Company Description: HospiceCare in The Berkshires, Inc. has offered high quality, compassionate care for those with life-limiting or terminal illness for over 35 years. The key to HospiceCare’s high quality of care is our team of professionals: Physicians, Nurses, Hospice Aides, Emotional and Spiritual Support Counselors, Bereavement Coordinators and Volunteers – we work with each patient and their family to make sure that their needs are met.
Hospice Homemaker / Aide
DO YOU WANT TO BRING MEANING AND VALUE TO YOUR WORK?
Join the HospiceCare in The Berkshires team and experience what making a difference is truly about!
The Hospice Aide/Homemaker is a paraprofessional member of the Interdisciplinary
Team who performs various services for a patient and family as necessary to meet the patient’s personal
needs and to promote comfort. The Hospice Aide/Homemaker is responsible for observing, reporting and
documenting care performed and patient’s observed status.
• Minimum of one (1) to two (2) year's experience in health care preferred.
• Experience in a hospice care preferred.
• Experience in acute care in an institutional setting preferred.
• Experience in homecare preferred.
• Understanding of the hospice philosophy, and issues of death/dying.
Education and Training:
• High school diploma or equivalent.
• Satisfactory completion of a training program approved by M.D.P.H. for HCA-II and other
• Training equivalent to approved certification program (such as C.N.A. or Student Nurse), applicants
must be oriented to home care.
License, Certification & Registration:
• Possesses and maintains current CPR Certification.
• Current Massachusetts licensure: Certified Nursing Assistant
• Valid driver’s license
• Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing Assistant Certification preferred
• Demonstrates good verbal and written communication, and organization skills.
• Strong observation skills and problem solving skills.
• Ability to read and follow written instructions and document care given.
• Ability to provide a calm and empathetic demeanor in patient’s homes.