Home Health Aide - Hospice

PeaceHealth

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Home Health Aide - Hospice for a Per-diem, Day position. Hourly compensation starts at $15.92, more depending on experience.

This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement. There may be more than one opening on this posting.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

JOB SUMMARY

This position is responsible for performing personal care and household delegated tasks for home health/hospice patients and providing limited nursing care and therapy services to the patients under the clinical supervision of a registered nurse and may receive guidance from a physical therapist, occupational therapist or speech therapist as outlined in the Home Health Aide Care Plan.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Perform patient care duties/tasks as outlined on the patient specific home health/hospice care plan.

  • Perform basic technical skills which may include: CPR; taking and recording vital signs; change non-sterile dressings; measuring and recording fluid intake/output; assist patient with taking oral medications as directed by the physician or nurse.

  • Assist patient with personal care which may including: bathing; mouth and skin care; grooming and dressing; assistance with bed pans and/or urinals; eating and hydration.

  • Provide patients with help walking, exercising and moving in and out of bed. May assist with use of special equipment (i.e. walker, wheelchair, cane).

  • Assist with meal preparations and/or feeding, change bed linen and perform light housekeeping when outlined on the patient’s care plan.

  • Provide accurate, legible and timely clinical documentation in compliance with regulatory, quality and Agency guidelines.

  • Takes prompt action in response to changes in patient’s health condition and notifies registered nurse/ therapist case manager and/or Patient Care Manager in a timely manner.

  • Provides services to a generally adult patient/caregiver population; and given area of clinical specialty, skills and training, may also provide services to pediatric population.

  • Effectively communicates with patients, caregivers, RN/therapist case manager, Patient Care Manager and other members of the inter/multidisciplinary team to assure an appropriate, quality and smooth flow of are/services for the patient through the care continuum.

  • For incorporation into the home care/hospice record, provides accurate, legible and timely clinical documentation in compliance with regulatory, quality and Agency guidelines.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • A minimum of two years CNA and or Home Health Aide experience in a nursing home, hospital or home care setting required. Home Health experience is preferred or will orient to point of competency.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Current Nurse Aide certification as required by state or facility.

  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.

  • Valid driver’s license (OR, WA or AK as applicable) and proof of auto insurance required.

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Ability to care for patients in a wide variety of environments

  • Cooperative working skills, leadership skills, interpersonal skills, and communication skills

  • Organized, flexible and able to function independently

  • Basic computer and keyboarding skills

REGION/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES

Washington – Southwest:

  • Food Handler’s card required at date of hire.

SOUTHWEST PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires active physical exertion up to 33% of the time.

  • Ability to lift objects weighing over 80 lbs.

  • Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.

  • Duties require the ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail (more than 65% of work time).

  • Provides patient care in an uncontrolled home environment; operates motor vehicle on urban and rural roadways up to 25% of each day.

REQNUMBER: 1250

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