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Hospice Aide
Full Time, 7am-3:30pm, Monday-Friday
Quakertown, PA 18951

Grand View Health, which includes Bucks County's first hospital, has provided residents of Bucks and Montgomery counties with comprehensive healthcare services since 1913. Now a century strong, Grand View offers a range of inpatient and outpatient care, particularly emphasizing the areas of surgery and orthopedics, women's and children's health, heart and vascular care, and cancer treatment. Our colleagues enjoy the best of both worlds by working for a high-quality, low-cost healthcare provider in a collaborative, community environment. Help us build this new era of wellness and lead our community to a healthier future.
 

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.
     

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma/GED or up to 6 months of technical school training required.


SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills required.
  • Ability to make quality, independent decisions required.
  • Ability to listen to others required.
  • Demonstrated written communication skills required.
  • Strong verbal communication and listening skills required.
  • Effective interpersonal skills required.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology required.
  • Ability to maintain the strictest levels of confidentiality required.
  • Service-oriented required.
  • Demonstrated time management and priority-setting skills required.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently under tight deadlines, high volumes and multiple interruptions required.
  • Self-directed required.
  • Ability to simultaneously handle multiple priorities required.
  • Possesses familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) required.
  • Competency in the use of a variety of computer hardware and software systems required.


LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) within 2 weeks of hire required.
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) upon hire preferred or completion of 75 hours of supervised practical training under a suitable approved setting, upon hire, required. This can include registered nurse student clinical experience or medical assistant with personal care experience.
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