Home Health Aide - Caregiver - Home Sitter - 805000
Provides personal care services as identified by the Registered Nurse.
The Home Health Aide is assigned to specific clients by the Operations Manager to perform services for clients as necessary to maintain their personal comfort. Days and hours worked may vary and may be flexible.
REPORTS TO: Operations Manager
- Must be able to pass a Home Health Aide Skills test and competency evaluation.
- Be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
- Minimum of six (6) month’s work experience in a supervised setting, preferably health care facility, on home caregiving agency
- Demonstrated ability to read, write, and follow a written Plan of Care.
- Good verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
- Licensed driver with automobile insured in accordance with state and/or Agency requirements reliable transportation, in good repair and a good driving record.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY
- Performs personal care activities, including but not limited to:
- Skin care/nail care
- Oral hygiene
- Personal Care
- Safety Supervision
- Performs household services essential to health care at home, including but not limited to:
a. Meal preparation/feeding
- Light housekeeping
- Assists with medication reminders.
- Reports any observed or reported changes in the client's condition and/or needs to the Registered Nurse, or Operations Manager. Follows reporting guidelines in the Care Plan.
- Documents care provided and completes the forms required for the client's records. Completes the appropriate records to document care given and pertinent observations. Submits documentation per Agency requirements—at least weekly.
- Promotes personal safety and a safe environment for clients by observing infection control practices, following Agency guidelines, and reporting unsafe situations to the Operations Manager
- Demonstrates safe practice in the use of equipment. Does not use equipment until orientation about its operation has been provided.
- 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.
- Attends in-service programs to meet compliance requirements. Identifies learning needs to Agency supervisor.
- Performs other related duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary.
The information below is intended to describe the general context/requirements for performance of this job. During a typical workday, this position requires the activities listed. It is not to be considered an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements and does not limit the assignment of additional duties.
This position requires the following activities:
Continually (5.5-8 hours/day, or duration of shift): the ability to have full body mobility and stamina;
Frequently (2.5-5.5 hours/day): sitting, walking and standing on a variety of surfaces, turning and pivoting, grasping and pinching;
Occasionally (0.5-2.5 hours/day): crouching (bending at knees), stooping (bending at waist), twisting (knees/waist/neck), reaching overhead, reaching extension, pushing/pulling up to 50 lbs, lifting/carrying up to 20 lbs;
Rarely (less than 0.5 hours/day): stationary standing, kneeling/crawling, balancing, pushing/pulling over 50 lbs, lifting/carrying over 20 lbs (max weight 100 lbs)
Continually (5.5-8 hours/day, or duration of shift): Talking in person, hearing in person, vision for close work;
Rarely (less than 0.5 hours/day): Talking/hearing on the telephone
Frequently (2.5-5.5 hours/day): Providing services in variety of environments, potential for exposure to infectious diseases;
Occasionally (0.5-2.5 hours/day): driving a car in all weather conditions, ability to manage clinical equipment/machines.
- Pay Type Hourly
- 3401 SC-153, Piedmont, SC 29673, USA