Hospice Aide Job Description

Hospice Aide Job Description

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Hospice aide provides effective, positive, supportive, and respectful communication with patient/family, team members, physician, and other healthcare professionals to ensure coordination of services.

Hospice Aide Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective hospice aide job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included hospice aide job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Drive throughout your work day to see patients in private residences, adult family homes, assisted living, and skilled nursing facilities within a designated region
Provide appropriate patient care as directed by the licensed nurse
Provide personal care, assistance with performing activities of daily living and prescribed therapeutic exercises, and basic housekeeping services essential to the comfort of the patient
Have proficiency using software programs for the maintenance of patient records and communication with team members
The Hospice Aide takes personal care of the patient and completes other simple procedures pertaining to hospice care under the direction of the registered nurse
Provides necessary skill to appropriately report changes and documents pertinent information and care rendered to patients to ensure continuity of care
Provides personal care to the hospice patient that is assigned by the registered nurse and identified by the interdisciplinary group (IDG), that is included in the plan of care, permitted to be performed under state law by such hospice aide and consistent with hospice aide training
The duties of the hospice aide also include homemaker duties as prepared by the IDG and identified in the plan of care
Reports changes in the patient's condition or living situation as it relates to personal care needs to a registered nurse
Completes documentation in the patient medical record following established policies and procedures

Hospice Aide Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Hospice Aide

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR

Education for Hospice Aide

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the hospice aide job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School Degree in Education, General Education, Certified Nursing Assistant

Skills for Hospice Aide

Desired skills for hospice aide include:

Medical terminology and health care practices understanding of universal precautions
Hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs regarding fraud
OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare
Waste and abuse
Body alignment and positioning techniques
Communication devices to perform tasks
Computer software

Desired experience for hospice aide includes:

Home Health Aide Certification meeting HCFA requirements plus one (1) year experience as Home Health Aide and successful completion of competency evaluation
Ability to perform tasks involving physical activity (which may include heavy lifting and extensive bending and standing)
Minimum one year experience performing duties as an aide in a home care setting or other health care related facility required
Direct patient care experience within the past five (5) years required
Working knowledge of medical terminology and health care practices is required understanding of universal precautions
Demonstrate a positive customer service orientation

Hospice Aide Examples


Hospice Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of hospice aide. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for hospice aide
  • Provide personal care to hospice patients consistent with their Plans of Care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse
  • Provide homemaker duties as defined by Medicare cleaning, organizing and food and water preparation consistent with the Plan of Care
  • Report changes in the patient's condition or living situation as they relate to personal care needs
  • Complete documentation in the patient medical record following established policies and procedures
  • Participate in Interdisciplinary Team conferences
  • Contribute to effective safety and risk management efforts by adhering to established policies and procedures, maintaining a safe environment, promoting accident prevention, and identifying and reporting potential liabilities
  • Demonstrate advancement of aide practice through continuing education
  • Assists with procedures ordered by physician and supervised by RN or PT, OT, ST as appropriate
  • Maintains complete and up-to-date documentation and files at all times regarding patient condition and effectiveness and timeliness of care and interventions
  • Escalates change in patient condition to patient’s physician as appropriate
Qualifications for hospice aide
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider) or ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) required within 30 days of hire
  • Current CPR, negative TB screen Hepatitis consent
  • At least one (2) year as a Home health Aide or Nursing Assistant in a hospital, nursing home, hospice or home care agency
  • Ability to complete Aide Competency Evaluation Skills Checklist
  • CNA Certification through the state of Michigan
  • Must be ambulatory, able to climb stairs, pull, push, and facilitate movement of the patient

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