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HHC/Hospice Aide (Casual)

at Calumet County

Pay: up to $17.15/hour
Salary : $17.15 Hourly
Posted: 9/26/2019
Job Status: Part Time,Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 2170095

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Overall Job Objective

Job Title:HHC/Hospice Aide (Casual)
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:$17.15 Hourly
Job Type:Casual
Location: 206 Court St., Chilton, Wisconsin
 Under direct supervision of the Home Health Care/Hospice Registered Nurse or therapist provides services in accordance with the plan of treatment developed for the individual patient in their place of residence. Performs related duties as required.

 Examples of Duties:
Assist patients with a variety of tasks including: care of mouth, skin and hair, finger/toenail care, bathing, use of bathroom and/or bedpan, self-administration of medications and assisting with exercises prescribed and which have been taught by the appropriate health personnel.
Encourage the patient to become as independent as possible within the medically-determined limitations and according to the nursing care plan.
Give simple emotional and psychological support to the patient and other members of the household.
Provide household services essential to health care in the home (laundry/cleaning).
Prepare meals/assist with eating when needed.
Perform specific observations or tasks assigned and instructed by the R.N. such as colostomy care including irrigations, assisting with transfers and administering enemas/suppositories, performing simple dressing changes and checking temperature, BP, respirations and weight of patient.
Observe and report to supervising R.N. or Deputy Director changes in the patient's condition and needs (includes total family).
Document care given/observations in patient's chart (legal document) as per agency policy.
Complete appropriate records, including daily log, supplies used, travel, coding sheets and inservice summaries.
Attend scheduled inservices, conferences, and department meetings.
Attend Interdisciplinary Group meetings if requested by Deputy Director.
Clean and maintain department's loan equipment.
It is unlikely an employee will perform all the duties listed on a regular basis, nor is the list exhaustive in the sense it covers all the duties an employee may be required to perform. The examples are merely indicative, not restrictive.

 Typical Qualifications:

High School diploma or general education degree (GED).
Completion of a formal Home Health Aide program or Nursing Assistant's course or completion of a curriculum or training that includes, but not limited to, the areas addressed in HSS 131 and 133.
1-2 years experience as a health care provider (i.e.: Nursing Assistant/LPN) in a health care facility.
Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
CPR certification desirable.

 Supplemental Information:

Essential Knowledge and Abilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions including:         
  • Thorough knowledge of the developmental stages of the life cycle, especially the aging process.
  • Thorough knowledge of universal precautions.
  • Thorough knowledge of basic nutrition, meal preparation, and housekeeping duties.
  • Thorough knowledge of the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the acutely, chronically or terminally ill patient and family.
  • Thorough knowledge of agency functions and community resources.
  • Thorough knowledge of what, when and how to report patient observations to R.N./agency.
  • Ability to carry out care plan independently.
  • Ability to seek and utilize supervision.
  • Ability to prepare accurate records.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective patient, family, public and agency working relationships.
  • Ability to lift and assist in moving patients.
Special Requirement:
1.      Valid Wisconsin driver's license and availability of own transportation.
2.      Home Health Aide certificate or equivalent.
3.      Verification on State registry.
4.      Proof of current automobile insurance coverage.