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Hospice Aide (Certified HHA) Various Schedule Options Available

Company: Lifetime Care
Location: Rochester
Posted on: March 14, 2019

Job Description:

Summary Under the supervision of the Assigned Management, this position provides the quality care necessary to restore or maintain the patient's physical and emotional well being. The position assists with the physical and personal care of clients and their activities of daily living, including assistance with meals, maintenance of safety and environmental upkeep. The Aide assists in maintaining a supportive and empathetic environment for patients and families. Essential Responsibilities/Accountabilities* Follows Hospice Plan of Care for each individual patient as directed by the RN.* Observes patients' conditions and reports any and all changes in patient condition to the RN.* Turns and repositions bedridden patients alone or with assistance.* Answers patient call lights.* Maintains a neat and clean patient area. Changes linens as needed.* Completes light housekeeping as necessary* Feeds patients who are unable to feed themselves. Serves and collects meal trays.* Measures and records food and liquid intake/output and vital signs - reports any changes to professional staff.* Provides patients assistance with walking, exercising and moving in and out of bed, if needed.* Provides assistance with personal care - bathing and grooming.* Gives regular attention to the patient's comfort.* Offers support and comfort to families at the time of patient's death.* Assists RN and other disciplines as it relates to health and non-health related tasks.* Stocks/stores medical supplies and linens.* Consistently demonstrates high standards of integrity by supporting the Lifetime Healthcare Companies' mission and values and adhering to the Corporate Code of Conduct.* Maintains high regard for member privacy in accordance with the corporate privacy policies and procedures.* Regular and reliable attendance is expected and required.* Performs other functions as assigned by management. Minimum Qualifications* High School Diploma or equivalent and NYS DOH HHA certification are required.* Completion of a Hospice Orientation.* At least one year of nursing Assistant or Home Health Aide experience.* An interest and sensitivity in caring for the terminally ill.* Ability to read, write, understand and carry out directions/instructions and maintain simple records.* A pre-employment drug test and physical examination required and an annual health assessment (as required by NYS Health Department) are musts.* Must respect patient confidentiality* Accomplishes duties of the job within allotted time. Work is thorough and neat. The Lifetime Healthcare Companies aim to attract the best talent from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and experiential backgrounds, to diversify our workforce and best reflect the communities we serve. Our mission is to foster an environment where diversity and inclusion are explicitly recognized as fundamental parts of our organizational culture. We believe that diversity of thought and background drives innovation which enables us to provide leading-edge healthcare insurance and services. With that mission in mind, we recruit the best candidates from all communities, to diversify and strengthen our workforce. In support of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this job description lists only those responsibilities and qualifications deemed essential to the position. Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Lifetime Care, Rochester , Hospice Aide (Certified HHA) Various Schedule Options Available, Healthcare , Rochester, New York

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