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Certified Nurse Aide

Company: Kinder Hearts Home Health & Hospice
Location: Abilene
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

The Home Health Aide (HHA) is a paraprofessional member of the home care team who works under the supervision of a registered nurse or therapist and performs various personal care services as necessary to meet the patient's needs. The home health aide is responsible for observing patients, reporting these observations and documenting observations and care performed. The home health aide will be assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity and safety of a patient's care, and only after successful completion of a competency evaluation program. HHA is also a part of the interdisciplinary team.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities of the home health aide include, but are not limited to, the following:

Providing personal care including:

Baths

Back rubs

Oral hygiene

Shampoos

Changing bed linen

Assisting patients with dressing and undressing

Nail & Skin care to prevent breakdown

Assisting the patient with toileting activities

Keeping patient's living area clean and orderly, as appropriate

Planning and preparing nutritious meals. Assisting in feeding the patient, if necessary. Taking and recording oral, rectal and axillary temperatures, pulse, respiration and blood pressure when ordered (with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency). Assisting in ambulation and exercise according to the plan of care. Performing range of motion and other simple procedures as an extensional therapy service as ordered (with appropriate completed/demonstrated skills competency). Assisting patient in the self-administration of medication. Doing patient's laundry, as appropriate. Meeting safety needs of patients and using equipment safely and properly (foot stools,
side rails, etc.). Reporting on patient's condition and significant changes to the assigned nurse. Adhering to the Organization's documentation and care procedures and standards of personal and professional conduct. Attend 12 clock hours of in-service training annually during a 12-month period. As part of the Interdisciplinary Group (IDG), attend scheduled Case Conference meetings to discuss patients in which you are involved in.

The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by the employee of this job. The employee may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description.

JOB REQUIREMENTS (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

Must have successfully completed a training and competency evaluation program that is approved by the respective state as meeting all requirements and listed in good standing in the state nurse registry. (Note: Home health aide or nurse aide will not be considered completed in a program if there has been a continuous 24 months or greater period-of-time where the described aide services have not been provided. For lapses of this time-period or greater, the individual must complete another training and competency program prior to delivering any services.)

At least 18 years of age.

Ability to read and follow written instructions and document care given.

Self-directing with the ability to work with little direct supervision.

Empathy for the needs of the ill, injured, frail and the impaired.

Possess and maintains current CPR certification.

Demonstrates tact, patience and good personal hygiene.

Licensed driver with automobile that is insured in accordance with Organization requirements and is in good working order.

All Kinder Hearts employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in accordance with federal law. Employees may request an accommodation due to medical or religious reasons and forms for doing so will be provided upon request. Employees must be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption by the first day of work.

The home health aide will not function in any manner viewed as the practice of nursing according to the State's Nurse Practice Act. Specifically, the home health aide will not administer medications, take physician's orders or perform procedures requiring the training, knowledge and skill of a nurse, such as sterile techniques.

The employer for this position is stated in the job posting. The Pennant Group, Inc. is a holding company of independent operating subsidiaries that provide healthcare services through home health and hospice agencies and senior living communities located throughout the US. Each of these businesses is operated by a separate, independent operating subsidiary that has its own management, employees and assets. More information about The Pennant Group, Inc. is available at http://www.pennantgroup.com.

Keywords: Kinder Hearts Home Health & Hospice, Abilene , Certified Nurse Aide, Healthcare , Abilene, Texas

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