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Hospice Aide

at Amedisys Holding, LLC in MilfordMilford, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Caregiving is our Calling
At Amedisys whether we're caring for patients directly or supporting those who do, each of us is a caregiver at heart. Every team member contributes to our mission of providing exceptional, clinically distinct care in the home to thousands of patients and families every day.
In hospice, you'll be a true advocate for patients at the end of life while maintaining autonomy and independence to support their needs.

If you're looking for a home with a Nationwide Company where you can put your skills and experience to work, make a difference every day and pursue your goals for the future, join our team.

What You Will Do
Performs duties essential to personal care which are given to patients in their home. Provides support services, under the supervision of the appropriate professional staff, to assist the client or family in the achievement of physical and emotional comfort according to physicians' orders. Works with patients and their caregivers to assist them in assuming responsibilities toward self-care.

Provides personal care services per state/federal rules, regulations, and/or standards.
Applies safety principles and proper body mechanics to the performance of specific techniques of personal and supportive care such as ambulation of clients, transferring clients, assisting with the normal range of motion and positioning and doing household chores.
Plans and prepares nutritious meals, including shopping and assisting with feeding, as assigned.
Performs homemaking and other environmental services as assigned.
Observes, reports and documents any changes in patient's status. If unable to perform a certain task, reports to the primary nurse.
Understands basic elements of body functioning and reports changes in patient's body functions as indicated.
Recognizes emergency situations and implements appropriate emergency procedures per care center policy.
Follows care center procedures regarding infection control, handling of hazardous wastes, and safety measures.
Accurately documents care provided and submits notes and other required documents per care center policy.
Follows specific written instructions for personal care prepared by a registered nurse in accordance with the Plan of Care. Written instructions are to be received prior to the delivery of services.
Assists patient with prescribed exercises as instructed per nurse or therapist.
Provides respite for patient's family/caregiver when on-site, as appropriate.
Performs and records simple urine tests for sugar, acetane, and albumin.
Attends funerals/call hours when appropriate as assigned by the bereavement coordinator.


Qualifications
Required

High school diploma or equivalent.
Current state certification (or registration) as a nurse assistant as per state certification/registration requirements.
Has not had a consecutive 24-month lapse in furnishing services for compensation; if so, the individual must complete another training and competency program before providing services.
Meets federal/state requirements for this position. Hospice Aide (HA) competence will conform with requirements in the Medicare Conditions of Participation found in 42CFR 418.76. Must be able to successfully pass the competency program of the care center.
Upon hire, will have completed one of the following :
Training (at least 75-hours) and competency evaluation , the content of which addresses all subjects listed at 42CFR 418.76 (b) & (c).
A competency evaluation program that meets the requirements of 42CFR 418.76 (c).
A nurse aide (at least 75-hours) and competency evaluation program approved by theas meeting the requirements ofthrough and is currently listed in good standing on thenurse aide registry.
Alicensure program [42CFR 418.76(a)(1)(iv)].
Current CPR certification.
Preferred

Six (6+) months of direct patient experience within the timeframe of two (2) years, in an institution or care center setting.

Amedisys is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other legally protected characteristic.

Benefits and More
Amedisys cares for our team members with the same commitment we have to our patients. This is reflected in the benefits we provide and the opportunities we make available to our team. Benefits for eligible employees... For full info follow application link.

Amedisys is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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Job Posting: 1048173

Posted On: Sep 28, 2022

Updated On: Oct 28, 2022