A Home Health Aide / Hospice Aide is a certified health care worker who assists professional personnel in the personal cares of the patient by providing necessary and desired services. The duties of the Aide are planned and assigned by a professional member of the health care team to meet the needs of the client and family situation.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Provides a sense of security for the patient and performs personal cares while respecting the dignity, comfort and privacy of the patient at all times. Provides physical and emotional support to the patient and family unit.
Adapts to changes in the scheduling process to meet the needs of the patient.
Accepts direction in a positive manner, eliminates assumptions, exhibits effective listening skills and follows through with instructions given.
Adheres to strict patient confidentiality standards as mandated by HIPAA.
Utilizes supplies in a safe, proficient, effective and orderly fashion.
Documents tasks performed accurately and in a timely manner in the client clinical record.
Utilizes the STEP process to identify and monitor performance improvement activities.
Demonstrates participation in the continuing education provided and attends staff meetings as scheduled.
Graduate of a state approved Certified Nursing Assistant Program. Valid Drivers License. CPR Certification. Certified Nursing Assistant. Approved by both the MN and WI Nursing Assistant Registry. Basic computer skills.
Nonessential skills and experience:
Hospice certification desirable.