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Home Hospice Aide
Full Time, Days - Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm or 7am-3:30pm
Quakertown, PA 18951

Are you a caring and dedicated CNA with a passion for making a difference in people's lives? Are you taking care of too many patients and not able to give the one-on-one attention that inspired you to go into this field? Do you thrive in an environment where you can provide personalized care and support to patients in the comfort of their own homes? If so, we have an extraordinary opportunity waiting for you! The professionals at Grand View Hospice help make end-of-life transitions as comfortable as possible for our patients and their families. Join our experienced and compassionate team.
 

Responsibilities

Under the direction of a professional nurse, the Home Hospice Aide assists the patient with personal care activities and incidental duties, traveling to their homes and long-term care facilities. The Home Hospice Aide understands hospice philosophy and has the ability to comfortably provide specialized care to the terminally ill. The Home Hospice aide demonstrates competent knowledge and skills to ensure care is appropriate to patients served:

Essential Functions:
  • Provides and assists with personal care to patients at their home according to established standards to maximize patient comfort.
  • Assesses the patient's temperature, pulse, respirations and blood pressure to monitor his/her condition.
  • Assists patients with prescribed exercises that the patient and Hospice Aide have had instruction by Registered Nurse or Physical Therapist to facilitate patient benefit from exercise program.
  • Assists patient with application of TED/JOBST stockings.
  • Observes patient's condition and reports changes in condition to the Registered Nurse or Supervisor.
  • Assists with patient transfers, ambulation and prescribed exercises according to established procedures.
  • Documents care provided and other pertinent observations in the clinical record to promote continuity of care.
  • Completes patient assignment within acceptable time frame and meets productivity standards.
  • Effectively cares for the dying patient/patient's family.
  • Assists with light housekeeping tasks as indicated by HHA plan of care.

Grand View Health Hospice patients reside both in home as well and long-term care settings within a 15-mile radius of Grand View Hospital. Mileage is reimbursed.

Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8-hour day shifts. Every 4th weekend or less, depending on patient scheduling.
 

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • High school diploma/GED required.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) within 2 weeks of hire required.
  • Valid Pennsylvania driver's license and auto insurance required.
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). If not a certified CNA, 2 years of experience in hospital, extended care facility, home care or hospice after completion of 75 hours of supervised practical training under a suitable approved setting. On-site training program available for interested applicants.
  • Nursing students completing one academic year inclusive of direct patient care will be considered if certification requirements are fulfilled.

BENEFITS:
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • 403B
  • Pension plan
  • Career growth – tuition assistance up to $5250 per year
  • Free life insurance
  • Free parking
  • Paid time off
  • Sick time
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Employee referral bonus programs
  • Weekend rate differential
Grand View Health is an equal opportunity employer.
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