PRN Per Unit Certified Home Health Aide
Company: Mays Home Health
Posted on: September 24, 2022
SUMMARY OF JOB DESCRIPTIONThe home health aide is a
paraprofessional member of the home care team who works under the
supervision of a Registered Nurse or Therapist and performs various
personal care services as necessary to meet the patient's/client's
needs. The home health aide is responsible for observing
patients/clients, reporting these observations and documenting
observations and care performed. The home health aide will be
assigned in a manner which promotes quality, continuity and safety
of a patient's/client's care.RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES1. Provides
personal care including: A. Baths B. Back rubs C. Oral hygiene D.
Shampoos E. Changing bed linen F. Dressing and undressing
patients/clients G. Skin care and prevention of skin breakdown H.
Toileting activities I. Performs supportive services, such as
homemaking, and other environmental services, which facilitate
receiving sanitary and safe care at home.2. Prepares nutritious
meals including providing medically prescribed diets under
supervision.3. Assists in feeding the patient/client, if necessary.
Policy 11-020.34. Takes and records oral, rectal and axillary
temperatures, pulse, respiration and blood pressure when ordered
(within the training limitations of the aide).5. Assists in
ambulation and exercise according to the plan of care.6. Performs
range of motion and other simple procedures as an extension of
therapy service as ordered (within the training limitations of the
aide).7. Assists patient/client in the self-administration of
medication.8. Meets safety needs of patients/clients and using
equipment safely and properly (foot stools, side rails, restraints,
etc.). Applies safety principles and proper body mechanics to
performance of specific techniques of personal and supportive care
such as ambulating of client, transferring clients, assisting with
normal range of motion and positioning, and doing household chores.
9. Observes, reports and documents changes in patient's/client's
condition, status and significant changes or expectations of
service promptly to the assigned RN Case Manager or Branch
Supervisor.10. Adheres to the Agency's documentation and care
procedures and standards of personal and professional conduct.
Documents care provided accurately and submits visit records within
one working day of the visit.11. Participates in public relations
and community activities that promote the Agencies role as an
effective member of the health care delivery system.12. Recognizes
emergency situations and implements appropriate emergency
procedures when indicated.13. Utilizes good infection control
procedures in relation to performance of duties. Follows agency
procedures in all instances.14. Uses equipment and supplies
responsibly. Takes care to prevent spill and breakage incidents in
the home.15. Respects rights of client including the client's right
to privacy and respects the client's property; adheres to Agency
confidentiality policy and maintains professional objectivity.16.
Attends in-service according to Agency policy. Meets Agency
requirements annually. Other aspects and demands of the job not
listed above: The above statements are intended to be a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities
performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be
requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in
this description.JOB LIMITATIONSThe home health aide will not
function in any manner viewed as the practice of nursing according
to the State's Nurse Practice Act. Specifically, the home health
aide will not administer medications, take physician's orders or
perform procedures requiring the training, knowledge and skill of a
nurse, specifically sterile techniques.WORKING CONDITIONS1.
Community and home environment2. Exposure to infectious diseases3.
In and out of automobile4. This position has been designated Class
I Field visit staff (see Infection/Exposure Control Plan).
Employees performing Class I Field visit staff duties may be
involved in potential exposure to blood borne pathogens and other
potentially infectious materials. All Class I Field visit staff
employees will be offered Hepatitis B vaccination at no expense to
the employee.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS1. Visual/hearing ability
sufficient to comprehend written/verbal communication.2. Ability to
perform tasks involving physical activity, which may include heavy
lifting/moving up to and extensive bending and standing.3. Ability
to deal effectively with stress.4. Other aspects and demands of the
job not listed above:CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSMust meet the
required continuing education hours for state certification/federal
regulation as a home health aide (COP -484.36(b)(2). Agency
personnel are expected to participate in appropriate continuing
education as may be requested and/or required by their immediate
supervisor. In addition, agency personnel are expected to accept
personal responsibility for other educational activities to enhance
job related skills and abilities. All agency personnel must attend
mandatory educational programs.
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