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Hospice Aide PRN

Amedisys | Williamsburg VA 23188 USA | Full Time | Posted: 06/15/2021

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Why Join the Amedisys Family?

We are a growing company that values and rewards our team members, recognizes your special skills and experience and offers opportunities for growth. Join more than 14,000 team members who help change lives every day and share a mission of delivering high quality home health, hospice and private duty care at home.

Unique clinical environment:
Care for terminally ill patients one-on-one in home environment with a highly collaborative team and support

Culture of teamwork:
Shine on your own, with the support of a clinical team

Ongoing support:
Continuing education and training, tuition assistance, technology and more

Advancement:
Professional development to build skills and opportunities to advance

Healthcare leader:
Progressive, stable company with 30 years of experience in delivering care at home

If you're looking for a home where you can put your skills and experience to work, make a difference every day and pursue your goals for the future, join our team.

What You Will Do:

Provides support services, under the supervision of the appropriate professional staff in accordance with state regulations, assists the client or family in the achievement of physical and emotional comfort according to the patient's plan of care.

  • Provides personal care services per state/federal rules, regulations, and/or standards.
  • Applies safety principles and proper body mechanics to the performance of specific techniques of personal and supportive care such as ambulation of clients, transferring clients, assisting with the normal range of motion and positioning and doing household chores.
  • Plans and prepares nutritious meals, including shopping and assisting with feeding, as assigned.
  • Performs homemaking and other environmental services as assigned.
  • Observes, reports and documents any changes in patient's status. If unable to perform a certain task, reports to the primary nurse.
  • Understands basic elements of body functioning and reports changes in patient's body functions as indicated.
  • Recognizes emergency situations and implements appropriate emergency procedures per care center policy.
  • Follows care center procedures regarding infection control, handling of hazardous wastes, and safety measures.
  • Accurately documents care provided and submits notes and other required documents per care center policy.
  • Follows specific written instructions for personal care prepared by a registered nurse in accordance with the Plan of Care. Written instructions are to be received prior to the delivery of services.
  • Assists patient with prescribed exercises as instructed per nurse or therapist.
  • Provides respite for patient's family/caregiver when on-site, as appropriate.
  • Performs and records simple urine tests for sugar, acetane, and albumin.
  • Attends funerals/call hours when appropriate as assigned by the bereavement coordinator.




Qualifications
Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Six (6+) months full-time direct, patient care experience within the last five (5) years, in an institution or care center setting.
  • Meets federal/state requirements for this position. Home Health Aide (HHA) competence will conform with requirements in the Medicare Conditions of Participation found in 42CFR 484.36. Must be able to successfully pass the competency program of the care center.






Amedisys is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other legally protected characteristic.
Additional Qualifications:

Alaska, California, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington D.C., and Wyoming require state certification as a nurse assistant, nurse aide, certified home health aide, or proof of registry as required.

Amedisys is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other legally protected characteristic.


Benefits and More

Amedisys cares for our team members with the same commitment we have to our patients. This is reflected in the benefits we provide and the opportunities we make available to our team. Benefits for eligible employees include:

• Paid Time Off/Holidays
• Health benefits (medical, dental, vision); health spending account
• 401 (K) plan; employee stock purchase plan available
• Continuing education
• Fleet car for eligible employees

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Location Williamsburg, VA, 23188, United States
Categories Medical/Health

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