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Providence Certified Home Health Aide - Hospice *Up to $1,500 Hiring Bonus* in Torrance, California


$1,500 Hiring Bonus for eligible external candidates who meet all conditions for payment - this is in addition to the fantastic benefits and compensation package offered by Providence that begin on your first day of employment.

Providence is calling a Certified Home Health Aide - Hospice (Full-time/Day Shift) to Providence TrinityCare Hospice in Torrance CA.

We are seeking a Certified Home Health Aide - Hospice who will work under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and the Continuous Care Clinical Supervisor. The Continuous Care Hospice CHHA will perform various services for a patient as is necessary to meet the patient's personal needs and to promote comfort following the CHHA plan of care developed by the registered nurse in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team/group (IDG). The Continuous Care Hospice Certified Home Health Aide will be responsible for observing the patient, reporting these observations and documenting observations and care performed. The Continuous Care Hospice Certified Home Health Aide will be assigned to provide continuous nursing care to the patient during times of medical crisis, as directed in the Plan of Care, in a manner that promotes the quality, continuity and safety of a patient's care. The Continuous Care Certified Home Health Aide will be available for a minimum of 16 hours a week for continuous care assignments. May provide care to premature infants, infants, pediatrics, adolescents, young, middle and young adults.

In this position you will:

  • Perform personal care needs after given a patient assignment and attend to the patient’s requests promptly. If unable to perform a certain task, report to the RN Case Manager immediately

  • Meet safety needs of patient and use equipment safely and properly (foot stools, side rails, oxygen, etc.)

  • Give personal care including baths, back rubs, oral hygiene and shampoos in accordance with the CHHA Plan of care

  • Change bed linen as often as assigned

  • Assist in dressing and undressing patients as assigned

  • Plan and prepare nutritious meals as assigned

  • Assist in feeding the patient as assigned

  • Take and record oral, rectal and axillary temperatures, pulse, respiration and blood pressure when ordered with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency

  • Provide proper care and observation of patient’s skin to prevent breakdown of tissue over bony prominences

  • Report on patient’s condition and significant changes to the RN Case Manager. Is aware of the caregiver or other individuals living with the patient and interpersonal issues

  • Assist in ambulation and exercise as instructed by the RN Case Manager in the CHHA Plan of care

  • Offer and assist with bedpans and urinals as assigned

  • Keep patient’s living area clean and orderly as assigned

  • Respect patient/family/caregiver environment and patient’s personal needs

  • Adhere to the organization’s documentation and care procedures and standards of personal and professional conduct

  • Maintain productivity standards set by organization guidelines

  • Documentation / Information Management:

  • Provide accurate and hourly documentation of patient care services given that to reflect the Plan of Care

  • Submit documentation for the patient medical record within the timeframe set by the organization guidelines

  • Leadership / Supervision:

  • Participate in orientation, education and development of team members as directed by supervisor

  • Development:

  • Participate in appropriate continuing education as may be requested and/or required by immediate supervisor

  • Accept personal responsibility for other educational activities to enhance job-related skills and abilities

  • Performance Improvement:

  • Participate in the Performance Improvement Program and participate in and adheres to the PH&S/TrinityCare Hospice Corporate Integrity Plan

  • Budgetary:

  • Follow Core Value for being financially prudent

Required Qualifications:

  • Meets the training requirements of the State of California: S418.76(a) standard: Hospice aide qualifications:

  • A qualified hospice aide is a person who has successfully completed one of the following:

  • (i) A training program and competency evaluation as specified in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section respectively.

  • (ii) A competency evaluation program that meets the requirements of paragraph (c) of this section.

  • (iii) A nurse aide training and competency evaluation program approved by the State as meeting the requirements of § 483.151 through § 483.154 of this chapter, and is currently listed in good standing on the State nurse aide registry.

  • (iv) A State licensure program that meets the requirements of paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section. (2) A hospice aide is not considered to have completed a program, as specified in paragraph (a)(1) of this section, if, since the individual's most recent completion of the program(s), there has been a continuous period of 24 consecutive months during which none of the services furnished by the individual as described in § 409.40 of this chapter were for compensation. If there has been a 24-month lapse in furnishing services, the individual must complete another program, as specified in paragraph (a)(1) of this section, before providing services. Standard: Content and duration of hospice aide classroom and supervised practical training.

  • Hospice aide training must include classroom and supervised practical training in a practicum laboratory or other setting in which the trainee demonstrates knowledge while performing tasks on an individual under the direct supervision of a registered nurse, or a licensed practical nurse, who is under the supervision of a registered nurse. Classroom and supervised practical training combined must total at least 75 hours.

  • A minimum of 16 hours of classroom training must precede a minimum of 16 hours of supervised practical training as part of the 75 hours.

  • A hospice aide training program must address each of the following subject areas: ? Communication skills, including the ability to read, write, and verbally report clinical information to patients, care givers, and other hospice staff. ? Observation, reporting, and documentation of patient status and the care or service furnished. ? Reading and recording temperature, pulse, and respiration. ? Basic infection control procedures. ? Basic elements of body functioning and changes in body function that must be reported to an aide's supervisor. ? Maintenance of a clean, safe, and healthy environment. ? Recognizing emergencies and the knowledge of emergency procedures and their application. ? The physical, emotional, and developmental needs of and ways to work with the populations served by the hospice, including the need for respect for the patient, his or her privacy, and his or her property. ? Appropriate and safe techniques in performing personal hygiene and grooming tasks, including items on the following basic checklist: ? Bed bath. ? Sponge, tub, and shower bath. ? Hair shampoo (sink, tub, and bed). ? Nail and skin care. ? Oral hygiene. ? Toileting and elimination.

  • Safe transfer techniques and ambulation.

  • Normal range of motion and positioning.

  • Adequate nutrition and fluid intake.

  • Any other task that the hospice may choose to have an aide perform. The hospice is responsible for training hospice aides, as needed, for skills not covered in the basic checklist, as described in paragraph (b)(3)(ix) of this section

  • Possess and maintains current CPR certification

  • Possess and maintain Certified Home Health Aide Certification

  • Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is in good working order and insured in accordance with state and/or LCMHS/TrinityCare Hospice requirements

  • 1 year work experience

  • Demonstrated ability to read and follow written instructions and document care given

  • Understands hospice philosophy and is comfortable providing specialized care to the terminally ill

  • Demonstrated self-direction and ability to work with little direct supervision

  • Secure with issues of death and dying

  • Provides a calm manner when in a patient’s home

  • Has empathy for the needs of the ill, injured, frail and impaired

  • Demonstrates tact, patient and good personal hygiene

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • Good organizational skills

  • Demonstrates flexibility in scheduling

About the hospice you will serve.

Providence TrinityCare Hospice, established in 1977, is the oldest and largest non-profit hospice in Southern California and the first to be licensed by the State of California. Caring for people in Los Angeles and Orange Counties with professional teams. Providence TrinityCare Hospice is Medicare Certified and Joint Commission accredited. We also provide the only specialized pediatric hospice service in Los Angeles County.

As the only pediatric hospice in Los Angeles County, Providence TrinityKids Care understands the impact a seriously ill child can have on the life of a family. A specialized division of TrinityCare, TrinityKids Care helps children with life-limiting illnesses leave the hospital in order to spend as much time as possible at home with their families.

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

Requsition ID: P342601
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Patient Care (Non-Acute)
Job Function: Clinical Care
Schedule: Full time
Shift: Day
Career Track: Clinical Support
Department: 7020 HOSPICE CA TORRANCE 1
Address: CA Torrance 2601 Airport Dr

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