Hospice Aide
Fresno, CA 
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Hospice Aide (20006056)

What You Will Do:

Providessupport services, under the supervision of the appropriate professional staff in accordance with state regulations, assists the client or family in theachievement of physical and emotional comfort according to the patient's plan of care.

  • Providespersonal care services per state/federal rules, regulations, and/or standards.
  • Appliessafety principles and proper body mechanics to the performance of specifictechniques of personal and supportive care such as ambulation of clients,transferring clients, assisting with the normal range of motion and positioning, and doinghousehold chores.
  • Plansand prepares nutritious meals, including shopping and assisting with feeding,as assigned.
  • Performshomemaking and other environmental services as assigned.
  • Observes,reports and documents any changes in patient's status. If unable toperform a certain task, reports to the primary nurse.
  • Understandsbasic elements of body functioning and reports changes in patient's bodyfunctions as indicated.
  • Recognizes emergency situations and implementsappropriate emergency procedures per care center policy.
  • Followscare center procedures regarding infection control, handling of hazardous wastes,and safety measures.
  • Accuratelydocuments care provided and submits notes and other required documents per care center policy.
  • Followsspecific written instructions for personal careprepared by a registered nurse in accordance with the Plan of Care. Written instructions are to be received prior to the delivery ofservices.
  • Assistspatient with prescribed exercises as instructed per nurse or therapist.
  • Providesrespite for patient's family/caregiver when on-site, as appropriate.
  • Performsand records simple urine tests for sugar, acetane, and albumin.
  • Attendsfunerals/call hours when appropriate as assigned by the bereavement coordinator.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Qualifications

Required:

  • Highschool diploma or equivalent.
  • Six (6 ) months full-time direct, patient care experience within thelast five (5) years, in an institution or care center setting.
  • Meetsfederal/state requirements for this position. Hospice Aide (HA) competence will conform with requirements in the Medicare Conditions ofParticipation found in 42CFR 418.76. Must be able to successfully pass the competency program of thecare center. Uponhire, will have complete done of the following:

  1. Training (at least 75-hours) and competency evaluation, the content of which addresses all subjects listed at 42CFR 418.76 (b) & (c).
  2. A competency evaluation program that meets therequirements of42CFR 418.76 (c).
  3. A nurse aide (at least 75-hours) training and competency evaluation program approved by the State as meeting the requirements of* 483.151through* 483.154, and is currently listed in good standing on the State nurse aide registry.
  4. A State licensure program [42CFR 418.76(a)(1)(iv)].

  • Hasnot had a consecutive twenty-four (24) month or more lapse in practice for compensationsince last competency training.
  • CurrentCPR certification.

Preferred

  • Currentstate certification (or registration) as a nurse assistant (and as per state certification/registration requirements).
  • Minimumof one (1) year full-time direct, patient care experience within the last five (5) years, in an institution or agency setting.


Amedisys isan equal opportunity employer. All qualified employees and applicants willreceive 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 orcarrier status or any other legally protected characteristic.


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.

 

Job Summary
Company
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Part Time
Required Experience
5 years
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