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Hospice Residence Evening Aide (HHA)

Company: Hospicare & Palliative Care Services
Location: Ithaca
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Hospicare and Palliative Care Services of Cortland and Tompkins Counties is hiring Certified HHA positions to provide compassionate, skilled care to patients in our hospice residence and in the community. We've increased our starting pay to $17.25 per hour, plus differential pay for nights, evening and weekend shifts. We offer very generous benefits such as 100% coverage of health care (including family coverage), retirement match up to 4%, and tuition reimbursement for continuing education!Our Hospice Residence facility on South Hill in Ithaca is a beautiful space where residents and staff have views of our pond and landscaped grounds, where every shift has an RN and HHA team serving no more than 6 patients at a time, and where volunteers bring food and companionship to residents and their families. At Hospicare, we believe that our patients and their families matter, and that our work is incredibly life-affirming, filling the hearts of our staff with the personal connection with each patient and the knowledge that all of us can live with dignity and care.We know there are many health care organizations hiring for positions, and we are committed to being the very best place to work in our region. Our goal is to respond to each applicant within one business day. Hospicare is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, class, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, family/marital status, religion, or any other protected characteristic and we encourage applicants from marginalized communities to apply.The HHA's primary responsibility is providing direct personal care to patients. This position reports to the Residence Team Lead.This position is scheduled for 32 hours per week, during the evening shift, 3pm-11pm. Every other weekend is required.

  • Follows plan of care established by primary nurse.
  • Reports changes in patient's condition to the on-duty Residence Nurse or patient's Primary Nurse as appropriate.
  • Keeps an up-to-date record of care given to be submitted for incorporation into the patient's records.
  • Performs procedures, taught by supervising staff within the scope of their certification.
  • Helps patient in performing exercises prescribed by professional personnel.
  • Maintains safe conditions in the Residence and reports any unsafe conditions to Residential Nurse.
  • Bathes patient and provides personal hygiene care.
  • Makes bed and performs other tasks to provide a suitable environment for patients.
  • Prepares meals and feeds patient when necessary.
  • Performs light housekeeping tasks essential for a safe/healthy environment.
  • Provides temporary respite for family care-givers during assigned work time.
  • Attends required in-service programs.
  • Attends team planning meetings as appropriate.

    • Has a basic understanding and commitment to the hospice concept of care.
    • Able to work as a team member and take supervision effectively.
    • Able to maintain a high level of confidentiality concerning patient and family information.
    • Able to relate well to terminally ill patients and their families.
    • Able to work with diverse groups of people.
    • Maintains patient and caregiver confidentiality.
    • Has a Home Health Aide (HHA) Certificate in NYS.
    • Has two (2) years experience in home care or as a CNA. (preferred)
    • Has experience in hospice. (preferred)PI177341813

Keywords: Hospicare & Palliative Care Services, Syracuse , Hospice Residence Evening Aide (HHA), Healthcare , Ithaca, New York

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