To provide, under supervision of a health care professional, personal care to an assigned group of clients/consumers.
follow company policy and the do s and don ts list
assist the patient with personal hygiene and self-care procedures as directed by the staff professional
submit accurate and timely documentation of patient care, time of services
Render quality care to clients as directed by staff professional
assist patients with activities of daily living which may include bathing, toileting, feeding, skin care, hair care, exercise, food preparation
change bed linens
perform simple household duties which are conducive to better health care
report any significant incident or change in patient s condition to the staff professional
participate in clinical team conferences as indicated
cooperate with professional in scheduling supervised aide visits
follow prepared schedule and contact office as instructed and if changes to schedule
promote independent living of each client
coordinate and involve care givers to provide quality care
maintain safe home environment within limits
review with staff professional the patient care to be provided on HHA worksheet.
attend staff meetings and in-service programs
maintain confidentiality of records, conditions, and other information relating to clients, employees, and the company
work independently, requiring minimal supervision in performance of duties
demonstrate an awareness of limitations by asking for guidance when needed
maintain an effective working relationship with all disciplines and promote cooperation among all company team members
follow and support company philosophy, polices and procedures
recognize pertinent and/or potential problems and immediately communicate to coordinator
demonstrate appropriate behavior when dealing with conflict
maintain acceptable level of attendance (4-6 absences a year, exclusive of FMLA)
exercise good judgment and maintain boundaries in performance of duties
operate motor vehicle as needed for business-related activities
assist with medications which can be self-administered
Other related activities, assignment and projects as directed
Requirements & Qualifications
High School diploma or equivalent preferred. Thorough knowledge of the techniques involved in assisting with personal care and activities of daily living. Ability to communicate effectively and maintain a working relationship with patients, peers, supervisor and the public. Ability to follow written instructions. Prefer minimum of one (1) year in hospital/nursing home/home health setting. Must be able to pass both a written and skills home health aide certification test; current driver s license and automobile liability insurance required.
For patient visits: Shampoo board, blow dryer, wrist watch, motor vehicle, vacuum, sweeper, mop, broom, stove, kitchen utensils, hoyer lift, and patient assistive devices, scales, thermometer, PPE equipment as indicated. Climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, pushing, bending, repetitive motion, digital dexterity and sensitivity.
Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects, and or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
For office work: Use of phone and computer. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Visual Acuity: Must be able to perform functions/techniques involved in job responsibilities and to safely operate a motor vehicle. The worker is subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions.