Company: AMSURG ( Learn More )

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Job Description

Under the supervision of the Manager, Supervisor or Hospice RN, provides safe, personal, patient care at the hospice house.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Active participation in meeting agency customer satisfaction goals.

  • Create predictability for patients by following standard practices and using KEY WORDS AT KEY TIMES to decrease caregiver anxiety.

  • Promote a positive culture among and across the hospice team.

  • Promote teamwork and shared responsibility for attaining the agency mission and vision.

  • Take part in professional development to maintain qualifications for role; completes CBTs in a timely manner.

  • Completes duties delegated by RN on plan of care.  Demonstrates competency when necessary.
  • After instruction by the RN provides total care or assists patient with:
  • Bed bath, tub bath, or shower
  • Weighs patient
  • Vital signs
  • Dental, hair, and nail care, shaving, dressing/undressing
  • Ambulating, transferring, positioning by using assistive devices such as walker, wheelchair, and prescribed ROM when taught by health care professional of Ministry Home Care.
  • Provides light housekeeping tasks such as doing patient’s personal laundry, vacuuming, sweeping, dishes, and tidying the bathroom after bathing the patient.
  • Observes, reports, and documents physical and/or behavioral changes in the patient immediately to the RN per established policies.  Assists with completing an incident report for any unusual occurrence.
  • Follows all safety, security, infection control (universal precautions) and hazardous materials policies and procedures.  Performs all tasks to assure patient and personal safety and the protection of co-workers and agency property.
  • Maintain productivity standards.

  • Promote efficiency in use of supplies and visit utilization including mileage.

  • Is an ambassador for the agency in daily encounters with referral sources.

  • Promote positive relationships with contracted facilities.

  • Assist in fundraising activities of the agency to ensure access to care.
  • Provides emotional support to patients/families throughout the continuum, maintaining professional boundaries.  Works tactfully with all staff throughout the agency.
  • Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completion of nursing assistant certification.

  • Listed in the State of practice in Nursing Assistant Registry. 
  • Possess valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and access to automobile.
  • CPR Certified.


  • Experience in the health care field preferred.

  • Job Requirements