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Home Health Aide

Company: Select Home Health Services Inc.
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary: Provide supportive and personal services for the patients with consideration of dignity and privacy. Provide personal care and hygiene to home health patients.
Qualifications/Educational Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited High School or equivalent preferred.
  • Ability to read, write and follow directions.
  • Must be a certified nursing assistant with proof of certification.
  • A minimum of one year full-time experience in direct patient care in an institutional setting (hospital or nursing facility) or one year full-time experience within the last five years in direct client care in an agency setting.
  • Work positively and favorably with patients, families, and staff.
  • Demonstrate compassion, responsibility, and cheerful attitude.
  • Listed on the nurse aide registry with no finding against the aide relating to client abuse, neglect or misappropriation of client property.
    Responsibilities/Essential Functions: The person in this position must be able to perform the following essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations.

    • Follow the instructions of the professional nurse/therapist in providing care.
    • Provide assistance with hygiene such as bathing, oral care, and dressing.
    • Perform and record accurate measurements (i.e. vital signs, or intake/output as instructed in the care plans).
    • Observe and report any safety hazards found in the client's home or any significant observations regarding the client.
    • Attend staff meetings, attend/complete minimum state and federal standards of annual in-services, and participates in orientation of new employees.
    • Report patient complaints to the RN.
    • Maintain patient confidentiality and adheres to HIPPA requirements and agency Policy and Procedure manual.
    • Possess the ability to follow written and oral instructions.
    • Report abnormal findings in patient's conditions as observed and per RN care plan.
    • Perform the following task when delegated by the RN
      • Non-invasive and non-sterile treatments
      • Collection and documentation of vital signs, height, weight, I/O, environmental situations, and client behaviors
      • Ambulation, positioning, and turning
      • Transportation
      • Personal hygiene and elimination (irritations, enemas)
      • Feeding
      • Socialization
      • ADLS
      • Health teaching reinforcement that has been planned and reinforced by the RN
        The above list reflects the essential functions and other job functions considered necessary of the job identified, and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job, or assigned by supervisory personnel. This job description is used as a guide only and not inclusive of responsibilities and job duties.

Keywords: Select Home Health Services Inc., Indianapolis , Home Health Aide, Healthcare , Indianapolis, Indiana

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