The Certified Home Health Aide is a non-exempt employee trained to provide personal care and services to the terminally ill to augment that care given by family members. Functions under the direct instruction and supervision of the VITAS nurse and/or the VITAS Team Manager.
Certification in your state required.
High school graduate or equivalent required.
Qualified candidates must have one (1) year direct patient care experience in acute or sub-acute care.
Good documentation skills required.
Ability to travel per job requirement.
VITAS Hospice Services, L.L.C
Website : http://www.vitas.com
VITAS Innovative Hospice CareA®, a pioneer and leader in the hospice movement since 1978, is the nation s largest provider of end-of-life care. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, VITAS (pronounced VEE-tahs) operates 41 hospice programs in 16 states (California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin). VITAS employs 9,059 professionals who care for terminally ill patients daily, primarily in the patients homes, but also in the company s 25 inpatient hospice units as well as in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living communities/residential care facilities for the elderly. At the conclusion of the third quarter of 2006, VITAS reported an average daily census of 11,213. If, at some point, a patient needs more constant care, VITAS can provide shifts of hospice staff for a brief period to help the patient through this demanding time at home, rather than transferring the patient to a hospital. If a patient needs care beyond what can be provided at home, VITAS has special arrangements with local hospitals and other facilities where patients may receive necessary and appropriate care and return home as soon as possible. Fiscal Year 2005 Revenues were $629 million, an increase from the $531 million reported for Fiscal Year 2004.