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Hospice Aide

Company: Alabama Hospice Care of Tuscaloosa
Location: Tuscaloosa
Posted on: November 29, 2019

Job Description:

Overview
Hospice Aide - PRN

Under the supervision of Hospice nurses, the Hospice Aide provides direct patient care and services as established in the patient's Plan of Care. The Hospice Aide must be compassionate, mature and able to handle the needs of a Hospice patient and their family. This employee must also have access to a dependable vehicle and be willing to travel to see patients.

Alabama Hospice Care of Tuscaloosa, a part of LHC Group, is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. Hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because we are united by a single, shared purpose: It's all about helping people.

Additional Details

  • Under the direction and ongoing supervision of a registered nurse, provides personal direct patient care services as established and delegated in the Plan of Care on a daily basis.
  • Reports after patient encounter to the Executive Director, or designee, regarding the patient's condition or environment, following the Care Management process on as needed basis..
  • Provides assistance with the following ADLs during each patient visit: mobility, transfers, walking, grooming, bathing, dressing or undressing, eating or toileting.
  • Performs incidental household services essential to the patient's health care at home conducting household services that are necessary to prevent or postpone institutionalization on as needed basis.
  • Completes a clinical note for each visit which must be incorporated into the patient's record at least on a weekly basis.
  • Participates in the in-service program per online educational forum, completing at least six hours of in-services every six months. Must have a minimum of 12 hours of in-service training annually.
  • Maintains strict patient confidentiality on a regular basis.
  • Participates in QAPI plan or process identifying any problems and reporting administrator on a daily or as needed basis.
  • Provides emotional support & compassionate care to the patient & family on regular basis.
  • Functions as a preceptor to new hires as needed.
  • All other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications
    License Requirements
    • Current CPR certification requirements.
      • Current driver's license, vehicle insurance, and access to a dependable vehicle or public transportation.
        Additional State Specific Requirements
        • AL - Successful completion of a competency evaluation.

          Skill Requirements
          • Mature and able to deal effectively with the demands of a hospice aide position.
            • Must be able to read, write, and carry out directions promptly and accurately.

              Company Description:

              Our company was founded over 20 years ago on the principle that ---it---s all about helping people,--- and we live by those words today. It---s our mission to provide exceptional care and unparalleled service to patients and families who have placed their trust in us. We grow to fulfill this mission. When you become part of the LHC Group family, you---re choosing a career path that will challenge you to grow both personally and professionally.Every day, all across the country, our LHC Group family is helping people. There are 10,000 of us, standing shoulder to shoulder, helping the patients in our care live, fuller, healthier lives. We do this because helping people is, quite simply, the reason we exist. It---s our purpose.--

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