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Home Health Aide - DELETE

At To The Rescue, our purpose is to improve the quality of lives through personalized and skilled services, specifically designed for each individual or organization.

 

                                                                  HOME HEALTH AIDE


A paraprofessional who is specifically trained, competent and performs assigned functions of personal care to the patient in their residence under the direction, instruction and supervision of the registered nurse (RN).


Responsibilities:

  • Provides services that are ordered in the plan of care and that the aide is permitted to perform under State law.
  • Performs hands-on personal care.
  • Performs simple procedures as an extension of the therapy or nursing services as assigned.
  • Assistance in ambulation or exercises as assigned.
  • Assists with handing medications to patient that are ordinarily self-administered as assigned.
  • Understands and adheres to established Agency policies and procedures.
  • Completes appropriate visit records in a timely manner as per Agency policy.
  • Reports changes in the patient's condition and needs to the appropriate personnel.
  • Performs household services essential to health care in the home as assigned.
  • Attends in-service and continuing education programs as scheduled and necessary.
  • Attends staff meetings and patient care conferences as scheduled.
  • Follows Agency policy for cleaning equipment between patient uses.
  • Carries out, reports and documents care given in an effective, timely manner as observed by the RN and through periodic record reviews.
  • Completes all work assigned by the RN.
  • Does not accept assignments for a patient with special needs for which he/she has not received appropriate training.
  • Observes confidentiality and safeguards all patient related information.
  • Reports any variance, accident or unusual occurrence to the appropriate personnel.
  • Participates in Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) activities as requested.
  • Maintains acceptable attendance status, per Agency policy.
  • Reports incomplete work assignments to RN or designee.
  • Appearance is always within Agency standard; is clean and well groomed.
  • Demonstrates effective time management skills through daily documentation and infrequent overtime for routine assignments.
  • Attends position related in-services. Attends all mandatory in-service programs as scheduled; minimally 12 hours/year.
  • Maintains clean and neat work environment.
  • Demonstrates sound judgment and decision making.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Competencies/Qualifications/Education:



  • Successfully passes the Agency Aide written test and basic skills test.
  • Have a sympathetic attitude toward the care of the sick and elderly.
  • Ability to carry out directions, read and write.
  • Ability to effectively communicate to demonstrate competency in the provision of care and services safely and effectively and treat patients with dignity and respect to person and property.
  • Maturity and ability to deal effectively with the demands of the job.
  • 18 years of age.
  • High School Diploma or GED.

 

Certificates/Licenses/Registration:

The employee shall possess a valid driver’s license and must be eligible for the agency’s vehicle insurance and provide proof of private vehicle coverage.

 

Work Hours:  Day and evening shifts are available. 

  • Day visits will be scheduled between 7AM and 5PM (No On Call)  
  • Evening visits will be scheduled 6AM to 11PM Monday-Friday.  


Work Environment: 


Works indoors in Agency office and patient homes and travels to/from patient homes.

 

Physical Demand:  


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position without compromising patient care.

 

Travel:


Frequent travel within a 25-mile radius is expected for this position. Occasionally travel beyond a 25-mile radius may be required.

The employee will use their personal vehicle for transportation to visits. The employee shall possess a valid driver’s license and must be eligible for the agency’s vehicle insurance and provide proof of private vehicle coverage.

 

To The Rescue is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.