HHA

  • Hospice of the East Bay
  • Hospice Pleasant Hill California 94523 US
  • Posted: Sep 18, 2018
Other Nursing

Job Description

 

Hospice East Bay provides compassionate end-of-life services to terminally ill patients in our community, while offering emotional, spiritual, logistical and bereavement support for their families and caregivers. Our vision is to build a diverse workplace that is both professionally stimulating and personally satisfying--an environment of collaboration, celebration, opportunity and growth.

 

HEB is looking for a HHA or CNA that is passionate about our patients, their families, and the community we serve. If you don't have your HHA, we will help you get it. Come grow with us!

 

Our Employee Benefits

Hospice East Bay is committed to providing a comprehensive benefits and compensation package for our employees. Our health benefits include 100% employer-paid premiums for our high deductible medical plan offered with a Health Savings Plan partially employer funded for eligible employees. Employer paid dental and vision premiums, Additional benefits include generous paid time off program, educational assistance, and employer-matched contributions to our retirement plan (up to $2,000 annually), Life/AD&D coverage, a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program, and convenient discounts on many services, including gym memberships, dry cleaning, produce delivery, mobile phone service, and automotive care.

 

Position Summary

Reporting to the Team Manager or Director of In-Patient Unit, this position is responsible for carrying out the duties assigned in order to increase the patient's level of comfort and to maintain personal hygiene and a safe healthy environment. Although the Home Health Aide reports to a primary manager, HEB expects the Home Health Aide may work in more than one program or department and assignments are given to best meets the needs of our patients.

 

Essential Functions

·         Provide personal care as directed by the hospice nurse.

·         Completes each patient's care as delineated in the Home Health Aide care plan.

·         Maintains a safe and clean environment through care of the patient's room and personal equipment and perform light housekeeping duties.

·         Prepares and serves meals as instructed by the hospice nurse.

·         Participates in in-services and skills training to ensure compliance state and federal regulations, as well as accreditation standards.

·         Reports any changes in the patient's physical or emotional condition, including complaints of pain or change in the family's situation to the RN.

·         Document daily activity and of direct care provided to the patient per HEB requirements.

·         Recognize and report emergencies.

·         As assigned and supervised by the hospice RN, assists the patient with activities which include but are not limited to the following:

·         Attends in-services, workshops and staff meetings.

·         Assist with patient transfers and use of special equipment.

·         Follow standard precautions in delivering patient care.

·         Maintain comfortable environment. Is alert to safety factors and accident prevention.

·         Launder patient's personal laundry including bed linens as needed.

·         May take blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respiration or weight as directed by the hospice RN.

 

Position Requirements

·         A compassionate, team player who displays confidence and the ability to work independently Must demonstrate initiative, dependability and good judgment

·         Must also be able to work collaboratively within a team, have strong communication skills and be flexible with work assignments and professional when dealing with clients and staff

·         Must adhere to department goals, objectives and performance standards

·         Able to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with internal and external customers

·         Must be able to understand and carry out directions and instructions and maintain patient confidentiality

·         Must be physically able to perform duties as assigned and have reliable transportation

 

Experience & Education

·         Must complete the Home Health Aide competency test with a passing score of 75% or better

·         Must have completed an official Home Health Aide training course and have a Home Health Aide Certificate issued by the State Department of Public Health.

·         If there has been a 24 month lapse in furnishing services, the individual must complete another state approved Home Health Aide program before providing services.

·         Valid CPR certification.