Per Diem Home Health Aide – The Star Hospice House
This per diem HHA position will serve in our newly built Star Hospice House. The house features a total of 5 patient rooms in a newly built addition. Preference is for a NYS Certified HHA, but CHPC can provide training to convert a certified CNA to an HHA.
I. Position Summary
Responsible for assisting RN Staff in providing care to patients and families who are experiencing life-limiting, progressive illnesses; and demonstrates sound understanding of the end stages of life.
Assigned to the Star Hospice House.
II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities
III. Formal Education Requirements
At least a H.S. Diploma or G.E.D.
IV. Formal Experience Requirements
At least one (1) year experience as a Home Health Aide, Certified Nursing Assistant, or Personal Care Assistant is preferred.
V. Skills and Abilities (Competencies)
Certificates and Licenses
Job Specific Competencies
Demonstrates critical thinking, analysis and critical judgment in the care of patients and families experiencing life-limiting, progressive illness through use of the nursing process to address the physical, emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of the patients and families.
Incorporates ethical principles and professional standards in the care of patients and families experiencing life-limiting, progressive illnesses; as well as identifying and advocating for the wishes and preferences of patients and families.
Demonstrates, knowledge, skills, behaviors and attitudes that are consistent with the professional standards, code of ethics, and scope of practice for hospice, palliative nursing, while maintaining professional boundaries.
Actively promotes dialogue with patients and families, the healthcare team and community to address and plan for issues related to living with, and/or dying from life-limiting, progressive illnesses.
Demonstrates cultural competence by respecting and honoring the unique diversity and characteristics of patients, families, and colleagues in hospice/palliative care.
Facilitates learning for patient, family, self, members of the healthcare team and community through the development, implementation and evaluation of formal and informal education related to living with, and/or dying from a life-limiting, progressive illness.
Demonstrates the use of effective verbal, non-verbal and written communication with patients, families, members of the healthcare team and community in order to therapeutically address and accurately convey the hospice/palliative care needs of patients and families.
VI. Working Conditions and Environmental Hazards
This position works in contact with risks associated with blood-borne pathogens and needle sticks. Care must be taken to follow all health and safety requirements.
VII. Physical Requirements
Position requires a moderate level of independent judgment in performing responsibilities. Position also involves moving and lifting patients, and carrying light loads and supplies with or without assistance.
Residence Director, Team Leader, Vice President of Clinical Services, inter-disciplinary team members, office staff, Hospice Medical Director, Hospices Physician, and Nurse Practitioners.
Patients and families, Healthcare (Hospital/Nursing Home, etc.) facility staff, and primary/specialist physicians.
X. Supervision and Guidance
There are no direct-reports to this position.