HOME HEALTH AIDE
Posted on Sep 27, 2020 by Alpha Home Health Agency, LLC
HOME HEALTH AIDE (HHA)
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Registered Nurse/Nurse Supervisor
RISK OF EXPOSURE TO BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS HIGH
Home health aide services are provided by a State Tested Nursing Assistant subject to the supervision described below. If necessary, they may also be provided by an LPN or RN.
Provides personal care and related services in the home, under the direction, instruction and supervision of the staff nurse and the Nurse Supervisor.
Tasks to be performed by an HHA must be assigned by and performed under the supervision of an RN who will be responsible for the patient care provided by the HHA.
Under no circumstances may an HHA be assigned to receive or reduce any intravenous procedures, or any other sterile or invasive procedures, other than rectal temperatures.
Follows the plan of care to provide, safe, competent care to the client.
Helps the patient to maintain good personal hygiene and assists in maintaining a healthful, safe environment.
Plans and prepares nutritious meals, and errands when instructed to do so by the nurse.
Assists the patient with ambulation as ordered by the physician and approved and supervised by the nurse.
Assists the therapy personnel as needed with rehabilitative processes.
Encourages the patient to become as independent as possible according to the nursing care plan.
Attempts to promote patient's mental alertness through involvement in activities of interest.
Gives simple emotional and psychological support to the patient and other members of the household and establishes a relationship with patient and family which transmit trust and confidentiality.
Reports any change in the patient's mental or physical condition or in the home situation to the staff nurse, or to the Aide supervisor.
Performs routine housekeeping tasks as related to a safe and comfortable environment for the patient, as instructed by the professional nurse.
Prepares a visit report promptly and incorporates same in the clinical record weekly
Confirms on a weekly basis, the scheduling of visits so that other necessary visits by staff members can be coordinated.
Works with personnel of other community agencies involved in the patient's care as directed by the nurse.
Attends in-service as required by regulation.
The ability to drive and the ability to access clients homes which may not be routinely wheelchair accessible are required.
Hearing, 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 weight up to 250 pounds; lift and/or carry up to 30 pounds.
Must be able to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing in English.
Use of BP cuff, thermometer and stethoscope. Hand washing materials.
Has access to all client medical records which may be discussed with the Registered Nurse and the Nurse Supervisor.
Preferably a high school diploma or equivalent.
Successful completion of one of the following:
a. A training and competency evaluation program as specified in 42 CFR 484.80(b) and (c); or
b. A competency evaluation program that meets the requirements of 42 CFR 484.80(c); or
c. A nurse aide training and competency evaluation program approved by the state as meeting the requirements of 42 CFR 483.151 through 42 CFR 483.154, and is currently listed in good standing on the state nurse aide registry; or
d. The requirements of a state licensure program that meets the provisions of 42 CFR 484.80 (b) and (c)
Must be free from health problems that may be injurious to patient, self and co-workers and must present appropriate evidence to substantiate this.
Must comprehends the basics of personal care, housekeeping and meal preparation.
Must understand and respect client s including ethics and confidentiality of care.
Must have current CPR certification.
Must have criminal background check.
Must pass a pre-employment drug screen
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