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Home and Hospice Aide (NAC) - Hospice Snohomish *$1,500 Sign-On Bonus*

Company: Providence Health & Services
Location: Everett
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Description



Providence is calling a Home Health and Hospice Aide (NAC) (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) to work in Hospice Snohomish at SCS Hospice in Everett, WA.



The Home Health/Hospice Aide provides personal care, assistance with performing activities of daily living and prescribed therapeutic exercises, and basic housekeeping services essential to the comfort and cleanliness of receiving home care or hospice services. These services are specified by a written plan of care that is developed and supervised by a Registered Nurse.



In this position you will:





  • Provide direct patient / basic nursing care and simple housekeeping tasks as reflected on the Home Health Aide Plan of Care under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or other licensed professional:

  • Patient care duties may include: bathing, pericare (with or without indwelling catheter), oral care, and care of skin, hair and finger nails; may also include helping patients to move; turn; get in and out of bed, chair, or wheelchair; and ambulate with or without assistive devices. Provide care of surgical or prosthetic appliances or devices as instructed, ie, catheters, colostomies, leg braces, dentures, etc.

  • Basic nursing care may include: collecting and processing specimens as indicated, including urine dips, chart results and report to medical staff; obtaining vital signs including blood pressure, heart rate temperature, O2 statistics, and weights as assigned each day by RN, measuring and calculating fluid and food intake and output as indicated, performing simple dressing changes, assisting with routine bowel care

  • Housekeeping duties may include simple household duties which facilitate the patient's self care at home and which are necessary to prevent or postpone institutionalization and are essential to the patient's health care at home

  • Provide in home hospice respite care when assigned

  • Assist with prescribed exercises which patient and aide have been taught by the Physical, Speech, or Occupational Therapist or Registered Nurse and as described in the Home Health Aide plan of care; demonstrates good working knowledge of principles of range of motion exercises, body alignment and positioning techniques

  • Observe and report to immediate supervisor any changes in participant's physical or mental status; record such observations on appropriate records; communicates safety hazards and environmental health hazards to primary clinician and/or team members

  • Demonstrate effective time management including arriving at the patient home in a timely manner, responding to urgent needs by prioritizing and triaging visits, communicating schedule and work plan to Clinical Manager, RN Case Manager and/or Scheduler daily and other team members as appropriate

  • Independently manages own caseload, plans and schedules home visits and coordinates with other team members as needed to maximize effectiveness of overall care plan

  • Organize weekly schedule to attend required meetings within schedule of patient care needs

  • Organize and coordinates transfer of patient information for coverage during absences

  • Maintain accurate and appropriate records and documentation of status, and care / services provided; documents any deviations from the plan of care and contacts the primary clinician and/or Home Health Manager/Supervisor

  • In some instances uses a laptop computer to document patient care and communication with other team member

  • May train family members in safe patient hygiene practices

  • Promote the Patient Bill of Rights and Responsibilities and understand the basic procedures for receiving and documenting grievances in order to initiate the appropriate process for participant concerns

  • Participate in relevant educational activities and attends 12 hours or more of in-service education per calendar year to meet state, federal and agency requirements, and to provide opportunities for personal growth and job enhancement

  • Care Team Hospice Aide: provide care to hospice patients as indicated by the Plan of Care for assigned patients as overseen by a case manager; share weekend and evening coverage

  • Continuous Care Hospice Aide: provide immediate care to a single hospice patient during times of increased patient need





    Required qualifications for this position include:





    • Completion of a certified nursing assistant course or equivalent training

    • Nursing Assistant Certified (NAC) in the state of Washington

    • Current Healthcare Provider CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) certification

    • Driver's License

    • Driver Auto Insurance





      Preferred qualifications for this position includes:





      • One (1) year previous home health/hospice experience required as a nurse's aide, hospice aide, orderly, or related experience in an acute, rehabilitative, or long term care facility, or hospice organization





        About the ministry you will serve.



        Providence Hospice and Home Care provides quality, timely, comprehensive medical care in the homes of patients in Snohomish County in Washington State, including Camano Island. Our Mission is to improve the quality of life of our community by providing professional, compassionate, quality care, in appropriate settings, enabling individuals and families to manage health care problems and life-threatening illnesses. The wide-ranging care we provide includes the service of physicians, registered nurses, CWCN registered nurse wound care specialists, medical social workers, rehabilitation therapists, home health aides, chaplains and volunteers.



        Our Inpatient Hospice Care Center provides a unique alternative to traditional home-based care for hospice patients who need symptom management which cannot be provided in the home. Located at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, the center serves patients in the hospital and offers the community a complete continuum of hospice care.



        About Providence

        At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of "Know me, care for me, ease my way." Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we'll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

        Requsition ID: P347766
        Company: Providence Jobs
        Job Category: Patient Care (Non-Acute)
        Job Function: Clinical Care
        Schedule: Full time
        Shift: Day
        Career Track: Clinical Support
        Department: 3305 HOSPICE WA EVERETT
        Address: WA Everett 2731 Wetmore Ave

        Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Keywords: Providence Health & Services, Everett , Home and Hospice Aide (NAC) - Hospice Snohomish *$1,500 Sign-On Bonus*, Healthcare , Everett, Washington

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