The Ensign Group, Inc.
The Home Health Aide (HHA) 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 needs. The home health aide is responsible for observing patients, reporting these observations and documenting observations and care performed. The home health aide will be assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity and safety of a patient’s care, and only after successful completion of a competency evaluation program. HHA is also a part of the interdisciplinary team. This is a non-exempt, hourly position which provides basic care to home health and/or hospice patients. This position does not hold a state-issued certification or license.
Responsibilities of the home health aide include, but are not limited to, the following:
Providing personal care including:
Changing bed linen
Assisting patients with dressing and undressing
Nail & Skin care to prevent breakdown
Assisting the patient with toileting activities
Keeping patient’s living area clean and orderly, as appropriate
Planning and preparing nutritious meals.
Assisting in feeding the patient, if necessary.
Taking and recording oral, rectal and axillary temperatures, pulse, respiration and blood pressure when ordered (with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency).
Assisting in ambulation and exercise according to the plan of care.
Performing range of motion and other simple procedures as an extensional therapy service as ordered (with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency).
Assisting patient in the self-administration of medication.
Doing patient’s laundry, as appropriate.
Meeting safety needs of patients and using equipment safely and properly (foot stools,
side rails, etc.).
Reporting on patient’s condition and significant changes to the assigned nurse.
Adhering to the Organization's documentation and care procedures and standards of personal and professional conduct.
Attend 12 clock hours of in-service training annually during a 12-month period.
As part of the Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), attend scheduled Case Conference meetings to discuss patients in which you are involved in.
The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by the employee of this job. The employee may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description.
The employer for this position is stated in the job posting. Ensign Services, Inc. provides recruiting services for operations in the skilled nursing, assisted living, home health and hospice industries.
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The Ensign Group, Inc.
Website : http://www.ensigngroup.net/
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