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Hospice House Caregiver

Description

The Hospice House Caregiver provides personal care, end of life care, and light housekeeping to the hospice guests in the Hospice House.

 

This position requires variable shifts including day, evening, night, and occasional 12 hours shifts. The shifts are based on the needs of the facility.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide nutrition by preparing meals and assisting with food and fluid and assisting patient with oral intake.
  • Provide emotional support to the guest by listening and showing empathy and understanding.
  • Promote good personal hygiene by assisting the guest with bathing, shampooing, mouth care, nail care, and other personal care as appropriate.
  • Maintain a safe, clean guest environment through observation and the performance of light household chores.
  • Provide for maximum comfort to the guest through proper positioning and bed making.
  • 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.
  • Make pertinent observations and communicate appropriately with the Hospice Interdisciplinary team in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrate understanding of hospice philosophy of care.
  • Perform specialized tasks such as but not limited to simple catheter care, application of simple dressings to minor wound areas, and ostomy care.
  • Assist guest with medications that are ordinarily self-administered.
  • Maintain guest records and related reports..
  • 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:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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