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Hospice Aide
Part Time, Days, Non-Benefit Eligible - Mon-Fri, 7am-3:30pm, every other weekend
Quakertown, PA 18951

For more than one hundred years, residents of Bucks and Montgomery counties have trusted Grand View Health with the well-being of their families, and we have been honored to serve our community.

We are an award-winning institution offering advanced medicine in multiple specialties, and our two Urgent Care Centers and six specialized outpatient centers augment our 168 licensed beds at our main campus and help bring convenient healthcare solutions to all the communities we serve.

Grand View Health is a member of the Penn Cancer Network, an affiliate of Penn Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery, and an affiliate of the Penn Trauma Network, partnered with Penn Medicine to provide advanced neurological services, including tele-stroke and tele-neurology care.

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. The Hospice Aide 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 timeframe 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.

Schedule:
Part-time, Monday-Friday, 7am-3:30pm, every other weekend
 

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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