Job Description

Job Title: Hospice House Caregiver (Venango County)
Job ID: 724607
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: VNA of Venango County
Department: Venango Hospice House
Location: 491 Allegheny Blvd, Franklin PA 16323

Description

Are you passionate about hospice care? Do you enjoy working in an inpatient facility? This is the role for you! The Hospice House Caregiver provides personal care, end of life care, and light housekeeping to the hospice guests in the Hospice House.

 

This is a brand new Hospice House located in Venango County!

Responsibilities:

  • Assist guest with medications that are ordinarily self-administered.
  • Demonstrate understanding of hospice philosophy of care.
  • Maintain a safe, clean guest environment through observation and the performance of light household chores.
  • Maintain guest records and related reports. Maintain confidentiality regarding guest, staff, and Hospice House matters.
  • Make pertinent observations and communicate appropriately with the Hospice Interdisciplinary team in a timely manner.
  • Perform specialized tasks such as but not limited to simple catheter care, application of simple dressings to minor wound areas, and ostomy care.
  • Promote good personal hygiene by assisting the guest with bathing, shampooing, mouth care, nail care, and other personal care as appropriate.
  • Provide emotional support to the guest by listening and showing empathy and understanding.
  • Provide for maximum comfort to the guest through proper positioning and bed making.
  • Provide nutrition by preparing meals and assisting with food and fluid and assisting patient with oral intake.
  • Provide physical and emotional support to guest and family during the dying process. Utilize standard blood and body fluid precautions and provide care in accordance with agency quality and productivity standards. Attend agency in-service programs and continuing education programs to enhance job knowledge and comply with agency regulations.
  • Recognize guest emergencies and implement emergency procedures.

Qualifications

  • One year relevant experience required.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Ability to work independently without constant, direct supervision is required. Problem solving and critical thinking skills are required.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 33 Child Clearance
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $11.68 to $17.70

Union Position: No

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