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HOME HEALTH AIDE - HOSPICE I/P - HOSPICE - PRN

at Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Posted: 10/16/2020
Job Status: On Call
Job Reference #: 16918
Keywords: wellness

Job Description

Requisition ID
2020-16918
Category
Clinical Care-Nursing Support
Default: Location : City
Albuquerque
Location : Name
Presbyterian El Camino
Default: Location : State/Province (Full Name)
New Mexico

Overview


Job Description
Type of Opportunity: Per Required Need
FTE: 0.001000
Exempt: No
Work Schedule: Varied Days and Hours

Summary:
Provides skilled aide care to the patient under the supervision and direction of the primary registered nurse or clinician and under an aide care plan as ordered in conjunction with the physician

Responsibilities


Responsibilities:
Perform personal care of patient including bathing, care of mouth, skin and hair, following all policies and procedures.

*Assist patient with bed and commode transfers, ambulation with or without equipment, including hoyer lift, under the supervision of physical/occupational therapist or registered nurse.

*Assist patient with prescribed exercises that have been taught by appropriate agency professional personnel.

*Assist patients by handing bottle or reminding patient to take oral medications which are labeled in a container, with dose and time already set up; by patient, family or nurse.

*Monitors vital signs, skin, bowel and bladder function and reports to the primary RN/clinician any significant problems or changes in patient status as ordered on the aide care plan.

*Participates with other team members in treatment care plan, offering suggestions for modification.

*Follows written treatment care plan as established by the team. Requests assistance and instruction with new or unfamiliar procedures or situations.

*Reinforces teaching of personal care techniques including care of skin, repositioning and transferring with patients/family following training by R.N. or therapist.

*Provide emotional support.

*Demonstrates behaviors conducive to creation of a productive, functioning team.

*Documents care according to agency policy, regulation and standards.

*Provide simple meal preparation, cleaning, laundry and respite care as ordered following instruction by clinician.

*Provide simple wound care and bowel care per Aide plan of care

*Maintains productivity within agency standards.

*Participates in agency continuous quality Improvement activities as required.

*May be assigned to the Home Health Aide Float Pool. Staff is then required to comply with all the Home Health Aide Float Pool Guidelines.

*Performs other functions as required

Qualifications


Other information:
High School diploma/GED preferred, CNA certification required for Albuquerque agency, regional CNA certification required within 18 months of hire.
Less than one year of recent direct patient care experience. Education, Demonstration and testing of competencies are required according to the Medicare Conditions of Participation
if in Home Health



Education:
Essential:
* Less than High School


Credentials:
Nonessential:
* Certified Nursing Assistant

Competencies and skills:
Nonessential:
* Providing a Continuum of Care Approach
* Providing Comfort to Another in Emotional/Physical Pain
* Responding to a Crisis
* SKILL-Ability to effectively interact with customers to understand their needs and explain data
* SKILL-Microsoft Office
* Adapting and responding to a Changing Circumstance
* Anticipating & Addressing Customer Needs
* Educating Employees, Customers & Transferring Knowledge
* Diagnosing & Resolving Problems
* Applying Superior Skills to Achieve Staffing and Service Levels / Quality Outcomes
* Functioning as an Effective Team Member
* SKILL-Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in person and via telephone with members, employer groups, brokers, physicians, and physician office staff using strong dialogue and customer service competencies.
* SKILL-Written communication

Benefits


Benefits
Benefits are effective day-one (for .45 FTE and above) and include:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Full medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Free wellness programs
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Retirement plans, including matching employer contributions
  • Continuing education and career development opportunities
  • Life insurance and short/long term disability programs

About Us
Presbyterian Healthcare Services is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state's largest private employer with approximately 11,000 employees.

Presbyterian's story is really the story of the remarkable people who have chosen to work here. Starting with Reverend Cooper who began our journey in 1908, the hard work of thousands of physicians, employees, board members, and other volunteers brought Presbyterian from a tiny tuberculosis sanatorium to a statewide healthcare system, serving more than 700,000 New Mexicans.

We are part of New Mexico's history - and committed to its future. That is why we will continue to work just as hard and care just as deeply to serve New Mexico for years to come.

About New Mexico
New Mexico's unique blend of Spanish, Mexican and Native American influences contribute to a culturally rich lifestyle. Add in Albuquerque's International Balloon Fiesta, Los Alamos' nuclear scientists, Roswell's visitors from outer space, and Santa Fe's artists, and you get an eclectic mix of people, places and experiences that make this state great.

Cities in New Mexico are continually ranked among the nation's best places to work and live by Forbes magazine, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and other corporate and government relocation managers like Worldwide ERC.

New Mexico offers endless recreational opportunities to explore, and enjoy an active lifestyle. Venture off the beaten path, challenge your body in the elements, or open yourself up to the expansive sky. From hiking, golfing and biking to skiing, snowboarding and boating, it's all available among our beautiful wonders of the west.

AA/EOE/VET/DISABLED. PHS is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses.

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