PerDiem Vigil Aides

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Per Diem (as needed basis)


Ascend Hospice - is part of the Ascend family of Healthcare Companies. Our mission is to define excellence within the health care community. We are dedicated to inspiring people to live better lives through innovative health and wellness programs, products and services. We treat residents, their families and each other with respect, dignity and compassion. Through a collaborative and consultative approach, we strive to provide a framework of strength and stability for our patients, families and associates. We work to maintain the highest standards of care and service for our patients, families and valued employees.


We are proud to Offer:

  • Competitive Salaries
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Opportunities to advance and grow your career
  • And More!

If working with people who are dedicated, compassionate, and concerned about their patients is essential to you, then you'll appreciate being a part of our team. We've built a strong reputation on the outstanding level of care that we provide.


Ascend Hospice is an Equal Opportunity Employer





Great new Career Opportunity in Hospice!


Now Hiring - Vigil Aides - Needed for All locations including Metrowest, North, South, and Western Mass 


Hours: Flexible - for Vigil needs (days/evenings/nights/weekends) 


Must have reliable transportation and be willing to travel within assigned geography


This Vigil Aide will be responsible for, but not limited to:

  1. Sit bedside with hospice patients while they are transitioning in the last 24-48 hours of life.
  2. Provide care and relief to families during the end of life journey.
  3. Ensure a safe, calm and comfortable environment in the private home or facility setting.
  4. Provide presence, companionship, and comfort for hospice patients when they are actively passing.
  5. Maintain a sacred relationship and provide emotional support to patients and their families.
  6. Provides or assists in ADL activities; personal hygiene, grooming, mouth, skin care and nails.
  7. Provides assistance in toileting; positioning and transfer activities, frequent turning and positioning of a bed bound resident/patient.
  8. Assists with the prescribed exercise and ROM activities which the resident/patient and Hospice aide have been taught by the Hospice Nurse.
  9. Assists with light housekeeping of individual's personal unit or room, including changing of bed linen, if needed and patient laundry.
  10. Feeds and assists with meals.
  11. Obtains temperature, pulse and respirations as supervised by the Hospice Nurse.
  12. Reports any changes in resident's/patient's condition to the Hospice Nurse and if in a facility, to the facility nurse. Documents on the appropriate EMR according to Ascend policy.



High School Diploma or equivalent


Professional Experience:

  • Experience in hospice or home health, preferred, not required
  • Candidate does not have to be licensed
  • Compassion and desire to work with Hospice patients 
  • No experience necessary but 1 year, preferred
  • Must be willing to travel
  • Must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation


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