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Home Health Aide - HHA

Responsibilities:

As a Home Health Aide you will perform personal care activities including but not limited to, the provision and/or assistance of the following patient cares:

  • Personal hygiene, grooming and shampooing
  • Use of bathroom, bedpan or commode for toileting and elimination
  • Bathing bed, tub, shower and partial bath techniques
  • Oral care and care of dentures if applicable
  • Eating/Feeding
  • Dressing
  • Meal preparations measure and prepare special diets
  • Perineal and urinary catheter care
  • Nail Care

Additional duties for this home health aide role include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing clinical notes which includes tasks that were performed and reasons assigned tasks were not performed
  • Obtaining and recording accurate vital signs
  • Caring for physical, emotional, and developmental needs of patient
  • Recognizing emergencies, knowledge of emergency procedures and basic home safety
  • Assists only self-directed clients with the self-administration of medications
  • Performs assigned activities that are delegated by an RN or PT for a specific patient. These include but are not limited to:
    • Assisting with the change of ostomy appliances for stable, chronic stomas (no irrigation)

    • Reinforcement of dressings and bandages
    • Changes clean, non-sterile, dry dressings for simple, chronic wounds
    • Assisting with the use of devices for aid to daily living
    • Assist with range of motion exercises
    • Assist with self-administered urine tests for sugar, acetone or albumin
    • Assist with the application of orthotics

Qualifications

We are looking for a Home Health Aide with the ability to contribute as a team member as well as work without constant supervision. It is important to have strong communication skills including the ability to read, write, speak and understand English or the language of the client and/or sign language as needed. You mush have a working knowledge of the regulatory requirements at the state, federal and local level and maintain a minimum of 12 hours of continuing education/in-service training per calendar year.

In addition the qualifications for a Home Health Aide include but are not limited to:

  • High School Graduate or GED
  • Successful completion of an approved Home Health Aide training program as required by state and/or federal guidelines
  • 6 months of experience as an Home Health Aide in healthcare (home care or facilities)
  • Current CPR Certification preferred and as required by state regulations
  • Auto liability insurance and a current and unrestricted drivers licences is required
  • Strongly preferred CNA license or as required by state regulation


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