Under the direction of the Nurse Supervisor, the certified hospice aide will perform assigned duties in the McCarthy Care Center in a safe and considerate manner as prescribed by the patient plan of care.
Maintains open communication with LPN/Nurse Supervisor regarding the health, safety and environment status of patients. Reports all changes in a timely manner.
Provide physical, emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual care as part of the interdisciplinary team in the last phases of incurable disease so they may live as fully and comfortable as possible.
Provide support with diversional activities to enhance quality of life for the patient.
Respect the choices of the patient and the family concerning the patient’s end of life care and plan of care.
Provide a dignified comfortable end of life experience, as well as non-pharmacological comfort measures as identified by the patient plan of care.
Report to nurse any signs and symptoms of changes in patient’s status.
Complies with State/Federal regulatory acts.
Perform all skills with competency, as indicated on the skills checklist.
Communicates with Nurse Supervisor regarding all scheduling concerns.
Communicates with Nurse Supervisor regarding all concerns of possible patient abuse or neglect.
Completes and submits required documentation of patient care according to plan of care.
Establishes and maintains a professional and therapeutic relationship with patients/families.
Performs only those tasks as prescribed by the Nurse supervisor on the hospice aide plan of care.
Encourages patient in achieving an optimum level of independence by encouraging his/her participation in personal care and in interests and activities in the home, family and community.
Provides or assists with post mortem care after pronouncement.
Provides understanding and emotional support to patient and significant others.
Consistently provides service excellence to all patients, family members, visitors, volunteers, and co-worker in a manner that reflects VNA’s commitment to CARES: compassion, accountability, respect, excellence and service.
All other duties as assigned.
Possess and maintain certification as a certified home health aide or equivalent as approved by the agency.
One year satisfactory employment history preferred.
Experience in care of the elderly preferred.
Satisfactory completion of Skills Assessment Test.
Able to record messages and keep records.
Complete hospice training provided by agency.