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Hospice Aide

Company: Sutter Health
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Director of Patient Care Services (DPCS), the Hospice Aide provides personal care and related non-professional household services necessary to meet the hygiene, ADL, and comfort needs of the homebound patient in alignment with SCAH, mission, goals and objectives. The Hospice Aide reports directly to the DPCS as do the other members of the interdisciplinary team. The HA receives functional guidance and supervision from the interdisciplinary team.

Education / Licensures / Certification

  • High School diploma or equivalent education / experience - required
  • Certified Home Health Aide - CHHA - required
  • Automobile Insurance - required
  • Driver License, Valid and in State - DL Number - required
  • BLS - required

Experience

  • 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.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Working knowledge of medical terminology and health care practices is required as well as understanding of universal precautions.
  • Demonstrate a positive customer service orientation; skill working with diverse groups of patients and co-workers; ability to solve customer-service related problems for internal and external customers.
  • Ability to recognize the special needs and concerns of diverse groups of patients and others in the home.
  • Ability to communicate with patients and significant others in an effective, mature, and caring manner.
  • Tolerance for body secretions, strong odors, potential exposure to disease, and varied environmental conditions.
  • Competency is evaluated by written test and during joint visits in the care of patients.

Keywords: Sutter Health, San Francisco , Hospice Aide, Other , San Francisco, California

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