Home Health and Hospice Aide

Fairview Heights, Illinois
Feb 14, 2018
Feb 18, 2018
Home Health, Hospice
Contract Type
Full Time
HCR ManorCare provides a range of services, including skilled nursing care, assisted living, post-acute medical and rehabilitation care, hospice care, home health care and rehabilitation therapy.

The Home Health and Hospice Aide provides personal care to patients to promote comfort and support.

In return for your expertise, you will enjoy excellent training, industry-leading benefits and unlimited opportunities to learn and grow. Be a part of the team leading the nation in healthcare.

4708 - Heartland Hospice - Serving Fairview Heights, Illinois

Minimum of one year experience as a Home Health or Hospice Aide, or is currently enrolled as a nursing student who has had a minimum of 6 months clinical experience, or has completed a Home Health or Hospice Adie training program or a certified/ state tested nursing assistant (or completion of PCA course- Florida only), as allowable under state specfic guidelines.

Job Specific Details:

Job Summary Responsible to the Director of Professional Services, Patient Care Coordinator and Registered Nurse to carry out assigned duties which promote patient comfort and support. Essential Job Functions Every effort has been made to make your job description as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar or is a logical assignment of the position. General Responsibilities ? Provides personal care to the patient as assigned by the nurse. ? Assists the patient with transfers and/or ambulation. ? Turns and positions patients who are bed bound. ? Assists with Range of Motion (ROM) appropriate for the patient. ? Assists patients with meals. ? Assists patients with toileting: bedroom, bedpan, and urinal. ? Assists patients with medications which are self-administered. ? Changes simple non-sterile dressings or external bags per State and Federal Regulations. ? Ensure growth & profitability of the company through the responsible use of company resources & educating the community to our services. ? Perform light housekeeping tasks. ? Observes and reports changes in patient conditions and needs to the Registered Nurse/therapist. ? Completes paperwork in an accurate and timely manner, per policies. ? Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings as appropriate to coordinate patient care, exchange information and receive staff support and inservice education. ? Follows patient plan of care at all times. ? Participates in agency quality assessment performance improvement (QAPI) projects. ? Accepts other assignments deemed appropriate. ? Willingly accepts direction from Director of Professional Services, Patient Care Coordinator, and Registered Nurse/Case Manager. ? Adheres to established personnel policies. Patient Rights ? Ensures that care is provided with respect for patient rights. ? Ensures protected health information is kept confidential ? Reports complaints made by patients or families to the appropriate persons ? Adheres to established personnel policies. ? Reports allegations of patient abuse, neglect and/or misappropriation of patient property. 

Safety and Sanitation ? Follows standard precautions and infection control procedures. ? Reports all accidents and incidents observed. ? Identifies and responds appropriately to emergency situations. ? Assures safety needs of the patients are addressed and met. Staff Development ? Attends in-services and meetings as required. ? Participates in orientation of new staff, as requested. Delivery of Care Responsibilities ? Communicates appropriate clinical information to the nurse regarding patient needs. ? Provides accurate, timely and appropriate documentation of patients visit on the clinical record per agency policies ? Addresses patient?s care needs with families and significant others as per patient plan of care Special Activities/Attributes ? Maintains confidentiality of necessary information ? Thinks and acts calmly and logically to meet unusual occurrences of the job ? Maintains proper documentation for billing per policy ? Manages time efficiently and effectively ? Interfaces with patients, families and staff to ensure customer satisfaction ? Communicates effectively with patients, families and other health care providers ? Maintains competency by assuming responsibility for acquiring knowledge and experience to meet learning needs Team Work ? Create positive image between co-workers. ? Promote positive inter-agency communication. ? Instill confidence in staff members and build self-esteem through acceptance and recognition of employees. ? Provides role modeling of team work, accountability and a positive attitude. ? Demonstrate and encourage appropriate problem solving methods. 

Education ? High School diploma or G.E.D; Qualified as a Hospice Aide in the State per State and Federal Regulations. Qualifications ? Ability to accurately take and record temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure. ? Ability to accurately observe, report and document changes in the patient. ? Ability to recognize the needs of the patient and family. ? Ability to develop and maintain rapport with patients and families. ? Demonstrated ability to work with an interdisciplinary team Experience ? Minimum of one year experience as a Hospice Aide, or is currently enrolled as a nursing student who has had a minimum of 6 months clinical experience, or has completed a Hospice Aide training program or a certified/state tested nursing assistant (or completion of PCA course ? Florida only), as allowable under state specific guidelines. ? Has not had a lapse of 24 consecutive months where the aide has not provided services for compensation. Physical Demands ? Lifting 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds; Walking, standing, talking, hearing, pushing, fingering, reaching, seeing, stooping, smelling, depth perception, color vision. Travel ? Necessary on a daily basis; 100%.

? Patient?s home/living facility; Exposure to disagreeable conditions including odors, infection, illness, and physical contact from disruptive patients. Principal Contacts ? Registered Nurse, patients, families and facility staff. General Requirements Must be able to execute the terms and conditions set forth in the HCR ManorCare Employee Handbook, including, but not limited to: a. Works in a safety-conscious manner which ensures that safe work practices are used in order not to pose a risk to self or others in the workplace. Reports any safety violations or hazards to supervisor b. Complies with company policies and procedures and local, state, and federal regulations c. Adheres to policy on Drug-Free Workplace d. Interacts in a tactful, diplomatic, and humanistic manner with residents, families, visitors, and co-workers to provide a safe, efficient, and therapeutically effective caring environment which ensures the self-respect, personal dignity, rights and physical safety of each resident and facility guest e. Maintains a dependable attendance record and adheres to standards of cleanliness, grooming, hygiene, and dress code. f. Takes positive action to ensure equal opportunity in the conduct of all business activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex/gender, age, national origin, disability, citizenship, veteran status or any other legally protected category. I have read/reviewed the job description for the position of Hospice Aide acknowledge that all items are essential to the job, understand what the job demands, and agree that I am able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

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