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Hospice Aide, Salem, OR


Organization: Willamette Vital Health
Category: Certified Nursing Aide
Location: Salem, OR
Date Job Posted: May 9, 2024
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Hospice Aide - Full-time

Willamette Vital Health, your local nonprofit that helps families through one of the most difficult times in life - losing a loved one - is searching for hospice aides with a passion for quality and empathetic care. If that's you, we would love to meet you.

Hiring Hospice Aides with a CNA license.
Tuition Reimbursement program available.
A $2,500 sign-on bonus for full-time position.

The Role:

As a Hospice Aide at Willamette Vital Health, you will play an important role in the life of a hospice patient and their family. 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.

By providing expert personal care to hospice patients in their homes or wherever they may live, you will bring dignity and compassion to patients in their final weeks and months of life.

Who You Are:

Your Impact. Willamette Vital Health is looking for committed, passionate, empathetic, tenacious healthcare professionals, willing to partner in helping families get the most out of their remaining time together.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Current Oregon CNA License - may be an LPN
  • Minimum 1 year experience providing direct care to adults who are elderly or physically disabled in a hospice or home health care setting
  • Must be able to 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, kneel, sit, stand, climb stairs, and make repetitive motions involving hands/wrists and feet involved in writing and driving
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid Oregon drivers license, and proof of auto insurance in order to travel to and from patients' homes
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Responsibilities:

  • Provide personal care services to patients under the supervision of the RN Case Manager
  • Assist in developing individualized care plans as part of the hospice team
  • Relate to patients and families in an open, empathetic, and supportive manner while maintaining personal and professional boundaries
  • Responsible for electronic charting for patients
  • Assist with light housekeeping duties as needed
  • Teach and empower family caregivers by providing information they need to care for their loved one confidently
  • When necessary, provide personal care services to Tokarski Home residents, assisting in the development of individualized care plans, medication management and charting for each resident, and assist with meal preparation and housekeeping
  • Identify safety issues and take appropriate actions
  • Recognize emergencies and institute emergency procedures; or notify appropriate people

Who We Are:

It's not our organization itself that delivers deeply impactful work. It's our people. We're an empathetic, resilient, diverse and passionate group of people working together to create the best care possible for those facing serious illness and grief. We believe personalized care and grief support should be available to all who need it, so we provide our services regardless of ability to pay.

Powerful Purpose. Purpose is at the heart of our care provider experience. At Willamette Vital Health, everyone is united by the mission to provide people facing serious illness, death, and grief with access to the best personalized and compassionate care.

Galvanizing Resilience. Willamette Vital Health provides vital care during families' toughest times. This provides many opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Excellence with Integrity. Willamette Vital Health and our team of nurses and caring staff are committed to trust, ethics, quality, accountability and expertise. This is how we deliver the best compassionate care.

Better Together. The Willamette Vital Health team works together to maximize the care we provide and support one another. We celebrate one another's successes and invest in the team's wellness.

Why Willamette Vital Health:

You're offered...

  • A challenging and rewarding career with flexibility and the ability to have input in your schedule throughout your workday
  • Competitive salary and benefits, including EAP (Employee Assistance Program) that includes short term counseling , 401-k with match, generous PTO, pre-tax spending accounts for healthcare (FSA) and dependent care (DCA)
  • Comprehensive and collaborative training and orientation
  • Ongoing education and support
  • Reimbursement for Hospice & Palliative Care certification exam
  • Tuition reimbursement program-ask for details!
  • $2,500 sign-on bonus to full-time hospice aides; $1,250 sign-on bonus for part-time aides working 20+ hours per week
  • Option to purchase several programs at low cost: critical illness/accident insurance, voluntary life insurance, ID/Legal Shield, FIGO pet insurance

Thank you for your interest in joining the team at Willamette Vital Health. We provide rewarding careers for passionate, caring, and experienced employees. 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 Vital Health strives to provide such care.

Willamette Vital Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to providing a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, physical characteristics, age, religion, creed, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability, or veteran status. All qualified candidates legally able to work in the United States are encouraged to apply.

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