HSCHC Home Health Aide

Washington, District of Columbia
May 12, 2022
Jun 11, 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
 The Home Care Aide assists professional nursing staff to perform nursing care activities to patients with an assigned unit and functions as a team member in patient care.

 Qualifications Minimum Education
High School Diploma or GED (Required)

Minimum Work Experience
1 year Previous experience or training as a PCA/CNA/GNA/Home Health Aide in health care; enabling them to successfully complete the HSC Home Care Competency (Required)

Required Skills/Knowledge
Evaluation. Basic computing knowledge and skills preferred.
Ability to speak read and write English fluently.
Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred.

Required Licenses and Certifications
Home Health Aide licensure from the District of Columbia Upon Hire (Required)
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Upon Hire (Required)

Job Functions
  • Safeguards the rights of the patient and protects all patient information in a confidential manner quickly and politely.
  • Signs of suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation are recognized and reported to supervisor immediately.
  • Reports to Supervisor at least at beginning and end of each work day per Agency policy. Established schedule is met.
  • Ensure to wear the proper personal protective equipment is utilized such as gowns, gloves, eyewear, etc.
  • Assist with learning experience for new Home Health Aide. Takes responsibility for patient’s welfare while with new Home Health Aide during Home Health Aide orientation.
  • Equipment is available and kept in good condition and properly stored.
  • All patient supplies are charged correctly and appropriately. Supplies are accounted for and waste is avoided.
  • Ensure all work output is thorough, accurate, and meets quality standards.
  • Meets average productivity standards on a timely basis.
  • Able to be relied upon to meet work schedules and fulfill responsibilities and commitments.
  • Awareness of and respect for others is exhibited. Is usually in control of self. Usually gets along well with fellow employees, supervisor and others.
  • Flexible in thinking and responds to or conforms to changing, new, or unexpected.
  • Takes responsibility for own clinical practice.
  • Attends all clinical practice and all team conferences and attendance is documented.
  • Attends all required in-services and attendance is documented.
  • Appropriate care is given, documented, and reported to the responsible nursing staff.
  • Primary nurse is notified promptly of any significant change in patient conditions.
  • All clinical skills as demonstrated on the Skills Checklist & Demonstration (Attachment A)
  • As warranted will assist cognitively capable adults by providing medication reminders
  • Certified Nursing Assistant will not administer medication to clients.
  • Other job duties:
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Employee Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding of quality of service and collaborates with co-workers to ensure excellence standard is achieved
  • Innovates through improvement of care and/or efficiency of operational processes.
  • Dedicated to a standard of performance excellence and high quality

All In
  • Embraces changes/improvements and actively participates in the implementation of new/improved programs, technology, new equipment, systems and resources that promote quality of care, safety and efficiency
  • Identifies, prioritizes and selects alternative solutions to determine best outcome

Action Oriented
  • Maintains a high level of activity/productivity, meeting deadlines and appropriately prioritizing tasks to meet business demands
  • Anticipates problems and attempts to solve before they develop
Supervisory Responsibilities
Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure
  • Category I: Job usually involves contact with patients or patient specimens. Exposure to blood, body fluids, non-intact skin or tissue specimens, is possible.

Protected Health Information Access Level
  • Level IV - Full Access Incumbents in this job may access any protected health information associated to a customer's needs, the service(s) rendered and the position's functions.

Working Environment
  • This job operates in a hospital or office environment.

Physical Requirements
  • Medium Work: Lifting 50 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 lbs.

Travel Requirements
  • This is a PRN position working standard and extended hours.

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