Baystate Health Hospice Home Care Aide II in Springfield, Massachusetts
Provides support and assistance with personal care. Assists patient in functioning in their home setting and encourages comfort and dignity. Maintains safe, healthy environment for patients by completing assigned tasks.
1) Provides emotional and physical support to terminally ill individuals and their caregivers. Assists with all personal care duties in a caring and professional manner, encouraging patient independence within the patient's functional limitations. Assists the caregiver in teaching self care to the patient to maintain and promote the independence of individuals in a safe and healthy environment. Performs duties indicated in the patient care plan as outlined by clinical staff. Demonstrates good judgment and skill and takes appropriate initiative to insure that patient care is of optimum quality
2) Demonstrates knowledge of developmental stages for the application ages groups (neonate, infant, toddler, adolescent, adult, elder). Applies developmental theories and concepts when implementing care
3) Utilizes effective observation skills and reports pertinent information to clinicianWorks closely with clinical staff, accepting supervision and guidance. Reports significant concerns and changes in the patient's physical and/or emotional status to clinician
4) Attends orientation, in-service, staff and any other departmental, agency or system-wide programs/meetings as required. Attends regularly scheduled staff meetings and in-services to improve and enhance skills and expend knowledge.
Required Work Experience:
1) Completion of a certified home health aide training program approved by the MA Public Health Dept
Preferred Work Experience:
1) Hospice experience
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