James River Home Health and Hospice
  • Richmond, VA, USA
  • Full Time

DUTIES

The Hospice Aide/Home Attendant is responsible for providing personal care under the direction of a registered nurse.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Perform personal care (bathing, dressing, toileting, feeding, etc) according to the Hospice Aide/Home Attendant Plan of Care.

Document care provided according to agency policy.

Report any deviations from the Plan of Care to the Case Manager (or designee if not available).

Use Durable Medical Equipment safely.

Take vital signs when on Hospice Aide/Home Attendant Plan of Care.

Measuring and recording fluid intake and output

Recording and reporting to the health care professional changes in the patient's physical condition, behavior or appearance

Foster cooperative effort among personnel by understanding the functions of other persons involved in patient care and by active participation in team and staff conferences.

Provide proper care and observation of patient's skin to prevent breakdown of tissue over bony prominence.   Reports any changes/areas of concern to Case Manager.

Assist with ambulation, transfers, range of motion if documented on the Hospice Aide/Home Attendant Plan of Care.

Performing any other duties that the attendant is qualified to do by additional training and demonstrated competency, within state guidelines

Provide respite for patient's family/caregiver when on-site, as appropriate.

Participate in QAPI activities.

Participate in IDG meetings, as appropriate.

JOB CONDITIONS

The ability to access patients' homes which may not be routinely wheelchair accessible is required.

Hearing, eyesight and physical dexterity must be sufficient to perform a physical assessment of the patient's condition and to perform patient care.

Physical activities will include, walking, sitting, stooping, and standing and minimal to maximum lifting of patients and the turning of patients.

EQUIPMENT OPERATION

Utilization of calculator, telephone, copy machine, thermometer, blood pressure cuff, other basic office and medical equipment.

COMPANY INFORMATION

Has access to patient medical records.

QUALIFICATIONS

1.    Received a minimum of 75 hours of classroom and supervised practical training with at least 16 hours devoted to supervised practical training and with at least 16 hours of classroom instruction completed.

2.    One-year experience as a CNA, Hospice Aide/Home Attendant or home health aide. (Hospice preferred)

3.    At least 18 years old.

4.    Must be a licensed driver with an insured automobile in good working order.

5.    Home attendants shall be able to speak, read and write English and shall meet one of the following qualifications:

Have satisfactorily completed a nursing education hospice program preparing for registered nurse licensure or practical nurse licensure; OR have satisfactorily completed a nurse aide education hospice program approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing; OR have certification as a nurse aide issued by the Virginia Board of Nursing OR be successfully enrolled in a nursing education hospice program preparing for registered nurse or practical nurse licensure and have currently completed at least one nursing course that includes clinical experience involving patient care; OR, have satisfactorily passed a competency evaluation that meets the criteria of 42 CFR 484.36 (b); OR have satisfactorily completed training using the "Personal Care Aide Training Curriculum," dated 2003, of the Department of Medical Assistance Services.

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