Chapters Health

Hospice Aide Hospice House

Job Locations US-FL-Brooksville
Job ID
5730 HPH Sturgill Hospice House
Full Time Regular



Under RN Supervision, the Hospice House Hospice Aide assists with activities of daily living and performs personal care services to patients in hospice house. S/he provides light housekeeping as needed and laundry related to patient care.


  • Current Florida certificate as CNA.
  • Valid driver's license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
  • Reliable transportation to meet work schedule.
  • One (1) year CNA or home health aide experience (Hospice Aide Training Program can be substituted for homecare/hospice experience).
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms.
  • Ability to communicate (written and oral) in English.
  • Ability to manage the emotional stress of working with and caring for terminally ill patients and their families.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting patients and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Must be able/willing to have contact with individuals with communicable diseases.
  • Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company
  •  Ability to physically access patient rooms and other areas of the Hospice House




  • Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position.


Responsibilities of all employees:

  • Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients.
  • Comply with all state, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse.
  • Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
  • Observe the Company's health, safety and security practices.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company.
  • Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.
  • Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.
  • Improve own professional knowledge and skill level.
  • Advance electronic media skills.
  • Support Company research and educational activities.
  • Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
  • Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.




  • Maintain competencies/contact hours as required by Company and state. 
  • Provide patient/caregiver services according to written Hospice Aide Plan of Care and Company policies and procedures.     
  • Provide emotional support for patients/caregivers.
  • Practice safe and proper body mechanics relative to moving, positioning and transferring patients.
    • Under the direction or supervision of an RN, the Hospice Aide may perform:



Vital signs/weights

Bed Bath              

Sponge Bath

Tub Bath                                                  

Perineal care


Mouth care

File Nails  

Shampoo hair


Skin care - basic: application of lotion

Apply over-the-counter ointment

Positioning body/alignment           

Transfer to bed, chair

Assist with ambulation and exercises

Range of motion   

Ted hose application/removal

Give food and fluids                     

Light meal preparation                   

Offer/empty urinal/bedpan 

Empty colostomy bags                 

Empty foley/external catheter bags

Measure urinary output      

Emotional support


Caregiver relief

Make occupied/unoccupied bed    

Light housekeeping

Laundry related to patient's care

Report significant changes and needs

Document significant observations            

Provide input into planning and evaluation of care


  • The Hospice Aide may not perform the following:


Administer medication       

Change sterile dressings   

Tracheostomy care

Gastric feedings   


Trim fingernails/toenails     

Visit after hours unless pre-approved by supervisor

Visit survivors unless pre-approved by supervisor

Apply heat



Any procedure not in HA Plan of Care

Colostomy care (change wafer)

Apply ointments containing prescription medication

Transport patient/family




  • Contribute to the development of the Hospice Plan of Care by reporting observations to RN.
  • Immediately report to the Hospice House RN changes in patient/caregiver needs.
  • Maintain medical records in accordance with Company policies and procedures, i.e., patient care provided and observations, supplies used and time sheet documentation.
  • Attend Company and mandatory scheduled meetings and participates in committees as requested.
  • Attend Company and community educational offerings as appropriate.*



  • Duties as assigned by the Hospice House Manager or Clinical Team Leader.*


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