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Hospice of the Upstate is seeking motivated, Certified Nurse Assistants to care for terminally ill patients in the home. The hospice aide is a member an interdisciplinary team and works under the supervision of a registered nurse. Hospice aides are responsible for meeting personal care needs, promoting comfort, maintaining safety, assisting with activities of daily living, and providing light housekeeping duties.

Must be a Certified Nurse Assistant, flexible and responsive in a timely manner, possess excellent communication skills, the ability to travel, a valid driver’s license, excellent driving record and automobile insurance.

FUNCTION

The primary function of this position is the preparation of meals, delivering/retrieving trays, storing foods and cleaning kitchen area.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Dietary Team Leader

Assistant Dietary Team Leader

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

(These tasks are illustrative only, to carry out the day-to-day functions of the job, other duties may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or logical assignment to the position.)

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist with meal preparation, including cooking
  • Assist staff with preparation of food trays
  • Assist staff with delivering food trays to patient’s rooms
  • Assist staff with removing food trays from rooms
  • Ensure all dishes have been cleaned and put away per state regulations
  • Ensure all foods are tightly sealed and properly labeled before placing in refrigerator
  • Ensure all counter tops are cleaned
  • Clean equipment as assigned
  • Follow cleaning list to include dining room (as posted)
  • Miscellaneous duties assigned within kitchen.
  • Unload trucks when they arrive; break boxes down and discard them in their proper place.
  • Ensures the protection of patient and employee information by following HIPAA –HITECH guidelines.
  • Assures that employees maintain the integrity of all forms of patient information including but not limited to electronic personal health information
  • Assures that there are no attempts to access more than the minimum necessary information to complete his/her job
  • Be flexible, organized and work effectively and professionally under stress
  • Professionally represent the organization with credibility and dignity and in the spirit of excellence and trust
  • Demonstrate and communicate the mission, ethics and goals of the facility as the face of Hospice
  • Assumes other duties as necessary

ACCOUNTABILITY EXPECTATIONS:

  • Attend monthly staff meetings
  • Attend Remembrance Services
  • Professional/personal growth as evidenced by attending available workshops/seminars related to area of profession
  • Provide evidence of individual focus on wellness
  • Communicates clearly with fellow employees and supervisor
  • Ensure the protection of patient and employee information by following HIPAA–HITECH guidelines
  • Assure that employees maintain the integrity of all forms of patient information including but not limited to electronic personal health information
  • Assures that there are no attempts to access more than the minimum necessary information to complete his/her job
  • Be flexible, organized and work effectively and professionally under stress
  • Professionally represent the organization with credibility and dignity and in the spirit of excellence and trust.
  • Demonstrate and communicate the mission, ethics and goals of the facility as the face of Hospice

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Must have cooking skills
  2. Must be responsible; accept supervision
  3. Must be able to take initiative, manage time wisely
  4. Able to communicate verbally and in writing, work cooperatively with team and member staff
  5. Able to work successfully with varied groups of people
  6. ServSafe certification preferred

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

Commercial kitchen equipment

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

May be required to climb steps, stoop, bend or lift up to 50 pounds. Must be able to communicate compassionately with patients, families and the general public.

 

FUNCTION:

Provides hospice care through the evaluation and assessment of the health history, health promotion, diagnosing medical conditions and management of health problems by directing and developing the plan of care, prescribing medications or treatments, coordinating and collaborating with patients, families and other healthcare practitioners.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Works under the supervision of the Hospice Medical Director.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing and accredited Nurse Practitioner program.
  2. Master’s degree with a minimum of one (1) year Nurse Practitioner experience.
  3. One (1) year of hospice or palliative care experience preferred.
  4. Current licensure in South Carolina.
  5. Accreditation from an approved certifying body for advanced practice nursing as required by the State.
  6. Current CPR certification.
  7. Must have a valid driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance.
  8. Must have reliable transportation.
  9. Demonstrate the ability to be flexible and work independently.
  10. Must be empathetic and have the ability to relate well to patients, families and members of the Hospice of the Upstate care team.
  11. Understands and embraces the hospice philosophy.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

(These tasks are illustrative only; to carry out the day-to-day functions of the job, other duties may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or logical assignment to the position)

  1. Provides medical care, palliates and manages terminal illness in compliance with the state Nurse Practice Act under the supervision of the hospice medical director.
  2. Completes the hospice face to face visit requirements prior to the third and subsequent hospice benefit periods to assess hospice eligibility based on the hospice conditions of participation and the local coverage determinations. Provides clinical information to the hospice medical director for interpretation for eligibility for hospice recertification.
  3. Completes history and physical examinations by evaluating the patient’s medical condition and health history, ordering and interpreting results from laboratory and diagnostic tests or procedures, diagnosing health conditions and documents the findings.
  4. Manages health conditions and terminal illnesses by prescribing medications and/or treatments, obtaining consultations or making referrals, and coordinating hospice care services.
  5. Makes recommendations to the hospice medical director regarding patient eligibility for certification and recertification for hospice care.
  6. Reviews clinical information, coordinates and oversees patient care in consultation with the hospice interdisciplinary team and other healthcare practitioners.
  7. Consults with the patient’s attending physician, the hospice medical director and other healthcare practitioners regarding the patient’s eligibility for hospice care, ongoing care needs, and medical management.
  8. Completes, maintains and submits accurate and relevant clinical notes, physical examination notes, assessment visit notes, medical orders and other collaboration notes.
  9. Educates and/or counsels patients, families and/or caregivers as to preventative care, medical problems, psychological problems, spiritual problems and end-of-life issues in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team to meet the total needs of the patient.
  10. Works in cooperation with the hospice interdisciplinary group, patient and family/caregiver to identify the goals of care and meet the total needs of the patient.
  11. Attends and participates in hospice interdisciplinary group meetings.
  12. Meets competency requirements for discipline and role.
  13. Maintains expertise in and attends on-going educational programs.
  14. Maintains knowledge of and compliance with current Medicare, Medicaid, state and federal regulations for hospice services.
  15. Assists other departments with a spirit of team work and cooperativeness.
  16. Ensures the protection of patient and employee information by following the HIPAA-HITECH guidelines.
  17. Professionally represents the organization with credibility and dignity and in the spirit of excellence and trust.
  18. Demonstrates flexibility, strong organizational skills and works effectively and professionally under stress.
  19. Demonstrates and communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the facility as the face of Hospice.
  20. Assumes other duties as necessary.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:

Standard medical equipment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

May be required to climb steps, stoop, bend or lift up to 35 pounds.  Must be able to stand for long periods of time.