Hospice Aide I - Home Care

Hospice Aide I - Home Care

Rochester General Health System | Rochester, NY, 14618, US
Salary Range:$27,000 – $35,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 7 days ago

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Description

SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Assigned Management, this position provides the quality care necessary to restore or maintain the patient's physical and emotional well being. The position assists with the physical and personal care of clients and their activities of daily living, including assistance with meals, maintenance of safety and environmental upkeep. The Aide assists in maintaining a supportive and empathetic environment for patients and families.

STATUS: Full Time

LOCATION: Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center

DEPARTMENT: Hospice

SCHEDULE: Day/Evening or Evening/Night

Essential Responsibilities/Accountabilities

Level I:

* Follows Hospice Plan of Care for each individual patient as directed by the RN.
* Observes patients' conditions and reports any and all changes in patient condition to the RN.
* Turns and repositions bedridden patients alone or with assistance.
* Feeds patients who are unable to feed themselves. Serves and collects meal trays.
* Measures and records food and liquid intake/output and vital signs - reports any changes to professional staff.
* Provides patients assistance with walking, exercising and moving in and out of bed, if needed.
* Provides assistance with personal care - bathing and grooming.
* Answers patient call lights.
* Gives regular attention to the patient's comfort and communicates perceived needs to the nursing staff.
* Maintains a neat and clean patient area.
* Changes linens as needed.
* Completes light housekeeping as necessary.
* Stocks/stores medical supplies and linens.
* Offers support and comfort to families at the time of patient's death.
* Provides post-mortem care.
* Assists RN and other disciplines as it relates to health and non-health related tasks.
* Consistently demonstrates high standards of integrity by supporting the Lifetime Healthcare Companies' mission and values and adhering to the Corporate Code of Conduct.
* Maintains high regard for member privacy in accordance with the corporate privacy policies and procedures.
* Regular and reliable attendance is expected and required.
* Performs other functions as assigned by management.

Level II:

In addition to Level I responsibilities:

* Provides mentoring/support to other Home Health Aide's as requested.
* Provides hands on experience to new Home Health Aide's.
* Works with patients and their respective care givers who need additional support.

Minimum Qualifications

Level I:

* High School Diploma or equivalent.
* Completion of a Hospice Orientation.
* At least one year of nursing Assistant or Home Health Aide experience.
* HHA Certified or Ability to meet one of the following eligibility requirements for Competence:

o Currently certified CNA.

o Documented home health aide or nurse aide training and competency evaluation from an out-of-state training program

o Home health aide with documented home health aide training and competency evaluation who has not been employed as a home health aide for 24 consecutive months

Those qualifying with a CNA, an out-of-state training program, or as an HHA without 24 consecutive months of employment must complete Lifetime's competency program and earn active New York State HHA certification within 4 days from hire.

* An interest and sensitivity in caring for the terminally ill.
* Ability to read, writes, understands and carries out directions/instructions and maintains simple records.
* A pre-employment drug test and physical examination required and an annual health assessment (as required by NYS Health Department) are musts.

Must respect patient confidentiality.

* Accomplishes duties of the job within allotted time.
* Work is thorough and neat.

Level II:

In addition to Level I qualifications:

* Must have two years of Hospice Aide experience.
* Participates in the training of new agency home health aides (CHHA) during their initial training/certification.
* Must be capable of working independently and under minimal supervision.
* Provides mentoring to new Hildebrandt Hospice Aides as requested.
* Regularly completes on going hospice education through an on line portal.
* Completes Safe Food Handling Certification Level ll after 6 months in the role.
* Demonstrates a higher level of commitment to outstanding customer service both internally and externally.
* Supervisor recommendation is required.
* Must be and remain in good standing with no disciplinary action and maintain positive performance measures.
* Ability to interact, perceive and anticipate the needs of the patient

Required Licensure/Certifications:

* HHA Certified or Ability to meet one of the following eligibility requirements for Competence:

o Currently certified CNA.

o Documented home health aide or nurse aide training and competency evaluation from an out-of-state training program

o Home health aide with documented home health aide training and competency evaluation who has not been employed as a home health aide for 24 consecutive months

Those qualifying with a CNA, an out-of-state training program, or as an HHA without 24 consecutive months of employment must complete Lifetime's competency program and earn active New York State HHA certification within 4 days from hire.