Home Health Aide

Location
Dallas, TX
Salary
Competitive
Posted
11/14/2017
Closes
12/14/2017
Specialty
Home Health, Support Staffing
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
 
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  We have an immediate opportunity for a Home Health Aide.

General Summary: Assists clients, in their place of residence, with personal healthcare and health maintenance activities as assigned. Includes, but not limited to: transferring, health maintenance activities, feeding, mobility and exercises.

Patient Population: Has contact with patients of all ages in a clinical setting; understands and demonstrates appropriate behavior when interacting with patients in all populations.

Essential Functions:
  • Assist clients with tasks within the scope of a home health aide based on the Plan of Care (POC).
  • Communicate effectively with administrative staff regarding assessments of the client/family needs, including reporting any significant changes in client condition.
  • Provides cares as outlined in the Home Health Aide Care Plan and accurately documents cares provided.
  • Contributes to continuity of care and effective communications between all members of the care team.
  • Apply concepts of infection control and universal precaution in coordination/performing client care activities to protect both staff and patient.
  • Demonstrates commitment and professional growth by participating in in-service programs and maintaining/improving competency. Completes training or in-services in a timely manner as assigned by your supervisor.
  • Meet mandatory continuing education requirements of the agency/licensing board.
  • Promote the company philosophy and administrative policies.

This description is a general statement of required essential functions performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Supervision: N/A

Experience:

  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Able to read, write, speak and follow directions in English.
  • One (1) year experience as a home health aide or certified nursing assistant in a home health setting. Successful completion of formal training in nursing arts may be substituted for the qualifying experience.
  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

    Licensure/Certification:

  • Home Health Aide Certificate or other similar certification held in good standing. Certification requirements may vary by state and/or participating program.
  • Formal certificate of completion for a HHA/CNA training program that meets or exceeds standards established by Health and Human Services. Completion of all in-service hours per year. Ongoing requirements may vary by state and/or participating program.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Current driver’s license in good standing.
  • On-going employment as a HHA requires maintenance of a valid HHA certificate in the state which the nurse practices in and a valid CPR certificate at all times. It is the responsibility of the employee to renew these both before they expire in order to continue employment.

    Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged standing/walking required.
  • The ability to lift/transfer up to 50 lbs.
  • Requires working under some stressful conditions to meet deadlines and patient needs, and to make quick decisions and resource acquisition.
  • Meet patient/family individualized psycho social needs.
  • Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity.
  • Environmental/Working Conditions:

  • Works in patient’s home in various conditions.
  • Possible exposure to blood borne pathogens, bodily fluids and infectious diseases.
  • Some exposure to unpleasant weather; PRN emergency call.
  • Ability to travel locally and work a flexible schedule.
  • Machinery/Tools/Equipment Requirements:

  • Reliable transportation and auto liability insurance
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