Hospice Aide prn

MedStar St Mary's Hospital Leonardtown, MD

About the Job

  • Job Summary
    • The home health aide is a paraprofessional member of the interdisciplinary team who works under the supervision of registered nurse and performs various services for a patient as necessary to meet the patient's personal needs and to promote comfort.  The home health aide is responsible for observing the patient, reporting these observations and documenting observations and care performed. The home health aide will be assigned in a manner which promotes quality, continuity and safety in patient care. Follows department specific policies and procedures, and maintains competencies of assigned department.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Minimum Qualifications
      • High school graduate or equivalent required.
      • Maryland Nursing Assistant Certification
      • CPR certification (must complete within provisional period) 
    • Preferred Qualifications
    • Department Specific Qualifications
  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
    • Assists with patient ADLs (i.e. bathing, dressing, skin care, positioning, feeding, ambulation, toileting and range of motion activities) according to the patient’s needs and the nursing care plan.
    • Provides support for and reinforces teaching to patient/caregivers
    • Ensures the safety of the patient at all times. Immediately reports any safety concerns.
    • Assists with light meal preparation, feeding and clean-up.
    • Reports any significant changes to the clinical office. 
    • Documents the care provided and the patient’s response to care.
    • Respects patient/family/caregiver environment and patient's personal needs.
    • Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings, as requested by the Hospice Nurse Case Manager.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.