UnityPoint At Home
PRNp; work as needed
The Hospice Aide is a member of the Hospice interdisciplinary team who works under the direction of the RN case manager to provide personal care, homemaker services, and companionship to hospice patients. The Hospice Aide ensures that high standards of care are met at all times.
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Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.
Preferred or Specialized
Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.
High School diploma or GED
Completion of a Nursing Assistant Training Program of a minimum of 75 hours
Valid Iowa or Illinois certification.
2-5 years hospice experience in a nursing or hospice facility
Completion of a 120 hour Nursing Assistant course and holds current State of Iowa Certification.
Proficiency with computer applications (i.e. Excel, Word, Access), and a Smart Phone
Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.
Age specific care and reporting of Dependent Adult and Child Abuse training with in one month of employment.
Valid Mandatory Reporter course completion by state(s) requirement
Valid, licensed driver, with automobile insurance in accordance with state and/or organizational requirements (not required for Hospice Aides hired to work in the IPU)
Person Centered Care (PCC) course completion within first 12 months of hire and annual completion of competency validation activities.
All staff are expected to participate in appropriate continuing education. You are required to complete:
12 hours of Aide Specific Training per year (3 per quarter)
Mandatory Report: Child & Dependent Adult Abuse
CPR: Maintain a valid Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider Card with Re-certification.
Accept personal responsibility for other educational activities to enhance job-related skills and abilities.
All staff must attend patient care staff meetings as well as all mandatory educational programs.
Back Training Safety.
Other training and communication sessions as scheduled.
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to work as a collaborative team member across service lines as position requires.
Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures
Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.