Hospice Home Health Aide
Employment Type: Full-Time
WHAT WE NEED
Caring, multi-tasking home healthcare professionals
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Sometimes the best healthcare is offered right in the patient's home. In those cases, the home health or hospice aide becomes more than just a nurse. They become a patient's lifeline, confidant and friend. Our home health aides go beyond taking vital signs and administering medicine. They also provide personal hygiene assistance, help with small things around the house, pray with our patients, and prepare light meals or snacks - all while accurately assessing the patient's status and communicating it back to the supervising clinician.
Are you able to deliver accurate and compassionate care in a variety of home environments? Do you have experience with home healthcare standards and regulations? Are you responsible and reliable? Can you accurately follow a care plan and keep the supervising clinician up-to-date on a patient's needs? If so, we need your skills.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
* Assist patients with care and activities of daily living as directed in the established Plan of Care
* Complete necessary documentation of care provided.
* Records intake, output, and vital signs as directed and communicates care as appropriate.
* Provide assistance with personal hygiene and elimination needs according to the established plan of care.
* Assist patients with ambulation and transfer using proper body mechanics.
* Communicate any change in condition or lack of patient progress.
* Schedule visits with the patient or caregiver.
WHAT IT TAKES TO SUCCEED
* Prior Home Healthcare and/or Hospice experience, or experience in a long term care setting.
* Maintain composure, even in very difficult situations.
* Basic knowledge of computer software, hardware, and communication devices to perform tasks.
* Work independently with minimal supervision.
* Time management.
* Develop effective relationships with patients, hospital departments, and other external parties.
* Effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
* Follow directions as communicated in a variety of ways.
* Understanding of Hospice regulations.
* Make decisions and use judgement in ambiguous situations.
* Knowledge of patient handling techniques.
* Knowledge of principles of quality patient care and procedures and protocols necessary to provide patient safety.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
It is the policy of Franciscan Alliance to provide equal employment to its employees and qualified applicants for employment as otherwise required by an applicable local, state or Federal law. Franciscan Alliance reserves a Right of Conscience objection in the event local, state or Federal ordinances that violate its values and the free exercise of its religious rights. Franciscan Alliance is committed to equal employment opportunity.