UnityPoint Health Hospice Aide in Urbandale, Iowa
Full-Time, Monday- Friday, Days, WEEKEND Rotation
FEnsures quality and safe delivery of services to patients according to individualized care plan under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.
Uses equipment and supplies safely, effectively, and efficiently
Consistently utilizes a holistic approach considering physical, psych/social, spiritual, educational, safety and related criteria appropriate to the age of the patients served
Possesses communication skills, including the ability to read, write, and verbally report clinical information to patients, caregivers, and hospice staff.
Recognizes the influence of personal, spiritual, and cultural values on perceptions regarding death and dying and their impact on quality of life.
Hospice Aide services will be ordered by the Interdisciplinary Group and included in the plan of care.
Reports changes in the patient’s medical, nursing, and social needs to a Registered Nurse as the changes relate to the plan of care.
Completes appropriate documentation in an accurate and timely manner and in compliance with the hospice program’s policies and procedures.
Creates successful interpersonal relationships with patients/families while maintaining personal and professional boundaries.
Demonstrates listening skills and offers comforting presence to patients/families.
Completes a minimum of twelve (12) hours of continuing education programs (3 hours per quarter) or approved Net Learning offerings each year.
Completes the Hospice Aide Competency Evaluation of skills each year with a satisfactory result.
Provides the following essential care to patients under the direction of a Registered Nurse:
Reading and recording temperature, pulse, and respiration.
Basic infection control procedures.
Maintenance of a clean, safe, and healthy environment.
Uses appropriate and safe techniques in performing personal hygiene and grooming tasks that include:
Tub and shower bath
Hair shampoo (sink, tub, and bed)
Nail and skin care, including shaving
Toileting and elimination
Measure and record intake and output
Change bed linens
Change simple, non-sterile dressings
Launder clothing and bed linens
Safe transfer techniques and ambulation
Normal range of motion and positioning
Adequate nutrition and fluid intake
Hospice Relief Support
Communicates with Interdisciplinary Team and participates in care coordination to achieve high quality care.
Demonstrates accountability to patients, families, colleagues, and organization staff.
Maintains regular and consistent attendance at work.
Notifies Registered Nurse of any changes in patient’s behavior or condition.
Behaves in a manner consistent with Mission, Vision, Values and Expectations for Excellence.
Maintains compliance with OSHA, Accreditation Standards and Risk Management guidelines.
Performs responsibilities within the aides scope of practice and maintain compliance with Personnel policies and procedures.
Behaves in a manner consistent with all Corporate Compliance policies and procedures.
Performs other duties as requested by the Clinical Manager to facilitate smooth and effective operations of the organization.
Meets measures as determined and required for job productivity and performance improvement.
Participates in quality assurance and performance improvement activities as assigned.
Achieve certification in Integrated Care Management within 1 year of hire. Certification includes completing the Integrated Care Management formal training session, successfully completing assigned computer based-learning modules within 2 weeks of training, and a competency evaluation. Use the Integrated Care Management philosophy, skills, tools and documentation in clinical practice. Demonstrate competency in selected ICM skills annually.
Employee is responsible for completion of communication tasks and activities in a timely manner. This would include, but is not limited to: responding to email, voicemail or telephone messages, promptly, accurately, and professionally; attending staff meetings as scheduled or viewing videotapes of those meetings; asking questions of team members and supervisors when needing clarification about various day-to-day issues or patient needs; and reviewing employee communication pieces, to stay aware of UPAH programs and initiatives.
High School diploma or GED
Completion of a Nursing Assistant Training Program of a minimum of 75 hours
Valid Iowa or Illinois certification.
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to work as a collaborative team member across service lines as position requires.
Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures.
Age specific care and reporting of Dependent Adult and Child Abuse training with in one month of employment.
Valid Mandatory Reporter course completion by state(s) requirement
Valid, licensed driver, with automobile insurance in accordance with state and/or organizational requirements
Proficiency with computer applications (i.e. Excel, Word, Access)
Requisition ID: 2018-43030
Street: 11333 Aurora Ave
Name: 9400 UnityPoint at Home Affiliate
Name: HHA Visits- Hosp- DM
FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift: Mon to Fri/ 8am to 5pm with weekend rotation
External Company Name: UnityPoint Health
External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org