We are looking for a home care aide which is a trained paraprofessional who works under the direction of a licensed nurse to assist in personal care, homemaking and health management in order to provide exceptional comfort, care and safety to our clients in their home.
As a Home Care Aide, you will assist clients with personal care and home management tasks as directed by the care plan and within scope of certification. Including, but not limited to the following:
· Ensures quality and safe delivery of personal care under the supervision of a licensed nurse.
· Monitors client health conditions and records appropriate information.
· Performs household tasks such as light housework, laundry, shopping and meal preparation.
· Clearly and appropriately communicates any changes in client?s status to appropriate staff person.
· Always maintains standard precautions including proper use of personal protective equipment.
· Respects client?s privacy and maintains client confidentiality.
· Establishes and maintains therapeutic relationships with clients and maintains professional boundaries.
· Utilizes proper body mechanics.
· To ensure quality and safety in the delivery of all client care and services.
· To maintain a professional demeanor that reflects the agency philosophy and standards.
· To maintain client confidentiality, accurate records and submit all required documentation to agency on a timely basis.
· To provide accurate availability and adhere to agency availability policy.
· To report any suspected elder abuse promptly.
· Demonstrates ability to read, write and speak English in order to maintain accurate records and to understand and carry out directions.
· High school diploma or completion of GED required.
· Has successfully completed state approved training for Homemaker, PCHM, CHHA and/or CAN (based on assignment).
· Demonstrates competency in all skills required for level of certification.
· Is flexible, sensitive and responsive to the needs of others.
· Is reliable, punctual, and manages time well.
· Demonstrates maturity and ability to deal effectively with stress and job demands including emergencies.
· Has good observation skills and the ability to communicate observations effectively to clients, family, and agency staff as appropriate.
· Can work independently without on-site supervision.
· Mental Health: Employees must demonstrate maturity and the ability to deal effectively with emotionally demanding and stressful situations such as client death, pain, or other difficult issues.
Physical Specifications of Home Care Aides
Equipment commonly used by home care aides: Hoyer lift, trans aide, slide board, prostheses, canes, walkers, wheelchairs, other DME. Training on the above equipment will be provided as well as a field demonstration by the nursing team upon first use of such equipment.
Bending: Frequent bending is required to care for clients in their
beds and/or chairs (i.e.: tying clients? shoes, foot care,
assisting with other personal care duties).
Lifting: Frequent lifting of clients is required in transfer from bed to
chair, chair to bed, etc. Lifting of various objects may be
required, as well. Approximate pounds required to lift will
vary according to the size of clients, and objects.
Standing: Is required and may account for up to 90% of employee time
On surfaces varying from hardwood floors or carpeting to concrete.
Employee will be required to stand stationery for a period of time while
providing client care.
Walking: Is required for entry and mobility through the facilities, on the same surfaces listed above, as well as walking with clients for exercise programs.
Climbing: Stair climbing required in many facilities. In addition, stair climbing is often prescribed as client therapy, which the employee will be responsible to assist with.
Crawling: May be required
How To Apply
Resumes to Allison Garriss at:firstname.lastname@example.org