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HOME HEALTH AIDE

Company: Just a Little Help
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Job Description:

HOME HEALTH AIDE Provides personal care and related services in the home, under the direction, instruction and supervision of the Supervising Nurse. 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 client care/services 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. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES Follows the plan of care/service to provide, safe, competent care/service to the client Performs the following tasks as assigned by the RN: 1. Assist with the activities of daily living 2. Medication reminders 3. Taking and recording vital signs 4. Recording and reporting to the supervisor any changes regarding the client's condition. behavior or appearance 5. Documenting the services delivered in the client's record --Helps the client to maintain good personal hygiene and assists in maintaining a healthful, safe environment --Plans and prepares nutritious meals --Assists the client with ambulation as approved --Encourages the client to become as independent as possible according to the care plan --Attempts to promote client's mental alertness through involvement in activities of interest --Gives 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 confidentiality --Completes at least 12 hours of in-service training and education annually --Performs routine housekeeping tasks as related to a safe and comfortable environment for the client --Prepares a visit report on the day the service/care was provided and incorporates same in the client record within 7 days --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 client's care --Confer with the Supervisor about client's status and care, participate in the planning of service --Promptly report any change in client condition to the Supervisor --Works within the Home Health Aide's scope of practice, as directed by a Registered Nurse and report in writing to the Supervising Nurse JOB CONDITIONS --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 EQUIPMENT OPERATION --Use of BP cuff, thermometer, stethoscope, and hand washing materials COMPANY INFORMATION --Has access to all client service records which may be discussed with the supervisor. QUALIFICATIONS --Be able to speak, read and write English Shall meet one of the following qualifications: --Have satisfactorily completed a nursing education program preparing for registered nurse licensure or practical nurse licensure; --Have satisfactorily completed a nurse aide education program approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing; --Have certification as a nurse aide issued by the Virginia Board of Nursing.CharlottesvilleJobNetwork.com.Category: Healthcare, Keywords: Home Health Aide (HHA)

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