Weekend Home Health Aide – Hospice job – Caring Hospice Services of South Jersey – Camden, NJ

Weekend Home Health Aide – Hospice

Caring Hospice Services of South Jersey

Camden, NJ

Part-time

A Hospice Aide is an individual who provides personal care, home management and other related home health supportive services in order to assist the individual to continue living in their home environment when there are disruptions due to illness, disability, social disadvantage or other problems in the home. The Hospice Aide is under the direct supervision of the licensed registered nurse case manager.

This position is primarily for Weekends (Saturdays and Sundays).

Reports to: Hospice Aide Coordinator and PCM/SCS/Program Director

Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of State Department of Health approved Home Health Aide in New Jersey as demonstrated by a valid certificate
  • Ability to print, read, speak, comprehend the English language.
  • Ability to operate equipment: Walker, cane, crutches, wheelchair, commode, hospital bed, hoyer Lift, Household appliances i.e. vacuum, refrigerator, stove, blender, toaster etc.
  • Have reliable transportation during work hours and able to provide proof of liability insurance and drivers license.

Technical Performance

  • Preparing and serving normal/therapeutic diets, assisting patient with eating, monitor intake.
  • Assisting with bathing of patient in bed, tub and shower.
  • Assist with grooming, care of hair, including shampoo, shaving with electric razor only, and ordinary care of nails. -This means soaking, cleaning and filing nails.
  • Assisting with care of teeth/dentures and mouth.
  • Assisting patient in transferring from bed to chair, to wheelchair and in walking with or without devices.
  • Assist patient with dressing.
  • Assisting patient with self administered, oral medications that have been ordered by the medical practitioner.
  • Taking temperature, pulse and respiration as directed.
  • Use of special equipment i.e hoyer Lift.
  • Assisting as instructed with a home exercise program including passive range of motion, turning and positioning.
  • Reporting any change in patient’s mental and physical condition or home situation to the hospice nurse case manager.
  • Making and changing bed/linens as needed .
  • Dusting and vacuuming the rooms the patient uses.
  • Tidying kitchen, dishwashing.
  • Tidying bedroom, bathroom.
  • Patient’s personal laundry; this may include necessary ironing and mending.
  • Provides a supportive environment and ongoing reality orientation to confused patients using appropriate interpersonal behavioral techniques.
  • Measure and record intake and output.
  • Reinforce sterile dressing.
  • Empty urinary or colostomy bag.
  • Cleanse catheter insertion site.
  • Administer special skin care as directed in Hospice Aide Plan of Care as per MD order.
  • Collect stool, sputum and urine specimens using appropriate techniques.
  • Functions permissible for Home Health Aides under special circumstances: If no family member is present or capable of providing care for a specific patient , the nurse may with the approval of the physician, teach and closely supervise the Aide in the following procedures:
  • Reinforce dressing and change simple non-sterile dressing
  • Assist with the use of devices geared to disability to aid in daily living.
  • Assist patient with prescribed exercises which the Home Health Aide has been taught by appropriate professional personnel
  • Apply prescribed ice cap or ice collar
  • Perform functions allowable as per: D.O.H (in the state of which the aide is employed) approved scope of practice.

APPLICATION/CRITICAL THINKING

  • Ability to relate to the terminally ill patients/families and their particular problems
  • Must possess the disposition and personality to work harmoniously with a wide variety of people and all levels of staff, and interact professionally as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to work flexible hours as required to meet the patient needs.
  • Speaks, writes, reads and comprehends the English language.

Job Type: Part-time

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