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STNA Certified Hospice Aide, Day City Hospice

Company: City Hospice, LLC
Location: Dayton
Posted on: May 24, 2020

Job Description:

Summary of ResponsibilitiesThe STNA/Hospice Aide is a paraprofessional member of the interdisciplinary group who worksunder the supervision of a registered nurse and performs various services for a patient asnecessary to meet the patient's personal needs and to promote comfort. The STNA/HospiceAide is responsible for observing the patient, reporting these observations and documentingobservations and care performed.The STNA/Hospice Aide will be assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity andsafety of a patient's care.Essential FunctionsResponsibilities of the STNA/Hospice Aide include, but are not limited to, the following:1. Performing personal care needs after given a patient's assignment and attending tohis/her requests promptly. If unable to perform a certain task, report to the CaseManager immediately.2. Meeting safety needs of the patient and using equipment safely and properly (foot stools,side rails, O2, etc.)3. Giving personal care including baths, back rubs, oral hygiene, shampoos and changingbed linen as often as assigned.4. Assisting in dressing and undressing patients as assigned.5. Planning and preparing nutritious meals, including shopping, as assigned.6. Assisting in feeding the patient as assigned.7. Taking and recording oral, rectal and axillary temperatures, pulse, respiration, and bloodpressure when ordered with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency.8. Providing proper care and observation of patient's skin to prevent the breakdown of tissueover a bony prominence.9. Reporting on patient's condition and significant changes to the Case Manager. Alsoaware of the caregiver or other individuals living with the patient and interpersonalissues.10. Assisting in ambulation and exercise as instructed by the hospice nurse or therapist.11. Offering and assisting with bedpans and urinals. Providing assistance as assigned withlight laundry needs.12. Performing range of motion and other simple procedures as an extensional therapyservice as ordered with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency.13. Providing respite for the patient's/family/caregiver when on-site, as appropriate.14. Keeping patient's living area clean and orderly, as assigned.15. Adhering to the organization's documentation and care procedures and standards ofpersonal and professional conduct.16. Participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities. 17. Respectful of the patient and family/caregiver environment and the patient's personal needs.The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties andresponsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested toperform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description.PM19 .

Supervisory ResponsibilityThis position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by anemployee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.This position requires prolonged or considerable walking or standing. Able to lift, position and/ortransfer patients. Able to lift supplies and equipment. Considerable reaching, stooping, bending,kneeling and/or crouching. Visual acuity and hearing to perform required hospice aide skills.While performing the duties of this position, the employee travels by automobile and is exposedto changing weather conditions. Employee will be required to drive daily for meetings and/orvisits to residential homes or residential settings. Employee will work in varied residentialenvironments based on assigned caseload. Exposure to infectious diseases.TravelTravel is primarily local during the business day.Required Education and Experience1. Meets the training requirements of the State.2. Effective August 14, 1990, a person who has successfully completed a state establishedor other training program that meets the requirements of S 484.36(a) and a competencyevaluation program, or state licensure program that meets the requirements of S484.36(b), or a competency evaluation program or state licensure program that meetsthe requirements of S 484.36(b).3. At least 18 years of age.4. Ability to read and follow written instructions and document care given.5. Understands hospice philosophy, comfortable providing specialized care to theterminally ill.6. Is self-directing with the ability to work with little direct supervision. Secure with issues ofdeath/dying. Provides a calm manner when in a patient's home.7. Has empathy for the needs of the ill, injured, frail and the impaired.8. Demonstrates tact, patience and good personal hygiene.9. Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state ororganization requirements and is in good working order. Job LimitationsThe STNA/Hospice Aide will not function in any manner viewed as the practice of nursingaccording to the Nurse Practice Act. Specifically, the STNA/Hospice Aide will not administermedications, take physician's orders or perform procedures requiring the training, knowledgeand skill of a licensed nurse, such as sterile techniques.Skills Required1. Good oral and written communications.2. Good organizational skills.AAP/EEO StatementQueen City Hospice, LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All applicants willbe considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.Other DutiesPlease note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing ofactivities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties,responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. PI120384148

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