Location: dba Good Samaritan Society - Hospice
Address: 607 W Magnolia Ave Unit 206, Fort Worth, TX 76104 USA
Employment Type: Full-Time
Shift: 8 Hours - Day Shifts
This position provides care to assigned clients in a caring, safe and efficient manner and is responsible to perform the following according to location standards, procedures and individualized client care plans.
Defines the unit of care (family and client). Demonstrates knowledge of hospice palliative care; hospice philosophy and scope of services; importance of coordinating services and continuity of care. Recognizes different cultural attitudes and values towards death and dying. Identifies the five stages of the grieving process; anticipatory grief; normal vs. abnormal grief and impact of grief on client’s family. Provides care according to plan of care. Coordinates with the Case Manager/Supervisor prior to visit as appropriate. Coordinates with interdisciplinary team as needed. Completes required documentation in appropriate timeframes. Explains the certified aide role in the client’s plan of care; purpose for the visit; the certified aide services offered by the agency; explains client rights and involves client family members in care. Displays knowledge regarding hospice policies and procedures related to certified aide services. Works under the direction of the Registered Nurse and seeks guidance as needed. Performs personal cares according to clients’ plan of care. Responds quickly to client requests. Uses positive communication with client and family and respect for client, client family/caregiver and personal needs and environment. Uses equipment properly and safely. Assists client with dressing/undressing, performing personal cares (baths, back rubs, oral hygiene, grooming, changing bed linens and other light laundry). Plans and prepares meals and assists client with feeding according to the client plan of care. Accurately takes and records client’s temperature, pulse respiration and blood pressure according to client plan of care. Assists with ambulation and exercise, range of motion and repositioning as instructed by the agency nurse. Provides care to avoid skin breakdown. Assists clients with toileting, bedpan and urinal use as assigned. Reports any changes to client’s conditions to the case manager. As directed by state law and the client’s plan of care, reminds clients to take medication. Keeps client’s living area neat. Provides respite care for client’s care givers as appropriate. Participates in agency in-services; educational opportunities; team meetings and committees. Assists with customer experience/marketing activities to expand community reach.
High school education or higher education is not required to be hired into this job. Completion of an accredited nursing assistant / HHA training program with written skills test and competency evaluation, and formal certificate obtained.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
At least six months prior work experience in a home health care/hospice and/or certified nursing assistant certification preferred.
The Good Samaritan Society offers an attractive, employee-approved benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. The variety of benefits include health benefits, a retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, voluntary benefits and much more! To review all of the great benefits and benefit eligibility, visit https//www.good-sam.com/jobs/benefits
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or other protected status. For more information including state-specific protections, please visit https//www.good-sam.com/lp/careers/eeo-and-affirmative-action
Req ID: req49021