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Company: Aveanna Healthcare
Location: Needham, MA
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech

Description

The Home Health Aide is responsible for providing personal care, household assistance and assistance with daily living activities that improve quality of life by allowing our patients to remain in their home while always adhering to confidentiality standards and professional boundaries.

Pay/Compensation Details:

  • Employee Referral Program
  • Paid Holidays
  • Weekly Pay

Responsibilities of the HHA:

  • Provide services that are ordered by the physician in the plan of care within the scope of practice per state law
  • Performs, assists, evaluates, and documents medical care, such as basic first aid, read and record vitals (temperature, pulse, respiration), range of motion, exercise, ambulation, transfer and positioning with wheelchairs and other non-life support medical equipment and devices. Prepare meals according to dietary and nutritional needs. Care for patients special conditions and needs within scope of authorized tasks
  • Helps patient maintain good personal hygiene, such as: assistance with bathing, toileting, grooming, shaving, skin and nail care, oral hygiene, dressing and eating
  • Assists with household management, such as: home safety and sanitation, infection control, light housekeeping, laundry, and shopping specific to patient
  • Thorough completion and coordination of all required documentation, such as: maintaining and completing the necessary patient/family and company documentation records upon conclusion of each visit. Observe and report significant changes in patients condition to the (RN) Nursing Supervisor

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to carry out fine motor and manual dexterity skills required to perform the job requirements.
  • Able to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time.
  • Mental acuity and judgment skills to adequately and safely perform job requirements.
  • Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual needs of the job requirements.

Requirements:

  • High school graduate or GED
  • Current CPR certification
  • Valid Drivers License and Acceptable MVR
  • Ongoing Education: A Home Health Aide must receive at least 12 hours of in-service training during each 12-month period. In-service training may occur while an aide is furnishing care for a patient.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in clinical assessments, documentation and compliance with aide care and policies and procedures

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to speak, write, read, and understand English
  • Must be able to travel
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds minimum
  • Prolonged walking, standing, bending, kneeling, reaching, twisting
  • Must be able to sit and climb stairs
  • Must have visual and hearing acuity
  • Must have strong sense of smell and touch
  • Must be able to sufficiently reposition patients and move equipment without assistance
  • Must be able to appropriately respond physically and mentally to emergency situations in the home or during transport

Environment:

  • Must be able to function in a wide variety of environments which may involve exposure to allergens and other various conditions
  • Exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and infectious diseases

Other Duties:

  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

As an employer accepting Medicare and Medicaid funds, employees must comply with all health-related requirements in all relevant jurisdictions, including required vaccinations and testing, subject to exemptions for medical or religious reasons as appropriate.

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