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Hospice Aide
Full-Time, Days - Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm or 7am-3:30 pm, with every 4th weekend
Quakertown, PA 18951
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Responsibilities

Under the direction of the professional nurse, the Hospice Aide assists the patient in the home setting with personal care activities and incidental duties that the patient requires. Demonstrates competent knowledge and skills to ensure care is appropriate to patients served: pediatrics, teens, adolescents, adults and geriatrics. The Hospice Aide:
  • Provides and assists with personal care to patients at their home according to established standards in order 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's Hospice department serves Bucks and Montgomery communities. GVH Hospice strives for excellency by providing comfort to patients and their families in difficult times. The Hospice staff is expected to commute within a 30-minute radius of Grand View Hospital. Gas mileage will be reimbursed.


Qualifications

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

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) within 2 weeks of hire required.
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or completion of 75 hours of supervised practical training under a suitable approved setting. This can include Registered Nurse student clinical experience or Medical Assistant with personal care experience.

BENEFITS:
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • 403B
  • Pension plan
  • On-site discounted child care center
  • Tuition reimbursement up to $5250 per year
  • Free life insurance
  • Free parking
  • Paid time off
  • Sick time
  • Flexible spending accounts
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