The 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 HHA is responsible for observing patients, reporting these observations, and documenting observations and care performed.
The HHA will be assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity, and safety of a patient's care.
Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities
Responsibilities of the home health aide include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Providing personal care including but not limited to:
o Back rubs
o Oral hygiene
o Changing bed linen.
o Assisting patients with dressing and undressing
o Skin care to prevent breakdown.
o Assisting the patient with toileting activities.
o 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 provides therapeutic exercises as prescribed by therapist.
- 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.).
- Provides any specialized care as specifically instructed by clinician.
- Reports and documents on CellTrak changes in patient status or expectations of service to a
supervisor, community health nurse or therapist.
- Provides basic emotional support to the patient and reports changes in the patient's mental
status to appropriate professional staff.
- Maintains a clean, safe, and healthy environment, within the patient?s home.
- Attends and participates in patient care conferences.
- Attends office meetings and trainings as required.
- Possesses and maintains a current CPR certification.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Demonstrates consistently the ability to use critical thinking skills for decision-making and
- Demonstrates the ability to be self-directed and motivated; completes work and documentation
in an organized and efficient manner.
- Adheres to the Agency Mission and Values and Code of Conduct.
- Demonstrates awareness of and adherence to all Agency policies and procedures.
- Maintains and conserves Agency resources.
- Represents the Agency in a professional manner both in appearance and behavior.
- Maintains patient, co-worker and Agency privacy and confidentiality always.
- Follows the Agency Corporate Compliance Plan and the Agency HIPAA Regulations.
- Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively with individuals and within groups.
- Demonstrates the ability to work collaboratively with individuals and within groups.
- Demonstrates adaptability, flexibility, self-control and maturity in job performance and behavior.
- Assumes responsibility for pursuing and obtaining appropriate continuing education
- Continues to keep current on annual compliance training through the use of Relias.
- Educational: Successful completion of a nurse aide course that meets federal/state
- Successful completion of the written competency exam and the skills demonstration evaluation
required for home health aide certification by the agency.
- High school graduate / GED diploma preferred.
- Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA).
- Experience: Six months or more preferred.
- Knowledge and Abilities
How To Apply
Please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration and full job description.