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.
Essential Job Functions
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
Carriers out, reports, and documents care given on clinical notes, in an effective and timely manner as observed by the RN and through periodic record reviews.
Accepts responsibility for personal and professional accountability by complying with Aveanna policies, state and federal regulations, accrediting bodies and the Nurse Practice Act.
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
Additional state specific requirements: Continuing Education as required by state
Attention to detail
Effective problem-solving and conflict resolution
Good organization and communication skills
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
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
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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