Chapters Health

  • CNA/Hospice Aide- TGH IPU (PRN 7p-7a)

    Job Locations US-FL-Tampa
    Job ID
    SSP/Per Diem
  • Overview


    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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