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Hospice Aide (Casual) (TX, Austin)

Company: Aseracare
Location: Austin
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Job Description:

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As a Hospice Aide at AseraCare Hospice, you know hospice care is a journey, not an end. That's why you'll nurture our patients, providing comprehensive support to make life easier. Partnering with AseraCare Hospices's spiritual care coordinators, social workers and counselors, you'll empower family members and other caregivers to work with patients, enacting a team approach to care on every level. Each day, you will provide personal care, assist with mobility, and maintain a clean and comfortable living environment. Patients' individual care plans will be a constant focus as you set high standards and go to any length to ensure the most peaceful experience for all. We are seeking individuals with a minimum of one year of experience who are independent, accountable, and can think on their feet in an ever-changing environment.

GENERAL PURPOSE

Under the direct supervision of a registered nurse, provides personal care for the patient and assists with activities of daily living. Supports the Provider Relations activities of the organization.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

Follows the interdisciplinary plan of care. Is alert to the patient's needs and concerns. Performs simple procedures as an extension of therapeutic services in accordance with the interdisciplinary plan of care. Attends patient care conferences as requested by the Patient Care Coordinator.


Provides personal care, including: bathing, dressing, grooming, caring for hair, nail care, oral hygiene, skin care, and foot care. Assists patients in an out of bed to ambulate, including turning in bed, getting up in a chair, using a walker, wheelchair, or other mechanical equipment when applicable according to the plan of care. Assists with elimination, including: bed pan, urinal, up to the bathroom, routine foley care, and external colostomy and skin care, according to the plan of care. Assists patients with meals, if necessary. May assist with medications that are ordinarily self-administered.


Performs household services essential to maintaining a safe and comfortable environment.


Observes patients when giving care and reports changes in the patient's condition and needs to the Patient Care Coordinator.


Completes appropriate documentation in a timely manner.


Participates in ongoing educational programs.


Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.



CODE OF CONDUCT

Must adhere to the Company's Code of Conduct and Business Ethics policy including documentation and reporting responsibilities.

Keywords: Aseracare, Austin, Hospice Aide (Casual) (TX, Austin), Healthcare, Austin, Texas

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