Reports To: Caregiving Supervisor

Position Description:

In this part-time, non-benefited position the Caregiver serves a supportive role, acting as an advocate for the guest/family/caregiver.  The position of caregiver provides personal care, delivery of medication in accordance with the hospice plan of care along with emotional, spiritual care for the guest and their circle. Open shifts are available for Friday evenings, Saturday and Sundays.

Key Tasks:

Pray daily for the needs of the guests, families, staff and volunteers at Porta Caeli House
Provide quality end-of-life (EOL) care and support to the guest/family/caregiver as directed by the Porta Caeli House in compliance with the hospice agency Plan of Care, the guest’s preferences, and the policies of Porta Caeli House (PCH)
Act as a liaison to the hospice agency and advocate for the hospice patients admitted to PCH
Implement the hospice plan of care as prescribed by the hospice agency
Anticipate the guests’ needs including pain and symptom management as well as psychosocial and spiritual concerns all the while reporting any variances or needs to the hospice agency
Work collaboratively with hospice physicians, nurses, social worker, chaplains and other medical professionals to provide the highest quality EOL care to guests at PCH
Interact with guests and their families providing support through their stay at PCH
Conduct a thorough guest assessment each shift in order to address any symptoms in a timely manner
Work with guests and families to help them gain knowledge they need in preparation for the worsening condition and eventual death of the guest
Administer and account for all narcotic medications via shift counts and documentation
Provide routine personal care as requested by guest/family/caregiver in accordance with the mission of PCH and the hospice Plan of Care
Complete accurate and timely documentation according to the policies of PCH
Provide knowledge and guidance for the volunteer caregivers as directed by PCH administration
Provide emotional and spiritual support to guests and their families during the dying process
Notify the Caregiving Supervisor or On-Call Administration of guest concerns, household issues or changes in scheduled assignments
Perform other relevant duties as requested/ required

Key Skills:

Able to articulate Catholic teaching with a commitment to its application in the job function
Past experience in end-of-life care, loss and grieving
Ability to collaborate with others; ability to initiate and plan work activities alongside other team members
Current Food Handlers Permit
Possesses and maintains good physical stamina and mental health
Able to cope with family emotional stress and tolerant of individual lifestyles
Has excellent observation and communication skills
Is flexible and cooperative in fulfilling role obligations and has the ability to work with in a team environment
Has presented a pre-employment physician’s health clearance including a negative TB skin test, drug test as required by PCH policy
 Completes Virtus Training prior to initial start date

Key Attributes:

Commitment to the mission of Porta Caeli House
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel and or crouch
Will be exposed to blood, body tissues and fluids, airborne contaminants, as well as other hazardous waste materials
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 250 pounds, using proper body mechanics


To apply for a position, please mail, email or fax resume to:

Attn: Human Resources
Porta Caeli House
P.O. Box 580460
Tulsa, OK 74158-0460

Fax: 918.582.2123

For more information, call 918.949.HOPE (4673)