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Nursing Assistant-Cert-Hospice

Southcoast Health System
vision insurance, long term disability, tuition assistance, 403(b), retirement plan, employee discount
United States, Massachusetts, Fairhaven
200 Mill Road (Show on map)
February 12, 2024
Hospice Program
Fairhaven , MA
Patient Care Support
Pay Grade: SC012
Part-time , Day shift, weekend & holiday rotation , 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Req # 76798

At Southcoast Visiting Nurse Association, Inc., we acknowledge that our employees are what makes us great!

We are searching for an Nursing Assistant-Cert-Hospice to Under the general supervision and direction of the RN-Team Lead, Clinical Manager or designee, and using infection control practices, perform patient care activities (ADLs and IADLs) in patients residence (could be SNF, ALF, hospital, group home, home) in accordance with Southcoast VNA policies and procedures and following the Plan of Care developed by the patients case manager, perform light housekeeping, provide respite, assist patients participation in activities program, collect weight and vital signs, assist in meal preparation and feeding, provide vigil support, personal care for the actively dying patient, assist in post-mortem care, communicate pertinent patient information and unusual findings to appropriate clinical personnel, complete all required documentation accurately and in a timely manner and provide exceptional and caring customer service to patient and family.

*2,100 sign-on bonus for this position. (Rehires termed more than 1 year also eligible.) *



  • Hours: 24hrs
  • Shift: Day shift with weekend and holiday rotation; 8:00am-4:30pm
  • Travel: This is a home care position. Will require driving


Education and/or Experience Requirements:



  • Equal to completion of four years of high school plus specialized courses and training.
  • CNA Certification required.
  • CPR certification required.
  • Three months of related work experience is required.
  • Must possess and demonstrate highly effective interpersonal, customer service, and communication skills.
  • Completion of initial 8 hr caring for dementia patient training and 4 hours annually required (can be completed as part of orientation).
  • Differential applied if currently certified as or upon completion - CHPNA (certified hospice and palliative nursing assistant).


Must be fully vaccinated against seasonal Influenza and the COVID 19 virus or to be exempt from the requirement for medical or personal reasons by signing a statement certifying you are choosing to be exempt from vaccination once hired.

Southcoast Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) has a long history of serving people in our community by helping patients of all ages recover or live well with illness or injury. We provide compassionate and personalized care in comfort and privacy of the home to more than 9,000 patients each year.

Southcoast Health is a community healthcare system with multiple access points, offering an integrated continuum of health services throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. By uniting a single purpose and building an integrated system of services and resources, we have become one of the largest and fastest-growing health systems in Massachusetts.

Together We Are More.



  • With more than 7,500 employees, Southcoast Health is the largest employer in Southeastern Mass., and the 18th largest employer in the Commonwealth, according to the Boston Business Journal.
  • We strive for a culture of health and well-being that recognizes, respects, and celebrates the rich diversity of one another and the communities we serve.


We are committed to providing our employees in Massachusetts and Rhode Island with optimal benefits that promote a healthy work/life balance and add value to our employees' lives.



  • Generous Earned Time Off Package**
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance*
  • Tuition Assistance**
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance*
  • Life & AD&D insurance*
  • Flexible Spending Accounts*
  • 403B Retirement Plan with match
  • HealthQuest Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Discount Program
  • Career Development Opportunities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council



Are you ready to make a difference in your community? Join us as we strive to be More than Medicine.

Southcoast Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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