Want to work where team members are valued and treated like the most important asset of the company?Southland has been serving patients in the Southwest since 2009 and we have grown in to a highly respected provider of quality care. Our dedicated team of professionals takes great pride in delivering the highest quality of care to the patients who have entrusted us to serve them through our Home Health, Hospice and Geriatric Palliative Care divisions. As we continue to grow our operations throughout the Southwest, we are searching for team members to join us that will share that same passion for quality care.As an 'Employer of Choice', we create, foster and nurture a working environment that allows our team members to achieve high levels of success, personal fulfillment and growth in their career field.We want our team to be able to remain focused on the care of our patients, so we work hard to be focused on taking very good care of YOU! Our experienced, compassionate and dedicated leadership team serves with the focus of our patients receiving the best care possible from highly qualified, skilled and caring team of professionals. We offer competitive compensation DOE, Health, Dental, Vision, 401(K), PTO, Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Life and Supplemental insurance, employee referral bonus, training and education.We invite you to learn more about a career with Southland. Visit our web site at www.southlandhh.com to explore who we are, our passions, and our commitment to the patients and their families whom we serve. All new hires must pass a pre-employment drug screening, criminal background check and OIG screening.JOB SUMMARY:To provide personal care services to the terminally ill hospice patient as needed, under the direction of the RN. To provide assistance and understanding to the family and in time of bereavement. To work as a member of the Hospice team in providing Hospice care within the guidelines of the IDG care plan.QUALIFICATIONS:
Arizona Certified Nursing Assistant License.
Must meet federal Home Health Aide training and competency requirements. Ability to work independently, make accurate, and at times, quick judgments. Ability to respond appropriately to crisis outside of a hospital setting. Acceptance of and adaptability to different social, racial, cultural and religious modes.
Minimum 2 years of experience as a nursing assistant, preferred. Active patient contact within past three years, preferred.
Under the direction and ongoing supervision of the registered nurse, provides essential personal care assistance to the patient:
Bath, care of mouth, skin and hair.
Bathroom or in using bedpan or commode.
Bed transfers as well as ambulation activities as ordered under the care plan.
Range of motion exercises which the Aide has been taught by appropriate professional personnel.
Performing such incidental household services as are essential to the patient’s well- being at home.
Preparing meals including special diet.
Takes a patient’s temperature, pulse, respirations and blood pressure if assigned by a registered nurse.
Assists with shopping if the patient has no other resource available.
Provides emotional support and compassionate care to the patient and family unit.
Maintains required competency and skills
Reports any changes in the patient’s condition or family situation immediately by calling the Hospice office and notifying the RN.
Practices Standard Precautions according to OSHA regulations and policy.
Adheres to all policies and procedural guidelines.
Attends at least twelve (12) hours of inservice education programs per year.
Maintains current certification as required by the State.
Maintains current knowledge and practice of infectious disease protocols.