Home Health Aides are certified paraprofessional workers who assist our residents by maintaining the physical and emotional comfort of an individual in their “home” setting. Under the supervision of professional health care workers, their primary function is to care for the resident and provide services as part of and according to the resident’s care plan with a goal of maintaining dignity and independence.
Must possess training or certification from an approved Home Health Aide Training program or have the capability to take and pass the Certified Home Health Aide Certification through the American Red Cross, or other approved program. • High school diploma, GED or ability to pass a written TABE test. • Prior experience as a Home Health Aide preferred. • Ability to follow directions, keep records and report any changes in resident’s condition promptly. • Ability to complete and pass a medication management course. • Excellent customer service skills. • Excellent verbal and written communication, including strong reading comprehension and writing skills in English. • Must have availability to work a varied work schedule on all shifts, including weekends and holidays.
Job duties specific to this position: • Assists resident with activities of daily living such as: 1. Care of teeth and mouth. 2. Grooming and care of hair including shampoo, shaving and the ordinary care of feet and nails. 3. Bathing in shower or tub. 4. Assists with hygiene and toileting processes per the plan of care. 5. Transferring on and off commode or toilet. o Routine and prescribed skin care. 6. Moving from bed to chair, wheelchair or in walking. 7. Transfers of weight bearing and partial weight bearing person. 8. Pivot transfers. 9. Dressing. • Assists resident with eating. Prepares and serves regular or modified meals. Cuts food as needed. • Performs housekeeping duties such as: 1. Makes and changes beds. 2. Tidies bedroom and kitchen areas, including emptying trash. 3. Assists with resident’s personal laundry as per facility policy. 4. Decluttering.
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