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Home Health & Hospice Aide

Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.We are looking for an experienced, compassionate Certified Nurse Assistant to join our interdisciplinary team in providing best hospice care to patients in their place of residence. This is a full time position, driving to homes and facilities to provide care - primarily in Lehigh and Northampton counties.SUMMARYThis position works as a paraprofessional employee who provides comprehensive personal careand assists with other health care needs for the patient under a written Plan of Care. JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:1. Gives or assists with bathing, dressing, oral hygiene, hair treatments, nails and skin care.2. Assists with elimination, utilizing a bedpan or urinal, commode or bathroom.3. Feeds or assist patient with eating and prepares meals including special diets prescribedfor the patient.4. Assists with positioning, transfers and ambulation, with or without assistive devices.5. Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure.6. Performs routine .catheter care, including catheter irrigation by gravity and removal ofcatheter if instructed to do so by professional staff.7. Performs clean simple dressing change and decubitus care.8. Documents tasks performed by telephony/or designated record daily.9. Communicates with patient's families and related persons and agency staff to achieve aneffective exchange of verbal/nonverbal and written information.10. Observe and report deviations from the usual physical and mental status of the patientand any unusual occurrence(s) to Supervisor/Case Manager in a timely manner.11. Provides holistic care to hospice patients.12. Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled within the Network/ Entity as well asthe proper release of information13. Demonstrates/models the Network's Service Excellence Standards of Performance ininteractions with all customers (internal and external).14. Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growthand development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated.15. Performs light household homemaking chores in the patient's immediate environmentessential for the safety and comfort of the patient and maintenance of a functional,healthful, and clean environment. -REQUIREMENTS:1. Current Pa. Driver's license and automobile registration & insurance2. Current CPR certification3. Ability to work reliably and independently as assigned, adapting to changes in workassignments, schedules, and geographical locations.4. Ability to accept and utilize supervision5. Ability to exercise tact, initiative and good judgment in dealing with peoplePHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:Physical Demands:Heavy WorkExertional activity1. Occasionally lift and/or carry 100 lbs2. Frequently lift and/or carry 50 lbs3. Stand and/or walk at least 6 hours in an 8-hour work dayNonexertional activity1. Stooping (bending at the waist) and crouching (stooping and bending at the knees) -required frequently2. Handling (grasping) - required frequently3. Fingering (fine manipulation) - required only occasionallyImportant: The functional capacity to perform heavy work includes the functional capacity toperform medium, light and sedentary work. QUALIFICATIONS(MINIMUM)EDUCATION:High school diploma or GEDMust be able to read, write and speak the English language.TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: -Certified Nurse Aide certification required. Experience preferred. WORK SCHEDULE:Day shift including weekend and holiday rotation (usually every third weekend) with possiblevarying hours based on the needs of the department The Holiday schedule requires that twoholidays per year are worked, one major holiday (Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's) alongwith either Memorial Day, 4th of July or Labor Day. Please complete your application using your full legal name and -current home address. -Be sure to -include -employment history for -the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. - Additionally, you are -encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and -licenses, if applicable. -It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. -Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

Keywords: St. Luke's University Health Network, Bethlehem , Home Health & Hospice Aide, Healthcare , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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