Hospice Aide

Amedisys, Inc. - Elizabethton, TN3.2

Full-time
Hospice Aide-18009177

Why Join the Amedisys Family?
We are a growing company that values and rewards our team members, recognizes your special skills and experience and offers opportunities for growth. Join more than 14,000 team members who help change lives every day and share a mission of delivering high quality home health, hospice and private duty care at home.

Unique clinical environment:
Care for terminally ill patients one-on-one in home environment with a highly collaborative team and support

Culture of teamwork:
Shine on your own, with the support of a clinical team

Ongoing support:
Continuing education and training, tuition assistance, technology and more

Advancement:
Professional development to build skills and opportunities to advance

Healthcare leader:
Progressive, stable company with 30 years of experience in delivering care at home

If you’re looking for a home where you can put your skills and experience to work, make a difference every day and pursue your goals for the future, join our team.

ScheduleFull-time

Primary LocationUnited States-Tennessee-Elizabethton

OrganizationHospice

What You Will Do:
As a hospice aide for Amedisys you will provide one on one personal care and homemaking services for terminally ill patients in their home using a patient specific care plan. You will work independently while having the direction, support and collaboration of a full team of healthcare professionals.

  • Provide personal care which includes bathing and personal hygiene.
  • Assist the patient with ambulation, transfers, and positioning or prescribed exercises as instructed by the registered nurse or a therapist.
  • Plan and prepare nutritious meals which may include shopping or assist with feeding, and may perform other homemaking or environmental services as required.
  • Provide respite for patient’s family/caregivers when on-site, as appropriate
  • Document and report progress of patient's health and condition using required reports and established timelines.
  • Prepare clinical progress notes and communicate current health status and needs of patients to the registered nurse and others providing patient care.
  • Participate as a member of the interdisciplinary team and attend patient care conferences to maintain continuity of care
Qualifications

Required:
  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Minimum of one (1) year full-time direct, patient care experience within the last five (5) years, in an institution or agency setting and has not had a consecutive twenty-four (24) month or more lapse in practice for compensation since last competency training.
  • Current state certification as a nurse assistant, nurse aide, certified home health aide or proof of registry as required by state, if applicable*.
  • Home Health Aide (HHA) competence will conform with requirements in the Medicare Conditions of Participation found in 42CFR 484.36. Must be able to successfully pass the competency program of the agency. Additionally, upon hire, HHAs will have received at least 75-hours of training, the content of which addresses all subjects listed at 484.36(a)
  • Current CPR certification
  • Transportation access to and from work assignments. In instances where employee performs tasks that require the use of their automobile, evidence of current driver’s license and required liability insurance.
Preferred:
  • Current state certification as a nurse assistant in which the employee is assigned to work (if not a state specific requirement)
  • Previous home health or hospice experience
Additional Qualifications:
Alaska, California, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington D.C., and Wyoming require state certification as a nurse assistant, nurse aide, certified home health aide, or proof of registry as required.

Amedisys is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other legally protected characteristic.

Benefits and More
Amedisys cares for our team members with the same commitment we have to our patients. This is reflected in the benefits we provide and the opportunities we make available to our team. Benefits for eligible employees include:

  • Paid Time Off/Holidays
  • Health benefits (medical, dental, vision); health spending account
  • 401 (K) plan; employee stock purchase plan available
  • Continuing education
  • Fleet car for eligible employees