Contingent Hospice Aide/CNA

The Hospice Aide/CNA serves as the front-line staff making an impact on our patients’ day-to-day lives. Not only does the hospice aide provide physical support, but emotional and spiritual support to our patients and their families. All our hospice aides receive a training to ensure they meet the high standards of Honor Hospice. We are looking for friendly individuals with a passion for promoting improved quality of life.

The hospice aide is responsible for providing personal care under the direction of a registered nurse.
Perform personal care (bathing, dressing, toileting, feeding, etc) according to the Hospice Aide Plan of Care.
Document care provided according to agency policy.
Report any deviations from the Plan of Care to the Case Manager (or designee if not available).
Use Durable Medical Equipment safely.
Take vital signs when on Hospice Aide Plan of Care.
Foster cooperative effort among personnel by understanding the functions of other persons involved in patient care and by active participation in team and staff conferences.
Provide proper care and observation of patient’s skin to prevent breakdown of tissue over bony prominence. Reports any changes/areas of concern to Case Manager.
Assist with ambulation, transfers, range of motion if documented on the Hospice Aide Plan of Care.
Provide respite for patient’s family/caregiver when on-site, as appropriate.
Participate in QAPI activities.
Participate in IDG meetings, as appropriate.
The ability to access patients’ homes which may not be routinely wheelchair accessible is required.
Hearing, eyesight and physical dexterity must be sufficient to perform a physical assessment of the patient’s condition and to perform patient care.
Physical activities will include, walking, sitting, stooping, and standing and minimal to maximum lifting of patients and the turning of patients.
Utilization of calculator, telephone, copy machine, thermometer, blood pressure cuff, other basic office and medical equipment.
Has access to patient medical records.
1. Meets training requirements of the State of Michigan to work as a certified nurse assistant.. (Required)
2. Received a minimum of 75 hours of classroom and supervised practical training with at least 16 hours devoted to supervised practical training and with at least 16 hours of classroom instruction completed. (Required)
3. One year experience as a CNA, hospice aide or home health aide. (Preferred)
4. At least 18 years old. (Required)
5. Must be a licensed driver with an insured automobile in good working order. (Required)
6. The ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing. (Required)


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