Under the general supervision of the In-Home/Private Services Manager, the Homecare Assistant assists the patient in personal care, rehabilitative activities, nutrition, light housekeeping and/or other therapeutic activities as prescribed in the care plan developed by a registered nurse or therapist, and other duties as assigned.
Education: High school diploma or equivalent G.E.D.
Experience: Must have completed one (1) year as a health care aide in a hospital, extended care center, or home health. Has the emotional and mental maturity necessary for establishing a good work relationship with patients, families, caregivers, supervisors, and employees of the agency
Licensure, Registration, Certification: Nurse Assistant certification (CNA) and CPR certification. Current driver's license and declaration of automobile liability insurance. Will need to complete the Home Health Aide competency evaluation upon hire.
Mental/Physical Requirements: (May be met with appropriate accommodations if deemed necessary): Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time and to walk up and down flights of stairs. Ability to receive and express detailed information through oral communications, visual acuity, and the ability to read and understand written directions. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to lift, transfer, and move patient with weights of 10 - 200+ pounds and who vary with ability to assist. Ability to safely operate an automobile.
Working Conditions: Frequent exposure to communicable disease via blood and body fluids. Frequent exposure to infectious diseases and hostile persons at times. Works with sharps and other potentially biohazardous materials. Variation in environmental temperatures. Exposure to various community environments.
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