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JOURNEY HOSPICE
September 16, 2013
Greenville, South Carolina

Summary
The Hospice Aide is an integral part of the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team and as such is
responsible for providing, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, personal care services to
patients and/or homemaker services in support of the caregivers. Understanding that personal and
homemaker services must be provided in a manner that is meaningful to the patient and family, the
Hospice Aide must reflect the hospice philosophy and concepts of care at all times.
Relationships
• Reports to the RN Case Manager assigned by the Director of Nurses/Supervising Nurse
and/or Patient Care Coordinator
• Works with the entire Interdisciplinary Team
• Works and builds relationships with patient care facility staff and reflects hospice
concepts of care
Position Conditions
• High level of contact with patient/family with risk of exposure to communicable disease
• Driving or other mode of transportation required with current State driver’s license and auto
liability insurance mandatory
• Work is mostly in patients homes, which are not usually wheelchair accessible
• Reporting system required is written and/or verbal
Duties and Responsibilities
• Provides personal care and/or homemaker services to the patient as ordered by the
Interdisciplinary group and follows the plan of care as assigned by the RN on the patient
specific aide assignment sheet
• Informs registered nurse of any unexpected changes in the patient’s condition
• Reports, in writing, assignments carried out and submits documentation to be filed in the
Hospice Clinical Record
• Attends team meetings as requested
• Is responsible for monitoring the continuing education requirement (according to the state of
employment) and suggesting to supervisor programs of interest
• Is responsible for following agreed upon schedule and keeping supervisor informed of any
changes in scheduling
• Follows all appropriate policies and procedures of Journey Healthcare
• Carries out all other duties as assigned

Qualifications
• Must fulfill one of the following:
-A minimum of 1 year full time experience in direct patient care in a hospital or nursing
facility
-1 year full time experience within the last 5 years in direct patient care with a hospice or
home health agency
• Completion of a state approved Hospice aide training course with current Nurse Aide
Certification in state providing patient care services
• High school diploma or GED
• Listed on the registry of aides certified by the State Department of Health with no findings
against the aide relating to client abuse or misappropriation of client property
• Successfully pass the written test provided by Journey Hospice at the start of employment and
annually
• Pass the competency evaluation of skills performed under the supervision of a Registered Nurse
• Must have current CPR certification
• Must have a dependable mode of transportation
• Must possess a valid State driver’s license and current auto liability insurance
• Must have a clear state specific motor vehicle check as applicable
• Must be able to work independently, be flexible and reliable
Knowledge and Abilities
• Must be able to read and write English and carry out directions
• Personal care knowledge such as addressed in the written test and is necessary for quality
patient care
• Ability to get along with people to build positive relationships with patient families and facility
staffs.
• Personal care techniques, which contribute to quality patient care and are implemented in a
gentle, safe manner
• Infection control techniques
• Knowledge of hospice philosophy and concepts of care
• Knowledge of the grief process
September 16, 2013
please send resume or come in to fill out application
send resume to garland.fisher@journeyhospice.com
Garland Fisher
8644517603