The schedule is Monday-Friday 8a-5p
Summary of Responsibilities
The STNA/Hospice Aide is a paraprofessional member of the interdisciplinary group who works
under the supervision of a registered nurse and performs various services for a patient as
necessary to meet the patient's personal needs and to promote comfort. The STNA/Hospice
The aide is responsible for observing the patient, reporting these observations, and documenting
observations and care performed.
The STNA/Hospice Aide will be assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity and
safety of a patient's care.
Responsibilities of the STNA/Hospice Aide include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Performing personal care needs after given a patient's assignment and attending to
his/her requests promptly. If unable to perform a certain task, report to the Case
2. Meeting safety needs of the patient and using equipment safely and properly (foot stools,
side rails, O2, etc.)
3. Giving personal care including baths, back rubs, oral hygiene, shampoos, and changing
bed linen as often as assigned.
4. Assisting in dressing and undressing patients as assigned.
5. Planning and preparing nutritious meals, including shopping, as assigned.
6. Assisting in feeding the patient as assigned.
7. Taking and recording oral, rectal, and axillary temperatures, pulse, respiration, and blood
pressure when ordered with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency.
8. Providing proper care and observation of the patient's skin to prevent the breakdown of tissue
over a bony prominence.
9. Reporting on patient's condition and significant changes to the Case Manager. Also
aware of the caregiver or other individuals living with the patient and interpersonal
10. Assisting in ambulation and exercise as instructed by the hospice nurse or therapist.
11. Offering and assisting with bedpans and urinals. Providing assistance as assigned with
light laundry needs.
12. Performing a range of motion and other simple procedures as an extensional therapy
service as ordered with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency.
13. Providing respite for the patient's/family/caregiver when on-site, as appropriate.
14. Keeping patient's living area clean and orderly, as assigned.
15. Adhering to the organization's documentation and care procedures and standards of
personal and professional conduct.
16. Participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.
17. Respectful of the patient and family/caregiver environment and the patient's personal needs.
The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and
responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to
perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description.
This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
This position requires prolonged or considerable walking or standing. Able to lift, position, and/or
transfer patients. Able to lift supplies and equipment. Considerable reaching, stooping, bending,
kneeling, and/or crouching. Visual acuity and hearing to perform required hospice aide skills.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee travels by automobile and is exposed
to changing weather conditions. Employees will be required to drive daily for meetings and/or
visits to residential homes or residential settings. The employee will work in varied residential
environments based on assigned caseload. Exposure to infectious diseases.
Travel is primarily local during the business day.
Required Education and Experience
1. Meets the training requirements of the State.
2. Effective August 14, 1990, a person who has successfully completed a state established
or other training programs that meet the requirements of S 484.36(a) and a competency
evaluation program, or state licensure program that meets the requirements of S
484.36(b), or a competency evaluation program or state licensure program that meets
the requirements of S 484.36(b).
3. At least 18 years of age.
4. Ability to read and follow written instructions and document care given.
5. Understands hospice philosophy, comfortable providing specialized care to the
6. Is self-directing with the ability to work with little direct supervision. Secure with issues of
death/dying. Provides a calm manner when in a patient's home.
7. Has empathy for the needs of the ill, injured, frail, and the impaired.
8. Demonstrates tact, patience, and good personal hygiene.
9. Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state or
organization requirements and is in good working order.
The STNA/Hospice Aide will not function in any manner viewed as the practice of nursing
according to the Nurse Practice Act. Specifically, the STNA/Hospice Aide will not administer
medications, take physician's orders, or perform procedures requiring the training, knowledge, and skill of a licensed nurse, such as sterile techniques.
1. Good oral and written communications.
2. Good organizational skills.
Queen City Hospice, LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All applicants will
be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of
activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties,
responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.