Summary of Essential Functions for the Position:
To provide personal care services to the terminally ill hospice patient as needed, under the direction of the RN.
To provide assistance and understanding to the family and in time of bereavement. To work as a member of the
Hospice team in providing Hospice care within the guidelines of the IDG care plan.
Qualifications / Licensure / Certification / Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:
Must meet federal Home Health Aide training and competency requirements. Ability to work
independently, make accurate, and at times, quick judgments. Ability to respond appropriately to crisis outside
of a hospital setting. Acceptance of and adaptability to different social, racial, cultural and religious modes.
Current valid driver’s license and auto liability insurance preferred. Must have reliable transportation. CPR
certified with American Heart Association or American Red Cross.
Must have completed the approved training and competency course and meet the Medicare Conditions of
Participation for Home Health Aide training program and competency.
Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:
Requires considerable physical effort most of the day including kneeling, squatting, reaching, twisting, climbing,
walking, exposure to temperature and humidity changes and maximal assist in lifting and/or transferring of a 100
pound patient. Must possess sight/hearing senses or use appropriate adaptive devices that will enable senses to
function at a level required to meet the essential duties of the position. Must provide evidence of annual TB test
and other state-required tests or examinations. Be able to tolerate exposure to elements including, but not
limited to, odors, blood, body fluids and excrements, adverse environmental conditions and hazardous materials.