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Sutter Health Hospice Aide (HHA) in San Mateo, California

Position Overview:

Under the supervision of the Director of Patient Care Services (DPCS), the Hospice Aide provides personal care and related non-professional household services necessary to meet the hygiene, ADL, and comfort needs of the homebound patient in alignment with SCAH, mission, goals and objectives. The Hospice Aide reports directly to the DPCS as do the other members of the interdisciplinary team. The HA receives functional guidance and supervision from the interdisciplinary team.


Education / Licensures / Certification

  • High School diploma or equivalent education / experience - required

  • Certified Home Health Aide - CHHA - required

  • Automobile Insurance - required

  • Driver License, Valid and in State - DL Number - required

  • BLS - required


  • Minimum one year experience performing duties as an aide in a home care setting or other health care related facility required.

  • Direct patient care experience within the past five (5) years required.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Working knowledge of medical terminology and health care practices is required as well as understanding of universal precautions.

  • Demonstrate a positive customer service orientation; skill working with diverse groups of patients and co-workers; ability to solve customer-service related problems for internal and external customers.

  • Ability to recognize the special needs and concerns of diverse groups of patients and others in the home.

  • Ability to communicate with patients and significant others in an effective, mature, and caring manner.

  • Tolerance for body secretions, strong odors, potential exposure to disease, and varied environmental conditions.

  • Competency is evaluated by written test and during joint visits in the care of patients.

Organization: Sutter Care at Home

Employee Status: Regular

Benefits: Yes

Position Status: Non-Exempt

Union: Yes

Job Shift: Day

Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Other

Weekend Requirements: Every Weekend

Schedule: Full Time

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80

Applications Accepted: All Applications Accepted

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.