Hospice Aides provide personal care to hospice patients according to the patient's plan of care.
Essential Job Responsibilities
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.
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.
This position is currently not accepting applications.
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