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Pella Regional Health Center Comfort House/Hospice Aide in Pella, Iowa

Provides direct and indirect patient/resident care activities under the direction of Registered Nurse and/or Licensed Practical Nurse. Assists patient/residents with ADLS, provides for personal care, comfort and assists in the maintenance of a safe and clean environment for patient/residents.

Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities:

v Med tech skills preferred.

v Must demonstrate competence prior to assignment of home care aide services. Certification as a nurses’ aide will demonstrate competence. Must have proof of completion of an approved Aide Training Course.

v Completion of the Hospice of Pella Volunteer Training Course or equivalent within 6 months of accepting the position.

v One year of prior experience in health care desired.

v Competency testing and evaluation will be required prior to assignment of Comfort House aide services.

v Must complete 12 hours of OBRA training hours per year.

v Ability to read and communicate effectively in English.

v Strong written and verbal skills.

v Knowledge of and acceptance of the Hospice Philosophy of Care.

v Must possess a valid Iowa driver’s license and maintain a good driving record.

v Must maintain his/her own auto insurance policy.

v Interpersonal skills sufficient for effective patient, family and staff interaction.

v Ability to work interdependently with the rest of the Hospice staff, showing initiative and motivation.