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HOSPICE AIDE - PRN

Company: St. Luke's Hospital
Location: Chesterfield
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

The nurse aide provides compassionate care to the terminally ill by performing assigned tasks of personal care for each patient according to the Home Health Aide Assignment Sheet and under established St. Luke's Hospice policies and procedures. Personal care includes, but is not limited to bathing, hair care, mouth care, vital signs, socialization and assistance with meals. Mission: Faithful to our Episcopal-Presbyterian heritage and its ministry of healing, St. Luke's Hospital is dedicated to improving the health of the community. Using talents and resources responsibly, our medical staff, employees and volunteers provide care for the whole person with compassion, professional excellence, and respect for each other and those we serve. Core Values: Human Dignity, Justice, Excellence, Compassion, and Stewardship. Human Dignity: Demonstrates respect for the dignity and needs of patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers. Justice: Honors each person's rights and responsibilities by working as a team player to provide positive patient outcomes. Excellence: Demonstrates creativity and inventiveness in improving the ways in which work-related tasks are performed. Also strives for excellence in the services that he/she provides. Compassion: Demonstrates caring beyond 'It's My Job' and utilizes positive interpersonal skills. Stewardship: Demonstrates honesty and acts with integrity. Also demonstrates the ability to work in a safe, cost-effective and efficient manner. Communication Standards: Promotes and provides courteous and effective communication with internal and external customers. -Principle Accountabilities: Perform assigned tasks of personal care for each patient: Demonstrates the ability to appropriately follow the assigned Home Health Aide Assignment Sheet by providing appropriate personal care including, but not limited to: Bathing, Hair care, Mouth care, Socialization, Assistance with meals Performs procedures, treatments and exercises as prescribed Documents accurately and completes assignments in a timely manner Identifies changes in patient condition and reports to RN Case Manager Communicates clearly with staff, patients, families etc. Maintains confidentiality at all times Safety: Maintains clean, safe environment while performing tasks Identifies and reports any safety needs or unsafe condition Other job related duties: Attends and participates in IDT (Interdisciplinary Team meetings) Participates in QI (Quality Improvement) activities Observes Policy and Procedures Maintains proper dress code and personal hygiene Has flexible work habits and interacts effectively with others Education: Attends educational programs to enhance professional growth Maintains current CPR certification Maintains current PPD Maintains Certified Nurses Aide Certification in good standing Performs other work duties as assigned. Scheduling Expectations: Employee is expected to work a set schedule Monday through Friday. Employee is expected to give enough notice for vacations to be granted. It is required to give at least a 2 hours notice when calling in sick when at all possible. In the event of an emergency, please notify your supervisor immediately. General Requirements: Maintains acceptable attendance record per facility policy Meets annual compliance guidelines: Maintains confidentiality and support the basic right of privacy Attends annual compliance training Demonstrates safe workplace behaviors for self, co-workers and patients Uses appropriate body mechanics Use of facility provided safety devices/equipment Attends annual safely training Completes annual Employee Health requirements (PPD, etc.) Provides Patient Education Provides information and education to patients, families and visitors as appropriate to position -High School diploma or equivalent, or four years of direct experience in home care.A minimum of one year of Homecare experience is preferred. 2 years of hospital, nursing home or public health nursing is preferred. Satisfactory completion of the State Home Health Aide Competency Examination will be completed during departmental orientation. Must be able to read, write, and communicate well. Must be able to document patient care on appropriate agency form. The assessment, care and treatment provided by the Home Health Aide will be consistent with the specific age related needs of the patient. The Home Health Aide is competent to care for patient age groups including the geriatric patient.Employee is required to sit continuously and walk occasionally. Employee must lift/carry a light (1-20 lbs.) medium (21-50 lbs.) and heavy (50 lbs. +) load frequently. Employee may be required to lift over 100 lbs. with assistance. Employee is frequently required to bend, squat, crawl, kneel, climb, lift waist to overhead. Employee is occasionally required to reach forward and reach overhead. For repetitive action, employee is required to use both hands for simple grasping and pushing/pulling. Employee is occasionally exposed to electrical hazards and CRT terminal work. (Occasionally: 1-33%, Frequently: 34-66%, Continuously: 67-100%) Employee is frequently to continuously alone with patient and must be able to handle emergencies without assistance. Employee must be able to assist falling or fallen patient; must be able to perform CPR alone. Employee may be required to drive at night/and or in hazardous conditions; driving requires the use of at least one foot, must be able to follow written/verbal instructions and read a map. Employee must possess the ability to make accurate and appropriate judgments in assessing patient needs through on-site assessment and verbal reports. Employee has regular contact with agency staff members, physicians, hospital staff and general public. Contact frequently involves problem resolution. Employee regularly handles confidential information. Employee may be expected to document care and services into an electronic medical record. If utilizing an electronic medical record employee is required to synchronize data at the beginning and end of each work day. This may be done from the employee's home, a public domain or from the office. The most significant of duties are included but this does not exclude occasional work assignments not mentioned or developmental duties. Job Relationships: Interacts with patients, coworkers, St. Luke's staff, and physicians. Takes direction from: n/a Provides direction to: n/a Supervised by: RN Case Manager/Clinical DirectorMissionFaithful to our Episcopal-Presbyterian heritage and its ministry of healing, St. Luke's is dedicated to improving the health of the communities we serve.Using talents and resources responsibly, we provide high quality, safe care with compassion, professional excellence and respect for each other and those we serve.VisionAs an independent healthcare network, we create healthy communities in the region through our commitment to high quality, safe and personalized services.Core ValuesHuman DignityWe accept and treat all persons as being created in the image of God. -CompassionWe respond with caring to the needs of others as if they were members of our family. -JusticeWe honor each person's rights and responsibilities in light of the common good. -ExcellenceWe set and strive to attain high standards of performance and continuous improvement. -StewardshipWe use our talents and resources wisely, with honesty and integrity.

Keywords: St. Luke's Hospital, Chesterfield , HOSPICE AIDE - PRN, Healthcare , Chesterfield, Missouri

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