House of the Dove has an opening for a part-time Medication Aide for day and evening shifts.
This position will provide safe, personal patient care at the hospice house.
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 AHAH by always putting the patient first.
Promote a positive culture among and across the hospice team.
Promote teamwork and shared responsibility for attaining the agency mission and vision.
Actively engage in QAPI initiatives and compliance activities.
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
Reminds patient to take medication as specified by RN.
Dental, hair, and nail care, shaving, dressing/undressing
Elimination needs including toileting by offering bedpan, urinal, or taking to bathroom. (Includes catheter care, colostomy, urine testing/collection.)
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 housekeeping duties: meal preparation and cleanup, dusting, sweeping and mopping, vacuuming, stain removal, tidying patient rooms, recycling and garbage removal, doing patient’s personal laundry, dishes, and tidying the bathroom after bathing the patient.
Feeds patients, maintains, intake/output as requested.
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 (standard 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.
Is responsible to acquire any necessary continuing education each year. Complete mandatory in-services/competencies, attend meetings and review memos, minutes, etc.
Will administer all PO, Rectal, Topical, and Inhalation medications in accordance with the guidelines of the State approved Medication Assistant course. Other medication administration (bladder installation, G-Tube) may be delegated by the RN pending demonstration of competency.
Monitors patient’s pain control, utilizing medication (as directed by RN) & repositioning as needed.
Monitor patient for any adverse reaction to medications.
Count narcotics at every shift change.
Documents accurately on scheduled & prn medication administration guide.
Develops a list of medications in short supply as directed by the RN.
Notifies RN of any medication errors, seeks their direction, & assists in completing an incident report.
Monitor patient’s tolerance to oral intake & medications.
Identifies actual or potential quality/safety/ethical/legal issues in patient care and participates in resolution strategies.
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.
Answer all call lights promptly and respond to requests in a compassionate manner.
Prepares bodies for Funeral Director.
Provides emotional support to patients and families during the dying process and following death.
Provides recreational support for patients, individualized to personal tastes and capabilities.
Provide information to staff, visitors, and physicians as requested.
Reports to next shift.
Assists the RN with admitting a patient to House by providing patient/family orientation and welcome.
Attend meetings and review memos and minutes.
Must be certified as a Nursing Assistant, passed the State Medication Assistant course, and be currently listed on the state’s Nursing Assistant registry
LPN/RN with current state license may also be considered