Hospice Aide

Hospice Aide - Full-time, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday, with weekend call rotation

As a Hospice Aide at Willamette Valley Hospice, you will play a pivotal role in the life of a hospice patient and their family. By providing expert personal care to hospice patients in their homes, you will bring dignity and compassion to those in their final weeks and months of life. The light housekeeping services you provide will ease a bit of the burden that families face during this most difficult time – the impending loss of a loved one. We’re looking for Hospice Aides that want to use their passion and expertise as part of a team to provide the best care possible for hospice patients.

Duties

  • Provides personal care services to hospice and palliative care patients under the supervision of the RN Case Manager
  • Assists in the development of individualized care plans as part of the hospice team
  • Relates to residents and families in an open, empathetic and supportive manner while maintaining personal and professional boundaries
  • Responsible for electronic charting for patients
  • Assists with light housekeeping duties, as needed
  • Teaches and empowers family caregivers by providing information they need to care for their loved one confidently
  • When necessary, provides personal care services to Tokarski Home residents, assist in the development of individualized care plans, medication management and charting for each resident, and assist with meal preparation and housekeeping
  • Identifies safety issues and takes appropriate actions
  • Recognizes emergencies and knows and institutes emergency procedures or notifies appropriate persons

Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Minimum of current Oregon CNA License – may have LPN
  • Three years of experience providing direct care to adults who are elderly or physically disabled in a hospice or home health care setting
  • Certified as Hospice Aide in Oregon or successfully pass agency administered test and skills checklist
  • Ensuring Quality Care (EQC) class completion preferred
  • Completion of Adult Foster Home Caregiver training and test preferred
  • Current Oregon driver’s license, dependable transportation, and proof of current automobile insurance
  • Complete a physical capacities evaluation that indicates the ability to function under the specific job skills required for the position which are: Lift and carry up to 50 pounds, push up to 200 pounds in a wheelchair, and pull up to 100 pounds. Ability to frequently bend, twist and kneel. Ability to frequently sit, stand, and climb stairs and make repetitive motions involving hands/wrists and feet involved in writing and driving. Ability to safely and frequently drive own vehicle.

Our Commitment to Our Staff

  • A challenging and rewarding career with autonomy, flexibility, and the ability to manage your own schedule throughout your workday
  • Competitive salary and benefits – includes employee health & dental insurance 100% paid by employer
  • Comprehensive training and orientation
  • Ongoing education and support
  • Payment for Hospice & Palliative Care CNA certification test
  • Tuition reimbursement program available

To apply

Complete and submit a Willamette Valley Hospice application, found here. As a first step, resumes can be submitted to Careers@wvh.org. Interviews will be scheduled concurrent with posting.

Application is available at wvh.org/careers.

Thank you for your interest in joining the team at Willamette Valley Hospice. We provide rewarding careers for passionate, caring, and experienced employees. Together, we work toward our shared mission to "change the end of life experience..." We believe that everyone facing serious illness, death, and grief deserves access to the best personalized and compassionate care available, and the team at Willamette Valley Hospice strives to provide such care.

WVH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.