follow written instructions and document care given. Understands hospice philosophy, comfortable providing specialized care to the terminally ill. Is self-directing with the ability to work with little direct supervision. Secure with issues of death/dying. Provides a calm manner when in a patient’s home.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

Standing

Walking

Sitting

Use hands and fingers to handle or feel

Reach with hands and arms

Climb or balance

Stoop, kneel, crouch crawl

Talk or hear

Taste or smell

Ability to lift: up to 50 pounds

Vision

Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors

Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure shift coverage

On-Call on an as needed basis

Possible exposure to communicable diseases and infections

Potential injury from transferring, repositioning, or lifting residents

Exposure to latex

Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens

Possible exposure to various drugs, chemical, infectious, or biological hazards

Subject to injury from falls, burns, odors, or cuts from equipment

Requires Travel: Occasionally

  • 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

If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply for our Hospice Aide opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Unlock the possibilities and apply today!

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 Aide, Other , Placentia, California

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