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UPMC complies with all governmental requirements related to local, state, and federal COVID-19 vaccination for employment. The Jan. 13 Supreme Court of the United States decision that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate will move forward requires UPMC to ensure employees either get vaccinated or receive a requested medical or religious exemption.

If you are not yet vaccinated, we urge you to get a vaccine now. You can schedule your COVID-19 vaccination through UPMC or visit a non-UPMC provider or UPMC Urgent Care location.

Proof of vaccination is not required upon hire; however, employees will be responsible for ensuring post-hire compliance by getting vaccinated or requesting a medical or religious exemption.

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Hospice House Caregiver

Description

Join the team that’s providing the highest quality of care to seniors in our communities. With state-of-the-art safety protocols and the support of an academic medical center, UPMC has demonstrated a continued commitment to keeping both our residents and our employees safe and healthy, especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Make a true impact, where you’ll have the confidence that your care is clinically backed by a best-in-class health care system and the rewarding knowledge that you are changing lives every day. Are you interested in a career that provides plenty of opportunities for growth and development? Join our team at UPMC Venango Home Health! With an excellent benefits package, multiple shifts available, and competitive wages, we invite you to explore this opportunity with us today.

 As a Hospice House Caregiver with UPMC, you will provide personal care, end of life care, and light housekeeping to the hospice guests in the Collins House. 

This position will be working variable shifts, including 7 a.m. – 3 p.m., 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., and 11:00 p.m. – 7 a.m. with the possibility of 12-hour shifts.  



Responsibilities:

  • Provide nutrition by preparing meals and assisting with food and fluid and assisting patients 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 maximum comfort to the guest through proper positioning and bed making.
  • Provide physical and emotional support to guests 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.
  • 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 guests with medications that are ordinarily self-administered.
  • Maintain guest records and related reports.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding guest, staff, and Hospice House matters.
  • 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)
  • Act 33
  • Act 34
  • OAPSA

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC's COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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