Job Description

Job Title: Home Health Aide, Hospice (Mifflin County)
Job ID: 721844
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: Hospice Home Health Aide
Location: 129 S Main Street, Lewistown PA 17044

Description

Do you have a passion for caring for patients in the comfort of their own homes?  Are you looking to gain valuable experience in Home Health? We have an exciting opportunity for you! We are seeking a Full-Time Home Health Aide who will provide designated care under the direction of the primary service provider in the home.
 
At UPMC, our Home Health Aides are skilled providers who always have the best interest of their patients in mind. They change lives by helping others reach their greatest potential for functioning independently in their home, community, and through the continuum of care. At Family Hospice & Palliative Care OP, we extend this commitment into various settings within our communities, bringing specialized services and excellent care to patients in the comfort of their own homes.
 
The ideal candidate will be able to function as an extension of skilled nursing services and/or rehabilitation services, exercise strong communication skills, and adhere to the organization standards. 
 
If this sounds like an opportunity that meets your interests, we invite you to learn more and apply today!


Responsibilities:
  • Attends compliance training and adheres to the organization standards of conduct, policies and procedures.
  • Communicate appropriately with the interdisciplinary home care team in a timely manner, reporting any changes in patient's condition to appropriate professional staff.
  • Focuses on customer service and continually strives to perform the duties of their job in a manner that will result in optimal patient satisfaction.
  • Identifies, develops and participates in process improvement opportunities within the home health agency that will enhance the quality of services we provide.
  • Maintains and completes documentation accurately and promptly while in the patient�s home and within the agency and regulatory standards.
  • Participate in all required agency meetings.
  • Performs duties and job responsibilities in a fashion which coincides with the service management philosophy of the organization towards patients, visitors, staff, peers, physicians and other departments within the organization.
  • Proven ability to facilitate change.
  • Provide safe and direct personal care to patients in the home setting under direct supervision of appropriate professional.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED - Required
  • Must have successfully completed a training and competency evaluation program as specified in 484.80 (Home Health) and/or 418.76 (Hospice) as applicable: Condition of participation: Home Health aide services.
  • One (1) year experience - Preferred;
  • Active employment within the past 24 months as a Certified Nurse Aide in good standing.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 33 Child Clearance
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Automotive Insurance
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Driver's License
  • Older Adult Protective Services Act

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

Salary Range: $11.96 to $17.82

Union Position: No

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