Iowa City Hospice has a fulltime opportunity for an experienced Home Health Aide interested in making a focused difference in the quality of life for patients & family members through providing personal care services to the terminally ill patient in the patient/family home.
Iowa City Hospice Aides have a passionate understanding for the hospice philosophy. They combine their patient centered care with interpersonal communication skills to maintain personal hygiene and increase patient comfort while supporting caregivers and families in physical and emotional situations.
Essential Job Functions (including but not limited to):
Provide personal care and/or environmental assistance for the terminally ill patient. Bathing, toileting, skin or mouth care, shampooing, and observing medication regimen under the supervision of the nurse. Examples of environmental assistance include changing linens, preparing meals or assisting with personal laundry.
Provide respite care in conjunction with provision of personal cares.
Provide modeling of communication and physical care.
Train patient and caregiver techniques of home and hospice care.
Train and assist the patient in the proper use of assistive devises.
Maintain contact with the nurse to assure that care and services are appropriate.
Maintain documentation of patient care activities.
Ensure effective use of resources.
Serve as an educational source to staff, care partners and community.
Ensure implementation of strategic goals.
Adhere to the practice of confidentiality regarding patients, families, staff and the organization.
Participate in Iowa City Hospice’s success by ensuring access to our exceptional care.
Support and promote Iowa City Hospice’s mission to lead in providing exceptional patient-centered end-of-life care and grief support to anyone affected by a terminal illness.
Participate in the organization’s quality assessment and performance improvement program
Perform other duties as assigned.