Hospice Home Health Aide

US-IL-Des Plaines
Job ID
2016-2182
Category
Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide (CNA / STNA)

Overview

 

JOB SUMMARY

The Home Health Aide provides personal health care, and related services and additional tasks as assigned to the client in the home or facility; assists in providing a safe and hygienic environment, work cooperatively with patient, facility, family and share observations and problems with the supervisor or RN who will report to IDG team as necessary. Works under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse and in accordance with the IDG care plan. May be required to work an on-call weekend rotation to meet the needs of patients 24/7.

 

JOB DUTIES

  • Provides direct patient care to patients under the direction of the RN to ensure optimum care.
  • Including but not limited to: Measures temperatures, pulses, respirations and blood pressures; assists or performs bed bath, tub, shower or sponge bath; performs shampoo in bed, tub, shower or sink; checks, cleans and files nails; performs skin care; assists or performs oral hygiene; assists the patient with dressing; assists with toileting and elimination using toilet, bedside commode, bedpan, urinal or adult brief.
  • Provides personal care for each patient in accordance with the Home Health Aide Care Plan
  • Prioritize daily needs of the patients and/or the request of the Registered Nurse.
  • Respect professional boundaries while providing care in facilities and patient homes.
  • Demonstrates safe techniques in all transfers and ambulation in the following area: Utilization of hoyer lift, wheelchair, and gait belt when transferring patients; safe and correct use of assistive devices including walker, cane and crutches.

 

Caring for Our Own Family – AVAILABLE BENEFITS

Great Lakes Caring health care professionals are our most important and treasured asset. Without their caring, compassion and commitment to providing absolute superior quality health care services, we would not continue to succeed like we have. The road to better health care starts with a State-of-the-Heart work environment. Therefore, we place a great emphasis on providing resources and benefits that enhance the workplace and the work lives of our team members.

 

These benefits include access to:

  • Health insurance plans
  • Flexible spending accounts—medical and dependent
  • Dental plans
  • Retirement savings (401k)
  • Life insurance
  • NURSECAR℠ company car program
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Mobile electronic devices
  • Disability insurance—short and long term
  • Regular bonuses
  • Paid time off
  • Recognition for exceptional performance
  • Annual awards program
  • Special company events and raffles
  • Send Us An Angel employee referral bonus program

Qualifications

  • EDUCATION: High School diploma preferred, or equivalent required.
  • LICENSURE: Michigan: Must maintain certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.) in the State of Michigan; Ohio: Must maintain registry as a State Trained Nursing Assistant (STNA) in the State of Ohio Registry; Indiana: Must maintain certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant in the State of Indiana. Must complete Home Health Aide certification requirements within 12 months of hire. Must have current and valid driver’s license.
  • EXPERIENCE: At least 1 year experience in the last 24 months as a Hospice Aide, a Home Health Aide or a Nursing Assistant in a hospital, long term care facility or home health agency.
  • SKILLS: Must be able to read and write in English and follow written and verbal instructions in English effectively. Demonstrates interest in the welfare of the ill and desires to provide care in the home or facility. Ability to pass competency evaluation prior to performing care. Must be self motivated.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Reliable transportation and valid automobile insurance coverage.
  • HEALTH STATUS: Meets all applicable agency policies and procedures related to health screening and required testing.

Physical Demands

  • Complete required work on a daily basis.
  • Cope with work involving ill, disabled, and dying patients.
  • Sit, stand, bend, lift, and move intermittently. Must be able to lift at least 25lbs and bear the weight of an average adult effectively so as to be able to perform the above listed functions.
  • Move equipment and supplies necessary for job functions.
  • Read in a 12 point or larger type, speak and write English in order to fulfill job functions in an understandable way.
  • See/hear or use prosthetics that enable accomplishment of job.
  • Meet the health requirements of the agency.
  • Possible exposure to infectious diseases.
  • Abide by all occupational safety and bloodborne pathogen protocol to minimize illness and/or injury.
  • Move, support and/or transfer patients as required to perform essential functions of position.

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