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Home Health Aide (HHA)

Company: Interim HealthCare
Location: Rocky Mount
Posted on: January 10, 2021

Job Description:

ANN ARBOR IS GREAT!General Purpose:Are members of the interdisciplinary team who provide hands-on personal care, report changes in the patient's/client's condition, perform simple procedures as an extension of therapy or nursing services, and provide incidental/instrumental activities of daily living as assigned to patients/clients in the home setting as permitted by the policies and procedures of Interim HealthCare and any other federal, state and local law or regulation. Essential Functions:* Reads and records temperature, pulse, and respirations.* Assists, performs and trains patient/client and family in activities of daily living such as bathing, grooming, nail and skin care, oral hygiene, toileting and elimination and adequate nutritional intake.* Promotes safe environment and maintain unobstructed pathways while providing care.* Assists with ambulation, transfers and/or range of motion exercises. * Assists with incidental/instrumental activities of daily living such as shopping, meal preparation, socialization activities, homemaking and maintaining a clean and safe physical environment.* Assists in medication reminding* Assists in administering medications ordinarily self-administered.* Utilizes infection prevention and control measures such as universal precautions, hand washing, and personal protective equipment.* Follows the assignment sheet/service plan performing only tasks that are assigned. * Recognizes, reports, and records/documents changes in patient/client condition and safety to supervisor. * Document observations, activities and service provided in an accurate, complete and timely manner. * Organizes self to carry out visits/shifts and tasks.* Completes mandatory Interim HealthCare in-services and provides requested documents to keep employee file current.* Participates in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program, as requested.* Participates in the Office's Emergency Preparedness Program, as requested.* Completes other assignments as requested and assigned.* Honors patient rights.* Accesses personal health information ("PHI") necessary to fulfill the above duties and responsibilities. Access to use and ability to disclose PHI is further defined by each organization/department.Home Health Aide MAY NOT:* Perform any skilled nursing procedure, which is prohibited by the State Nurse Practice Act, law or regulation.Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:* Eighteen (18) years of age or older.* Six (6) months of experience in healthcare or completion of the Office's preceptor program.* A school of nursing student in the last year of a program or has documentation from the school of successful demonstration of personal care aide skills or graduate RN or LPN/LVN with proof of graduation; OR Successfully completed:* A specific aide training and competency evaluation program as required by State and the federal regulations (42 CFR --484.80); or* An aide competency evaluation program as required by State and the federal regulations (42 CFR --484.80); or* A nurse aide training and competency evaluation program approved by State and meets the requirements of the federal regulations (--483.151 through --483.154) and is currently listed in good standing on the state nurse aide registry; or * The requirements of a state licensure program that meets training and competency evaluation provisions per State and the federal regulations (42 CFR --484.80) AND* * Has not had a lapse in work for compensation for the period of 24 consecutive months as a home health aide or nurse aide. * If there has been a 24-month lapse in furnishing services for compensation, the individual must successfully complete another program, as specified above in this section, before providing services.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required: * Two (2) positive references* Evidence of passing a home health aide written knowledge exam.* Pass state required criminal and abuse background checks where required.* Able to effectively communicate in English with all levels of the workforce, both clinical and non-clinical* Able to effectively communicate, including the ability to read, write, and verbally report clinical information to patients, patient representatives (if any), patient's caregivers and family, and agency staff.* Able to perform and prioritize multiple tasks or functions.* Able to provide proof of valid driver's license, if applicable.* Able to provide proof of valid auto liability insurance if assignment(s) include driving own vehicle to transport patient.Working Conditions & Physical Effort: * Able to constantly travel within geographic area serviced by office from assignment to assignment.* Meets the applicable health requirements to provide patient care per applicable law or regulation.* Work is normally performed in patient's home.* Occasional exposure to communicable diseases, bloodborne pathogens and/or other potentially infectious or hazardous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment (e.g. face masks, goggles, latex and or non-latex gloves).* Able to constantly stand, bend, stoop, squat, kneel and reach freely.* Able to frequently lift, reposition, and transfer clients/patients.* Able to frequently carry bundles such as groceries and laundry up or down stairs and lift with or without assistance. * Able to constantly grasp with thumb in opposition to fingers of palm (i.e. DME supplies, knobs or objects).* Able to read 8 point or larger type.* Medium physical activity that may require frequent lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling up to 50 lbs.

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