Responsible for providing safe, effective and efficient home health/hospice aide services; coordinating work within the department, as well as with other departments; complying with operating policies and procedures and regulatory requirements; communicating with appropriate personnel; responding to inquiries or requests for information; maintaining appropriate records and providing assigned reports.
Education/Training: High school diploma or equivalent. Completed a curriculum from a school of nursing preferred. Aide certification as required by federal and state regulations in the state(s) served by SpiriTrust Lutheran Home Care & Hospice. Able to pass the NLN Home Health Aide Skills Assessment Test with 80% or more. Current CPR certification within three (3) months of employment.
Skill(s): Proficient reading, writing and grammatical skills; proficient in interpersonal relations and communication skills, including pleasant telephone manner and speaking voice; ability to work independently and to establish and maintain effective working relationships; working knowledge of computer operations and ability to learn specialized industry applications; able to work with terminally ill clients; valid driver’s license and dependable means of transportation.
Experience: One (1) year of recent clinical experience in licensed or certified discipline normally required.