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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.

Hospice of the Upstate is seeking motivated, Certified Nurse Assistants to care for terminally ill patients in the Rainey Hospice House. 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 able to work 2 nights a week.

The RN Admission Specialist interviews newly referred patients and or family, reviews the clinical records and completes a physical assessment of the patient. The RN Specialist listens to the concerns and needs of the patient and family and then effectively communicates specifically how Hospice of the Upstate will address the expressed needs/concerns. The hospice eligibility is determined in collaboration with the attending physician and the hospice medical director. If appropriate for admission, hospice informed consents are explained as well as the patient’s bill of rights and appropriate signatures are obtained.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Listen to the needs and concerns of the newly referred patient and family
  • Present/Explain the Hospice of the Upstate program (Home Care vs. Hospice House)
  • Collaboratively determine hospice eligibility and appropriate level of care with the attending physician and the hospice medical director
  • Explain the Hospice program and obtain informed consents for enrollment into the HOTU program
  • Complete admissions per Hospice of the Upstate guidelines, policy and procedures
  • Coordinate admission pick up times with Clinical Liaisons
  • Take reports on new admissions from Clinical Liaisons
  • Assist in getting new patients and families settled in at Hospice House
  • Review Hospice House rules and procedures with newly referred patient and family
  • Participate in the weekend rotation and on-call to provide admission coverage for the weekends
  • Attend mandatory in-services
  • Completes all admission documentation by end of business day each day
  • Provides a detailed report to Hospice Home Care or Hospice House Charge Nurse for hand off communication

FUNCTION

As a member of the interdisciplinary team, the social worker helps to meet the needs of individuals and families affected by life-limiting illness and end of life issues.

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.)

  • Works with populations of varying cultures, ages, socioeconomic classes and nontraditional families to assess needs and intervene appropriately
  • Assesses patients and families, including biopsychosocial information, to develop care plans to enhance family coping skills with terminal illness
  • Provides individual and family counseling
  • Educates the patient/family about anticipatory grief, loss, and the dying process
  • Provides short-term crisis intervention
  • Attends funerals and evaluates family/friends for bereavement risks
  • Observes and evaluates information regarding psycho-social, spiritual, financial, and physical conditions affecting the patient and family
  • Assists Admissions team as needed
  • Assists in discharge planning by providing advice and support to the patient and family concerning nursing homes and assisted living placement
  • Completes financial assessments
  • Rotates in Home Care and in the Hospice house as scheduled by Patient Care Coordinators in both departments
  • Maintains standards of social work excellence in accordance with the principles set forth by NHPCO, NASW, and agency policies and procedures
  • Facilitates communication between patient/family/team members
  • Makes referrals to volunteer coordinator, chaplain, complementary therapy, or to community resources
  • Participates in committees, task forces, and agency events
  • Attends staff meetings and interdisciplinary team meetings
  • Participates in orientation of new staff to social work activities
  • Reassesses and revises care plans in response to newly identified needs and altered goals of care
  • Documents psycho-social information clearly and concisely and in a timely manner
  • Assists with Quality Assurance activities (Audits, IDT, etc.)
  • Participates in marketing calls and community education events as appropriate
  • Participates in weekend on-call rotation
  • Assumes other duties as necessary