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Hospice Aide

Company: Amedisys
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

22007507What You Will Do Provides support services, under the supervision of the appropriate professional staff in accordance with state regulations, assists the client or family in the achievement of physical and emotional comfort according to the patient's plan of care.Provides personal care services per state/federal rules, regulations, and/or standards. Applies safety principles and proper body mechanics to the performance of specific techniques of personal and supportive care such as ambulation of clients, transferring clients, assisting with the normal range of motion and positioning and doing household chores. Plans and prepares nutritious meals, including shopping and assisting with feeding, as assigned. Performs homemaking and other environmental services as assigned. Observes, reports and documents any changes in patient's status. If unable to perform a certain task, reports to the primary nurse. Understands basic elements of body functioning and reports changes in patient's body functions as indicated. Recognizes emergency situations and implements appropriate emergency procedures per care center policy. Follows care center procedures regarding infection control, handling of hazardous wastes, and safety measures. Accurately documents care provided and submits notes and other required documents per care center policy. Follows specific written instructions for personal care prepared by a registered nurse in accordance with the Plan of Care. Written instructions are to be received prior to the delivery of services. Assists patient with prescribed exercises as instructed per nurse or therapist. Provides respite for patient's family/caregiver when on-site, as appropriate. Performs and records simple urine tests for sugar, acetane, and albumin. Attends funerals/call hours when appropriate as assigned by the bereavement coordinator. Performs other duties as assigned.

Keywords: Amedisys, Lawrence , Hospice Aide, Healthcare , Lawrence, Massachusetts

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