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Hospice of Southern Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. Questions? Reach our HR department at 270-746-9374.

Job Openings

Home Team CNA

The Home Team CNA is based at in our 9 county community setting. This position will travel to patients home and provide care. The CNA role is a full-time 8-4:30 Monday through Friday.

The Home Team CNA position requires a health care professional who can make critical decisions autonomously, provide empathetic care, manage a variety of needs, and communicate effectively, both with patients and families, and with the HSK team.

The Home CNA will be a valued member of the HSK Home Team and will have immediate access to the fellow team members at the Hospice House, as well as to resources at the House, in the execution of his/her duties.

Job Title:  Hospice Aide                                                    
Years’ Experience: None
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt                                                         
FTE Status:  FT, PT or PRN
Education Level:  CNA Training and Certificate          
Reports to:  Nursing Supervisor 
Date: Revised June 2022

JOB SUMMARY
An important member of the IDT, the Hospice Aide provides care to the hospice patient at a vulnerable time.  The patient depends on and puts great trust in this person.  One of the goals of the position is to make the patient feel clean and comfortable.

ROLE
The Hospice Aide provides personal care, which includes bathing, dressing, hair care, and oral care, as the patient or caregiver desires.  His/her assignment is planned and directed by the RN.

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES (but not limited to)

  • Personal care: bathing in the shower, tub or from a basin, shave upon request
  • Skin care: applying lotions and barrier creams, simple make up
  • Hair care: shampooing and drying, combing, brushing, simple styling
  • Oral care: brushing teeth, cleaning dentures, mouth care with swabs and chap stick
  • Nail care: cleaning, applying polish per pt request
  • Dressing patient, as directed by patient or caregiver
  • ROM exercises, as directed by the RN
  • Assist patient with ambulation, as directed by the RN
  • Turning and positioning patient
  • Feeding patient as needed
  • Changing bed linens
  • Straighten patient room
  • Documentation of care provided
  • Confidentiality
  • Attend IDT meetings, when possible
  • Maintain safe environment, reporting any concerns to the RN
  • Other duties as assigned

Responsibilities DO NOT include:  giving medications, discussing spiritual or psychosocial needs, getting involved in family decisions, nor sharing the aide’s own personal information or problems with the patient or family.

Other duties performed are to assist with care for the facility:

  • Removing dirty linen to linen cart
  • Removing trash from patient rooms and public areas
  • Straightening and cleaning the family kitchen, as needed
  • Restocking linens and supplies in patient rooms
  • Delivering food trays, on occasion

RESULTS

  • Patient will be neat and clean
  • Patient will be safe
  • Assistance for the family or caregiver
  • Well-kept facility

REQUIREMENTS (of Position)

  • CNA training
  • Time management and organization
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Must be a team player

RELATIONSHIPS

During the bathing process our patients are exposed, which makes them feel vulnerable.  This position requires tenderness and compassion to diminish these feelings, whenever possible.  When the patient feels safe, they feel less vulnerable, developing trust in the Hospice Aide and the RN.  The Hospice Aide is an important member of the team and needs to communicate with the team whenever there are changes in the patient’s condition or a decline in the patient’s abilities to assist with their own care.  These findings are significant and may help justify the patient’s appropriateness for hospice care.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS and WORKING CONDITIONS

Requires sitting for long periods of time; occasional bending, stretching or lifting, and full range of body motion.  This position requires the ability to work under high stress conditions for long periods of time.  Requires corrected vision, ability to hear normal range of voice, drive, and negotiate steps, walkways or housing not designed for handicap access.  May require contact with individuals with communicable disease and body fluids.  Occasionally, requires maneuvering items weighing over 100 pounds.  Able to work in normal office environment, use office equipment, and prepare written reports.

Marketing Coordinator

The Marketing Coordinator is based at in our 9 county community setting. This position will travel to skilled nursing facilities and provide activities for the patients. The Marketing Coordinator role is a full-time 8-4:30 Monday through Friday.

The Marketing Coordinator will be a valued member of the HSK Team and will have immediate access to the fellow team members throughout Hospice of Southern Kentucky.

 

Job Title: Marketing Coordinator

Years Experience: 1-2 in Healthcare

FTE Status: Full-Time

Education Level: High School Diploma

Supervisor: Director of Business Development

 

JOB SUMMARY                      

Implement marketing initiatives that will meet or exceed HSK’s overall business plan, census goals, and financial objectives. 

 

ROLE

Under the supervision of the Director of Business Development, this role interacts with a local community on behalf of HSK.  This role with work closely with the patients and families to provide extra care through activities.  This role will primarily be based in the community, nursing facilities, assisted livings, and care settings. 

 

RESPONSIBILITES (not limited to)

                       

  • Develop and implement sales/marketing plan for all HSK contracted LTCFS reflecting referral source targets.
  • Responsible for building relationships in nursing facilities through the implementation of external and internal sales and marketing programs with both existing and new accounts.
  • Ability to effectively utilize both local and corporate resources in the execution of job responsibilities
  • Identify and recommend development of new ideas to aid in building rapport with the activity directors of each assigned nursing facility.
  • Ability to develop an adequate knowledge of State, Federal and other regulatory requirements related to the facility.
  • Report progress versus goals and census development barriers to the Director of Business Development.
  • Perform activities in assigned facilities to maintain branding and visibility of HSK’s goals and objectives.
  • Participate in short- and long-range planning for the agency and implements specific measures for agency growth.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  1. Time Management and organizational skills
  1. Excellent interpersonal skills
  1. Excellent listening and communication skills
  1. Basic computer skills
  1. Attention to detail and follow-through
  1. Experience in healthcare marketing.
  1. Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  1. Self-directed and able to work autonomously with minimal supervision

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS and WORKING CONDITIONS

Requires sitting or standing for long periods of time; occasional bending, stretching or lifting, and full range of body motion.  This position requires the ability to work under high stress conditions for periods of time.  Requires corrected vision, ability to hear normal range of voice, drive, and negotiate steps, walkways or housing not designed for handicap access.  Must have valid driver’s license with the ability to drive for long periods of time.  May require contact with individuals with communicable disease.  Able to work in normal office environment, use office equipment, and prepare written reports.