The Ensign Group, Inc.
The home health aide 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.\r
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIESResponsibilities of the home health aide include, but are not limited to, the following:Providing personal care including:BathsBack rubsOral hygieneShampoosChanging bed linenAssisting patients with dressing and undressingSkin care to prevent breakdownAssisting the patient with toileting activitiesKeeping patient’s living area clean and orderly, as appropriatePlanning 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.\r
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.\r
JOB REQUIREMENTS (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)Meets the training requirements in accordance with State and Federal laws..At least 18 years of age.Ability to read and follow written instructions and document care given.Self-directing with the ability to work with little direct supervision.Empathy for the needs of the ill, injured, frail and the impaired.Possess and maintains current CPR certification.Demonstrates tact, patience and good personal hygiene.Licensed driver with automobile that is insured in accordance with Organization requirements and is in good working order.\r
The home health aide will not function in any manner viewed as the practice of nursing according to the State's Nurse Practice Act. Specifically, the home health aide will not administer medications, take physician's orders or perform procedures requiring the training, knowledge and skill of a nurse, such as sterile techniques.\r
Islands Home Health2601 M Avenue, Suite BAnacortes, WA 98221\r
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.Back to Jobs
The Ensign Group, Inc.
Website : http://www.ensigngroup.net/
It’s time for you to get the care you need, and when you’re in our hands, you can rest assured that you’re getting the best there is. We strive every day to be the skilled nursing facility of choice in our community, so we make sure that each day you spend with us is filled with the caliber of service that will make your stay comfortable, safe and therapeutic. The entire staff will know you by name, and each day when we greet you, we’ll ask you how you are, and whether there is anything we can do for you. We never forget that you’re our valued guest, and the reason we’re here! And remember, if you have a special request, please don’t hesitate to ask. That’s why we’re here – for you!