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Home Health Aide

Company: United Energy Workers Healthcare
Location: West Chester
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

OverviewHome Health Aides (HHA) provide personal care and related services in the home, under the instruction of the RN Case Manager. Tasks to be performed by an HHA must be assigned by the plan of care and performed under an RN who will be responsible for the client care/services provided by the HHA. Under no circumstances may an HHA be assigned to titrate or change the settings of oxygen concentrators, receive or reduce any intravenous procedures, or any other sterile or invasive procedures, other thanrectal temperatures or enemas.RESPONSIBILITIESFollows the plan of care to provide, safe, competent care/service to the clientHelps the client to maintain good personal hygiene and assists in maintaining a healthy, safe environmentPlans and prepares nutritious mealsAssists the client with ambulation as approvedEncourages the client to become as independent as possible according to the care planAttempts to promote client's mental alertness through involvement in activities of interestGives simple emotional and psychological support to the client and other members of the household and establishes a relationship with client and family which transmit trust and confidentialityObserves and reports any change in the client's mental or physical condition or in the home situation to the supervisorPerforms routine housekeeping tasks as related to a safe and comfortable environment for the clientPrepares a progress note promptlyConfirms, on a weekly basis, the scheduling of visits so that other necessary visits by staff members can be coordinatedWorks with personnel of other community agencies involved in the client's careAttends in-service as required by State regulationConfers with the RN Case Manager about the clients status and carePromptly report any change in client condition to the RN Case ManagerWorks within the Home Aides scope of practiceJOB CONDITIONS / REQUIREMENTSHearing, eyesight and physical dexterity must be sufficient to perform a physical assessment of the client's condition and to perform client care.On occasion, may be required to bend, stoop, reach and move client weigh; lift and/or carry up to 30 pounds.Must be able to effectively communicate in many methods including verbal, written, and visual.Must adhere to company guidelines and policies as set forth in the contractEQUIPMENT OPERATIONUse of BP cuffThermometerStethoscopePulse oximeterHand washing materialsCOMPANY INFORMATIONHas access to client service records for work performed, which may be discussed in confidentiality with other members of the health care team, management staff, and other staff members, including the Governing Body.QUALIFICATIONSA high school diploma or equivalentMust have completed the minimum of state-mandated training hours, if applicableGood working knowledge of computer and internet-based applications as necessary to complete progress note chartingProblem solving skills and ability to multi-taskCompassionate and caring demeanorSafe working knowledge of client-based equipmentMust pass a criminal background checkProfessional appearance necessaryMust be free from health problems that may be injurious to client, self and/or other caregivers and must present appropriate evidence to substantiate health statusMust comprehend the basics of personal care, housekeeping, and meal preparationMust understand and respect clients, which includes ethics and confidentialityCNA Certification#UEWCNAHHApG2rxWQkP5by Jobble

Keywords: United Energy Workers Healthcare, Hamilton , Home Health Aide, Healthcare , West Chester, Ohio

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