Home Health Aide PRN

Location
Iola, Kansas
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Jan 12, 2018
Closes
Oct 20, 2018
Ref
8200-000653
Specialty
Med / Surg
Contract Type
Permanent

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Provides quality nursing care to patients in an environment that promotes their rights , dignity, freedom of choice and individuality as illustrated by the following:

  1. Provides individualized attention, which encourages each patients ability to maintain or attain the highest practical physical, mental and psychosocial well-being.

  2. Provides patients personal hygiene by giving bedpans, urinals, baths, backrubs, shampoos, and shaves; assisting with travel to the bathroom; helping with showers and baths.

  3. Provides adjunct care by administering enemas, douches and non-sterile dressings, preps, ice packs and heat treatments.

  4. Maintains patient stability by checking vital signs and weight; testing urine; recording intake and output information. Treats the patients home environment with respect.

  5. Provides care that maintains patients skin integrity to prevent ulcers, skin tears and other damage by changing incontinent patients, turning, repositioning and by applying moisturizers to fragile skin and other areas.

  6. Provides patient comfort by utilizing resources and materials.  Reports observations of the patient to Registered Nurse.

  7. Documents actions by completing forms and Electronic Medical Records.

  8. Protects organizations value by keeping patient information confidential.

  9. Maintains the comfort, privacy, and dignity of patients in the delivery of services to them.  Interacts with patients in a manner that displays warmth and promotes a caring environment.

  10. Assists in maintaining a safe, neat clean environment; reports environmental deficiencies such as equipment problems. Ensure that supplies and equipment necessary for patient care are stored in an organized and efficient manner.

  11. Participates in economical utilization of supplies and ensure that equipment is maintained in a clean and safe manner.

  12. Performs all job responsibilities in accordance with prescribed safety and infection control procedures, including through hand washing, use of disposable gloves where indicated and proper disposal of soiled materials.

  13. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational offerings; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal network.

  14. HIPPA Competency- Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.

  15. Adheres to Hospital/Nursing Service policies as evidenced by the Director of Home Health/Hospice.

  16. Works in a variety of environments, including patient homes, Assisted Living Facilities, Nursing Homes, and the Home Health/Hospice office. 

Assembles and maintains equipment required for this position:  Field bag contents, personal vehicle, patient assigned care plans and time/mileage sheets.  Provides proof of current drivers license and automobile insurance.

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