Home Health Aide

   Posted: July 28, 2021    Location: Riverhead, NY    Job Type: Non-Clinical

Job Description

The Home Health Aide is a para-professional employee trained to provide personal care and related services to agency clients.

About Us

Always Compassionate is bringing together several of the top home health care agencies in the state, we will soon become one of New York’s leading providers with strategically placed offices to serve thousands of clients every day. Our mission is simple- keep our patients safe and secure in the homes they love.

Qualifications

  • Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older.
  • Must have a certificate from a Home Health Aide training program consistent with State requirements with evidence of ongoing inservice education to maintain the certificate.
  • Must have the maturity necessary for establishing and maintaining a good work relationship with the client, the client’s family and agency personnel.
  • Have a sincere interest in and a sympathetic attitude towards caring for the sick and disabled.

Responsibilities

By following the Care Plan that has been completed by the Nursing Supervisor, the Home Health Aide provides assistance with the following:

  • Maintaining a healthful, safe environment.
  • Providing nutritional and environmental support.
  • Assisting with personal hygiene, toileting, dressing, walking and feeding the client.
  • Positioning the client when instructed to do so.
  • Assisting with certain treatments and therapy as ordered by the physician and approved by the nursing supervisor.
  • Reminding the client to take medications.
  • Assisting with payment of bills ONLY when authorized to do so and it is documented on the assignment sheet.
  • Doing errands when authorized to do so.
  • Documentation on the Aide Charting Sheet daily.
  • Reporting any important information or changes in the client’s condition to the agency and/or the nursing supervisor when necessary.
  • The use of medical supplies and equipment when appropriate.
  • Emotional support and the development of a trusting relationship between the aide and the client.
  • Encouragement of client independence.

A Home Health Aide Must:

  • Get along well with others.
  • Be dependable and trustworthy.
  • Maintain compliance with all agency policies and procedures.
  • Maintain inservice requirements as specified in State and agency regulations.
  • Enjoy working with others.
  • Be a good listener.
  • Have a feeling of empathy for the sick, disabled and elderly.
  • Be sensitive to the feelings of others.
  • Be neatly dressed and have good personal hygiene habits.
  • Maintain good health habits with regular physical and dental exams.
  • Wear a Always Compassionate Home Care identification badge while working.

Functional Abilities:

  • Able to lift, turn and transfer clients
  • Able to carry bundles up stairs weighing up to 10 pounds.
  • Must be able to stoop and bend.
  • Visual / hearing ability sufficient to comprehend written and verbal communication.
  • Able to verbalize so that the average person can understand.
  • Provide direct care according to the established client plan of care.
  • Carry out a wide variety of tasks under the direction of the nursing supervisor.

Work Environment:

  • Regular exposure to client elements and occasional stress.

Occupational Exposure Determination:

  • Category 1 – This job has duties and responsibilities to perform tasks and procedures where occupational exposure can occur.

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