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at Elliot Health System

Posted: 8/3/2019
Job Reference #: 25094

Job Description

Manchester, NH



  • POSITION SUMMARY: 40 hours in Hospice, Monday to Friday, ocassional weekends. 
    • Performs delegated nursing, homemaking and other delegated duties for patient/clients of all ages and families in their home or other designated facility. May perform PT/INR checks in the home as ordered by the Physician and reports results according to policy.
    • Reports and documents patient/client’s needs and responses to the appropriate Case Manager and/or Clinical Manager.
    • Reports patient/client’s change in condition or situations immediately.
    • Adheres to patient/client Home Health Aide care plan as set up the primary nurse/therapist while maintaining a healthy, safe environment.
    • Demonstrates competency in carrying out patient care/treatments.
    • Reinforces the teaching of the primary nurse/therapist by reviewing personal care techniques with caregivers and patients.
    • Integrates problem solving methodology and quality improvement in approaching problem areas related to patient care and organizational processes.
    • Completes documentation in clinical records, time sheets and quality control logs.
    • Attends a minimum of 12 hours of in-services per year.
    • Adheres to VNA safety, organizational and ethical standards.
    • Adheres to VNA policies, protocols and procedures, including infection control standards.
    • Ensures confidentiality of employee, legal, client/patient, budget and all company matters.
    • Provides care while promoting client/patient dignity and provides a calm, supportive and therapeutic environment for client/patients and their families.
    • Acts as a resource to others (students, peers, and other departments) in provision of client/patient care.
    • Functions effectively as a member of a team.
    • Demonstrates commitment to customer service.
    • Positively reflects the agency within VNA, the organization and the community.
    • Ability to record messages and keep simple records.
    • Ability to plan and perform diversified duties requiring an extensive knowledge of a particular field, and the use of a wide range of procedures.
    • Demonstrates particular knowledge about a specific subject(s) or patient/client population for which he/she is a caregiver.
    • Ability to perform job alone following standard practices and any of many procedures.
    • Receives training and guidelines from supervisor on non-routine duties and determines action to be taken in handling all but unusual cases
    • Ability to transport self to and from off-site locations.
    • Ability to demonstrate courtesy, compassion and respect in relating to patient/clients, families, visitors, physicians, and coworkers.
    • Ability to communicate effectively and establish a cooperative, collaborative working environment.
    • Ability to facilitate communication between and among others.
    • Ability to accept constructive feedback and initiate appropriate actions to correct situations.
    • Willingness to identify and take action toward meeting own learning needs.
    • Ability to maintain good communications; ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with employees, physicians, patient/clients, families, and the public.
    • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and respond appropriately to unexpected situations.
    • Education: High School diploma or equivalent required.
    • Experience: Six (6) months to one (1) year of experience in a related field desired.
    • Certification/Licensure: Current Nursing Assistant License in the State of New Hampshire requied.
    • Software/Hardware:
    • Schedule: 
    • Other: Driver's License required to travel throughout New Hampshire to provide home health care service and other job-related activities.Must maintain automobile insurance coverage at established EHS minimum at all times of employment.