Patient Support with a pet companion are part of the interdisciplinary team and provide support in various settings including the home, in-patient units, and skilled nursing facilities Helping to care for our patients and families is a critical role played by our team. These positions are some of the most challenging and rewarding opportunities at Moments Hospice. Responsibilities may include: Assists the patient/family by providing friendly visits with a certified pet. Offers emotional support, companionship and supportive listening to patient/family, or essential services i.e. errands, shopping, light housekeeping, etc. Serves as an integral member of the Hospice interdisciplinary team. Assist team and provides input to the plan of care as appropriate. Documents therapy time and patient visit activity in an accurate, timely and objective manner. Maintains open communication, reporting regularly to supervisor. Maintains confidentiality at all times. Adheres to Moments Hospice policies and procedures. Completes the mandatory annual education. Meets all health requirements set by Moments Hospice. Participates in therapy support and educational in-services. Day(s) Needed: Weekdays, Evenings or Weekends Time(s) Needed: Preferably in 3-4 hour time blocks, flexible schedules based on availability. This position will be a paid by visit position. Successful adjustment to personal losses and no personal loss within past 12 months. Clearance from appropriate health screenings and background check. Agree to mandatory policy statements. Minimum commitment of 1 year of service; at least 3-4 hours per week. Supportive of hospice concept, and willing to serve others in a hospice capacity. Comfortable working with families with different cultural and religious values. Excellent communication skills. Independent means of transportation. Pet owner with successful completion of pet therapy certificate accepted from a nationally recognized organization such as Pet Partners or Therapy Dogs International (TDI) Proof of pet liability insurance Veterinary vaccination records.
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