Are you passionate about the patient experience? At HCA
Healthcare, we are committed to caring for patients with purpose
and integrity. We care like family! Jump-start your career as a
Hospice Aide today with Brookdale Hospice.
We are committed to providing our employees with the support
they need. At Brookdale Hospice, we offer eligible colleagues an
attractive benefit package that includes medical, wellbeing, dental
and vision benefits along with some unique benefits including:
- Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Flexible
- Paid Time Off (PTO) and Personal Leave
- 401K (100% annual match - 3% to 9% of pay
based on years of service)
Assistance and Reimbursements for
Tuition and Student Loans
- Employee Discounts including Tickets,
Retail, Mental Health Apps, Education Apps, Identity Theft
- Home, Auto,
and Pet Insurance
- Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)
- Short Term & Long Term
- Adoption Assistance
- Legal Benefits and lots more!
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Come join our team as a(an) Hospice Aide. We care for our
community! Just last year, HCA Healthcare and our colleagues
donated $13.8 million dollars to charitable organizations. Apply
Job Summary and Qualifications
As a paraprofessional member of
the interdisciplinary group, works under the supervision of a
registered nurse and performs various services for a patient, as
necessary, to meet the patient's personal needs and to promote
comfort. Responsible for observing the patient, reporting these
observations and documenting observations and care
- Performs personal care needs
for assigned patient(s) and attends to his/her requests promptly.
If unable to perform a certain task, report to the Hospice Director
or Director of Clinical Services immediately.
- Responsible for observing the
patient and reporting these observations; documents observations
and care performed.
- Provides patient and family
with positive communication techniques, within realm of ethical and
respectful care, including confidentiality.
- Meets safety needs of patient
and uses equipment safely and properly (foot stools, side rails, O2
- Gives personal care including
baths, back rubs, oral hygiene assistance, washes hair and changes
bed linen as often as assigned. Offers and assists with bedpans and
urinals. Provides assistance as assigned with light laundry needs.
Keeps patient's living area clean and orderly, as assigned. Assists
in dressing and undressing patients as assigned.
- Plans and prepares nutritious
meals, including shopping, as assigned. Assists in feeding the
patient as assigned.
- Takes and records oral, rectal
and auxiliary temperatures, pulse, respiration and blood pressure
when ordered with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills
- Assesses and reports on
patient's condition and significant changes to the Hospice Director
or Director of Clinical Services. Remains aware of the caregiver or
other individuals living with the patient and interpersonal
- Assists in ambulation and
exercise as instructed by the hospice nurse or therapist. Provides
normal range of motion and transfers/positions as
- Assists with self-administered
medications as allowed by state regulations, such as
- Performs range of motion and
other simple procedures as an extensional therapy service as
ordered, with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills
- Provides respite for
patient's/family/caregiver when on-site, as
- Adheres to the organization's
documentation and care procedures of personal/professional
- Participates in quality
assessment performance improvement teams and
- Respects patient and
family/caregiver environment and patient's personal
This job description
represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above
referenced position. It is not intended to represent a
comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform
all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.
High school diploma or General
Education Degree (GED). Additional education/training as required
by the State.
Certifications, Licenses, and
Other Special Requirements
Must be a CNA! Meets the
training requirements of the State. Must be at least 18 years of
age. Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured
in accordance with state and/or Organization requirements and is in
good working order. The hospice aide will not function in any
manner viewed as the practice of nursing according to the Nurse
Practice Act. Specifically, the hospice aide will not administer
medications, take physician's orders or perform procedures
requiring the training, knowledge and skill of a licensed nurse,
such as sterile techniques.
Applies existing guidelines and
procedures to make varied decisions within a department. Uses sound
judgment and experience to solve moderately complex problems based
on precedent, example, reasonableness or a combination of
Possesses extensive knowledge of
a distinct paraprofessional practice or function and a thorough
understanding of the organization and work environment. Has working
knowledge of the healthcare industry. Ability to effectively manage
time, tasks and projects in a dynamic environment is required.
Effective written and oral communication skills and human relation
skills are essential. Ability to read and follow written
instructions and document care given. Understands hospice
philosophy, comfortable providing specialized care to the
terminally ill. Is self-directing with the ability to work with
little direct supervision. Secure with issues of death/dying.
Provides a calm manner when in a patient’s home.
Physical Demands and Working
Use hands and fingers to handle
Reach with hands and
Climb or balance
Stoop, kneel, crouch
Talk or hear
Taste or smell
Ability to lift: up to 50
Requires interaction with
co-workers, residents or vendors
Occasional weekend, evening or
night work if needed to ensure shift coverage
On-Call on an as needed
Possible exposure to
communicable diseases and infections
Potential injury from
transferring, repositioning, or lifting residents
Exposure to latex
Possible exposure to blood-borne
Possible exposure to various
drugs, chemical, infectious, or biological hazards
Subject to injury from falls,
burns, odors, or cuts from equipment
As a paraprofessional member of the interdisciplinary group,
works under the supervision of a registered nurse and performs
various services for a patient, as necessary, to meet the patient's
personal needs and to promote comfort. Responsible for observing
the patient, reporting these observations and documenting
observations and care performed.
What you will do in this role:
- Performs personal care needs for assigned patient(s) and
attends to his/her requests promptly. If unable to perform a
certain task, report to the Hospice Director or Director of
Clinical Services immediately
- Responsible for observing the patient and reporting these
observations; documents observations and care performed
- Provides patient and family with positive communication
techniques, within realm of ethical and respectful care, including
What qualifications you will need:
Our Hospice agency supports not only the physical health but
also the human spirit of our patients and their support networks.
When physical health begins to fail, the nurturing of the
spirit becomes critical for maintaining the dignity of the person.
We treat the whole person - emotionally, socially,
spiritually and physically by providing comfort and support to
patients and their families in the comfort of their home. Our
services include skilled nursing, counseling services, pastoral
care, and volunteer support.
HCA Healthcare has been named one of the World's Most Ethical
Companies by Ethisphere Institute for over a decade. In recent
years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for
the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other
"The great hospitals will always put the patient and the patient's
family first, and the really great institutions will provide care
with warmth, compassion, and dignity for the
Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder
If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction
and personal growth, we encourage you to apply for our Hospice Aide
opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified
candidates will be contacted for interviews. Unlock
the possibilities and apply today!
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity
at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race,
religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age,
marital status, veteran status, or disability status.