Like most hospices, Center for Hospice Care relies on volunteer helpers to deliver many services. If you can drive, clean, fundraise, or just chat you can help us provide vital assistance in the Connecticut community. But, hospice can also make a rewarding career.
Without trained medical professionals, we can’t provide the more clinical side of hospice care. Here are some of the roles that are filled by full or part-time staff:
Registered nurses. One of the most important hospice jobs! Our nurses visit hospice patients in their homes or in other care facilities, managing pain and other symptoms that may occur. They are also available to teach the basics of hospice care to family members and hospice volunteers. Nursing experience is necessary but hospice-specific training can be provided.
Hospice aides. Some care is provided by Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) rather than registered nurses, and these people are our hospice aides. Applicants should already be qualified as a CNA and have a current license and on CT CNA Registry. Like the registered nurses, hospice aides spend much of their time visiting patients and families at home.
Counselors. Counseling is a key part of our program, and is offered to caregivers and loved ones as well as hospice patients. In addition to one-on-one care, Center for Hospice Care also facilitates a range of bereavement support programs and support groups, which means careers for trained and certified counselors.
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