VNA

Hospice Aide Hospice House Per Diem

US-FL-Vero Beach
ID
2016-1800
Type
Per Diem
Work Days
Varied
Work Hours
7:00pm - 7:00am

Overview

The Visiting Nurse Association is seeking a per diem Hospice Aide to work in our Hospice House to perform and and/or assist with activities of daily living (ADL) and personal care as written in the client’s individualized plan of care. Work under the supervision of the Registered Nurse (RN) or Patient Care Manager (PCM). Receive scheduling assignments and direction from the PCM, Senior Leader or Scheduler. Integrate and demonstrate the core values of the VNA in all aspects of work responsibilities.  

Regardless if CNA/HHA, will perform the duties of a HHA.

 

Shift schedules are as follows:

 

Day shift: 7:00am - 7:00pm

Night shift: 7:00pm - 7:00am

Responsibilities

 

1. Perform ADL and personal care activities for the client according to the written assignment by the RN. Per State regulations the CNA/HHA may:

  • Apply external catheters
  • Give or assist with personal care, e.g., care of mouth, skin, hair or other care as assigned by the professional nurse
  • Assist to bathroom, commode or in using bedpan or urinal
  • Assist with transfers and ambulation with or without an assistive device
  • Assist with prescribed Range of Motion (ROM) and prescribed exercises which the client and HHA have been taught by the appropriate professional personnel or written instructions left in the home
  • Assist the client with eating, meal preparation including special diets prescribed for the client
  • Assist the client with relearning household skills
  • Take temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure
  • Perform Foley catheter care
  • Reinforce dressings, if needed, and contact RN Nurse Case Manager, Patient Care Manager or Director
  • Document personal care given on client's daily record
  • Assist client with self-administered medications
  • Assist with changing colostomy bag if taught and supervised by RN

 

2. Provide safe, competent care to promote client health, hygiene, and comfort

3. Use/store equipment and supplies in a safe, appropriate manner; Follow VNA safety policies/procedures. Report accidents or unusual incidents immediately to the supervisor and Human Resources

4. Provide light housekeeping tasks such as meal preparation, dishwashing, laundering client’s garments, linen change, and dusting and vacuuming client’s room. Provide pet care if needed

5. Provide transportation for the client to physician appointments, errands, outside activities etc., as required

6. Follow HIPAA guidelines and maintain all protected health information (PHI) obtained in the course of work as confidential and, as such, should not be a matter of discussion with co-workers or others outside of the Agency

7. Assist the client to reach maximum potential with mobility and activities of daily living under the direction of the RN

8. Document client’s condition through written or telephony reports to ensure continuity and quality of care and maintain clinical records according to agency guidelines

9. Observe and report client physical and mental changes to RN Nurse Case Manager, Patient Care Manager or Director

10. Report accidents or unusual incidents immediately to the Director, Patient Care Manager or RN Nurse Case Manager

11. Comply with VNA policies and procedures

12. Follow safety practices, procedures and policies.       Report client safety hazards to supervisor. Report work-related injury/illness immediately to Director and Human Resources

13. Attend required meetings and complete mandatory education by the department deadline

 

Qualifications

  • Graduate of CNA Program with a minimum of 75 hours (HHA) including 20 hours of Home Health Education in the course curriculum or Graduate of 40 hour Home Health Aide program, and/or the VNA reserves the right to test Home Health Aide competencies
  • Current CPR certification
  • Minimum six months work experience in home health, hospice or acute/long term facility
  • Current and valid Florida driver’s license
  • Current automobile insurance per VNA requirement

 

EOE

DFWP

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