Home Health Aide
Red Wing, Minnesota, United States
Job type: fulltime
Job industry: Trades & Services
Provides personal care services under the direction of the RN Case Manager or Therapist. The Home Health Aide is assigned to specific clients by the RN Case Manager or other appropriate professional and performs services for clients as necessary to maintain their personal comfort. Reports to RN Case Manager.
Duties would include but not limited to:
- Performs simple procedures as an extension of therapy services under the direction and supervision of the therapist.
- Range of motion exercises.
- Assistance in ambulation or exercises.
- Performs personal care activities, including but not limited to:
- Skin care/nail care
- Oral hygiene
- Performs household services essential to health care at home, including but not limited to:
- Meal preparation/feeding
- Light housekeeping
- Assists in the administration of medications that are ordinarily self-administered under the direction and supervision of the RN Case Manager (per state nurse practice laws and agency policy).
- Reports any observed or reported changes in the client's condition and/or needs to the RN Case Manager.
- Documents cares provided and completes the forms required for the client's records. Completes the appropriate records to document cares given and pertinent observations.
- Promotes personal safety and a safe environment for clients by observing infection control practices, following agency guidelines, and reporting unsafe situations to the RN Case Manager.
- Demonstrates safe practice in the use of equipment. Does not use equipment until orientation has been provided. Notifies supervisor of educational needs.
- Communicates effectively with all members of the interdisciplinary team through verbal reports, participation in staff meetings and team conferences, as requested.
- Maintains confidentiality in all aspects of the job.
- Participates in required inservice programs to meet compliance requirements. Identifies learning needs to agency supervisor.
- Performs other related duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary.
- Successful completion of a formal certification training program and/or a written skills assessment test and competency evaluation.
- Be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
- Desired to have six (6) months' work experience in a supervised setting, preferably health care facility.
- Demonstrated ability to read, write and follow a written Plan of Care.
- Good interpersonal skills.
- Current driver's license, good driving record and reliable transportation.