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HospiceCare in The Berkshires

877 South St
Ste 1W
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Website:hcib.org
Salary Range:Location:
PITTSFIELD MA
Job Type:Category:
Part TimeCNA/RN/Medical
Education Level:Work Experience:
Certification
Preference: Required
2+
Preference: Preferred
Description:
The Hospice Aide/Homemaker is a paraprofessional member of the Interdisciplinary Team who performs various services for a patient and family as necessary to meet the patient’s personal needs and to promote comfort. The Hospice Aide/Homemaker is responsible for observing, reporting and documenting care performed and patient’s observed status.
Requirements:
Experience:
• Minimum of one (1) to two (2) year's experience in health care preferred.
• Experience in a hospice care preferred.
• Experience in acute care in an institutional setting preferred.
• Experience in homecare preferred.
• Understanding of the hospice philosophy, and issues of death/dying.

Education and Training:
(Acquired through formal education, outside study, training on jobs of lesser degree, or by any combination of these. May be expressed in terms of formal educational equivalents):
• High school diploma or equivalent.
• Satisfactory completion of a training program approved by M.D.P.H. for HCA-II and other regulators.
• Training equivalent to approved certification program (such as C.N.A. or Student Nurse), applicants must be oriented to home care.

License, Certification & Registration:
• Possesses and maintains current CPR Certification.
• Current Massachusetts licensure: Certified Nursing Assistant
• Valid driver’s license
• Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing Assistant Certification preferred

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