Hospice of Southern Illinois, Inc.
The Hospice Aide is responsible for providing direct patient care under the direction of the Clinical Services Manager or designee and the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Assures consistent, appropriate, and cost-effective care by actively assisting in managing the patient/family’s needs, company policy compliance, and HSI’s financial objectives.
- Full-Time, Non-Exempt Position, 40 Hours Weekly.
- Benefits offered for Full-Time Positions.
- For further information and to apply online, please visit www.hospice.org/careers
- Adheres to policies and procedures in compliance with all state and federal regulations.
- Observes and reports changes in the patient status and the care or service provided to the nurse and IDT.
- Provides evidence of basic clinical skills including but not limited to: blood pressure, temperature, pulse, and respiration; and safe techniques in bathing, transferring, lifting, turning, positioning and grooming patients.
- Has knowledge of basic elements of body functioning related to patient hospice diagnosis and reports changes in body function to Nurse/Case Manager.
- Communication skills, including the ability to read, write and verbally report clinical information to patients, care givers, and other hospice staff.
- Recognizes and uses basic infection control procedures.
- Reinforces patient and family infection control education provided by the nurse.
- Completes 12 hours on in-service training during each 12 month period.
- Maintains a clean, safe and healthy environment for patients.
- Builds relationships and collaborates effectively with internal and external customers.
- Recognizes emergencies and has knowledge of emergency procedures and their application.
- Has knowledge of and adherence to the hospice aide plan of care developed for each patient by the Nurse/Case Manager.
- Notifies the Nurse/Case Manager of requested changes by patient/family to ensure plan of care accuracy.
- Reports any challenges or conflicts with any patient/family/customer to the Clinical Services Manager, Patient Care Supervisor or Nurse/Case Manager.
- Demonstrates the ability to embrace change, manage stress, and maintain a positive attitude.
- Demonstrates the ability to work cooperatively with others in a team environment to ensure deadlines, goals, and objectives are met.
- Attends and participates in required staff meetings.
- Responsible for contributing to the comfort and dignity of a patient and provide care that is consistent with patient and family needs and goals.
- Organized and works efficiently with minimal supervision.
- Is a self-starter who demonstrates flexibility, motivation, initiative, and commitment.
- Identifies and reports areas of risk and safety concerns to supervisor.
- Exemplifies Hospice of Southern Illinois core values in daily practice.
- Timely and accurate timesheet documentation according to policy.
- Appropriate management of paid time off.
- Other duties as assigned.
- High school graduate or GED.
- Successful completion of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course and current Illinois Certification.
- One (1) year experience in hospice/home health preferred.
- Two (2) years CNA experience in hospital, long-term care, or home-health setting required.
- Excellent organizational and interpersonal relationship skills.
- Reliable means of transportation.