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INTERIM HEALTH CARE OF WICHITA, INC * Hospice Aide - FT in Wichita, Kansas

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Responsible for providing personal care services to hospice patients, as well as support in incidental/instrumental activities of daily living under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) and in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Interim HealthCare Hospice and applicable state and federal law or regulation.

Essential Functions:

+ Provides services as stated in each patient’s Hospice Aide care plan.

+ Assists patients in safely performing incidental/instrumental activities of daily living.

+ Assigned duties may include but are not limited to:

+ Providing personal care: bathing, oral hygiene, hair care and skin care.

+ Assisting in dressing and undressing patients.

+ Planning and preparing meals which may include shopping.

+ Assisting in feeding the patient.

+ Changing incontinent products.

+ Taking and recording oral, rectal and axillary temperatures, pulse, respiration and blood pressure.

+ Assisting in ambulation, transfers and/or range of motion exercises.

+ Keeping the patient's immediate living area clean and orderly: dusting, vacuuming, emptying trash, washing clothes/linens.

+ Offering and assisting with toileting and elimination.

+ Provides respite for the patient's family/caregiver when appropriate.

+ Promotes a safe environment and maintains an unobstructed pathway while providing care.

+ Utilizes infection prevention and control measures such as universal precautions, hand washing, and personal protective equipment.

+ Recognizes, reports, and records/documents changes in patient condition and safety to patient’s assigned RN.

+ Organizes self to carry out visits/shifts and tasks.

+ Attends Interdisciplinary Group (IDG) meetings as requested.

+ Completes mandatory in-services and provides required documentation to keep employee file current.

+ Documents observations, activities and services provided in an accurate, complete and timely manner.

+ Participates in the Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program, as requested.

+ Participates in the Hospice office’s emergency preparedness program, as requested.

+ Completes other assignments as requested and assigned.

+ May have access to personal health information (“PHI”) necessary to fulfill the above duties and responsibilities. Access to use and ability to disclose PHI is further defined by each organization/department.

Job Limitations

The Hospice Aide does not function in any manner viewed as the practice of nursing according to the Nurse Practice Act of the state in which hospice care is delivered.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:

+ Eighteen (18) years of age or older.

+ Has successfully completed:

+ A training program and competency evaluation as required by federal regulation 418.76 (b)&(c); or

+ A competency evaluation program as required by the federal regulation 418.76 (c); or

+ A nurse aide training and competency evaluation program approved by the state and meets the requirements of the federal regulations (§483.151 through §483.154) and is currently listed in good standing on the state nurse aide registry; or

+ A state licensure program;


+ + Has not had a lapse in work for compensation for the period of 24 consecutive months as a hos pice aide or nurse aide.

+ If there has been a 24-month lapse in furnishing services for compensation, the individual must successfully complete another program, as specified above in this section, before providing services.

+ Six (6) months of experience in healthcare or completion of the hospice office’s preceptor program

+ Hospice experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

+ Two (2) positive references

+ Able to work as a member of an Interdisciplinary Group.

+ Knowledge and commitment to the hospice philosophy of care.

+ Able to effectively communicate in English with all levels of the workforce, both in clinical and non-clinical.

+ Able to effectively communicate, including the ability to read, write, and verbally report clinical information to patients, patient representatives (If any), patient’s caregivers and family, and hospice staff.

+ Able to perform and prioritize multiple functions or tasks.

+ Meets applicable federal and state health requirements to provide patient care as appropriate.

+ Meets the requirements of federal and/or state criminal and abuse background checks where applicable.

+ Able to provide proof of valid driver’s license if applicabl