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Hospice Aide - Inpatient, Part-Time, Days 

Req Number HOS-13-00027  
Position Hospice Aide - Inpatient  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Hours/Week 7am - 3:30pm, 16 hours per week (1 day/week and every other weekend)  
Shift Days  
Location Hospice of Northwest Ohio - Perrysburg  
Department Inpatient  


General Description

Hospice Aides provide personal care to hospice patients according to the patient's plan of care.   

 Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Provides basic personal care to patients as delegated by the RN and included on the Hospice Aide plan of care.
  • Answers call lights promptly and follows through with patient requests.
  • Prepares rooms for new patients.
  • Meets safety needs of patients and uses equipment safely and appropriately.
  • Assists patients at meal times including but not limited to ordering, feeding, and tray distribution as assigned and defined by the Hospice Aide plan of care.
  • Provides basic skin care to prevent breakdown of tissue over bony prominence and reports observations to the RN.
  • Observes patient’s conditions/symptoms and reports observations to the RN.
  • Assists in ambulation and exercise as delegated by the RN and included on the Hospice Aide plan of care.
  • Assists with bedpans, urinals, colostomy care, and catheter care.
  • Assists with personal laundry and light housekeeping related to the patient care area.
  • Provides emotional support to patient and family.
  • Demontrates excellent customer service both internal and external.
  • Answers phone calls promptly and in a polite manner.
  • Accurately and thoroughly documents care provided according to agency standards.
  • Prepares equipment for return to vendor and places in appropriate storage area.
  • Stocks supplies according to par lists.
  • Responsible for learning and utilizing technology made available by the agency to increase efficiency, communication and performance of duties.
  • Attends staff meetings and completes all mandatory training.
  • Holds in strictest confidence all patient information and discloses information and data only to persons authorized by Hospice.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Hospice Aides will not function in any manner viewed as the practice of nursing according to the Ohio and Michigan Nurse Practice Act.  Hospice Aides will not administer medications, take physician orders, or perform procedures requiring training, knowledge and skill of a licensed nurse, specifically sterile procedures.

Hospice Aides may have exposure to infectious diseases.   

Position Requirements

Qualification Requirements

  • Successful completion of a home health aide training program or an equivalent training program that meets the specific requirements of the state in which the aide will work.
  • 1 year of work experience in a home health agency, hospital, and/or long-term care facility or is actively enrolled in an accredited LPN/RN school of nursing with evidence of clinical skills training.
  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Demonstrates ability to read, write and follow direction and instruction.
  • Has the physical ability necessary for extensive standing, lifting, and pushing.
  • Demonstrates interest and empathy for the terminally ill and is comfortable with issues of death and dying.
  • Possesses strong communication skills and the ability to interact positively and professionally with patients, families and other co-workers.

 Competency Requirements

Hospice Aides hired by HNWO are required to show proof of completion of the 75 hours of training required by the Medicare Conditions of Participation.  This can be in the form of 1) a certificate of approved Nurse Aide training, 2) evidence of being a State-Tested Nurse Aide, or 3) listed on the Nurse Aide state registry.

All nursing students hired by HNWO are required to show proof of current and ongoing enrollment in an accredited school of nursing and must show evidence of successful completion of first year clinical skills training and competence.

If an individual has not been employed as a home health aide for a continuous period of 24 months since completing a Nurse Aide training program, then the individual is not considered to have completed either training and competency program or a competency evaluation program.

Upon hire, Hospice Aides will accrue education credits on a prorated basis for the first calendar year of hire.  Thereafter, Hospice Aides are required to attend 12 hours of in-service education each calendar year.  If a Hospice Aide has not attended 12 hours of in-service education by the end of the year, they will be suspended until the 12 hours of in-service education is completed.  Costs associated with the attendance of programs to make up hours will not be paid by Hospice.  Hospice Aides not meeting the 12 hours in-service requirement may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

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