The Elizabeth Hospice is San Diego's oldest non-profit hospice of 40 years. We are growing and looking for talented individuals to join our high performing team and support our mission. We serve all of San Diego county and south Riverside county with multiple hospice office locations.
Our Mission: To enhance the quality of life for those nearing the end of life's journey and for those who grieve.
We place a high importance on our employees and reward staff in several ways such as:
Competitive hospice industry compensation
Benefits package with multiple plan offerings and generous employer contribution
401(k) Retirement plan with employer match
Supportive work culture which encourages work life balance
Substantial Paid Time Off, paid holidays & birthday benefit
Employee development program managed by in-house education department to support individualized orientation and professional growth needs.
Tuition Reimbursement program
Monthly mileage reimbursement
Employee Referral Program
Business casual attire for office staff
Hospice Aides are primarily responsible for providing direct personal care to terminal patients in their homes. Also responsible for participating in patient team updates. Responsible for carrying out the mission, vision, values and quality commitment of The Elizabeth Hospice.
Provides personal care to patients in their homes, SNFs, & RCFEs with consideration for age-related differences. Meets their Activities of Daily Living needs as assigned by RN.
Coordinates personal care services, scheduling visits with patient/family.
Observes and communicates changes in the patient's condition to the primary RN and/or Team Manager and staff at facilities as needed.
Attends discipline-specific and all-staff meetings, and maintains continuing education credits for licensure.
Recognizes needs of patients/families and responds appropriately within the scope of practice.
Performs related tasks per plan of care which may include staffing crisis care, making deliveries, light housekeeping, and other tasks as assigned.
Documents observations accurately according to charting standards.
Maintains timely patient documentation using "point of care" electronic charting.
Performs basic skills included in competencies checklist, policies/procedures and standards that are required for agency.
Reports to primary RN or Team Manager any changes of condition, injuries of unknown origin, or patient/family/facility concerns in a timely manner.
DEGREE OF TRAVEL:
Travel required for patient visits.
Occasional travel for educational purposes.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Post high school Vocational/Specialized Training.
Minimum of 6 months experience (waived with special consideration of Team Manager.)
Preferred experience of 1-2 years direct patient care.
Must possess current California CHHA and CNA Certification.
Current CA driver's license, proof of insurance and reliable transportation.
Spanish speaking preferred.
Computer skills (word processing), use of adding machine, calculator, fax, photocopier.
Because this is a field position, must be able to drive in various conditions, including but not limited to windy/steep roads, night driving, and rural areas, and be able to enter homes with pets.
"The Elizabeth Hospice is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law."